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6 12, 2018

Purdue Research Foundation raises $10.2 million for Back a Boiler Income Share Agreement Fund II – News – Purdue University

By |2018-12-06T08:59:59+00:00December 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Purdue Research Foundation has raised $10.2 million to fund its Back a Boiler income share agreement program that provides an alternative for Purdue University students to Federal Parent PLUS and private student loans. David Cooper, Purdue Research Foundation’s chief investment officer, said Fund II was closed in late October with a total of 11 [...]

6 12, 2018

Johns Hopkins alum’s fund gives 4 undergrad ventures resources to grow

By |2018-12-06T08:59:26+00:00December 6th, 2018|Student Funds|0 Comments

Four ventures led by Johns Hopkins University undergraduate students will receive $10,000 and mentorship as the newest selected members of an alumnus-sponsored entrepreneurship fund. The O'Connor fund was founded five years ago by Ralph O’Connor, a Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences alumnus, and his wife, Becky. It provides each member of an annual cohort with a non-dilutive grant [...]

6 12, 2018

Student Group, LTF Ventures, Looking for Ideas to Fund

By |2018-12-06T08:58:12+00:00December 6th, 2018|Student Funds, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Student organization Learning to Fly Ventures (LTF) aims to expand the entrepreneurship community on campus through funding undergraduate startups. Founded in 2017, the group has recently restructured; board members now actively look for ideas to fund instead of merely relying on applications from interested entrepreneurs, as LTF did in the past. Third-year LTF board member Agnay Mohindra [...]

6 12, 2018

Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship Announces Rock Venture Capital Partners 

By |2018-12-06T08:43:19+00:00December 6th, 2018|Massachusetts, Student Funds|0 Comments

MBA students at Harvard Business School (HBS) who are interested in entrepreneurship and looking to start new ventures are able to seek guidance and access expertise from various resources on the HBS campus, including more than 30 faculty experts in the field, 21 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, and this year’s Venture Capital Partners, all based at the School’s Arthur Rock Center [...]

6 12, 2018

How the New Venture Challenge Is Helping Cement Chicago’s Reputation as the Next Great Startup Hub 

By |2018-12-06T08:42:14+00:00December 6th, 2018|Competition, Illinois, Student Funds|0 Comments

At first glance, Tovala’s Chicago headquarters looks like an ordinary apartment. But upon opening the front door to the office space, located in the city’s River West neighborhood, visitors are greeted with an open space filled with boxes, home goods and employees buzzing like worker bees. Some cooked in the test kitchen. Others sat at their [...]

6 12, 2018

University accelerator sees startups smash $50m milestone 

By |2018-12-06T08:40:52+00:00December 6th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Australia, Impact|0 Comments

The University of Queensland has cemented its position as a leading launchpad for entrepreneurs and a magnet for major investors, with startups from its ilab programs attracting more than $57 million. UQ offers a range of hands-on programs, including its Germinate accelerator, that give budding founders the skills, connections and seed funding to create a startup and to turn early-stage [...]

30 11, 2018

UVa, city, county planning entrepreneurial accelerator

By |2018-11-30T09:47:00+00:00November 30th, 2018|State or Government, Virginia|0 Comments

Localities will match funds from GO Virginia grant, if awarded The University of Virginia, Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville all have pledged support for a program aimed at accelerating the growth of local startups. David Touve, senior director of the i.Lab at UVa, said the proposed Catalyst Accelerator Program would provide workspace, educational [...]

30 11, 2018

Ben Franklin Tech Partners names latest funding recipients

By |2018-11-30T09:46:02+00:00November 30th, 2018|Pennsylvania, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania said its board of directors approved the investment of $486,250 in support of regional economic development for both established manufacturers and early-stage technology firms. Ben Franklin is a nonprofit based at TechVentures at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop campus in Bethlehem. The organization helps startups find funding, establish incubator space, [...]

30 11, 2018

Science tech + venture funding + government funds, a critical part of of innovation 

By |2018-11-30T09:43:55+00:00November 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

People advocating greater government involvement in directing university research programs should be careful what they wish for, according to CSIRO chief executive officer Larry Marshall, who warns this may be a sure-fire way to stifle creativity. Dr Marshall, who has presided over a drive to improve the commercial returns to the national science agency of its [...]

30 11, 2018

IBM and Columbia University Announce Blockchain accelerator

By |2018-11-30T09:41:58+00:00November 30th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate|0 Comments

IBM and Columbia University recently announced two new accelerator programs that are aimed at building and scaling the next era of blockchain innovation. The accelerator programs, vital facets of the Columbia-IBM Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency, will empower blockchain network founders and entrepreneurs across the globe with access to the resources as well as expertise they [...]