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Game-Changing Companies

Live Large in a Small Footprint.

MorphLab aspires to support a new generation of dynamic and intelligent spaces that maximize the opportunities of extreme urbanization.

Harnessing Evolution to Accelerate Genome Engineering.

enEvolv builds and screens genomic designs in massive parallel – resulting in unprecedented efficiency in strain engineering.

Squeezing Cells to Engineer Their Function.

SQZ Biotech harnesses the power of a patient’s own cells to combat disease more effectively across a broad range of indications.

Streamline Pharma Documentation.

doDOC makes documents secure, collaborative and audit-ready.

Create, Explore, and Engage Your Students.

HSTRY’s makes digital learning tool to captivate students.

Leading Results

Total Investment

100

$170M

Average Investment

100
$3.5M

Companies Still Active

100

79%

“The VDC offers an excellent environment in which to build our company. Great facilities, support and community. The staff has also been phenomenal in their commitment to culture and understanding of the unique needs of a startup. They have a great track record with companies and we are inspired by all the innovative work our neighbors in the space are doing.”

Armon Sharei

CEO, SQZ

SQZ and Roche announce $500M collaboration to fight cancer with novel cell engineering technology.

“SQZ Biotech hasn’t even moved out of its incubator space at the Venture Development Center. Yet the deal with Roche is one that would be transformative for most of the areas’ larger, publicly-traded biotech firms.”

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Extraordinary Mentors

Our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence are all respected and successful serial entrepreneurs who have founded and operated dozens of well-known technology and life science companies.

Jim Counihan

Jim Counihan

Michael Gaiss

Michael Gaiss

John Hamilton

John Hamilton

Award-Winning Space

The sleek, industrial design by the women of Sasaki captures the energy of startup companies while offering the refinement and resources of a seasoned corporation.

How It Works

Choose Your Space

Pick the workspace and equipment you need to build your product.  Choose from wet or dry labs, offices and desks. Use specialized equipment in our core facilities.

Meet Your Mentor

Our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence have vast experience in dozens of well known technology and life science companies. They will work with you to set business milestones and make sure you meet them.

Engage with the Community

Learn from our unique community of experienced entrepreneurs.  These are teams from different universities and high tech fields are achieving validation and investment on a much larger scale.

Raise the Capital You Need

Once you have reached a fundable milestone, our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence will get you in front of the right investors. They’ll help you develop a target list of investors and a fundraising campaign.

Launch!

Micah Rosenbloom’s Sample6 achieved a Series A financing nine months after joining, then expanded into a place of its own in Boston.

Are You Ready?

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From the VDC Blog

Women Rising in Tech Companies: Jing Jiang (’12)

According to a study by Catalyst about the gender divide in technology-intensive industries, “Women coming out of business schools, looking to advance their careers, are looking elsewhere.” Anna Beninger, the report’s author, says women see these... read more

Mega Deals in 2015 Enriched These Neighborhoods Overnight

There is a normal lag in investment deal reporting, so we have to wait to see what 2015 will look like. But based on deals reported from January through mid-November 2015 (with comparisons to the same period in 2014) by VentureDeal, we know where the money went in... read more

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