Venture Development

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: