Venture Forward


Michael P. Straightiff
Managing Director, U.Va. Innovation
Executive Director, U.Va. Licensing & Ventures Group

straightiff [at] virginia [dot] edu

U.Va.’s start-up mentoring network

Venture Forward is a business mentoring program for innovative ventures and emerging technologies spinning out of the University of Virginia.

Formerly T100, Venture Forward offers an expansive network of experts in business, venture capital and a variety of industries. Often U.Va. alumni, these experts serve as mentors to the University’s newest start-up companies and research technologies, offering invaluable guidance and referrals as they consider new company formation and develop commercialization strategies.

Participating Ventures