Not Sure Where To Start Looking For Funding?

 Let the Venture Funding Program

Help You Decide!

Applying to the Wayne Brown Institute’s Venture Funding Program is the 1st step in building key relationships that have the potential to connect you to the capital your venture needs. This is done through the Institute’s proprietary program called Cooperative Venturing.

It starts with you, right here, right now!

When you submit your application today, it will be reviewed by the Institute’s Venture Review Team and an Investor Liaison will follow up for more information.  Once accepted, you’ll be placed in our Cooperative Venturing® Pipeline to be invited to the next live pitch event that is the best fit for your venture. Once invited, you will have the opportunity to work with a team of venturing professionals selected specifically for your venture from the Institute’s Cooperative Venturing Network®.

Have your venture application reviewed for the following, live pitch, events!


There is NO FEE to apply for this amazing opportunity to participate with the Institute’s Cooperative Venturing Network® and get feedback from active investors.

Follow the link below to

Apply Today!

Please share this page with anyone you know that is or may be working to raise capital for their venture in the next 6-18 months. 

To see the scheduled events sponsored by the Wayne Brown Institute and it’s valued partners, CLICK HERE or go to www.venturecapital.org.

Thanks to our Founding Sponsor

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About the Author:

The Wayne Brown Institute was founded by the late Dr. Wayne Brown in 1983. Dr. Brown held positions in mechanical engineering and served as Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Utah. In addition to his academic postings, he was a founder of Kenway Engineering (HK Systems), TerraTek, NPI (Agridyne Technologies), the Utah Innovation Center (the world’s first venture accelerator/incubator) and Utah Ventures (now Pelion Partners, Utah’s first and largest venture fund). By virtue of his academic, government, and business background, Dr. Brown was a leading authority in technological innovation and entrepreneurship. Many of the world’s science/research parks, innovation centers, and incubators have their roots with Dr. Brown. In addition to his many accomplishments, he has affected the role of government in innovation and entrepreneurship as the architect with Roland Tibbitts of the national Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Later, as head of the State’s Science Council he spearheaded legislation to create the Utah Technology Finance Corporation (UTFC, now Innoventures), and Utah’s Centers of Excellence program. He successfully negotiated with the U. S. government to obtain military land for the establishment of the University of Utah’s Research Park, and key in the establishment of the USU Research Park and Timpanogos technology Park in Orem (Novell campus). His knowledge, experience and passion live on in the Wayne Brown Institute, its staff, its investor-led Board, and its countless supporters.