Biotech Startup School @ KU

Startup School@KU was developed for aspiring faculty, staff, and student entrepreneurs and early-stage ventures based on KU technology designed to accelerate the startup process and increase chances of success. Sponsors include: KU Center for Entrepreneurship, Frontiers The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and the Center for BioModular Multi-scale Systems (CBM2 for Precision Medicine).

Startup School@KU is six – two hour sessions including lectures, networking, and discussion. Sessions (lecture portion only) are available via streaming as well. Dinner is provided to on site participants.

Register Here.

The Agenda for the event is available for download.

January 8, 16, 22, 30
February 5, 12

6:00 – 8:00 pm

KU Edwards, BEST Room 120 (Note: January 16 and 30 will be in BEST Conference Center)
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213


Session Information:

When the sessions are active, you are able to view the webinar through a link on this page.


Previous Sessions:

Session 1
Validating the Commercial Potential of your Research – Part 1
Lisa Stehno-Bittel, PhD &
Lisa Friis, PhD
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Session 2
Validating The Commercial Potential Of Your Research
Dr. Wally Meyer​
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The recording for Session 2 is unavailable.
Handouts from the session are available

Session 3
Regulatory Issues and Reimbursement​
Dr. Scott Weir ​
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Michael Day
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The recording for session 3 is unavailable

Session 4
Protecting Intellectual Property & Managing Conflict

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Session 5
Funding Startup Companies
Dr. Cory Berkland

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Session 6
Regional Resources to Help Launch Companies

Joni Cobb – Pipeline Entrepreneurs 
Rajiv Kulkarni – KU Innovation & Collaboration 
Jeff Shackelford – KC Sourcelink and Digital Sandbox 
Lisa Friis – Projects for Bioengineering Commercialization Courses at KU
Wally Meyer – KU Center for Entrepreneurship 
GR Underwood – Bioscience & Technology Business Center 

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