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Idea Machines

Aug 23, 2020

A conversation with Eleonora Vella about getting the right people in the room, finding research on the cusp of commercializability, and generally how TandemLaunch’s unique system works.

Eleonora is a Program director at TandemLaunch. Tandemlaunch is a startup foundry that builds companies from scratch around university research. This is not an easy task - check out Episode 15 with Errol Arkilic, Episode 19 with Mark Hammond, or Episode 21 with Eli Velazquez if you need convincing. Given the challenges, TandemLaunch’s successes suggest there’s a lot to learn from their processes.

Key Takeaways
- An under appreciated reason that commercialization is tricky because it involves a transfer from one skillsets to another
- The timescales of business and patents seems to have become decoupled



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