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The Program

The Stanford Innovation Farm Teams Program seeks to improve success and overall efficiency of the commercialization of Stanford-owned inventions while providing an educational experience to iFarm Team participants.  Participation in the iFarm Team Program provides individuals with a unique educational experience and opportunity to network in highly competitive industries.

Each iFarm Team consists of Stanford community members, relevant industry experts, and a Stanford University Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) licensing associate.  Together these individuals strive to make a Stanford University technology commercially applicable.  While the OTL provides iFarm Teams with a suggested list of Stanford technologies, teams may choose to work with any technology approved by the OTL in the TechFinder database. Review the Program Details to learn more.

Updates

May 18, 2016

Congratulations to the teams for completing the Spring 2016 session! We look forward to celebrating at the mixer on May 24!

April 28, 2016

Thank you again to Mona for an informative presentation on Stanford's Exclusive License Agreement. We are in the final stretch with Team presentations due May 17.

April 13, 2016

Great meeting last night, practice makes perfect! Mona Wan, Associate Director of OTL, will present a Licensing Workshop for us. Progress Report 5 will be due, Sections 6-9 of the Final Report: Regulatory Analysis, Opportunity Assessment, Potential Partners, and Summary.

March 25, 2016

Teams are off to a great start with the mini briefings! Time now to deep dive into the technology and start the analysis. Progress Report 4 is due by the next meeting, SWOT, Market and Industry Analysis. Our next group meeting will focus on Effective Presentations and Contacting Potential Partners.

March 8, 2016

Excellent presentation by Efrat Kasznik on opportunity assessment and potential partners. Her slides are now posted. Teams have selected their final technology, next step is presenting to the group an overview of the invention and plan of action. Each team will have 10 minutes to present.

February 24, 2016

Thank you again to Chu Chang for an informative presentation and discussion on how to do a market analysis. Teams are narrowing down to their final technology which is due March 8! Efrat Kasznik, President of Foresight Valuation Group, Inc., will present on "Opportunity Assessment and Potential Partners" for our next group meeting also on March 8.

February 10, 2016

Great kickoff session last night! Time to roll up your sleeves and dive into the iTP. We have an excellent cohort this session and we look forward to working with each of you. Progress Report 1 is due February 23, your team's top 3 technologies. Chu Chang, OTL Associate, will speak on Market Analysis.

January 25, 2016

Applications are due tomorrow! Team assignments will be announced next Tuesday, February 2. Stay tuned! Our first group meeting will be February 9, 6:30 PM at the GSB NGP CoLab, M101.

December 8, 2015

Thank you to all who joined the mixer! We had a great session. We are now accepting Spring 2016 applications. Apply before January 26!

December 2, 2015

Congratulations to the teams for completing the Fall 2015 session! We look forward to celebrating at the mixer on December 8!

November 10, 2015

Thank you again to Luis for a great presentation on the Anatomy of a License! We are on the home stretch. Final presentations are December 1, we are looking forward to the results of your hard work over the last few months!

October 14, 2015

Great presentations and feedback from the teams! You are off to a good start in your analysis of the technology. Our next meeting will be October 27, 6:30 PM and Progress Report 4 is due. We will have a working group session on contacting potential partners. If you have not already signed up for the Venture Studio, you may be missing out! Here is their next exciting event if you can make it: INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDENT MIXER, Monday, October 19th, 7pm, NGP CoLab (McClelland 101), GSB.

October 1, 2015

Thanks again to Jordan Plews from Curium for his insight on Opportunity Assessments and Potential Partners. Progress Report 3 is due October 13, each team will provide a 10 minute mini briefing on their selected technology.

September 18, 2015

Thanks again to Benjamin Cohn from Biotech Connection for presenting on SWOT, Market, and Industry Analysis. Progress report 2 is due September 29. Remember our next meeting is in the Gunn Building G102. Juan Cueva from Curium will be presenting on Potential Partners and Opportunity Assessment.

September 1, 2015

We had a great kickoff last night, very dynamic teams and conversations in the room. We look forward to a great session with you all! Next meeting is September 15 with Benjamin Cohn from Biotech Connection presenting on SWOT, Market, and Industry Analysis. Progress report 1 is also due.

August 25, 2015

Team Announcements are released today! We look forward to meeting each of you on Tuesday, September 1, 6:30 PM at the GSB CoLab, M101. Dinner will be provided.

July 15, 2015

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2015 session. Applications are due August 11 for applicants and mentors. Here's the flier, spread the word and apply today! The Mentor Info Session is set for August 18, 6:30 PM, RSVP to serena.hanes@stanford.edu.

June 18, 2015

Congrats to the Spring 2015 iFarm Teams! We are gearing up for the Fall 2015 session starting September 1. Applications are due August 11 for applicants and mentors. Here's the flier, spread the word and apply today!

May 12, 2015

Thanks again to Matt for an excellent presentation on effective presenting! Our final meeting is June 16 with each team's final presentation. The grand finale!

