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Funding Partners

Capital to help your company grow

Businesses who qualify to lease space at University Technology Park benefit from our robust network of funding partners. UTP’s active relationships with venture capital firms, angel investors and government agencies help companies find the funding they need to grow.

Venture capital and angel investors

We have successfully linked many new companies with firms ready to invest in innovation. UTP’s network extends across the U.S. and includes well-known VCs and angel investors. Strategic advice on which firms are the best match and guidance on how to make a successful “pitch” will empower you to win crucial funding.

Government sources

We help resident companies tap public funding resources, including those offered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), federal Small Business Administration (SBA), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Grant-writing workshops can assist you in preparing successful applications for government support.