University Venture Development Funds: The Nuts and Bolts

wayne embree
Cheryl Turnbull
03 Nov 2016
10:30 am - 11:45 am
Robert King | Lobby Level

University Venture Development Funds: The Nuts and Bolts

Establishing a successful seed or venture fund is never a simple task, and universities face specific challenges that add complications. Ohio State University and Ohio University came together to jointly establish the “Innovation Fund” earlier this year to create more startup opportunities in the state and build upon previous efforts in this area. During this session, hear how these funds are structured, funded and managed — and get your questions answered about how this tool could work at your institution.


  • Wayne Embree, Executive VP, Investments & Venture Acceleration, Rev1 Ventures


  • Lynn Gellerman, Executive Director, TechGROWTH Ohio
  • Cheryl Turnbull, Senior Director of Venture Capital; Director of Finance, The Ohio State University