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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships




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Our ventures team maintains connections with investors around the country and the world to accelerate the growth of U-M startups. Learn more about our startup pipeline, the Accelerate Blue Fund, and how to become an Accelerate Blue Fund donor.

Accelerate Blue Fund

The Accelerate Blue Fund (ABF) is an early-stage venture fund that invests exclusively in University of Michigan licensed startups. The goal of Accelerate Blue is to bridge the funding gap between initial launch and angel/venture capital funding for startups based on University of Michigan intellectual property.

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Startup Pipeline

Interested in learning more about U-M’s startup portfolio? If you represent a venture fund, corporate venture fund, or you are an accredited investor contact us to learn more about our comprehensive list of emerging U-M startups and companies seeking investment capital.

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Innovation Partnerships Startup Portfolio

Research at the University of Michigan has led to the launch of high impact startups that have changed the world for the better, including Intralase, Mythic AI, Ascentage Pharma, Handylab, Ambiq Micro, May Mobility and many others.

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Support the Accelerate Blue Fund

Every success story that results from Accelerate Blue funding is due to the generosity and philanthropy of Alumni, friends of the University of Michigan, and our corporate partners. We are working towards our goal of raising $20 million in the Accelerate Blue Fund. To support our evergreen venture fund that accelerates the commercial growth of U-M startups, click donate today to learn more.