We are developing the 2020 Report! We hope your program will participate.

(This form will sign you up to receive participant communications, including an invitation to the survey in early October)

The Mind the Gap Report is a development guide for current and aspiring university gap fund managers that in 2018 detailed 119 active translational research, proof of concept, startup, and venture gap fund and accelerator programs at 75 universities and affiliated organizations.

We are working on an update for 2020 and want to make sure your institution/program is included! 

Survey participants receive a full report.




Gap Funds





ANALYZING EARLY STAGE CAPITAL LANDSCAPE Detailed assessment traditional and emerging forms of early stage capital (VC, angel, public/private funds, accelerators, and crowdfunding) relative to gap funding  

RAISING AND SUSTAINING GAP FUNDS Actionable strategies for raising/initiating funds and future plans for sustainability based on full review of current funding sources  

DELIVERING IMPACT FROM GAP FUNDS Demonstrate specific impact and results of gap funding, including financial returns (ROI, leveraged capital), process indicators, economic development measures, and community engagement metrics

MODELING THE GAP FUNDNG PROCESS Design framework for a full five-step gap funding process from promotion to funding selection and evaluation to management and oversight  

CULTIVATING ACCELERATOR SUPPORT PROGRAMS Highlighting innovative support programs that are associated with gap funds that build an innovative community of students, faculty, and mentors  

SHOWCASING SUCCESS 4000 archived stories that showcase specific fund processes and impacts