Mind the Gap 2022: The University Gap Fund and Accelerator Program Report

The Mind the Gap 2022 report is a newly-released go-to resource and one-of-a-kind guide for university gap fund managers. It’s an updated version of the 2020 Mind the Gap Report and now brings together 176 active translational research, proof of concept, startup, and venture gap fund and accelerator programs at 97 universities, hospitals, labs and […]

COVERGENCE – the research institution tech and startup gap fund and accelerator summit

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — COVERGENCE, co-hosted by innovosource and the University of Utah’s PIVOT Center, is in its fifth annual year. This year it will be held from Oct. 20-21 at the University of Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium Club. With more than 60 university gap fund/accelerator programs (GAP) and potential […]

What is Gap Funding and How Can It Help Your Startup | Innovosource

One way to raise money for your business is through gap funding. Gap funding is when a business asks for money to cover the “gap” between its current position and the amount of money they need to reach their next milestone. This can be a very effective way to approach raising money, especially if other […]

innovosource summit to connect early-stage investors with university-managed tech and startup funds and accelerator programs

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — innovosource will host its fifth annual COVERGENCE Summit from Oct. 20-21, 2022, at the University of Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium Club. The event gathers more than 60 university gap fund/accelerator programs (GAP) and potential commercial and investment partners to discuss best practices and review portfolios and investable projects and […]

University Gap Fund and Accelerator Program Community of Action expands its membership

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN—innovosource’s Gap Fund and Accelerator Program Community of Action (GAP COA), a community of practice for university proof of concept, startup, and venture gap fund/accelerator programs, is pleased to announce seven new members: Baylor College of Medicine, Columbia Tech Ventures at Columbia University, HubTec Chile, Northeastern University, Purdue Foundry at the Purdue Research […]

Hey innovative industry + smart investors looking for future tech/startups…start with university gap funds and accelerators!

The lack of true early-stage capital and innovation developmental support is a major challenge in advancing promising university technology from the lab to commercial and investment partners. Research institutions are leading through the implementation of university gap funding (proof of concept, startup, venture) and accelerator programs to bridge this “valley of death”. Over the past 15 years, these programs have […]

Early-stage ideas get attention through the ‘gap funding’ phenomenon 

A small-but-growing number of corporate researchers eager for access to ideas and products coming out of universities are investing at an earlier stage than before, a Twin Cities consultant says. The effort, known as proof-of-concept funding, provides funds for scholarly research when initial grants run out. It creates more risks for corporate investors but also […]

Innovosource Launches Mind the Gap Report: The Best Program Development Guide for University Technology and Start-up Gap Fund Managers

Innovosource Launches Mind the Gap Report: The Best Program Development Guide for University Technology and Start-up Gap Fund Managers It has always remained challenging to overcome the crevice that exists between great ideas and the end products. Even though there are millions of breakthrough technologies and research projects, it has always remained challenging to face […]