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  • Universities harbor numerous resources for academic entrepreneurs.

  • Academic entrepreneurship centers differ: the more comprehensive ones provide an array of services that support innovations at all stages of development.

  • Universities often have educational programs to teach faculty about entrepreneurship; usually offered in business schools, they are increasingly being offered in engineering and medical programs.

  • Entrepreneurship education increasingly involves experiential learning.

  • Other entrepreneurial support at academic institutions includes: incubators, accelerators, mentoring, business plan competitions, and other programs that support the creation and maturation of startups.

  • University seed funds can help early-stage startups breach the funding gap and attract new investors.

  • Technology transfer offices (TTOs) focus on intellectual property (IP) protection for inno­vations stemming from university research, and increasingly provide other services and linkages that support the commercialization of innovations.

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