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 a Membership Board, consisting of representatives from its members. The Fund's Review Panel, including Members, invited guests and observers, oversees the awards process guided by advice from the Rocket Fund's Technology Advisory Committee (TAC), under the leadership of Neil A. Fromer, 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.
As a Rocket Fund Partner you will assess the business potential and technical viability of applications, recommend semi-final and final awards, and provide inkind support where mutually beneficial. For those wishing to explore the Rocket Fund's opportunities, which includes a tiered Rocket Fund Membership Program, contact Stephanie Yanchinski Director of Entrepreneurial Programs, 626-395-1968.