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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.

Learn More and Apply.

TLA’s 2014 Successes

11 Start-ups based on UA-born technologies

188 Unique invention disclosures by faculty

92 Patents filed

24 Patents issued

72 Licenses

$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

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Posted in AZBio News.