Contact, membership, careers & visits

Wheatley Hall
Third Floor
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393

Company membership

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, complete the form and we’ll be in touch for a telephone then in-person interview.

Membership application

Student scholarship and career opportunities

Looking for an internship or job with a venture-backed company? Cool. Research assistants, software engineers and business development reps (marketing and sales) are in demand. Send us your contact info and we’ll invite you to a workshop to explain how to connect with these companies.


Need a scholarship? Passionate about building a career in the startup ecosystem of Massachusetts, and potentially starting your own company someday?


Faculty inquiries

Do you want us to lecture in class; mentor student projects; or commercialize an invention? Send us your proposal and we’ll get back to you.



We recommend taking the Red Line to JFK/UMass Station. From 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., a free shuttle bus takes you to and from the Campus Center. The trip normally takes 10 minutes.

Taxi/Uber/Lyft: Usually GPS would route you to UMass Boston’s Integrated Science Building drop off/pick up location. Once arrived, you can ask for directions to Wheatley building or get on a catwalk (glass corridor) on 2nd floor and follow W letter directions to Wheatley building. If possible, you can instruct the driver to take you to the main entrance (facing Dorchester Bay) of the UMass Boston Campus Center.

Driving: There are several parking lots around the campus. We recommend the Bayside Lot (200 Mt. Vernon Street). Free shuttles run Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., to the Campus Center. The trip normally takes 10 minutes.

From the Campus Center, take the elevator from the Upper Level to Second Floor. Turn right, and walk the length of the building, then enter the catwalk. Walk straight ahead to Wheatley Hall. Take the elevator to the Third Floor. Turn left, and walk down the hallway until you reach a white-walled corridor with a glass door entrance to the Venture Development Center.

Venture Development Center
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393

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