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17 01, 2019

Gap Fund and Accelerator Process Tactics and Approaches

By |2019-01-17T13:23:14+00:00January 17th, 2019|Toolkit|0 Comments

Summary 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 [...]

16 10, 2018

Establishing Common Impact Measures and Reporting to Stakeholders

By |2018-12-18T09:41:52+00:00October 16th, 2018|Discussions, Toolkit|0 Comments

Event Held 10.12.18 Summary   This 90-minute discussion will look how gap fund program monitor, analyze, and report impact to stakeholders. This will include an overview of six different institutional approaches and review outcomes from the Mind the Gap 2018 Report. Experts Greg Keenan, University of Wisconsin-WARF Accelerator Program Todd [...]

16 10, 2018

By |2018-10-16T13:19:34+00:00October 16th, 2018|Discussions, Toolkit|0 Comments

Event Held 10.12.18 Summary This 90-minute discussion will look at approaches to monitoring, analyzing, and reporting gap funding impact measures to stakeholders. This includes a review of six different institutions and an analysis of the Mind the Gap Report outcomes Experts Greg Keenan, University of Wisconsin-WARF Accelerator Program Todd Keiller [...]

16 10, 2018

Attracting and Collaborating with Sources of Investment/Structuring Investments and Ownership

By |2018-12-18T09:38:57+00:00October 16th, 2018|Discussions, Toolkit|0 Comments

Summary This 90-minute discussion will look at how university gap funding and accelerator programs are working with external commercialization and investment partners. Additional, we review legal considerations and tactics in forming new spinout entities and maintaining ownership through funding rounds. Experts Steve Tokarz, Cantilever Bruce Zivian, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP   [...]

16 10, 2018

Cultivating Gap Fund Support Programs

By |2018-12-18T09:40:14+00:00October 16th, 2018|Discussions, Toolkit|0 Comments

Summary 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 [...]

13 12, 2017

Evaluating Technology and Startups for Gap Funding

By |2018-10-16T13:10:16+00:00December 13th, 2017|Discussions, Toolkit|0 Comments

Recap of 90-minute Community of Action Discussion on Evaluating Tech and Startups for Gap Funding:

Detailed presentations on four member program evaluation methods
Tools and tactics for evaluation and advisory boards
Examples of mentorship, education, and showcase programming


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30 11, 2017

Assessing and Reporting Impact and Performance Metrics

By |2018-12-18T09:38:09+00:00November 30th, 2017|Discussions, Toolkit|0 Comments

Summary Event Held 8.23.17 Recap of 90-minute Community of Action Discussion on Impact Measures for Gap Funding Programs: Effect of gap funding on the technology commercialization process (process metrics, activity, econ dev, etc.) Ability of gap to attract outside commercial and investment interest (leveraged capital, licenses, community involvement, etc.) Quantifying the need [...]

29 11, 2017

Defining Gap Funding Approaches

By |2018-10-16T13:11:29+00:00November 29th, 2017|Discussions, Toolkit|0 Comments

Summary Event Held 7.26.17 Recap of 90-minute Community of Action Discussion on Defining Approaches to Gap Funding: Models/Structures of COA member programs, evolution from oneàmultiple fund programs Adopting common community language/definitions for fund types (Translational Research, Proof of Concept, Startup/Seed, etc.) Identifying nuances in approaches, needs and challenges (size/type of institution, location, [...]

29 11, 2017

Raising and Sustaining Gap Funding Programs

By |2018-09-05T10:18:12+00:00November 29th, 2017|Discussions, Toolkit|0 Comments

Summary Event Held 11.16.17 Recap of 90-minute Community of Action Discussion on Raising and Sustaining Gap Funding Programs: Tactics to R&S funds from institutional support and coordination (royalties, equity, donor/alumni funds) Tactics to R&S funds from external support (government programs, foundations, co-investment with corporations/investors) Approaches to keep sources of funding [...]

20 06, 2017

Crowd the Gap: The University Crowdfunding Report

By |2018-12-18T09:32:47+00:00June 20th, 2017|Reports, Toolkit|0 Comments

Crowdfunding is an emerging investment vehicle that may be better positioned to support the capital requirements of translational research, proof of concept projects, and early-stage start-ups than more traditional capital sources, like venture capital and angel investment.This report gathers the perspectives, insights, and attitudes from 45 universities as they relate to the adoption and evolution of university crowdfunding on their campuses.


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If you would like to learn about joining the Community, please visit the membership page here