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Start Up Guide

Basics on Startups

Starting a company is a life-changing event that brings together a breadth of experiences and extreme emotions: from the allure of anticipated wealth and societal impact to the frustrations of continuous set-backs and working with a tight budget. The best entrepreneurs are motivated by the challenges and thrive from the ups and downs. Instead of feeling defeated by a failed attempt, they are eager to get back in the game and start again.

Whether you are a new academic entrepreneur or a serial entrepreneur, the Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO) will help you navigate the process.