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Seed-Stage Venture Investing, 2nd Edition: An Insider’s Guide to Start-ups for Scientists, Engineers, and Investors, © 2011, Thomson Reuters Westlaw, takes a fresh look at the world of start-ups, focusing on life-science and technology spin-outs from academic and biomedical research centers. Co-authored by Bill Robbins and Jonathan Lasch, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Alfred Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California, this book provides a substantial update to the previous edition (authored by Bill), explaining the current challenges of financing research-intensive academic spin-outs and offering new insights and advice about evaluating technology, navigating the technology transfer process, developing intellectual property, and applying for grant funding under the NIH SBIR Program. Focusing on real-world, practical information for academic faculty members, Ph.D. students, and post-docs, as well as business entrepreneurs, start-up managers, and new investors, Seed-Stage Venture Investing, 2nd Edition cuts to the chase, offering readers practical information not typically covered in graduate school courses on technology transfer and entrepreneurship.