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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

November 9, 2016

After our working group sessions, teams are prepared, if they weren't already, to start contacting potential partners for feedback on the technology. This is a critical aspect of the program as it helps shape your final project report. Onward!

October 26, 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 Contacting Potential Partners.

October 6, 2016

Great presentation by Efrat Kasznik Tuesday night! Next up are team mini briefings on the technology selected for the final project!

September 29, 2016

Thank you again to Ben at Biotech Connection for his presentation on Market and SWOT Analysis. Great knowledge to apply to the final project report. Efrat Kasznik, President of Foresight Valuation, Inc. is our next guest speaker presenting on Opportunity Assessment and Potential Partners.

September 19, 2016

We had a great kick-off meeting and look forward to working with the talented teams! Our next group meeting is September 27 with Guest Speaker Ryan Jones from Biotech Connection.

August 25, 2016

Check your email for team announcements on August 30!

August 2, 2016

Applications are due August 16. Apply today!

July 18, 2016

We are now accepting Fall applications, apply today! Applications are due August 16.

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.

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