Turn your vision into reality
Join an experienced community guiding startup companies from vision to launch, no strings attached.

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Leading Results

Total Investment

100

$129M

Average Investment

100
$3M

Companies Still Active

100

74%

“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

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 they will hold you accountable to 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.

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

Game-Changing Companies

In 2014, the winners of HealthXL, MassChallenge, Startup Health, Harvard College Innovation Challenge, Boston University’s New Venture Competition and the UMass Innovation Challenge chose to launch their companies at the VDC. So did the leading bioengineers in the world – James Collins, Robert Langer, George Church and Farren Isaacs.

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Award-Winning Facilities

Are You Ready?

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If you want to create the next world-changing company, let’s talk. Fill out this form and we’ll get in touch—coffee’s on us.

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From the VDC Blog

3 Tips for Finding Your Startup Idea

by Bryan O’Connell Among non-business people, there is a common (and somewhat baffling) misconception that ideas drive startup success. The reality is that nothing could be further from the truth. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos most definitely did not come up with... read more

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