Valuation of University Startups:
How Much is Your Company Worth?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
1:00 PM TO 2:00 PM ET/10:00 AM TO 11:00 AM PT




Kent State

Building a Startup Nation is a webinar series organized by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) with Kent State University's College of Business Administration. In this series, we highlight stories and insights from entrepreneurs and present know-how and best practices from industry leaders.


This webinar will provide an overview of ways to value startup companies:

  • A review of basic business valuation methods
  • Why valuing startup companies is so difficult
  • Looking at the balance sheet of a typical university startup
  • Beware of hockey stick revenue projections
  • Why it is important to get the valuation correct
  • Three handy methods for startup valuation


Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.D.
Bridgestone Professor of International Marketing and
Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs at College of Business
Kent State University


Gary Gibbons, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor and Academic Director
Thunderbird Private Equity Center (TPEC) and Thunderbird Angel Network (TAN)
Thunderbird School of Global Management

Stephen Roberts
Director of Technology Commercialization
Kent State University

Helena Wisniewski, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Research
University Alaska Anchorage

ABOUT THE SERIES: This webinar series brings to light that startups are often an under-appreciated part of the national economy. Yet, the national startup ecosystem creates almost all the net new jobs and national innovation produces half the economic growth. This series highlights the players in the startup economy in an attempt to provide a greater understanding of their important roles. It will highlight the entrepreneurs, students, researchers and universities attempting to build a startup nation, along with the angel investors, VCs and Fortune 500 attempting to finance it.

COST: Free, but registration required by clicking here

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE: This webinar is online. You need a computer or mobile device with an internet connection for the visual/audio. You may also dial-in using the audio-only telephone number. You will receive a reminder email 24 hours before the start of the webinar with instructions on how to join.

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