Technology commercialization is standard practice in today's universities and is rapdly spreading to other institutions, such as federal labs. Universities are discovering that growing new companies around platform technologies reaps benefits that reach far beyond the confines of campus. New company formation supports schools' educational and research missions, brings economic growth to their communities, attracts students and faculty, and adds prestige to the institutions. Universities that have been truly effective in this area - growing successful, thriving companies - structured for success from the start by making sure the process fit into their cultures. This book shows you how they did it.