Talent

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

Mentors-in-Residence
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

Talent Resource Network
Tech Transfer’s talent network is comprised of:

  • 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
  • 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.