October 18-20 | Tucson, AZ

The Research Institution GAP Fund and Accelerator Program Summit

Cultivating Gap Fund Support Programs

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October 18-20, 2023 / Tucson, AZ
The annual summit for research institution gap fund and accelerator programs, including proof of concept programs, startup accelerators, and university venture funds

The Story


Gap funds utilize accelerator support programs to assist in the development, evaluation, commercialization, and deployment of associated technologies and startups, and are critical in support of gap funding. These programs directly impact both institutional and community innovation capability by involving students, faculty, staff, entrepreneurs, investors, alumni, and others.

This 90-minute discussion will look at specific support program examples and provides and overview for structuring these programs for your gap fund.


  • Greg Keenan, University of Wisconsin-WARF Accelerator Program
  • Todd Keiller , Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Pavita Howe, Rutgers University TechAdvance
  • Phil Brooks, University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute

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