October 18-20 | Tucson, AZ

The Research Institution GAP Fund and Accelerator Program Summit

Gap Fund and Accelerator Process Tactics and Approaches

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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

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Event Held 1/17/18

Recap of 90-minute Community of Action Discussion on Gap Fund and Accelerator Program Process Tactics and Approaches:

  • Communicating program to internal and external stakeholders
  • Intake process to receive and consider proposals for funding
  • Evaluation and decision-making scorecards, advisory boards, mentors, external evaluators, etc.
  • Oversight of funded projects/investments, and reporting
  • COA Member online toolkit review


  • Tim Joyce, Notre Dame IDEA Center
  • David Gulley, Puerto Rico STR Trust
  • Cheryl Turnbull, Zach Ellis, and Kate Schulhaus, Ohio State University
  • Taylor Bench, University of Utah TVC

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