19 08, 2019

‘Sony Research Award Program’ Continues for Fourth Year

By |2019-08-19T09:07:57+00:00August 19th, 2019|Corporate|0 Comments

Sony announced today the continuation of the Sony Research Award Program, which provides U.S. and Canadian universities funding for emerging and innovative technology research programs in collaboration with Sony's own research groups. "The Sony Research Award Program gives us the opportunity to partner with some of the most creative minds in academia," said Toru Katsumoto, Senior [...]

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 [...]

20 06, 2019

IBM/Egypt: Changing the Startup Scene with Technology 

By |2019-06-20T08:03:09+00:00June 20th, 2019|Corporate, Egypt|0 Comments

Egypt has one of the fastest growing startup ecosystems in the world and the second largest after the UAE. It is also witnessing a strong entrepreneurship wave, driven by a domestic appetite for technological advancement. According to recent statistics, more than 73% of Egyptians think entrepreneurship is a good career choice, and a total of [...]

5 06, 2019

HBR: How Corporations Can Better Work With Startups

By |2019-06-05T07:20:48+00:00June 5th, 2019|Corporate|0 Comments

One way that corporations spur innovation is by working with startups—through mechanisms such as corporate accelerators, venture builders and venture clients. Since 2013 the number of corporate investments in startups has nearly tripled from 980 in 2013 to 2,795 in 2018, and their value has risen from $19 to $180 billion, according to GCV Analytics, a [...]

29 05, 2019

UnityPoint, a midwestern hospital network, launches $100M venture fund 

By |2019-05-29T11:53:06+00:00May 29th, 2019|Corporate, Hospitals, Venture Fund|0 Comments

At the inaugural MedCity INVEST Pop Health conference in New Orleans on May 22, West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health announced that it has launched a $100 million venture fund. UnityPoint is a network of hospitals, clinics and home care services in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. According to the UnityPoint Health Ventures website, the fund will make investments [...]

16 05, 2019

Labor $15m digital health accelerator with Monash University

By |2019-05-16T07:13:32+00:00May 16th, 2019|Australia, Corporate|0 Comments

Labor will fund a new health technology accelerator and medical simulation facilities in Melbourne’s south-east as part of a $15 million digital health election commitment. Shadow health minister Catherine King, shadow digital economy minister Ed Husic and Labor candidate for Dunkley Peta Murphy will make announce the election announcement in Frankston on Monday morning. The $15.3 [...]

25 04, 2019

Hartford HealthCare, Trinity, UConn to launch Hartford medtech accelerator 

By |2019-04-25T10:26:06+00:00April 25th, 2019|Connecticut, Corporate, Hospitals|0 Comments

Hartford HealthCare, Trinity College and the UConn School of Business on Wednesday are expected to announce the launch a medical technology and digital health accelerator, which would join insurance and manufacturing startup programs that have launched in the Capital City in the past few years. The partners have chosen London-based Startupbootcamp to operate the new [...]

25 04, 2019

MIT-Lockheed Martin Seed Fund launches | MIT News

By |2019-04-25T10:22:01+00:00April 25th, 2019|Corporate|0 Comments

Lockheed Martin and MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) have announced the creation of the MIT-Lockheed Martin Seed Fund to promote early-stage collaborations between MIT faculty and researchers with universities and public research institutions in Israel. The seed fund will also take place in Germany, and additional countries will be considered after the pilot [...]

25 04, 2019

Microsoft, Intel to partner with Houston on startup accelerator 

By |2019-04-25T10:18:38+00:00April 25th, 2019|Corporate|0 Comments

Microsoft and Intel will partner on a Houston accelerator program for smart cities technology, alongside startup hub Station Houston and manufacturing workspace TXRX Labs, reports the Houston Chronicle. The Ion Smart Cities Accelerator will offer six months of curriculum and another six months of pilot programs for technology ranging from internet of things (IoT) sensors 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. [...]