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28 03, 2019

Raising Seed Funding From a Traditional VC Is Harder Than Ever. Here’s Why

By |2019-03-28T10:18:23+00:00March 28th, 2019|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Without a doubt, you’ve heard reports that the VC industry is booming. And it truly is; bigger deals, bigger exits, and bigger funds are making a splash in Venture Capital. After all, who could forget the culmination of SoftBank’s $100 billion “megafund,” Spotify’s historic direct listing, or the roof-shattering $14 billion Series C round raised by Ant Financial [...]

28 03, 2019

True Blue Fund will support early-stage startups at U of Toronto

By |2019-03-28T10:17:04+00:00March 28th, 2019|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Entrepreneurs and their early-stage startups at the University of Toronto will soon have access to a new financial support fund worth up to $5 million. Called the True Blue Fund, the new program announced today provides philanthropists a way to support U of T’s entrepreneurship and innovation activities. The university is committing $2.5 million to match donations to [...]

28 03, 2019

What Makes a Successful Startup Team

By |2019-03-28T10:14:15+00:00March 28th, 2019|Venture Capital|0 Comments

When venture capital investors are doing due diligence, they focus carefully on the financial side of the business. Does the company have an interesting business model? How big is the addressable market? What are the growth plans of the company? They hire expensive experts and use advanced data tools to answer these questions and ensure [...]

28 03, 2019

[Recommended Watch for Our Community] ‘The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

By |2019-03-28T10:02:05+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I like movies. Especially those that take you on a rollercoaster that leaves you walking away with a mixed bag of unresolved thoughts/feelings/ideas. Movies that make you think. I highly recommended cautionary documentary and the rise and fall of Theranos. Theranos was an extreme case of potential fraud, patient abuse, and it seems like [...]

21 03, 2019

BioSTL gets another $100,000 grant to help launch agtech startup program 

By |2019-03-21T08:25:42+00:00March 21st, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, State or Government|0 Comments

Though agriculture is arguably the oldest industry around, it has taken a while for it to get reshaped by some of the new, digital information tools that are transforming other lines of work. But in some cases, old ways of doing things on the farm are changing. Sensor technology can report hyper-detailed field conditions to [...]

21 03, 2019

Amazon Web Services pilots Pro-Rata Program to connect investors with start-ups

By |2019-03-21T08:23:00+00:00March 21st, 2019|Corporate|0 Comments

Amazon is testing a new way to bolster its relationship with start-ups and possibly bring in more capital to the ecosystem. The fledgling effort, known as the Amazon Web Services Pro-Rata Program, is designed to link private investors with companies that use AWS, as well as venture funds whose portfolios are filled with potential cloud customers. [...]

20 03, 2019

Harvard OTD launches Experts-in-Residence program

By |2019-03-20T09:37:10+00:00March 20th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Gap support programs, Massachusetts|0 Comments

Harvard’s Office of Technology Development (OTD) has launched an Experts-in-Residence (XIR) program, creating a powerful new resource for Harvard faculty and researchers to accelerate startup formation and support the commercialization of University innovations. Initially, 28 XIRs have volunteered for the program. The XIRs include partners at venture capital firms, scientific entrepreneurs, R&D executives, and other respected experts on company [...]

20 03, 2019

UK incubators nurturing the next biotech generation 

By |2019-03-20T09:31:33+00:00March 20th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, UK/England|0 Comments

What type of environment is best to foster biotechnology startups through their first years? With more UK universities putting resources into supporting spinout companies, and dedicated life science incubators springing up at sites abandoned by large pharmaceutical firms (and elsewhere), the options for entrepreneurs are expanding in scope, style and availability. Keith Powell, a London-based [...]

20 03, 2019

How Universities Can Support Women-Led Entrepreneurship

By |2019-03-20T09:27:20+00:00March 20th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator|0 Comments

When Maria Artunduaga won a University of California award in 2017 for her team’s technology to manage pulmonary disease, she noted a critical factor in the victory: contest-organized mentorship from Jocelyn Brown with the Rice 360˚ Institute for Global Health. “Her experience building health technologies for preterm babies in Africa was key to our success in the Big Ideas student innovation [...]

20 03, 2019

Delaware Innovation Space Launches First Fund Investment Program 

By |2019-03-20T09:26:18+00:00March 20th, 2019|Delaware|0 Comments

First Fund provides early stage startups with critical funding to easily and quickly access Delaware Innovation Space’s business building expertise, core programs, scientific equipment, and extensive multi-use wet laboratories. Eligible startups can each secure up to $75,000 investment from the First Fund Program, via a convertible note, funding monthly site-license costs for residency at the [...]