Startup Guide

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This guide is intended for Yale faculty, staff, and students interested in launching a startup company based on intellectual property that is owned by the University. It is a broad overview of the startup process and provides background on resources available for Yale entrepreneurs. Yale’s policies and practices may be revised from time to time. Inventors should refer to Yale’s Policies for current guidelines on intellectual property, conflict of interest and other issues. Additional information may be found by contacting our office at 203-436-8096 or by emailing us at

Credits: Some content is adapted with permission from the Stanford University Office of Technology Licensing Start-Up Guide and from MIT’s Inventor’s Guide to Startups.