“How-To” Tools

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How to Pitch to Investors

How to License Technologies

Most organizations have their own version of licensing agreements. The web can provide you with a range of agreement types and terms. For instance:

In Massachusetts, MATTO has finalized and approved a Joint invention administration agreement (JIAA) format for use by all MATTO Institutions:

  • MATTO Joint Invention Administration Agreement

    MATTO institutions include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston University, Brandeis University, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Children’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, Joslin Diabetes Center, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, The Schepens Eye Research Institute, Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts.

Related Technology Transfer Resources

How to Do Market Research

How to Write a Business Plan

  • Bplans.com

    “Looking for a free business plan example for a company like yours? Get inspired with our gallery of sample business plans created with our best-selling Business Plan Pro software.” Includes business plan samples and advice, financial calculators, and other resources

  • GrowthThink: Ideas. Capital. Action.?

    “Growthink helps organizations at all stages of their development prosper through our suite of integrated professional services, including: Business Plan Consulting, Investment Banking (Member FINRA, SIPC), Strategy Consulting, Turnaround Consulting, Marketing Plans, Internet Marketing Strategy & Consulting, Private Placement Memorandum Services, Feasibility Studies & Market Research, Venture Capital Research and Private Equity and Venture Investing.”

  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Business Plans and Profiles Index

    “A Subject Guide to Sample Business Plans and Profiles for Specific Business Types”

Other Useful Sites for Entrepreneurs

http://www.entreworld.org [Kauffman Foundation: “A world of resources for entrepreneurs”]

http://entrepreneur.com [Entrepreneur Magazine online]

http://entrepreneurship.mit.edu [MIT Entrepreneurship Center ]

www.about.com [Entrepreneur section of About.com]

http://businesstown.com [Twenty-plus topics from accounting to valuing a business]

http://caycon.comresources.php [Cayenne Consulting: The Entrepreneur’s Library]

http://mass-ventures.com/entrepreneurs [Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation: Resources for Entrepreneurs]

http://www.mass.gov/portal/business/ [Getting Started- The Official Website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts]

https://tlo.mit.edu [MIT Inventor’s Guide to Startups]

https://www.harborcompliance.com/information/start-a-business-in-massachusetts [How to Start a Business in Massachusetts]

https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/college-entrepreneurship [Entrepreneurship in College Guidebook]