April 22, 2015

Thanks to Nadim for an inspiring and enlightening discussion on an entrepreneur's journey! Our next speaker is Matt Abrahams presenting on Effective Presentations, which will prepare the teams for their final presentation on June 16! Final drafts of the final project form are due May 11.

April 8, 2015

Great team presentations last night! Everyone is well on their way to completion! Our next guest speaker is Nadim Maluf presenting on "An Entrepreneur’s Perspective" on April 21. Progress Report 5 will also be due.

March 11, 2015

Thanks again to Juan for an informative presentation last night! Just a reminder, our March 24 meeting has been cancelled and the team mini briefings will be at the GSB Venture Studio on April 7. Draft slides are due March 24 and Progress Report 4 is due April 7.

February 25, 2015

Great discussion last night! Thanks again to the Biotech Connection team for the thought provoking presentation. Our next guest speaker is Juan Cueva from Curium presenting on Opportunity Assessment and Potential Partners on March 10, 6:30 PM, Clark Center, Room S360. Progress Report 2 is due as well, the final technology selection.

February 4, 2015

We are excited to work with such a talented group this session! Teams have started down the path to pick a technology to work on for their final project, let the race begin! Our next group meeting is February 24 with Biotech Connection presenting on SWOT, Market and Industry Analysis.

January 27, 2015

Team Announcements have been made! We look forward to meeting each of you on Tuesday, February 3, 6:30 PM at the Clark Center, Room S360, through the double doors behind Pete's Coffee. Dinner will be provided.

January 15, 2015

The final presentations were excellent! Nice work teams! We are looking forward to the Spring 2015 session starting February 3 with a talented group of applicants. Team Announcements will be made on January 27 so stay tuned! Just a reminder for our mentor info session next week, January 20, 6:30 pm at OTL.

January 8, 2015

The end is near! Final Team Presentations are next Tuesday, January 13. We look forward to seeing the progress each team has made throughout the fall session. Our Spring 2015 iFarm Session starts February 3, applications are due by January 13. Here's the flyer, spread the word and apply today!

December 16, 2014

We are gearing up for our Spring 2015 iFarm Session. Here's the flyer, spread the word and apply today! See you tonight with Matt Abrahams.

December 3, 2014

Thanks again to Luis for a great presentation on the Life of a Stanford Invention, Slides are available here. Andrew Chung's presentation from a previous iFarm event discussing the topic of how to pitch to a VC is posted here. Our last guest speaker for the session is Matt Abrahams presenting on Effective Presentations on December 16. We are now accepting Spring 2015 iFarm Applications so spread the word! The schedule will be posted soon.

December 1, 2014

Just a reminder that Progress Report 5 is due tomorrow before our group meeting. We are now accepting Spring 2015 iFarm Applications so spread the word! The schedule will be posted soon.

November 13, 2014

Great presentation by Caleb Bell describing all the trials and tribulations endured along the entrepreneur path! The team mini-briefings were spot on, we look forward to seeing each team move the technology further down the path to commercialization! Next group meeting is December 2 with Trevor Loy on How to Pitch to a VC. Progress Report 5 will be due then as well - The Business Model Canvas.

November 4, 2014

Each team has selected their final technology! Now it's time for the deep dive...Caleb Bell from Bell Biosystems is our next Guest Speaker presenting on "An Entrepreneur's Journey". We will see you on November 11 at 6:30 PM, remember it is in the Clark Center Auditorium S001.

October 15, 2014

Excellent presentation by Andrew Chacko last night! The teams have narrowed down to their final 3, now it's time to roll up the sleeves and figure out which technology is "the one"! The next progress report with the final selection is due October 28. We will see you at our next group meeting on November 11, remember it is in the Clark Center Auditorium.

October 2, 2014

The initial technology assessments are underway. It is great to see the commonality amongst the teammates already and how they are selecting the same technologies to pursue. Great job and good luck narrowing it down to the top 3 and then the final 1! Our next speaker is J. Andrew Chacko presenting on Design Thinking. Same place and time on Tuesday, October 14.

September 17, 2014

We have an excellent cohort for the Fall session! We look forward to working with you all. We will soon send out the iFarm Technology Pool so the teams can start narrowing down their technologies. Our next speaker is Steve Blank presenting on the Lean Startup Approach on Tuesday, September 30. Check out his website at steveblank.com and come with questions.

September 16, 2014

The Fall 2014 iFarm Teams have been selected and all applicants have been notified! We look forward to meeting you all tonight and introducing you to your teammates if you haven't connected already!

September 4, 2014

Applications are in! We are now reviewing and assigning teams with mentors. Teams will be announced on Tuesday, September 9, stay tuned!

August 13, 2014

The Schedule for the Fall 2014 iFarm session has been posted and Applications are due September 2, 2014 for the new session. Here's the flyer to spread the word! The kickoff meeting is set for Tuesday, September 16, 6:30 pm at the Clark Center, Room S360.

