The University Gap Funding and Accelerator Web Summit

6 Recorded Events and Associated Materials to Support New and Active Program Managers

Web Summit Summary

The University Gap Fund and Accelerator Web-Workshop Summit is a pre-recorded series for those interested in all facets of university-affiliated proof of concept and startup gap funding and accelerator programs. 

Through these sessions and associated materials we have compiled a resource that new/tenured managers and stakeholders can use within their own organization to communicate the importance and to develop the capabilities to effectively create and manage successful gap funding and accelerator programs.

This format was chosen to provide a cost-effective option to include deeper discussion and expanded perspectives from leading experts and practitioners.


Session Topics

> Create and Manage a Proof of Concept Program

> Create and Manage a Startup and Venture Program

> Turn Alumni, Foundations, and Friends of the University into Gap Fund Investors

> Secure and Sustain Gap Funding Support from Your State and Region

> Attract External Investors to POC Projects and Startups

> Capture and Report Gap Fund and Accelerator Program Impact that Matters Most

15 Experts. 9 Hours of Video. 270 Pages. 

proven tactics and strategies that you can use to build a successful and sustainable gap fund and accelerator program, today

David Allen 

VP, Tech Launch AZ University of Arizona (ret.)

Seth Crossno

Chancellors Innovation Fund, North Carolina State University

Martina Pace  

  Manager, TAKEOFF, University of Malta

Jason Pariso

Director, Innovation Fund University of Chicago

Bob Creeden

Managing Director, Seed Fund University of Virginia

 Case Cortese

Director of Innovation/New Ventures, CalTech

Elias Caro

VP, Tech Development, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

Erica Smith 

Director, Research Awards, Blavatnik Foundation

Matt Mccooe

CEO, Connecticut Innovations

Denise Graves

University Relations Director, Engineering, Michigan Econ Dev Corporation

Marco Rubin

Senior Investment Director, Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)

 Nancy Vorona

VP, Research Investment, Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)

TK Kuegler

Managing Partner, Wasabi Ventures

Dorian Rader

VP, New Mexico Angels

Jacob Johnson

Founder, innovosource

Access for your whole group for less than a single conference registration.

No Travel Required.

What do I get?

Full Organizational Access to all 6 workshop recordings and event presentations.