17 04, 2019

ASU launches new accelerator 

By |2019-04-17T17:06:05+00:00April 17th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Arizona, Gap support programs|0 Comments

Arizona State University and SparkLabs Group, a network of accelerators and venture capital funds, has launched a new startup accelerator program for students and alumni. SparkLabs Frontier-ASU will provide training, mentors and investment funding for participants in the university's schools and programs, including the engineering, business and global management schools. “SparkLabs Frontier-ASU's mission is to identify, [...]

17 04, 2019

Entrepreneurs capture funding, support in new venture competitions at Tufts UniversityNow

By |2019-04-17T17:02:31+00:00April 17th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Massachusetts, Student Funds|0 Comments

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (April 16, 2019)—Five new ventures, including a noninvasive alternative to traditional methods of spay and neuter and a “hard” kombucha, took home top prizes at Tufts University’s annual entrepreneurship competitions: the 15th annual $100k New Ventures Competition and the Tufts Food and Entrepreneurship Competition. Twenty-six finalist teams, comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff [...]

17 04, 2019

UT Health San Antonio Plans New Accelerator for Faculty Research

By |2019-04-17T16:59:29+00:00April 17th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Gap support programs, Texas|0 Comments

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is starting an internal accelerator program for inventors who work at the institution, with the goal of picking a first group of five to eight prospective entrepreneurs around May. The accelerator, which UT Health is calling TechNovum, will run its first program from June through [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

8 03, 2019

Recursion and Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization to Jointly Launch Incubator

By |2019-03-08T10:00:20+00:00March 8th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Utah|0 Comments

Recursion and the University of Utah’s Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the launch, programming, and management of an incubator for life science and technology startups. The incubator will be located in Recursion’s former Research Park offices, and the company will sponsor the space for an initial period of [...]

19 02, 2019

The Quarry has launched to provide resources for IU faculty, staff entrepreneurs

By |2019-02-19T15:55:20+00:00February 19th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Indiana|0 Comments

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University faculty and staff at all campuses and regional academic centers who are interested in launching startups can now receive assistance and support through The Quarry, an entrepreneurial support mechanism launched by the IU Research and Technology Corp. IURTC launched The Quarry to improve upon the services previously offered through the [...]

19 02, 2019

University of Minnesota adds business incubator to help researchers start companies – StarTribune.com

By |2019-02-19T15:54:10+00:00February 19th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Minnesota|0 Comments

The University of Minnesota on Monday formally launched a program to help its researchers start businesses and build a bridge between grant funding and outside investment. The university's Venture Center developed the program, called Discovery Launchpad, as a response to what many innovators in educational institutions call the "valley of death" — the time between when [...]