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Whiteboard is a program designed to help faculty members understand and navigate the process of translating academic research out of their labs into Tough Tech startups.

The program provides faculty members with a framework for thinking about how to form a company, think through some of the challenges in company formation, and to further evaluate what their involvement in the company may be. The program is also aimed at creating a network of Tough Tech faculty founders bringing together experienced faculty entrepreneurs and first-time founders.

Whiteboard includes sessions led by The Engine team, seasoned faculty entrepreneurs and external guests with content structured around three forms of capital essential to Tough Tech ventures: technology, human and financial.