The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is Cornell University's technology transfer office. We manage technology for Cornell's Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech, and Cornell AgriTech in Geneva.

University Technology Startup Series

April 16, 2021

The University Technology Startup Series focuses on diverse topics to support the formation and growth of technology startups (e.g., challenges in early-stage venturing, resources available, etc.).


CTL team will invite investment & market experts who will talk about best practices as well as serial entrepreneurs who will share their experience, successes, or failures.


This series is addressed to Cornell-licensed startup executives and entrepreneurs interested in starting a university spin-out company.



Series 1: Founder’s Equity & CEO Assessment

Date: May 20, 2021, from 12 pm to 1:30 pm


  • Kirsten Leute, Partner, University Relations, OUP
  • Margalit Haber, Associate – life science investment team, OUP


Kirsten Leute and Margalit Haber at Osage University Partners (OUP) will provide an in-depth look at venture capital perspectives on the economics of university startup formation.


In the first part of the session, they will take the participants step-by-step through the life of a company, illustrating the uses of equity and potential outcomes for founders.


In the second part of the session, they will take the participants through the CEO search process, how VCs evaluate potential entrepreneurs and some observations about drivers for long-term success as an entrepreneur. The participants will assess mock candidate profiles and learn methods of diligence to choose the right leader for their startup.



Download the presentation deck from this webinar.



Series 2: “Learn How to Develop and Deliver Your best Sales Pitch” (with OUP)

Date: Fall 2021