13 06, 2018

Twin Cities to host first summit connecting university tech and startup funds with industry and investors

By | 2018-06-13T06:33:58+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Gap support programs, Minnesota, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Startup Fund|0 Comments

The Twin Cities will host the first gathering focused on connecting university tech and startup funds with innovative companies and early-stage investors. COvergence, scheduled for July 11th, is aimed at jump starting conversation around active university proof of concept, startup, and venture gap funds and accelerators that will lead to greater collaboration to advance innovation from the lab to the marketplace.

13 06, 2018

Texas Medical Center’s TMC Venture Fund invests $500K in Two Medical Device Startups

By | 2018-06-13T06:10:11+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, New Investments/Awards, Texas, Venture Fund|0 Comments

In another landmark event, two medical device startups - CorInnova and Intelligent Implants - were each awarded $250,000 grants at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) on Thursday. These funds were from the $25 million TMC Venture Fund which was raised by the Texas Medical Center to support new startups in the healthcare sector. This announcement [...]

12 06, 2018

University of Michigan’s Desai Accelerator Invests in Six Startups to Kick Off 2018 Summer Cohort

By | 2018-06-12T07:16:21+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Michigan, Student Funds|0 Comments

This week, the Desai Accelerator, a joint venture between the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, welcomed six teams into its Summer 2018 cohort and debuted an expanded intern program to support those startups in their development.  The Desai Accelerator, managed by the Ross School's Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studiesand [...]

11 06, 2018

University of Utah Doctor, Students Raise $975,000 for Intubation Technology 

By | 2018-06-11T08:48:34+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Utah|0 Comments

While treating people in Africa, University of Utah anesthesiologist Sean Runnels invented a suite of intubation tools for placing breathing tubes during medical procedures. Now, he is moving rapidly toward selling the products. With help from students at the U’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and the Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC), he refined his [...]

8 06, 2018

U of Toronto accelerator launches stream for space startups with Chris Hadfield at the controls

By | 2018-06-08T08:51:43+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Canada|0 Comments

The Creative Destruction Lab has helped build dozens of futuristic companies over the years – now it’s seeking entrepreneurs whose ideas are literally out of this world. Working closely with former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, the seed-stage accelerator affiliated with the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management is launching a dedicated stream for space [...]

7 06, 2018

Arkansas Healthcare Accelerator Selects Six Startups for 2018 Program 

By | 2018-06-07T08:59:43+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Arkansas|0 Comments

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and BioVentures today announced the six companies selected to participate in the 2018 Health InnovatAR healthcare accelerator program, which is supported in part through a grant from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. The selected startups include: Day Zero Diagnostics (Boston, MA); Ejenta (San Francisco, CA); ExplORer Surgical (Chicago, [...]

4 06, 2018

Purdue Ag-celerator invests $100,000 in two plant science startups – Purdue University

By | 2018-06-04T08:57:20+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Indiana|0 Comments

The Purdue Ag-celerator Fund has invested a total of $100,000 in two plant science startups for the spring round of investments. The recipients are JUA Technologies International LLC, a startup building multipurpose crop dehydrators, and ZeaVaxx LLC, a startup developing a plant-derived nanoparticle that can improve animal vaccines. “The Ag-celerator is moving into the third year in its goal to [...]

31 05, 2018

$35 million in NIH funding launches health research accelerator with UChicago 

By | 2018-05-31T07:55:47+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Illinois|0 Comments

The University of Chicago and UChicago Medicine are part of a new health research accelerator that has launched thanks to nearly $35 million from the National Institutes of Health. The Institute for Translational Medicine will work to improve people's lives by pursuing research breakthroughs and getting those discoveries into the real world. “This vital initiative will help drive [...]

31 05, 2018

U Nevada InNEVator seeks participants for 2018 startup bootcamp 

By | 2018-05-31T07:45:40+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Nevada|0 Comments

The "Internet of Things" (Iot) is defined as the interconnection via the internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. What this means for everyday people is the ability to tweak the thermostat, start the laundry, order household items on-demand and much more, all from the convenience of [...]

31 05, 2018

Cal Poly Announces SLO HotHouse Summer Accelerator Program’s 2018 Cohort

By | 2018-05-31T07:34:11+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, California, Student Funds|0 Comments

Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) has accepted eight startup companies into this year’s SLO HotHouse Summer Accelerator program. The intense 13-week program is designed for students and recent graduates who have developed new ventures that need funding and CIE resources to help launch their companies. The program provides $10,000 in capital, plus [...]