The Office of Technology Transfer established the Office of Venture Development in direct support of Chancellor Woodson and Vice Chancellor Terri Lomax’s objective to increase the number of high-quality startups.
Venture Development is:
- a sounding board for faculty and researchers evaluating a startup opportunity;
- an education provider of workshops on topics that support company creation and launch including spin-out basics from the University, NSF Innovation Corps awards, and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants;
- a network facilitator and organizer to build stronger connections between the NC State startup ecosystem and active entrepreneurs and investors; and
- a marketer of technologies that are appropriate for entrepreneurs to launch new companies.
Venture Development works with many university and external partners including: