New Venture Development

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.