9 10, 2019

UC Berkeley SkyDeck and Amazon Alexa Fund and Alexa Fellowship Announce Program to Foster New Innovations in Voice Technology

By |2019-10-09T09:46:28+00:00October 9th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, California|0 Comments

Berkeley SkyDeck and the Alexa Fund will work together with early-stage startups, mentoring them as they build and develop next-level ideas in voice technology. SkyDeck will actively seek and encourage startups focused on voice technology to apply for their Spring 2020 Cohort. "We are thrilled about this opportunity to work with Amazon and the Alexa [...]

9 10, 2019

 WVU officials hope new program creates entrepreneurs, innovation 

By |2019-10-09T09:07:37+00:00October 9th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, West Virginia|0 Comments

The West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics is hoping the new Vantage Ventures program on campus is the first step in creating a new Mountain State economy driven by entrepreneurship and innovation. The program has four focuses: healthy, security, energy and sensory. The entrepreneurs and companies are supported by mentors, executives [...]

18 09, 2019

New incubator to fuel life science innovation in Stanford Research Park

By |2019-09-18T10:57:13+00:00September 18th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, California|0 Comments

To bolster the long-term vision of a thriving bioscience community near its campus, Stanford University is working to shape part of Stanford Research Park into a leading life science district focused on fast-growing sectors such as bioengineering, gene therapies, diagnostics, medical technology and devices, surgical robotics and digital health. As a key component of this [...]

3 09, 2019

Johns Hopkins is launching an accelerator for student startups 

By |2019-09-03T11:31:58+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Student Funds|0 Comments

As students are returning for the semester at Johns Hopkins University, a new accelerator is launching for those who are forming new ventures. Run by JHU’s student entrepreneurship-focused FastForward U, the accelerator will be a nine-week program taking place each semester for student startup teams. It’s split into two tracks, dubbed “Spark” and “Fuel.” Teams who participate [...]

29 08, 2019

We Listened To 174 Startup Pitches In 2 Days—Here Are The Next Big Trends in Tech: Forbes

By |2019-08-29T09:42:12+00:00August 29th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator|0 Comments

Y Combinator’s biannual Demo Day kicked off this week, with nearly 200 of the accelerator’s latest batch of startups presenting two-minute pitches to an audience of investors. All face a greater challenge than early Y Combinator alumni such as Airbnb and Dropbox. The accelerator itself has experienced significant changes in recent months, headlined by president [...]

25 07, 2019

Amazon’s newest Alexa accelerator cohort shows how voice apps and business models are maturing

By |2019-07-25T09:08:42+00:00July 25th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate|0 Comments

Amazon’s Alexa Accelerator is up and running for the third consecutive year as another batch of early stage startups test the boundaries of voice technology. Nine startups from across the country will spend the next three months at the Techstars Seattle office, building their companies and finding unique ways to incorporate Alexa, Amazon’s artificial intelligence [...]

3 07, 2019

1717 Innovation Center to launch new accelerator for Richmond nonprofits 

By |2019-07-03T10:00:22+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Virginia|0 Comments

Just weeks after gaining its first accelerator focused on nonprofits, Richmond snagged a double dose. Applications opened Monday for @1717, a new nonprofit accelerator run by Capital One’s 1717 Innovation Center. This fall, Richmond’s resident banking giant and 1717 are piloting the program, which aims to support Richmond-area nonprofits in expanding capacity to help them [...]

27 06, 2019

Smartpark Innovation Hub opens at the University of Manitoba

By |2019-06-27T09:18:46+00:00June 27th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator|0 Comments

The Smartpark Innovation Hub (SIH) has opened at the University of Manitoba. It will be an information exchange centre that will encourage further partnerships between industry, government, and the University. It will provide rentable space for companies, new space for laboratories, and be home to Smartpark’s head office, the University’s Technology Transfer Office, and technology [...]

18 06, 2019

Startups, UCSD Team Up on Tech-Heavy Hub

By |2019-06-18T10:11:58+00:00June 18th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, California|0 Comments

UC San Diego has struck a partnership with local startup group EvoNexus, hoping to funnel more of its students and alumni into Evo’s new incubator for startups working on financial technology, or “fintech.” EvoNexus, one of San Diego’s most popular and most competitive startup incubators, announced in April that it was expanding to form a separate [...]

17 06, 2019

Berkeley’s renegade history fuels its rise to the top in startup competition 

By |2019-06-17T09:09:16+00:00June 17th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, California, Student Funds|0 Comments

UC Berkeley is renowned for its history of rebellion, upsetting the status quo and stretching the limits of the way things ought to be. That reputation, when viewed from the outside, has often been seen as negative. But a new ranking listing Berkeley as the No. 1 public school in the world for funded founders [...]