VCTRS staff have significant experience in translation of research via entrepreneurship and new venture development. Based on our collective experiences in Academia and in a variety of Industrial settings (including venture capital, Pharma, Biotech and University-based Start-ups), we aim to provide an additional point of support for Faculty, Students and Staff interested in exploring the topic.
(1) Provide an initial sounding board for exploring start-up company ideas.
(2) Provide neutral guidance and support for pursuing entrepreneurship as a UVA SOM Faculty.
(3) Assist you with competitive analysis, market assessment, and investor pitches.
(4) Provide guidance with start-up company business planning.
(5) Assist you with connecting with the start-up support communities.
(6) Assist with SBIR and STTR grant application considerations.