What makes the VDC a special place for entrepreneurs?


Exceptional Results

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Companies Still Active

“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

Co-Founder, Valerion

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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Our 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

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.


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?


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

Sample6: $11M richer but you’d never know it

On Wednesday food safety diagnostic test firm Sample6 announced it has secured $11 million in a Series B financing round. But don’t expect them to spend the money on anything but what’s absolutely essential. The discipline of Sample6, embodied by... read more

The Chasm of Skepticism: The Greatest Barrier to Raising Capital

Guest Post By Dennis Ford, CEO, Life Science Nation Recently, I have been interacting with a lot of startup incubators and accelerators, revolving around fund raising boot camps that LSN teaches for scientists.  Basically, LSN’s “Discovery to Distribution Boot Camp”... read more

Do Startups Raise More in an East or West Coast Incubator?

You’ve decided to launch your startup at an incubator, hoping to get a jump on fundraising. There are many other ways incubator programs add value – validating a business model, providing a physical location, creating a network, etc. But follow-on funding is the... read more

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