I am currently in the half of my PhD in computer science, and I would like to build a start-up from the algorithms I developed. I have doubts whether is the case to involve my advisor in this:
- If I do it, we could make a university spin-off. In this case my fear is to lose the ownership of the project (I would like to lead the company), and the independence of the company itself from the university (we should in some way be linked with it, I think).
- If I try to do it independently, I lose the precious logistic help that the univesity can offer; also with university help, I guess it might be easier to find partners or persons who want to collaborate.
So, I am confused on which might be the best way to proceed..
any advice/experience to share?