Below are helpful resources to consult when preparing to apply for VentureCat. Please review more details on what is required to apply here.
Organization & Planning
Student Business Formation Resources website | Developed by Northwestern faculty & staff
This site includes guidance on many common questions and concerns about forming a business as a student. Students will find helpful information on complying with University IP policy, transitioning from class project to business, developing co-founder agreements and more. A Northwestern NetID is required for access.
Business Entity Formation & University IP Policy Overview Session
This prep session from Winter 2021 featured Esther Barron, Director of the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center (DPELC), and Darren Green, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital and Practice and faculty in the DPELC. They covered commonly asked questions about entity formation and co-founder agreements. Sarah Kamper, Invention Manager at INVO, Northwestern’s Innovation and New Ventures Office, presented an overview of the University IP policy and steps to ensure you are working in compliance with all guidelines.