The Stratford Group, Inc. is the professional
business advisory, marketing and financial resource team supporting the University Technology Commercialization Institute's
new business services for start-ups. As successful entrepreneurs, we show you how to evaluate all of your technologies
to select the best one for development. We then teach you, step-by-step, company structure design, legal, finance and,
if your technology is unique, a possible public offering. We have been working for years with dozens of university inventors
and scientists and developing dramatic business successes.We can help you, too.
UTCI, a Delaware Corporation, was created to help university
inventors and scientists start and build new companies featuring their innovative technologies and our experience. Stratford
offers experienced business guidance from professionals who are also successful entrepreneurs, new business creators,
company founders, executives, investors and/or marketing and financial consultants. In addition to being a successful marketing
and new product development advisory for companies like Coke, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AT&T, McDonald's, Procter
& Gamble, and other Fortune 500 companies, the organization also is celebrating its 19th year as a university-invited consulting
firm with the assigned task of guiding the design of a successful company, mentoring the management team, and helping
fund new and successful university technology companies. We also have licensed university technologies for our own companies.
Send us an email (send
a Non-Disclosure Agreement, too, if you wish). We'll sign it, return it, and you can safely describe your business
idea. We'll give you a FREE "new concept or new product evaluation." This has become a
popular feature of The Stratford Group's services. We'll evaluate your technology and tell you what you need
to know to design your company before you take your first step. We also will share with you what we've learned
will be the most effective corporate structure for your technology's new home and all of the "little" details
a start-up needs to get right the first time. It's important to look your best to investors and customers.
Don't start looking for funding before getting this type of experienced guidance. We'll show you how
to prepare a successful presentation for various levels of funding and how to present it effectively. We'll help
you eliminate the big mistakes that new businesses often make at the beginning of their business development efforts.
We'll show you how to start, structure, and manage your new business and how to construct your company and commercialize
your technology successfully. We also invest our personal funds and funds from our investing associates.
STRATFORD - FOUNDED IN 1973
The Stratford Group, Inc., was founded in New York City in 1973 as a marketing
and business consulting firm with international Fortune 500 clients (like those mentioned below). The Company was successful
immediately. University professors, inventors, and scientists began asking Stratford
for new product development help. Stratford was asked to evaluate several dozen new and exciting technologies at a large,
Midwestern research university (Purdue) to determine their relative value and commercialization potential. The alliance
created new companies and new jobs. Since that successful beginning, the Development Team has counseled dozens
of new companies and universities and almost all have been on a referral basis. We don't solicit new engagements.
As a result, we have actively (and silently) participated
in the creation and continued guidance of scores of startup companies formed by entrepreneurs, working with
Stratford, to commercialize their individual Technologies! Students, inventors, scientists, and administrators
call us for help before they start their new company and new product design. We help them create and then value their potential and,
when both sides agree, we provide or help with funding.
THE TOP TECH-BUILDING COMPANY IN THE U. S.
2017 -- We Are Celebrating The
Stratford Group's Nineteenth Year as the Leading Private Technology Commercialization
Resource in the US. The Stratford Group, Inc. was the first company to assist universities
with professional technology commercialization. All Stratford Executives are experienced business professionals. They are specialists in a broad range of
business disciplines. Stratford is a source of seed capital, confidential financial and marketing planning assistance,
and other support for the creation and development of companies with proprietary university or corporate technologies.
MARKET RESEARCH, MENTORING, BUSINESS EDUCATION
Stratford also provides specialized, confidential research
and business counsel to assist universities and inventors in the establishment of more successful commercialization
friendships and alliances, as well as licensing and tech transfer programs. Additional Stratford services include experienced employee selection-assistance and mentoring of each
new company's management team (and their advisers) in essential business and financial disciplines.
Other similar firms have been so impressed by our capabilities that they attempt to duplicate and offer Stratford Services,
too. We're flattered. But our counsel is filled with the knowledge of years of hands-on experience and new
business creation. Our support services fit into each company's available time and schedule. This is a list
of several of the essential topics each new corporate management team must master as quickly as possible. And this is
the first step.
- What Each of Your Corporate Officers
Must Know To Start
- How To Design a New Business From Scratch
- Seed Capital - Where, When and How To Get It
- When and How To Get And Use Venture Capital
- How And What To Present To Angel Investors
Planning - How To Do It Effectively From Day 1
- How To
Write A Presentation Document That Attracts Investors
Requirements and Essential Legal Forms For Startups
- How To Do Successful New-Product Branding
- How to Position Your Product To Commercialize Successfully
- Patents? When? How? Why? Why not?
to Negotiate University Licensing Agreements
- How To Prepare For A Public Offering
- Is It For You?
