The Stratford Group, Inc. is the professional
business resource supporting the University Technology Commercialization Institute, a Delaware Corporation created
as an educational non-profit. Stratford is a team of experienced business executives, investors, and marketing
and finance professionals. Our experienced team provides FREE new concept evaluation and analysis, corporate
design, and continuing management counsel to university (and corporate) administrators, innovators, and inventors.
We help you successfully commercialize your technology.
The Stratford Group, Inc., was founded
in New York City in 1973 as a marketing and business consulting firm with international Fortune 100 clients (see below).
In 1998, the firm was asked to evaluate several dozen new and exciting technologies at a large, Midwestern
research university to determine their relative value and commercialization potential. Since that successful beginning, the
Development Team has accepted university and corporate engagements by invitation or referral and actively participated
in the creation and continued guidance of scores of successful new companies formed to commercialize selected University
and Corporate Technologies!
2013 -- The Stratford Group's Fifteenth Year --
as a Leading Private Technology Commercialization Resource.
by Foundations, Corporations, Financial Institutions, and Individual Investors, Stratford Team Members are experienced
business professionals in a broad spectrum of business disciplines. Many are Angel Investors, Bankers,
and/or Venture Capitalists. As a result, Stratford is a source of seed capital, confidential financial
and marketing planning assistance, and other support for the creation and development of companies with proprietary
university or corporate technologies. Stratford also provides specialized, confidential research and business
counsel to assist corporations and universities in the establishment of more successful commercialization alliances, licensing
and tech transfer programs.
services include experienced mentoring of each new company's management team (and their advisers) in
essential business and financial disciplines including:
- How To Design a Successful Business From Scratch
- What Each of Your Corporate Officers Must Know -- NOW
- Seed Capital - Where, When and How To Get It
- When and How To Get And Use Venture Capital
- How And What To Present
To Angel Investors
- Marketing Planning
- How To Do It Effectively From Day 1
- How To Write A
Presentation Document That Attracts Investors
- Legal Requirements
and Essential Legal Forms For Startups
- How To Do Successful New-Product Branding
- How to Position Your Product To Commercialize Successfully
- Patents? When? How? Why? Why not?
to Negotiate University Licensing Agreements
- How To Prepare For A Public Offering
- Is It For You?
- Mergers and Acquisitions - How To Analyze, Value and
- How To Manage Your Company - Public and/or Private
- How To Find And Hire Your Most Important Team Members
- How to Finance A Sustainable, Public Benefit Project
1998, The Stratford Group, Inc., and its experienced team of successful business professionals and investors,
has been The Rosetta Stone providing effective communications and successful support tools that
link business interests, the financial community, and academia together more closely and more productively to create
and nurture successful new businesses built with university and corporate technologies.
A Stratford Team Founding Member will visit with you (by phone, email, or in person) and discuss,
review and evaluate your technology confidentially. Team Members will help you assemble your new company's management, assist
you with the design and positioning of your new product(s), and provide the financial resources
necessary to create and build a successful business. If desired, The Stratford Team also will provide experienced,
on-site (and/or remote), management guidance as long as needed. Additionally, Stratford provides relationships
and introductions to the most powerful and supportive international business resources in finance and corporate development.
Every Stratford Team Executive is a successful entrepreneur. Each brings special knowledge
from personal business successes in large corporations, small startups, or both. Each person is highly skilled
with hands-on experience in one or more of the following business disciplines: accounting and finance, venture capital,
biotechnology, consumer products creation and marketing, computer systems and computer software, government relations,
fast food (QSR), franchising, electronics, health care, optics, manufacturing technology, bioengineering, medical and biotech
instrumentation, pharmaceuticals, hospitality and communications. Team members have successfully licensed technologies
from universities and are familiar with the processes and legalities and they can advise new companies on the mechanics that
have proved to be most successful.
Among the Fortune 500 companies
for whom the firm's team members have provided marketing consulting and new product development services are
Colgate, Bristol-Myers Squibb, US Steel, Procter & Gamble, Pillsbury, McDonald's, Kellogg,
AT&T, Coca-Cola, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Chrysler Corporation, General Instrument, DOD, DOE,
and more. New businesses created, developed and managed by team members that culminated in a
public offering include biotechnology, computer software, medical instrumentation, consumer products, and specialized
marketing services companies.
Several Stratford-developed and/or
managed companies also were acquired after their IPOs by Kodak, Du Pont, and Berkshire-Hathaway.
State Government engagements include new business and economic development
assignments for the legislatures and governors of New York, California, Washington, Nevada, and
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