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2405, 2018

Carnegie Mellon and Innovation Works hold ‘venture fair’ for Pittsburgh AI and robotics startups

Pittsburgh’s robotics and artificial intelligence sectors are gaining more attention than ever before, thanks to continued interest from tech giants like Facebookand Google, which opened offices there, as well as local university Carnegie Mellon’s recent announcement that it will be offering the nation’s first undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence. But startups in the area [...]

2405, 2018

Ben-Gurion U. announces first Israel entrepreneurship fund of $1 million

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) President Prof. Rivka Carmi has announced a $1 million BGU Entrepreneurship Fund (BEF), the first of its type established by an Israeli university. The student-led fund will provide students and recent graduates with micro-grants to jump-start innovative technologies and concepts. The Fund was announced [...]

2405, 2018

Pitt startup working to treat carbon monoxide poisoning raises $5 million 

A year-old University of Pittsburgh startup company has raised $5 million in Series A funding as it develops an antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning. Tus Science & Technology Service Group of China led the funding round for Globin Solutions Inc. with participation from UPMC Enterprises, the commercialization arm of the [...]

2405, 2018

MTRAC Innovation Hub awards $177,000 for applied materials projects

A self-cleaning glass mixture and a transparent conductor are two of the latest projects to win financial support from the state of Michigan's Innovation Hub program. Four inventions from three of Michigan's public universities will share more than $177,000 in awards bestowed by the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization's applied [...]

2105, 2018

Alumni Association invests in Penn State-related startups 

The Penn State Alumni Association will invest in the future of Penn State entrepreneurs and technology startups — including those launched by Penn State alumni, students and faculty — through a $500,000 commitment to 1855 Capital. The $10 million-plus 1855 Capital Fund provides seed and early-stage venture capital to Penn [...]

1705, 2018

Purdue University Foundry invests over $500K to university start ups

More than $500,000 was awarded to 11 Purdue University startups to aide in their advancement, ranging from networking apps to appliances that grow produce. The Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund provides money for Purdue-affiliated startups with pre-seed, seed and early stage investment and co-investment programs. Since the program's beginning in 2014, the fund [...]

1705, 2018

Cisco eyes early-stage startups with new venture fund 

Cisco Systems Inc., one of the most prolific corporate acquirers of startups, is starting up a new venture fund that will run independently from the parent company, people familiar with the matter say. The Silicon Valley company, which historically has invested from its cash reserves, plans to be the anchor [...]

1705, 2018

AZBio initiative aims to cure funding gap that ails Arizona 

Trying to build on Arizona’s significant investments in the life science discovery and healthcare delivery infrastructure, the state’s leaders are focused on bridging the funding gap that slows the growth of Arizona-based life science companies. Leaders of Arizona’s life science sector share a drive to accomplish a common goal: accelerate [...]

1705, 2018

Early-stage investors get infusion from state’s Catalyst Fund 

The state-backed Catalyst Fund has approved a $1.6 million commitment to NMA Ventures, a new fund run by prominent Angels to invest in early-stage technology companies across the state. New Mexico Angels President John Chavez, former Angels Vice President Dorian Rader, and Angels board member Sherman McCorkle partnered together last [...]

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