CHAPTER  20

More Platform Projects

Leverage Cooperations and Create Network Effects

We know that universities can take advantage of their interactions with external allies for the good of their startups. They can do this with an innovative ­mindset about launching startups and engaging third parties through actionable next steps. This chapter describes several initiatives to reroute energy from external parties into a university’s startup track. They take place on the existing university platform but require a little more time and effort to establish than the actions described in Chapter 19.

Communication between universities and external actors creates energy. The most important thing is to prevent this energy from escaping unused. To do this, ...

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