Startup Toolbox

A Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine Development Platform


Startup Toolbox is a novel platform designed to provide Gates Center members with services and resources not supported by traditional funding opportunities, that are required to move discoveries from the lab into products and services that will impact patients. The goal of this program is to lower the barrier to commercialization to advance more regenerative medicine opportunities and to allow the faculty to focus more of their time in the lab developing the science. The application process is short, and grants are awarded on a rolling basis. 

Startup Toolbox 

Startup Toolbox Awardees gain access to a network of preferred service providers to help with the commercialization process. Startup Toolbox partners have agreed to provide pro bono and reduced fee services for the Gates Center Startup Toolbox Awardees. Initial services will include: 

  • Business Plan and Financial Modeling Support 
  • Legal and Corporate Support for Company Formation 
  • Marketing Analysis 
  • Regulatory Support 
  • SBIR/STTR Grant Support Consultants 
  • Product Development 
  • Other Services on Request 

Interested Gates Center faculty should apply for support using the Startup Toolbox application on the CU Innovations website. 

Please address any questions to , the Gates Center Entrepreneur in Residence.