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2205, 2019

MSU’s student-led VC fund offers new hands-on learning

With a new investment fund at Michigan State University, students can gain experience on either side of the venture capital industry. The Student Venture Capital Fund offers students with an idea for a business or an innovation “priceless” experience in seeking capital and pitching to prospective investors, said Jeff Wesley, the [...]

2205, 2019

Ohio State Energy Partners award winners advance innovation, collaboration

Twenty-one projects — tackling issues such as addiction recovery, sustainability and income inequality — have been awarded grants in the second year of philanthropic funding from The Ohio State University’s comprehensive energy management partnership. Ohio State Energy Partners contributes $810,000 each year to the university or affiliated philanthropic causes as [...]

2205, 2019

UD’s Horn Program finds multiple avenues to guide aspiring entrepreneurs

Over the past seven years, the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship has seen good early results in its effort to serve as a springboard for promising start-up ventures. Contributor Larry Nagengast recently spent some looking at the program, how it works and where it’s heading. It’s only seven [...]

2205, 2019

New fund seeks to boost partnerships between MIT, Israeli universities

A fund launched by the Mortimer Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program seeks to match faculty members from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US and seven Israeli academic institutions in an effort to promote the “next generation of groundbreaking research” in sciences and technology. The new MIT-Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund is [...]

2205, 2019

Part fund, part accelerator, Contrary Capital invests in student entrepreneurs | TechCrunch

First Round Capital  has both the Dorm Room Fund and the Graduate Fund. General Catalyst has Rough Draft Ventures. And Prototype Capital and a few other micro-funds focus on investing in student founders, but overall, there’s a shortage of capital set aside for entrepreneurs still making their way through school. Contrary Capital, a soon-to-be San Francisco-based operation [...]

2205, 2019

UGA Startup gateway generates $531M into economy

The University of Georgia’s startup program generates economic value of more than half a billion dollars annually, according to a new analysis. Startup companies created through Innovation Gateway, the university’s arm for research commercialization, have an economic impact of $531 million across the United States, including $322 million in the state [...]

2205, 2019

Yeshiva University Opens Brand-New Innovation Lab 

Yeshiva University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 16 to unveil its brand new Innovation Lab. Located in Furst Hall, the Lab is host to a renovated office space that will serve as a hub for Israeli startups to collaborate with students at YU in a number of different areas of [...]

1605, 2019

HBR: How to Attract Startups and Tech Companies to a City Without Relying on Tax Breaks

Startup ecosystems are the key to growing a vibrant regional economy. Time and time again, these clusters of talent and science drive job creation, new business formation, and attract investment capital. Ultimately, these are the elusive ingredients that lead to greater prosperity and equity in our communities. The Amazon HQ2 opportunity [...]

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