Business and Legal Help

Business papers that have been stamped by a notary public

At Sears think[box], we host a range of business help and legal resources to support you as you nurture innovations into market-ready products and services. You’ll find many of these on floor six in the Cloud L. Cray Jr. & Sally Hunter Cray Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship

Case Western Reserve’s Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship can help you build your company. Located on floor seven of Sears think[box], the institute challenges all visitors to learn, engage, collaborate and connect on their paths to launching entrepreneurial ventures.  

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CWRU LaunchNet

CWRU LaunchNet helps students and alumni of CWRU, Cleveland Institute of Art and Cleveland Institute of Music refine entrepreneurial ideas and connect with the support needed to launch and maintain a business. 

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The seventh floor of Sears think[box] is known as the Incubator—a space where entrepreneurs, startups and corporations can advance their ventures in dedicated offices.

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Technology Transfer Office 

In Case Western Reserve’s Technology Transfer Office, students and faculty can explore the commercial potential of new ideas and inventions through a full spectrum of intellectual property and commercialization services. 

Learn About the Technology Transfer Office

Intellectual Property Venture Clinic (IPVC) 

IPVC law students, working under the supervision of faculty, represent start-up companies and entrepreneurs from the surrounding community. Key components of the clinic include technology protection, business strategy cultivation, entity structure and filing, investor diligence preparation, disclosure model building and investment transaction materials. Contact Michael Folise, the distinguished Practitioner in Residence at IPVC.

Get to Know the IPVC

Burton D. Morgan Suite for Entrepreneurship  

Thanks to support from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, the sixth floor of Sears think[box] is home to an entrepreneurial suite where visitors can engage with faculty experts as their business ideas are first taking shape. Visit Sears think[box] or contact us to learn more!