UMass Boston

Venture Development Center


We Power Global Entrepreneurs


To ensure the health and safety of our faculty, students, staff, and surrounding community, UMass Boston will continue to operate in hybrid fashion, with some courses lodged on campus and others—the majority—continuing in remote modality during the fall 2020 semester. Many answers about the campus's response to the coronavirus can be found in our special section.

The VDC is a thriving community of promising entrepreneurs in residence from around the world launching innovative technology and life science companies in our incubator, and talented students from our own university preparing for careers in venture capital backed companies. 

EntrepreneursVisit our website to find out about joining the incubator, accessing mission critical instruments, equipment and expertise in our core research facilities, and participating in our Global Entrepreneur in Residence program.

Students: Start your career in an innovative, fast growing venture capital backed company. Visit the Student Entrepreneur Program website to learn about finding an internship, receiving mentoring, or obtaining a scholarship.

Faculty: Help your students learn how to create innovative solutions to real-life problems. Request our resident company entrepreneurs to participate in a project based course or sponsor a capstone project.