The Venture Center has a team of venture specialists experienced in managing a portfolio of projects with the technical and market backgrounds

to help assess, develop and launch great U-M startups.

Venture Center Staff
The Venture Center staff make all the difference from assessing to unleashing the value of U-M startups. Our team has diverse backgrounds and experiences to ensure that each technology has the appropriate support, guidance and connections to entrepreneurial and funding partners . . . Meet the Staff

In addition, the Venture Center has a team of Mentors-in-Residence (MiRs) who are seasoned entrepreneurs working within U-M Tech Transfer bringing a wealth of entrepreneurial experiences and connections to your startup project. Each MiR handles a portfolio of projects, providing a rich set of expertise to help create great startups . . . Meet the MiRs


Catalyst Resource Network
Tech Transfer manages the Catalyst Resource Network (Catalyst) that is comprised of: experts – industry technology or market experts who can offer advice or further connections; mentors – venture professionals who volunteer to guide the formation and development of a startup project; consultants – specialized resources that can be retained to address challenging market, technical or business issues; and management – pool of candidates for interim or longer-term management roles for a startup who are available to advise and assist on a wide range of subjects. Most members of the network have been referred to U-M Tech Transfer by other network members.

If you are experienced in analyzing technologies, markets, and developing startups and would like to offer your expertise, please contact Barbara Koenig.