The following organizations are supportive partners of gapfunding.org and early stage innovation in general. They have a special interest in catalyzing early stage innovation through new information and support services.
Please consider them allies, partners, and resources to support your efforts.
|| innovosource is an awareness and disruptive strategy firm that works with research universities/labs and their key innovation partners (high-tech companies, early-stage investors, and advanced government agencies to develop new opportunities for interaction.We launch regular “conversation-building initiatives”, like Mind the Gap/gapfunding.org, to challenge convention and drive discussion surrounding emerging topics that are vital to the future of early-stage innovation
||Midwest Research University Network (MRUN) is an professional association of business development officials at midwestern universities, venture firms, incubators/accelerators, and other key stakeholders. Through its events, programming, and membership, MRUN is a catalyst for promising new start-ups and technology
||The National Association of Seed & Venture Funds (NASVF) is global non-‐profit alliance of public and private innovation capital. Established in 1997, NASVF was incorporated as a non-‐profit and named the National Association of State Venture Funds.NASVF’s membership has over 800 members representing over 200 organizations represent:
- Angel investors
- Technology-‐based economic development organizations
- Seed and early-‐stage innovation funds
- University and Federal technology commercialization centers
- National laboratories
- Entrepreneurship centers
- Professional service organizations