- Mergers and Acquisitions - How To Analyze, Value and
- How To Manage Your Company - Public and/or Private
- How To Find And Hire Your Most Important Team Members
- How To Finance A Sustainable, Public Benefit Project
- How To Build A Successful,
Profitable Business Through Innovation
We provide hands-on guidance
and counsel. Your entire team learns what to expect from the business and financial communities and how to handle each
situation as it arises. We work with you at your site or ours to show you, day by day, what to do and
how to do it. And we'll work with you until you feel comfortable enough to go forward on your own.
But we don't desert you. We will continue contact through phone, emails and webinars when you feel it is necessary
or desirable. If you wish, you can have a full-time counselor working with you every day on an exclusive basis
at your school or office. Some of our consultants even have been asked to serve as officers of the Companies we've
Since 1998, The Stratford Group, Inc., and
its experienced team of successful business professionals and investors, has been The Rosetta Stone providing
effective communications and successful support tools that link business interests, the financial community, and
academia together more closely and more productively to create and nurture successful new businesses built with university
and corporate talent and technologies.
HOW WE WORK TOGETHER
A Stratford Executive will visit with you, your company, and your advisers (by
phone, email, or in person -- your choice) and discuss, review and evaluate your technology confidentially (please do
NOT send your patent or business plan until we talk). We will show you how to assemble your new company's
management, assist you with the design and positioning of your new product (or products), and provide the
financial resources necessary to create and build a successful business. We advise you and your team.
All decisions are made by you. Additionally, Stratford provides relationships and introductions to the most powerful
and supportive international business resources, venture capitalists and bankers. We recommend from an entire selection
of superlative resources with whom we've worked (we are not tied to just one) in finance and corporate development so
that each of our companies works with financial relationships who have demonstrated their capabilities by financing college
start-up companies successfully. Not all financial resources can do everything. Each has a specific talent.
We help you choose your financial partner wisely (as we've helped other start-ups do quite successfully for years). We
have no commission or reimbursement relationships with any financial resources so we have no obligation except to you to provide
you with the best.
AREAS OF INTEREST
said earlier, every Stratford professional is a successful entrepreneur. Each brings special knowledge from personal
business successes in large corporations, small start-ups, or both. Each person is highly skilled with hands-on
experience in one or more of the following business disciplines: accounting and finance, venture capital, angel capital,
investment banking, biotechnology, consumer products creation and marketing, computer systems and computer software,
government relations, fast food (QSR), franchising, electronics, health care, optics, manufacturing technology, bioengineering,
medical and biotech instrumentation, pharmaceuticals, hospitality and communications. Team members also have successfully
licensed technologies from universities and are familiar with the processes and legalities involved. We can advise new
companies on the mechanics that have proved to be most successful.
the Fortune 500 companies for whom the firm's team members have provided marketing consulting
and new product development services are Colgate, Bristol-Myers Squibb, US Steel, Procter & Gamble, Pillsbury,
McDonald's, Kellogg, AT&T, Coca-Cola, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Chrysler Corporation, General
Instrument, DOD, DOE, and more. New businesses also were created, developed and managed by Stratford Executives
that culminated in public offerings of the companys' stock in businesses that include biotechnology, computer software,
medical instrumentation, government services, and consumer products.
FINANCING AND IPO's
Several Stratford-developed and/or managed companies also
were acquired (after their Stratford-designed and guided IPOs) by Kodak, Du Pont, and Berkshire-Hathaway. The
companies have represented a broad spectrum of business categories (e. g., biotechnology instrumentation, medical software,
computer games, and more). Stratford has helped these new technologies and their start-up companies
Government consulting engagements include new business
assignments for the legislatures and governors of New York, California, Washington, Nevada, and
CEO an email directly to RonMichaels@Gmail.com. Describe your status and your objectives and the type of new business
you're about to build. We'd be delighted to help. There is no obligation. All relationships
and services are always confidential. We recently encouraged folks to use an email to contact us rather than to send
FEDEX boxes filled with business plans because we can make our first meeting much faster and more productive with emails than
we can with business plans that we'll help you develop for funding. We've been working with new companies and
new technologies for decades and we've learned how to help you quickly and very productively through email. If we find
it would be beneficial to get your company moving more quickly, we'll send you phone numbers to call or ask you for your
numeber and put you together with our key people immediately. Give us a try. There's no charge.