Start-Up Resources

'Cane Angel Network

The ’Cane Angel Network facilitates investments in UM-related startups by UM-related early stage investors (“Angels”) to further build the success of the University of Miami’s global community. By bringing together investors and entrepreneurs with a connection to the University, we aim to help turn start-up aspirations into reality.

Visit the 'Cane Angel Network

The Launch Pad

The Launch Pad assists with the development of entrepreneurial ideas. Their Startup Resources page has helpful information to help get you moving forward.

Visit The Launch Pad

 UM Startup Practicum

Free legal help for startups offered by UM Law.

Visit UM Startup Practicum

Guidance and Advice for Small Business Administration grants (SBIR, STTR, other)

Startups can obtain funding through the Small Business Administration. The Executive Director for Coulter Programs and New Ventures is Will Silverman, PhD, MBA. Contact Will for discussion and advice regarding SBA grants @


I-Corps@NCATS Short Course is an evidence-based curriculum for emerging startups that will move you from the lab to connect with potential customers. It is based on the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program, the premiere federally-funded innovation and commercialization training program. Website link is and contact is Suhrud Rajguru, PhD @