University Gap Funding and Accelerator Community News

702, 2019

What happens to technology, talent when startups fail? 

An undercurrent of the SmallSat Symposium was a widespread conviction that a shakeout is looming for certain entrepreneurial space sectors, prompting questions about the future of technology, personnel and business models that never get off the ground, literally or figuratively. Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have established close relationships with small [...]

702, 2019

University of Hawaii’s Accelerator Selects 6th Cohort 

XLR8UH, the multi-phase education and investment program designed to help grow University of Hawaiʻi entrepreneurs and startups, has selected four companies to participate in the program’s sixth cohort. Recognized in 2017 by Forbes as one of the top 30 accelerator programs in the United States, XLR8UH is a public-private partnership between the [...]

702, 2019

How students are founding, funding and joining startups | TechCrunch

oung founders who want to start companies while still in school have an increasing number of resources to tap into that exist just for them. Students that want to learn how to build companies can apply to an increasing number of fast-track programs that allow them to gain valuable early [...]

702, 2019

‘Deep tech’ innovations require industry partnerships

Deep tech – a term referring to potentially momentous scientific breakthroughs – has the power to change the world. But because it can be complex, abstract, expensive and slow, innovators often struggle to find the funding to take their ideas to the next level. Creating new opportunities for industry partnerships [...]

702, 2019

VCU to invest $7 million in new healthcare innovations

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Virginia Commonwealth University is launching a $7 million project to support new developments and innovations in health care, President Michael Rao announced Thursday during his State of the University address. VCU will invest $2.5 million dollars each year over the next three years into the "Health Innovation [...]

3101, 2019

IU Philanthropic Venture Fund invests $250,000 in environmental compliance company: News at IU: Indiana University

The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund, which invests in IU-related ventures, has invested $250,000 in Indianapolis-based Encamp Inc. The company works with its clients to make environmental compliance -- such as meeting environmental regulations for clean air and water, waste disposal, and hazardous material management -- fast, simple and accurate. CEO Luke [...]

3101, 2019

UC Berkeley Launches Accelerator to Support Blockchain Startups

The University of California, Berkeley has just announced the formation of a new blockchain-focused accelerator, the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator. The new accelerator will help entrepreneurs pursue ventures in the blockchain space, tap into the vast resources of UC Berkeley and Silicon Valley, and receive expert industry guidance to create high-value blockchain [...]

3101, 2019

University of Illinois incubator promotes startups 

Established in 2003, EnterpriseWorks is an incubator facility based at Research Park. No other facility in Illinois has received as much federal funding, in the form of Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer Research grants, as this University-owned technology startup haven. Unlike most other incubators, Laura Frerichs, [...]

3101, 2019

U Florida Tech Licensing Announces Another Successful Partnership with Portfolio Company

University of Florida startup Entrinsic Health Solutions Inc. (EHS), an innovative health sciences company, has entered into a partnership that provides for a worldwide commercial license and supply agreement for enterade®, an amino acid-based, glucose-free, electrolyte solution designed for oncology and gastrointestinal (GI) disease patients. “We are excited about this [...]

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