July 7, 2014

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014 iFarm Teams session. Check out our flyer and spread the word! Applications are due September 2, 2014. The kickoff meeting is set for Tuesday, September 16, 6:30 pm at the Clark Center, Room S360.

June 18, 2014

Excellent presentations last night! Thanks again to all of the teams for your hard work and dedication this session. We are gearing up for our Fall 2014 session starting September 16! One of our iFarm Teams from the Fall 2013 session made the news with their project and startup company, check it out here. Nice work Team 2!

June 10, 2014

We are closing out the Spring session with the Teams' final presentations on their technology selections on Tuesday, June 17. It has been a great session with talented individuals and we are looking forward to the end results!

May 27, 2014

Great presentation by Matt Abrahams! We hope you all enjoyed the tips and tricks he provided for making an effective presentation. Final Team presentations are up next to end the Spring session. See you on June 17!

May 6, 2014

Our final guest speaker for this session is Matt Abrahams on Monday, May 19, 6:30PM presenting on Effective Presentations. Your final presentations should be underway. We are looking forward to June 17!

April 23, 2014

Thanks again to Lindy Fishburne, Executive Director of BreakOut Labs and Senior Vice President for Investments at the Thiel Foundation for an excellent presentation last night! Her Slides are posted under the Events Calendar. We are currently reviewing the Progress Report 5 submissions, nice work so far! Next guest speaker is Matt Abrahams on Monday, May 19 presenting on Effective Presentations.

April 18, 2014

Lindy Fishburne, Executive Director of BreakOut Labs and Senior Vice President for Investments at the Thiel Foundation is our next speaker on April 22 presenting on "BreakOut Labs, A new funding model that values the inspirational over the incremental". Progress Report 5 is also due...A Business Model Canvas.

April 2, 2014

Excellent technology selection updates by the Teams! We look forward to the final product in a few short months! Thanks again to Caleb Bell for taking us on an Entrepreneur's Journey last night! His Slides are posted under the Events Calendar. Lindy Fishburne, Executive Director of BreakOut Labs and Senior Vice President for Investments at the Thiel Foundation is our next speaker on April 22 presenting on "BreakOut Labs, A new funding model that values the inspirational over the incremental". Progress Report 5 will also be due...A Business Model Canvas.

March 19, 2014

Excellent presentation by Sydney Edwards last night! The customer is key... The Slides are posted under the Events Calendar. Our next speaker is Caleb Bell from Bell Biosystems presenting on An Entrepreneur’s Journey. After Caleb's debut, each team will have a 10 minute presentation on their progress, 2-3 slides is perfect.

March 11, 2014

We hope you enjoyed Dr. Jeannie Kahwajy's presentation and you sent a follow up email to her! Our next speaker is Sydney Edwards, Senior Director, Portfolio Management & Strategic Planning at Allergan, Inc., presenting on Customer Discovery and Needs Analysis on March 18. Progress Report 3 will also be due on March 18.

March 3, 2014

Dr. Jeannie Kahwajy is our next speaker presenting on Team Building. We look forward to reviewing your final technology selection. See you tomorrow night!

February 10, 2014

Thanks again to Errol Arkilic for an excellent presentation tonight! His - Slides are posted and saved under "Upcoming Events". Dr. Jeannie Kahwajy is our next speaker on Tuesday, March 4, presenting on Team Building. A major progress report will also be due...your final technology selection!

January 30, 2014

We had a great kick-off meeting and are looking forward to working with the talented teams! Our next group meeting is February 10 with Guest Speaker Errol Arkilic. Remember to notify Rick of your Team Liaison by February 4!

January 27, 2014

The Spring 2014 iFarm Teams have been selected and all applicants have been notified! We look forward to seeing you all tonight and introducing you to your teammates.

January 22, 2014

The Fall 2013 iFarm Teams have successfully completed their final presentations! Nice work everyone! We really enjoyed working with you all and look forward to staying connected! Now it's time for the Spring 2014 iFarm Teams to hit the ground running. Our kickoff meeting is Monday, January 27 and we are finalizing the team assignments. We will be in touch with each of our applicants and your team assignments soon. Stay tuned!

January 13, 2014

The final presentations are tomorrow night! We are looking forward to the results of each Teams' hard work and efforts during the past few months! Just a reminder: We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2014 iFarm Teams session. Check out our flyer and spread the word! Applications are due January 15, 2014. The kickoff meeting is set for Monday, January 27, 6:30 pm at the Clark Center, Room S360.

December 30, 2013

We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2014 iFarm Teams session. Check out our flyer and spread the word! Applications are due January 15, 2014. The kickoff meeting is set for Monday, January 27, 6:30 pm at the Clark Center, Room S360.

December 18, 2013

Thanks again to Matt Abrahams for an excellent presentation, skills we will be able to use everyday, not just presentation time in January! Speaking of presentation time...hope everyone is well on their way, please let us know of any questions! We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2014 iFarm Teams session. Check out our flyer and spread the word! Applications are due January 15, 2014.

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