Below are some helpful local resources that can help your startup.


The UGA Startup program can assist in the formation of single member LLC.

For a multi-member LLC or a C-Corp, these local law firms have experience in business formation:

University Related IP

UGA’s Innovation Gateway is a one-stop-shop for any UGA related IP. Please contact them if you are:

  • UGA Faculty/Staff looking to commercialize a product of your research/work
  • Planning on working with UGA IP in your startup and need a licensing agreement
  • Are an Undergraduate student who would like to assign your IP to UGA

Learn more about Innovation Gateway and it’s services here.

External IP

Below are some law firms that specialize in IP Prosecution.


For regulatory inquiries, please consult Iris Marklein at


Below are accounting services that have experience working with startups:

Below are banking services that have services geared towards startup companies:


Below are Product Development Firms that will work with startups, from coming up with a design, creating prototypes, to scaling and sourcing for manufacture:

Below are graphic designers and website creators who will work with startups to establish their online presence and brand messaging:

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