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22 05, 2019

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

By |2019-05-22T09:26:06+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Michigan, Student Funds, Venture Fund|0 Comments

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 executive director of Red Cedar Ventures at [...]

22 05, 2019

Ohio State Energy Partners award winners advance innovation, collaboration

By |2019-05-22T09:24:57+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Ohio|0 Comments

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 part of its commitment to [...]

22 05, 2019

There’s an alternative to raising VC and it’s called revenue-based financing | TechCrunch

By |2019-05-22T09:23:06+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Revenue-based financing is on the rise, at least according to Lighter Capital, a firm that doles out entrepreneur-friendly debt capital. What exactly is RBF you ask? It’s a relatively new form of funding for tech companies that are posting monthly recurring revenue. Here’s how Lighter Capital, which completed 500 RBF deals in 2018, explains it: “It’s an alternative [...]

22 05, 2019

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

By |2019-05-22T09:21:28+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Delaware, Student Funds|0 Comments

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 years since the Horn Program in [...]

22 05, 2019

New fund seeks to boost partnerships between MIT, Israeli universities

By |2019-05-22T09:20:01+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Israel, Massachusetts, Startup Fund|0 Comments

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 now calling for proposals from [...]

22 05, 2019

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

By |2019-05-22T09:16:21+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Venture Capital|0 Comments

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 led by Eric Tarczynski, is [...]

22 05, 2019

UGA Startup gateway generates $531M into economy

By |2019-05-22T09:09:22+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Georgia|0 Comments

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 of Georgia. “We’re thrilled to [...]

22 05, 2019

Yeshiva University Opens Brand-New Innovation Lab 

By |2019-05-22T09:08:18+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Israel|0 Comments

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 work. Startups will obtain benefits [...]

16 05, 2019

Great ideas are good, but weak leadership can really drag a startup down | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

By |2019-05-16T07:30:00+00:00May 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Crystal Morrison was promoted to a leadership role at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, she had a bit of a breakdown. Most of her career up to that point had been in scientific research, given the Ph.D. in macromolecular science and engineering she’d earned at the University of Michigan in 2003. She’s extroverted and [...]

16 05, 2019

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

By |2019-05-16T07:28:03+00:00May 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 was a wakeup call for [...]