5 PHD to Profitability

What is it?

The offering is curated for the brains behind the product. Kofounderz, as a platform, is an avid supporter of innovations and solution-based products. P2P is an abbreviated version of Phd to Profitability. We provide structured assistance to commercialise ideas via incorporated vehicles ensuring robust royalty and IP safeguards.

Who is it for?

PhD Students



Founders of existing startups

Startup Mentors


  • Equipping PhD students and profs with Intellectual Property landscape
  • Providing a context of safeguards required and pitfalls on IP front
  • Awareness about ways to partner with Universities and Institutions
  • Doing business is eased by demystifying processes and a time-saving system


Why is such a program needed?

Phd students, professors would prefer to focus on establishing their business and not get embroiled in the logistics. In many cases the support systems required for navigating the terrain in terms of Co-founders agreement, Ternsheets, defining and capturing IP, establishing patent applications, verbiage and Royalty discussions and negotiations with Universities is based on hearsay or inadequate reference points. The program will help demystify the process and create win-win arrangements.

Would the academicians be comfortable sharing their confidential material?

We assist with the process and we do not need any confidential material to be shared with us. Infact it is the founder’s prerogative as well as responsibility to protect their secret sauce.

What is the format?

The classroom session is an introductory primer for Students and profs to be aware of the scenarios they need to be ready for and broad mitigation. If the students desire, they can enroll in a follow up session for One-on-One Session with the faculty in a Pay-as-you-go format

P2P : Phd to Profitability: Program for Nerds and Professors to protect, monetize and create a Business out of the Intellectual Property.

Getting the IP Strategy right is half the battle won. However young founders and their Professors, most of the time, end up paying scant attention to issues that need to be addressed at the foundation level. We will cross the bridge when we come to is is a strategy that does not work in such cases especially when tricky issues like Founders agreement, Royalty agreements, Institutions rights and dozen other issues need to be professionally tick marked. If you done all this, rest assured, you will also hear about the Madrid agreement soon.

1 on 1 Session

The 1 on 1 Session as the name suggests is meant for Founders who have googled it all and are now keen to get an expert opinion specific to their Startup. This session is also meant for Investors who are about to invest in a Startup and who need a quick input and a walk through on the perceived moats and vulnerabilities of the investments they are about to make.

Classroom Session

The Classroom session , as the name suggests is a session conducted by leading IP expert to familiarize you with a landscape. Its not recorded conversation but a session with a live faculty to help you navigate the landscape.

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