Eligibility & Application

Eligibility & Application

Eligibility and Application Information

Thank you for your interest in the UCGo! Startup License program!

For more details on how your company can obtain a UCGo! Startup License, please see the UCGo! Startup License Guidelines.

View a copy of the UCGo! Startup License.

To qualify for a UCGo! license, a startup company must:

  • Be licensing UChicago intellectual property
  • Be dependent on this intellectual property for company formation
  • Have at least one UChicago faculty, student, or staff member as a founder of the company
  • Be incorporated at the time the UCGo! Startup License is signed
  • Have at least 2 team members
  • Receive conflict of interest approval from UChicago
  • Have founders waive their inventor share of any success fee received by the University
  • Adequately complete detailed questions relating to the startup’s business plans
  • Sign the license without modification

Applicants may be required to participate in educational programming from the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, or other on and off-campus resources.

To initiate the process, please contact the Polsky Center (polskylicensing@uchicago.edu).

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