GAP COA, 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
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