NC State Office of Research Commercialization Startup Founder Welcome Kit
Each year the NC State Office of Research Commercialization (ORC) spins out innovative startups. These startups are developing solution-oriented technologies and ideas that are and will change the world. Each spin-out is usually started by a faculty member or grad student and is a huge endeavor to take on, on top of their academic responsibilities. The ORC office offers multiple support services and wants each founder and inventor to have every advantage to be successful to create societal impact.
To begin that journey on the right foot, I created the Startup Founder Welcome Kit. It includes the book Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup by Bill Aulet, a journal, pen, founder pin, ORC pin, a contacts flyer, a support services flyer and all contained in a boldly designed mailer box. I also designed alternate merch options including magnets, seed coasters, and a power bank. This has been received very well by our founders and feels it elevates the start of the commercialization experience.