Venture Accelerator

U-M launched its Venture Accelerator, part of U-M Tech Transfer, at the NCRC in January 2011. Occupying 18,000 square feet, the Accelerator focuses on enhancing the quality and speed of developing high-potential new ventures based on U-M technology. Accelerator tenants have access to Tech Transfer's Venture Center to help them refine business models, attract investors, acquire gap funding and connect to talent who enhance the company's quality and sustainability. Accelerator tenants can also seek guidance from seasoned entrepreneurs in Tech Transfer's Mentors in Residence program.

Selected U-M startups sign flexible one-year leases for access to world-class laboratory and office space, along with a suite of business services from the Venture Center.  Funding for the project is provided by U-M Tech Transfer, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Provost and the U-M Health System.

Venture Accelerator companies are a mix of life sciences, clean-tech, software and other technology ventures from the portfolio of emerging U-M start-ups from the Venture Center. Current Accelerator tenants include:

* Diapin Therapeutics
* Life Magnetics
* 3D Biomatrix
* Arborlight
* ChemXLerate
* Civionics
* CSquared Innovations
* Edington Associates
* Electric Field Solutions
* JBR Pharma
* Phrixus Pharmaceuticals
* Possibilities for Change
* Reveal Design Automation
* SenSigma
* Silicium Energy
* Tissue Regeneration Systems
* Wolverine Energy System Technology
* HygraTek
* ONL Therapeutics
* PsiKick
* ResolveAble

Venture Accelerator contact:
Program Manager
Megan Reichert Kral