Technology and Business Development
- We specialize in working with early-stage biotech and entrepreneurial startup companies to fulfill their goals, serving as an external partner and workforce development pipeline.
- By working with a DRACO team, young companies have the opportunity to engage with highly capable and driven students, many of which are looking for future employment opportunities.
Academic Researchers and Technology Transfer Offices
- We work with academic researchers and inventors alongside their university technology transfer office to determine the best path forward for all stakeholders.
- Our goal is to be a collaborative resource in the development process.
- If you are a researcher, are you interested in creating a startup company around your invention?
- Are you interested in submitting the invention disclosure to the technology transfer office and continuing your research?
- Do you have a graduate student interested in the commercialization of your technology?
- Not only do we have experience with these scenarios, but we are eager to begin working with you to navigate through these transitions!
Students with an Entrepreneurial Drive
- We actively partner with outgoing students to provide unique professional development opportunities.
- DRACO seeks to supplement their experience in the lab and the classroom by offering project-based learning experiences that set them apart from their peers.
Whether it’s strategic planning for a startup company, gaining multidisciplinary team experience, engaging in customer discovery activities, conducting market analysis, or presenting deliverables to a client, being a member of a DRACO team provides a variety of opportunities that build upon a student’s current skillset and help prepare them for a professional career.
- Our student teams often work remotely and communicate via Slack for daily communication and weekly Zoom meetings.
- We understand that the life of an undergraduate or a graduate student is very busy, that’s why we let our members select realistic tasks that they can complete on their own schedule.
- Most projects require 5-10 hours per week and lead to valuable professional connections, skill-building, peer-reviewed publications, and engaging experiences that set them apart from their peers.