Venture Development Center
Where the most talented startup teams with the most important ideas transform their visions into reality
Exceptional Teams, Exceptional Results
In 2014, the leading bioengineers in the world – James Collins, Robert Langer, George Church, Farren Isaacs - chose to launch a company at the VDC. So did the winners of HealthXL, MassChallenge, Startup Health, Harvard College Innovation Challenge, Boston University’s New Venture Competition and the UMass Innovation Challenge. They are tackling big opportunities in life science, finance, education, healthcare, entertainment and the environment.
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“The VDC has been pretty much a perfect environment while we designed and executed the key studies that really made the financing compelling for investors.”Tim Harris
Special Big Data Offering
Are you a big data entrepreneur in healthcare or life science?
We’ll deliver industrial strength compute and sequencing resources as well as database expertise. Parabsse Genomics leveraged this infrastructure into a $2,000,000 round of financing.
Are you an international student entrepreneur who wants to launch a company here after you graduate?
We’ll sponsor your visa while you build your company. FirstLine out of Harvard Business School has set up a Boston headquarters as a result.
Everything you need to succeed in one place, no strings attached
(You do not have to give up equity.)
Entrepreneurs-in-residence with vast experience in dozens of well known technology and life science companies are at your side, pushing you towards success.