The Venture Center provides hands-on assistance through a three-stage process to help launch startups based on U-M technology.
We identify challenges and opportunities, and plan a path to success. We help model the potential startup, the market potential, and a plan for moving forward.
With our partners, we help build venture opportunities into attractive sustainable startup businesses.
Working with market partners, we finalize the venture opportunity, help with management, funding partners, and a strategy to unleash the startup.
The Venture Center helps you access funds for early stage technology development with gap funds to help evaluate and model an opportunity, translational research funds to advance the technology, market entry and pre-seed funds to prepare for venture launch, and private angel and venture capital funds to build and expand the venture value.
The Ecosystem Roadmap below diagrams the stages of development relative to appropriate funding sources. By mapping the appropriate funding sources to the stage of development of a project or startup, the Venture Center helps to navigate the best path to venture success.