Last week, we held the first in a three-part Mind the Gap iWorkshop Series.

Great event, with a very detailed walkthrough of administration and management of these initiatives to engage faculty, students and the business, technical and investment community in the the evaluation, development, and commercialization of promising technologies and start-ups.

U Colorado Market Assessment Program, Rutger CIVET Innovation Sounding Board, and Northeastern IDEA program all provided insights into their programs including:

  • Origins, Champions, Motivations
  • Detailed walkthrough of process and administration
  • Impact measures and successes
  • Lessons learned
Each exhibits the three qualities of successful gap fund support programs in that they engage the innovation community, run a intense, systematic entrepreneurial process, and they leverage core competencies on campus

The discussion lasted almost two hours! I wanted to share a 20 minute excerpt from the event with the community:

Consider joining us for the remaining two events! Managing the Gap Fund Process (9/5) and Raising and Sustaining Funds (9/19) MORE INFO HERE