Criteria for Qualification

Special attention has been given to streamline the process, reduce upfront legal costs and expedite the contract execution process by KUCTC and Licensee. To qualify for this Swift Startup License you must meet the following criteria:

  • Employed at KU and a founder of a start-up based on a solely owned patent pending or patent KU intellectual property (IP) and an inventor of the IP
  • The IP is the basis for forming the new company
  • Graduated from Startup School @ KU satisfying all requirements therein
  • Have a CEO (with relevant business experience; not the PI) and an assembled team of advisors committed to the start-up
  • Present business case to the Swift Startup License Committee for approval. (email:

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