A Community for University Gap Fund and Accelerator Programs

The Community of Action for academic-affiliated innovation, proof of concept, startup, and venture gap fund and accelerator programs.

Founded in 2018, the Gap Fund and Accelerator Program Community of Action (GAP COA) is the resource for and by university, hospital, and research institution leaders looking to evolve active or to support new gap fund/accelerator programs.

This effort is backed by over 15 years of continued investigation and dedicated support of over 300 gap fund/accelerator program through the innovosource Mind the Gap initiative.

Bridging the Gap. Together.

DEVELOP SHARED BEST PRACTICES

Create and expand access to insights, tactics, and data to support program improvement and stakeholder development

ADVOCATE FOR THE GAP COMMUNITY

Increase public/private awareness of the capital and support gap for university innovation and build consensus around gap funding/accelerator programs as a solution

CONNECT INDUSTRY AND INVESTORS

Connect university translational research, proof of concept projects, and startups to sources of capital, talent, and commercialization partnerships

Benefits from Participation

Join Us.

Open to any research institution at any point in their gap fund/accelerator evolution. Whether you have managed a program for years, just started thinking about it, or have hit a roadblock, you will find a home here.

Single, annual organizational membership (Nov-Oct) with up to five active members

Under USD $300M Total Annual Research Expenditures = $1500/yr

Over USD $300M Total Research Expenditures = $2500/yr

Current Members