William C. Norris Institute

University of St. Thomas
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 651-962-4346
Contact: Michael P. Moore, Director

Bioscience/Technology Field

Commercialization of socially beneficial technology


The mission of the William C. Norris Institute is to continue the entrepreneurial legacy of the founder of Control Data Corporation by investing in new ventures that are developing innovative and socially beneficial technologies. The Institute provides pre-seed capital investments and assistance to entrepreneurs who have demonstrated the utility and need for their innovative technology-based products and/or services.

Services and Resources

Pre-Seed Capital for

Management advice

Referral to University of St. Thomas resources for entrepreneurs