Joseph L. Cecchi VentureLab
The Joseph L. Cecchi VentureLab (CVL)’s incubator provides shared office facilities, business services, mentoring, advice, and the location of the specialized facilities and laboratories required to support life sciences-, physical sciences-, and engineering-oriented ventures. The CVL continually communicates with existing incubators to find appropriate enterprises to work with these facilities. The incubator is an ideal complement to the existing functions and relationships of the CVL and UNM Rainforest Innovations (formerly STC.UNM).
Moving an idea from concept to market is an exciting prospect, but it can be a daunting task. Useful technologies are just a starting point. The process of forming a company can be mysterious. However, there are many sources of assistance and information available to the inventor. CVL, an affiliated program at UNM Rainforest Innovations, is such a resource: a connection point for university researchers, inventors, faculty, staff, students, entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, and small technology companies in various stages of development. The CVL assists with the commercialization of UNM technologies by facilitating the formation of startup companies. The CVL equips these new companies with a healthy foundation and necessary resources—improving their chance for success.