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When to Disclose a Discovery or Invention

Venture Formation and Startup

  • Want an overview of the venture startup process? Download the PDF iconUIRF Venture Cheat Sheet , which maps out the steps in three pages. It even includes descriptions of each step.
  • Download a detailed discussion of the UI process from disclosure to licensing, including descriptions of UIRF's processes with the PDF iconNew Ventures Guide.  
  • What do I have to do to incorporate (do I choose an LLC, or C-corp)? Forming a Company (Step-by-Step) 

Software Startups

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries describes how today's entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses while minimizing cost and time requirements. The UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) program can assist in applying the Lean Startup approach to your software product development.

Investors and Due Diligence


Accountants and investors speak their own language. Knowing a few of these terms will make your discussions easier, and avoid misunderstanding.  To view some of these terms visit the 
Financials Balance Sheet Glossary.  

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