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The Open-Source Business Model for University Software Startups
Academics looking to maximize the impact of their research shouldn't consider commercialization a Faustian bargain, trading open publication and monetary returns. Open-source software can be a successful strategy towards both impact and income.

Join David Dorsey and John Lee of Osage University Partners as they discuss why open source provides substantial advantages for software startups and why it has become the de facto method for deploying and commercializing software.

Feb 26, 2019 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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John Lee
Principal @OUP
John joined OUP in 2012 and focuses on enterprise software, machine learning, cybersecurity, and hardware startups. At OUP, John has been actively involved in core technology investments such as Algorithmia, Clarifai, Embodied, Jibo, Kymeta, Lastline, and Streetlight Data. Before joining OUP, John was a summer associate at Lux Capital. Prior to venture, John was a manager in strategy and corporate development for Mahindra & Mahindra, one of Asia’s largest conglomerates, where he worked on in-house startups in technology and diversified investments.
David Dorsey
Senior Associate @OUP
David joined OUP in 2016. His focus areas are networks, wireless technology, signal processing, and machine learning. At OUP, David has been actively involved in core technology investments such as Kensci and Quantum Circuits. Prior to joining OUP, David was a lead engineer at Lockheed Martin, where he served as principal investigator for multiple DARPA/DoD programs providing unique solutions in RF spectrum operations. While at Lockheed’s Advanced Technology Laboratories, he collaborated with university labs and industry partners to design, develop, execute and pursue transition opportunities for early concept technologies.