The Rocket Fund is a membership-driven granting organization. Rocket Fund members leverage their funds to provide non-equity grants for developing minimum commercial prototypes (MCP), that allow awardees to validate their products with customers.
The Fund is governed by the Membership Board, consisting of member representatives. The Member Review Panel oversees the awards process guided by advice from the Rocket Fund's Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) of more than 30 experts, under the leadership of Neil A. Fromer, RSI's Executive Director of Programs, Rocket Fund Board Member and Chief Scientific Advisor of the TAC.
Join us as a Member or Partner
As a Rocket Fund Member you will you will be part of an elite network accelerating innovative but early startups to commercial success and financial independence. You will gain access to vetted, viable, relevant technology and teams, have a mechanism to fund early-stage companies, and network with professionals with similar goals. Members also guide the strategic direction of the Fund, including its growth.
As a Rocket Fund Partner you will assess the business potential and technical viability of applications, recommend semi-final and final awards, and provide in-kind support where mutually beneficial.
New Benefit: Members at the Full, Club or Founder level may propose a separate track addressing their particular strategic interests, as an additional membership benefit. This named track will feature technologies and companies addressing the member's interests, and members can assign representatives from their organization to the Technology Advisory Committee to judge this track.
For those wishing to explore the full range of Rocket Fund's opportunities, including the tiered Rocket Fund Membership Program, contact Stephanie Yanchinski Director of Entrepreneurial Programs, 626-395-1968.