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JMI Startup Fund

James Madison University is seeking support for an innovative new micro-incubator program to launch viable startup companies from JMU innovations out of James Madison Innovations (JMI), the non-profit organization affiliated with JMU for managing intellectual property and commercializing innovations.

The program, administered by the Office of Technology Innovation, will enable the commercialization of new products and technologies developed at JMU through formation of startup companies.  JMI will use funds to seed startup companies based on JMU inventions.

Each startup company will commercialize and market innovative new products, giving the student participants a real-life experience in building and working in a startup under the leadership of an experienced entrepreneur.

Benefits:

  • JMU-sourced technology commercialized
  • JMU students involved in a startup with guidance
  • Local economic development
  • Contributions made to James Madison University to support startups and moving innovations to market will be directed to JMI Startup Fund

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