Starting a Company

WARF recommends faculty entrepreneurs follow the steps below when licensing a technology from WARF to start a company. These steps are explained in greater detail in the following pages.

Please note that WARF must receive an acceptable business plan and a startup application from your company for approval before agreements can be finalized.

Steps to Obtaining a License

Before meeting with WARF

  • Determine feasibility of proposed company
  • Identify which founders will actively participate in startup company

Contact WARF licensing manager to

WARF responds with follow-up actions

  • Approves and executes final agreements
  • Monitors agreements with your company on an ongoing basis to provide additional support and ensure obligations and milestones are met
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