In a recent paper presented at the NFF conference in Stockholm, Sweden, we outlined some obstacles to establishing venture creation programs. Our initial hypothesis was that it was difficult to establish a VCP, but we were proven wrong. It turned out that it is not at all that difficult to establish a VCP, the reason that they are so rare instead seemed to be that you must have the support from your university’s president. In fact some of the 13 VCPs that we have found so far are a result of a direct initative by the president of that university. This is the case of at least the programs in Lund and Louvain. Please contact us to get a copy of the paper.