MV Accelerate

Education and business guidance for emerging startups in Massachusetts


MV Accelerate provides educational programming, strategic direction, operational support and access to a network of experts to ensure innovative ideas have a greater chance of success. We establish long-term relationships with founders, aiding them on their journey from idea to startup to growth company.

  • MV Accelerate supports hundreds of companies each year through its Commercialization Accelerator, MassVX, SBIR Support and The Fundable Founder Podcast.
  • The win rate for our SBIR support team is 52%, more than three times higher than the nominal win rate of 15%.

Commercialization Accelerator

About: MassVentures’ Commercialization Accelerator is the academy for tech entrepreneurs in Massachusetts. Our series of brief, no-cost courses share expert know-how in spinouts, IP, fundraising, culture, business model, go-to-market strategy, marketing, sales, and operations. Organized into 7 learning pathways, the Accelerator is free with registration.

Who's Eligible: Anyone interested in learning the skills needed to succeed as an entrepreneur.

Timing: The Accelerator is available on an ongoing basis.



About: MassVX curates talent matches between academic innovators and business development experts to expedite the translation of research to the market. We draw from our network of vetted entrepreneurial champions including CEOs, chairpersons, venture capital advisory board members and other professionals to find the best match for each founder’s unique needs and challenges.

Who's Eligible: Academic founders who have secured or applied for a patent, have secured proof-of-concept funding, and are ready to expedite their spinout with a MassVX Entrepreneurial Champion.

Timing: Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.


SBIR Support

About: MV Accelerate coaches nascent ventures that are submitting SBIR and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) proposals so that they learn the best practices of proposal writing and execution. We offer strategy and alignment sessions, work plan and commercialization plan feedback/analysis, budget compliance analysis, and final review through one-on-one meetings.

Who's Eligible: Founders based in Massachusetts applying for grants with agencies including DOE, DOD, NSF, NIH, NASA, EPA and NIST. 

Timing: Requests for support are reviewed on an ongoing basis.


The Fundable Founder Podcast

About: The Fundable Founder was created to help first time tech entrepreneurs quickly find and fill the gaps in their know-how. It covers key topics from IP strategy to fundraising to sales & product management to executive leadership.


Additional Information

For a list of additional business resources and funding programs available to Massachusetts founders, please visit our Resources page.


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