Track II – Creating Value
Track II – Creating Value

2 June 2017

11:00 - 12:30 Third Parallel Session

Track II – Creating Value
Shared Vision and Value Creation for a Successful Spin-out Exit

  11:00 - 12:30
  Room: Helia

Moderator: Louis Berneman, Founding Partner, Osage University Partners, USA

Speaker 1: Bo Stenhuus, Commercial Officer, Technology Transfer Office, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Speaker 2: Bobby Soni, Director Healthcare Ventures, Touchstone Innovation, United Kingdom

Supporting spin-out creation is an integral part of the TTO role. It is also one of the more resource-demanding aspects of the job as many different interests have to be taken into consideration. University policies, founder expectations, and VC principles are not always aligned from the outset. This session will look at ways in which agreements between universities, founders and VCs can be reached and some of the mechanisms that can come into play during the negotiations.