Nurturing Ideas

Turning innovative technology from an idea to a product or service with commercial value takes some nurturing. We give your company all the support you need so you can focus on what you do best. We have structured our offerings in a program format; however, if you are in need of business consulting, market research, or facilitated connections CMURC can provide a specific scope of work that will assist you in achieving your goals.

Accelerators mine technology from universities and private enterprise, assist companies and entrepreneurs in building business structures around the technology, conduct product development and help companies secure necessary start up financing.


The Right Choice program consists of three phases, each one created to empower the entrepreneur with the right resources and tools to achieve their business goals. At the end of each one of these phases CMURC or the company can elect not to move on to the next phase. Each phase has milestones and deliverables in which an entrepreneur will work with a CMURC coach to achieve. These phases are designed to provide a company with the necessary pieces they need to take their business from idea to sales. Every month, the top entrepreneurs are selected to join the competitive, scholarship based program....More Info

The Exchange is a unique social media crowd funding platform created by CMURC to allow entrepreneurs to market their idea and raise the capital needed to reach their business goals....More Info

The Passport Program is available to new business ventures that are being facilitated by CMURC or the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The purpose of the program is to accelerate growth in startups and keep their business to business purchases local. Components include significant discounted services from trusted CMURC service providers and a pre-launch Chamber of Commerce membership....More Info


A business is only as good as the people on its team. By working with CMURC, you'll have some of the region's brightest and most innovative people working with you. We'd like you to meet them.