Calvin Goforth, PhD

Calvin Goforth, PhD
Calvin Goforth, PhD, VIC Founder and Chief Executive Officer, has extensive experience in start-up company development in founder, investor, board member, and executive roles. His experience encompasses intellectual property assessment, building strong development teams, raising private investment and government funding, and bringing products to market. He received a BS in Aerospace Engineering with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.
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VIC Foundry: An Incubator for High Impact Life Science Technologies

What is VIC Foundry? VIC Foundry is one element of the VIC innovation ecosystem. It develops technologies sourced from top research institutions in the U.S. with the potential to have substantial impact and commercial...

VIC 2020 Mid-Year Update

So far, in 2020, VIC’s portfolio of companies reached numerous milestones and potential business partners are increasingly finding ways to re-engage in spite of the ongoing pandemic. The VIC Foundry has expanded...

Why VIC Sometimes Steps Outside Its Life Science Focus

VIC Technology Venture Development primarily is focused on building companies around high-impact life science technologies, including medical devices, therapeutics, diagnostics, and advanced instrumentation. More than...

VIC 2019 Annual Report

In the past year, VIC’s portfolio of companies reached numerous milestones, the VIC Investor Network (VIN) experienced its first exit, and we added important new elements to the VIC ecosystem. While progress in 2019 was...

A Letter from our CEO

Welcome to the 20s! To my ears, 2020 sounds very futuristic – but we are living it. The pace of technological change continues to accelerate and have profound impact on all of us. VIC’s motto is Technology Solutions for...

White Paper: Avoiding Herd Mentality - Sourcing Quality Innovation Beyond The VC Hot Zones

Twenty years ago, a two-bedroom apartment in the heart of Silicon Valley would cost an entrepreneur $1,600 a month1. Today, the same apartment would go for $4,000 per month or more. The cost of living and doing business...

Expanded VIC Investor Network (VIN)

VIC Investor Network Impact healthcare investing for accredited individuals   What is the VIC Investor Network? The VIC Investor Network (“VIN”) makes investments into companies that are based on technologies that can...


Solenic Medical Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation
White Paper
Portfolio Diversification in Times of Market Volatility
Case Study
The Emerging Remote Workplace: Digital Best Practices for Investor Groups
VIC 2020 Mid-Year Report
VIC Portfolio Companies and Pipeline Technologies with Pandemic Impact
Case Study
Opportunity Assessment: How To Vet So Much Tech
Behind the Curtain with Biolocity | Guiding Medical Innovations to Market
White Paper
Accessing Innovation Directly from the Source - Growing Trends in Venture Capital Company Formation
Zebra Analytix Awarded NIH Funding to Improve Workplace Safety
VIC Fellow Spotlight: Dr. Natalie Gassman
From The Corner Office
Vixiar: Solving a Big Problem With a Small Device