For Startups

Upstate is very interested in working with startups that want to commercialize Upstate technologies. Startups, although vulnerable and resource poor in their early stages, have proved one of the most reliable and robust vehicles for bringing new technologies to market. We are happy to work with both startups founded by our own employees and those founded by others.

When negotiating a license with a startup company, our goal is a license with terms that do not interfere with the ability of the startup company to find investment, which leaves the founders and investors plenty of incentive to succeed, that does not overly stress company finances, especially in the early stages, and which provides a reasonable financial benefit to Upstate if the company succeeds.