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1610, 2019

Yeshiva University’s Innovation Lab Launches 2nd Cohort With 11 Israeli Startups

Yeshiva University, the private, modern Orthodox research university based in New York City, launched the second cohort of its Innovation Lab last week, in partnership with Gvahim, the Israeli NGO that helps new immigrants to Israel with business and career goals, Cactus Capital, the first student-run university venture capital firm [...]

1610, 2019

NC Biotech Center awards $1.4M in grants, loans; portfolio startups raise $16.5M 

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 18 grants and loans totaling nearly $1.4 million to bioscience companies, universities and non-profit organizations in the first quarter of its 2019-20 fiscal year. The awards, made from July 1 to Sept. 30, will support life science research and technology commercialization throughout North Carolina and help [...]

1010, 2019

Europe’s Old Universities Spin Out New Tech Companies – WSJ

The world’s oldest universities are learning to promote their newest technologies using American-style entrepreneurialism. Across Europe, academic institutions are intensifying efforts to get promising ideas out of their labs and into commercial use, following the successful examples of Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other U.S. leaders in the [...]

1010, 2019

U of Illinois Lands $50K Grant to Create More Female-Founded Tech Companies

A women-focused accelerator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign just landed a $50,000 award from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help strengthen resources and support for female-founded tech companies. U of I’s EnterpriseWorks Incubator’s AWARE (accelerating women and underrepresented entrepreneurs) is one of 60 accelerators and incubators that were awarded the grant, [...]

1010, 2019

Fulcrum Global Capital partners with Kansas State University 

Kansas City-based Fulcrum Global Capital will open an office in the K-State Office Park in Manhattan, adjacent to the Kansas State University campus, as part of a strategic partnership. Fulcrum Global is a venture capital fund that was founded in early 2019 by Duane Cantrell, Kevin Lockett and John Peryam. They all formerly worked for the [...]

1010, 2019

Nebraska’s ‘Silicon Prairie’ Is Growing Into A Hub For Innovation

Despite its unfortunate tourism slogan, Nebraska is, in fact, for everyone. And it’s an especially attractive area for startups to plant their roots and bloom. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily Nebraska’s tech scene, centered around the nearby cities of Omaha and Lincoln, has become an under-the-radar hub for innovation. With large examples [...]

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