Looking for an Opportunity to Create IMPACT? Explore Serving as a TLA Partner with a Purpose.
Tech Launch Arizona is seeking to bring top commercialization talent to support early-stage technology commercialization and entrepreneurship based on University of Arizona inventions and discoveries.
Join one of four exclusive programs:
- Executive-in-Residence (XIR) – work directly with TLA team and UA inventors to identify commercial potential of technologies and insert an “entrepreneurial perspective” into planning and discussions. Although an XIR may opt to participate in a start-up, the position is designed to be “in-house entrepreneurial counsel” and is stipend-based. XIRs also receive modest UA benefits such as parking, workspace, business cards, intern support, etc.
- Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) – are those interested in starting a company based on UA technology. EIRs work in residence at TLA for defined periods, during which they help to identify technologies with promise — with a goal of selecting a technology to spin out. EIRs work with the TLA team as well as with inventors and potential start up team members. EIRs receive a modest UA benefits, such as parking, workspace, business cards, intern support, etc., and otherwise receive financial consideration through the start-up.
- Industry Domain Experts (DE) – are experienced business leaders, business development, market, finance, and entrepreneurial experts that advise on specific technology discussions. Advising may be one time, ongoing, and may ultimately result in a longer term relationship with a technology. DEs participate on a voluntary basis.
- Interim CEO (ICEO) – are start-up professionals that can step in and take lead on a new start-up in the short term while long term executive leadership is sought. ICEOs receive financial consideration through the start-up.
TLA’s 2014 Successes
11 Start-ups based on UA-born technologies
188 Unique invention disclosures by faculty
92 Patents filed
24 Patents issued
$1.6M Revenue from University IP
Commercialization Network Alliance
750 domain experts
TLA Ambassadors Program
SBIR Competitiveness Initiative
Invention-to-Impact orkshop Series
Idea-to-Asset Seminar Series