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22 01, 2019

Heartland tech startups need to hire more efficiently to compete with coastal companies

By |2019-01-22T09:18:19+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

All tech companies in the United States will face a near constant need for software developers over the next decade. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 24 percent growth in the industry by 2026, which is an even faster ascent than other tech-related career fields. But the traditional employment pipeline in Middle America — places like St. [...]

17 01, 2019

Gap Fund and Accelerator Process Tactics and Approaches

By |2019-01-17T13:23:14+00:00January 17th, 2019|Toolkit|0 Comments

Summary Event Held 1/17/18 Recap of 90-minute Community of Action Discussion on Gap Fund and Accelerator Program Process Tactics and Approaches: Communicating program to internal and external stakeholders Intake process to receive and consider proposals for funding Evaluation and decision-making scorecards, advisory boards, mentors, external evaluators, etc. Oversight of funded projects/investments, and reporting [...]

17 01, 2019

New Mayo Clinic-ASU MedTech Accelerator opens applications

By |2019-01-17T09:35:30+00:00January 17th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Hospitals|0 Comments

The Mayo Clinic-ASU MedTech Accelerator, a collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University that is designed specifically for medical device and health care technology companies, is now accepting applications. The program, leveraging the resources and venture expertise of two innovative institutions, is designed for companies looking to take their business to the next level. Participants can expect to walk away [...]

17 01, 2019

John Hopkins students learn how to turn their great ideas into viable business ventures 

By |2019-01-17T09:33:45+00:00January 17th, 2019|Washington DC|0 Comments

In a campus classroom last week, Johns Hopkins senior Charlie Wang shared a business mantra with a group of fellow students who, like him, are aspiring entrepreneurs: "Ideas are easy. Execution is everything." The words came from venture capitalist John Doerr, whose Kleiner Perkins firm was an early investor in several major U.S. tech companies, [...]

17 01, 2019

University of Waterloo’s Velocity taps AngelList to launch new startup fund

By |2019-01-17T09:32:23+00:00January 17th, 2019|Angel, Canada, Startup Fund|0 Comments

University of Waterloo startup incubator Velocity has announced a bold plan to provide funding support to its startups. Velocity will launch an AngelList-powered fund to let investors make equity investments in companies pitching in the program’s Velocity Fund Finals competition. Three times a year, the Velocity Fund Finals (VFF) allows companies in the Velocity Garage incubator (or [...]

16 01, 2019

Four ways to bridge the widening valley of death for startups | TechCrunch

By |2019-01-16T09:18:21+00:00January 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Many founders believe in the myth that the first steps of starting a business are the hardest: Attracting the first investment, the first hires, proving the technology, launching the first product and landing the first customer. Although those critical first steps are difficult, they are certainly not the most difficult on the arduous path of building [...]

16 01, 2019

Got a great business idea? $100K up for grabs in University of Utah’s entrepreneur challenge

By |2019-01-16T09:12:05+00:00January 16th, 2019|Competition, Utah|0 Comments

Utah college and high school students looking to become the "Next Big Thing" in business have a chance to score some serious cash and get a little real-world experience, thanks to the University of Utah's Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. Lassonde's 14th annual Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is open to students from all public and private Utah colleges. [...]

16 01, 2019

UC Riverside POC awards help faculty commercialize inventions

By |2019-01-16T08:55:49+00:00January 16th, 2019|California, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The Office of Research and Economic Development at UC Riverside has awarded three faculty research projects proof of concept grants to help them move new technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace. This year, the office received 11 applications and selected six for final review. “We look for projects that promise to solve one or more [...]

16 01, 2019

University of Georgia leads nation in helping entrepreneurs make dreams a reality

By |2019-01-16T08:49:37+00:00January 16th, 2019|Georgia|0 Comments

A program at the University of Georgia is helping entrepreneurs and the state's economy. Leaders at UGA said talented university researchers have good ideas, but not necessarily the tools to start a business. The University’s Innovation Gateway program is getting those ideas out of the lab and into the hands of consumers who need them [...]

14 01, 2019

Just Boiling…Purdue reaches milestone with helping launch more than 200 start-ups since 2013

By |2019-01-14T09:21:48+00:00January 14th, 2019|Indiana|0 Comments

In 2018, Purdue University reached a milestone with the creation of more than 223 start-up companies. The university has been monitoring this since 2013 when Mitch Daniels became Purdue’s President and created an initiative to ensure students and faculty gain the rights to their inventions and ideas. Purdue Senior Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship [...]