EITA Venture Services
Bridging the Valley of Death - From Lab Space to Marketplace
The “valley of death” is a common term in the start-up world, referring to the difficulty of covering the negative cash flow in the early stages of a start-up, before their new product or service is bringing in revenue from real customers.
[MIT]: "Many breakthrough technologies originate in R&D and academic laboratories, but many perish there as well. As scientists and entrepreneurs try to move nascent technologies from the research phase to large scale commercialization, they face high capital costs, intense competition from deeply entrenched incumbents, and a dizzying array of contractual and financing hurdles."
The EITA Venture Teams explore key scale-up challenges and provide possible solutions and resources. In addition, the EITA sponsors a variety of conferences, workshops, events, and coffee meetings suited to networking with scientists, start-up founders, angel investors, corporate venture leaders and emerging global leaders in venture capital. This fast-paced knowledge sharing is a key part of what makes the EITA a world leading hotbed of innovation in the 21st century.
A true venture partner provides more than money, but mentorship,
counseling and strategic advice that can elevate start-up firms and small businesses to