I  Worcester Polytechnic Institute Accelerator

https://www.wpi.edu/offices/intellectual-prop erty-innovation

     Office Locations:

100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 508-831-5000



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Worcester Polytechnic's accelerator fund is managed out of the Office of Intellectual Property and Innovation. The Office of Intellectual Property & Innovation (IPI) at WPI identifies, evaluates, values, protects, classifies, markets, and licenses the intellectual property assets developed by WPI researchers and other significant users of WPI resources. WPI's accelerator prefers to make early investments in promising technologies/ventures coming through the Tech Advisors Network, WPI's virtual incubator. The fund can provide investments of up to $50,000 into ideas that have a clear commercial pathway. Typically, the Fund will co-invest rather than be the single source of financing. The fund is eligible to faculty, students, or alumni of WPI. The IPI works closely with the Tech Advisors Network to help inventors market their idea or invention.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Todd Keiller Director


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