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1701, 2019

New Mayo Clinic-ASU MedTech Accelerator opens applications

The Mayo Clinic-ASU MedTech Accelerator, a collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University that is designed specifically for medical device and health care technology companies, is now accepting applications. The program, leveraging the resources and venture expertise of two innovative institutions, is designed for companies looking to take their business to the next level. Participants [...]

1701, 2019

University of Waterloo’s Velocity taps AngelList to launch new startup fund

University of Waterloo startup incubator Velocity has announced a bold plan to provide funding support to its startups. Velocity will launch an AngelList-powered fund to let investors make equity investments in companies pitching in the program’s Velocity Fund Finals competition. Three times a year, the Velocity Fund Finals (VFF) allows companies in [...]

1601, 2019

Four ways to bridge the widening valley of death for startups | TechCrunch

Many founders believe in the myth that the first steps of starting a business are the hardest: Attracting the first investment, the first hires, proving the technology, launching the first product and landing the first customer. Although those critical first steps are difficult, they are certainly not the most difficult on [...]

1601, 2019

UC Riverside POC awards help faculty commercialize inventions

The Office of Research and Economic Development at UC Riverside has awarded three faculty research projects proof of concept grants to help them move new technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace. This year, the office received 11 applications and selected six for final review. “We look for projects that promise [...]

1601, 2019

University of Georgia leads nation in helping entrepreneurs make dreams a reality

A program at the University of Georgia is helping entrepreneurs and the state's economy. Leaders at UGA said talented university researchers have good ideas, but not necessarily the tools to start a business. The University’s Innovation Gateway program is getting those ideas out of the lab and into the hands [...]

1401, 2019

Eastern Perspectives: How can an Accelerator program help a Startup?

Will a startup really benefit from an Accelerator Program? This is a million-dollar question in the minds of several Founders and for good reasons! StartUp Accelerators or Seed Accelerators as they’re also called, are programs which encompass seed investments in startups for fixed terms along with mentorship, connections, educational and [...]

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