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1210, 2018

Arrowhead Innovation Fund makes first investment in a NM company 

An Energy Star-rated technology, EVUS Inc. uses a unique proprietary design that harnesses the power of magnets for use in home heating. “EVUS is an excellent example of the type of high-quality investments that are possible in New Mexico,” said AIF Managing Director Estela Hernandez. “This technology will bring to [...]

1210, 2018

Keiretsu founder plans to push Philly angels for a new start-up pitch event

In Philadelphia, where finding a start-up investor is as tough as finding a Cowboys fan — or at least one who will admit it openly — the Angel Capital Expo could be considered an entrepreneur's dream come true. The annual event by Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic brings together the private-equity community with [...]

1210, 2018

Indiana BioCrossroads forms $9M seed fund for life science startups

Indiana startup companies in life sciences, information technology and agricultural biosciences now have another source of early funding. BioCrossroads, an Indianapolis-based group that promotes and invests in the sector, said Wednesday it has formed a $9 million seed fund, its third such fund since 2004. Investors in the Indiana Seed [...]

1210, 2018

XLerateHealth, U of L, UK and WVU to create medical technology platform 

XLerateHealth LLC and three major universities are working together to create a hub that would help universities commercialize new biomedical technology. The Louisville startup accelerator is working with the University of Louisville, University of Kentucky and West Virginia University to create an online accelerator hub, and their leaders announced Thursday [...]

1210, 2018

$13M state investment revitalizes Cornell Food Venture Center 

Food entrepreneurs in New York are getting a big boost from advanced technologies and facilities now available at the Cornell Food Venture Center (CFVC). The renovated CFVC pilot plant reopened Oct. 4 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the enhanced capabilities of the state-of-the-art facility. The renovations were made possible through [...]

1010, 2018

Notre Dame IDEA Center Creates $22.65M Fund to Support Startup Companies

The Notre Dame IDEA Center, established in 2017 to spur innovation and commercialization efforts at the University, has established a separate for-profit investment fund to accelerate promising early-stage technologies and startup ideas toward development. Drawing on the IDEA Center’s race car-related branding, the Notre Dame Pit Road Fund will provide [...]

510, 2018

Michigan Strategic Fund Approves Investment in Programs to Continue Research in Innovation and Technology Across the State

With the support of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), early stage entrepreneurial activity continues to thrive across the state. To continue the momentum, the Michigan Strategic Fund, administered by the MEDC, has approved funding for seven statewide programs dedicated to strengthening Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and creating value in further [...]

510, 2018

Investors secure £150,000 funding to help launch latest product

Investors based at the University of Birmingham aiming to develop more sustainable batteries have secured £150,000 to help launch their latest product. Amrit Chandan and Carlton Cummins of Aceleron have secured the support from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund’s Proof of Concept & Early Stage Fund, managed by Warwickshire-headquartered Mercia [...]

510, 2018

The current status of translational research funding in North America

While university environments can restrict academic freedom, private industry will often attach strings. It is typically very rare that the sole financier of scientific innovation is also the leading scientist, and so sponsored research typically proceeds at the direction of its investors. While there are no practical limits on what [...]

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