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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.

17 04, 2018

ASU announces new network to connect startups with potential investors 

By | 2018-04-17T13:35:46+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Arizona, Gap support programs|0 Comments

President Michael Crow unveiled a new plan to connect entrepreneurs at ASU with investment funding through the Thunderbird School of Global Management. This system, which is expected to get off the ground in the fall of this year, will be called the ASU Thunderbird Investor Network and is an extension of a previous Thunderbird network that was [...]

2 08, 2017

MEDC MTRAC Advanced transportation technology projects receive $600,000 in grants

By | 2017-08-02T12:56:16+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Gap support programs, Michigan, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

Seven advanced transportation technology projects have secured a share of $600,000 in grants that intend to help developers and researchers commercialize their product. The grant is funded in part by Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization's advanced transportation innovation hub at the University of Michigan and the Michigan Economic Development Corp.'s Entrepreneur and Innovation initiative. Five [...]

23 01, 2017

Firebrand Ventures partners with UMKC to cultivate entrepreneurs

By | 2017-07-14T20:41:27+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Gap support programs, Missouri, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Firebrand Ventures has partnered with the University of Missouri-Kansas City to help local startup entrepreneurs. As part of the agreement, the Kansas City-based fund will offer graduates of UMKC’s E-Scholars program an opportunity to receive an investment from Firebrand starting in 2017. Housed under UMKC’s Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (RIEI), E-Scholars offers students [...]

19 01, 2017

3 eminent alumni fund innovation centre at IIT-Madras

By | 2017-01-19T07:48:28+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Foundation-support, Gap support programs, India|0 Comments

IIT, Madras on Wednesday unveiled its centre for innovation and entrepreneurship which will pave the way for more teaching, research, product development and policy-making initiatives.Named the `Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre' (GDC) after three of its wellknown alumni, it has an initial funding of $1 million from Infosys vice-chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan and venture capitalists Desh Deshpande and Jaishree [...]

1 04, 2016

Preparing to Launch: Inside SkyDeck, UC Berkeley’s Start-Up Accelerator

By | 2017-07-14T23:31:24+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Accelerator/incubator, California, Gap support programs|0 Comments

SkyDeck, UC Berkeley’s start-up accelerator program, is housed on the top floor of the tallest building in downtown Berkeley. All four walls of the 10,000 square-foot penthouse have floor-to-ceiling windows, offering up a 360-degree view. This is where Cal’s fledgling entrepreneurs come for free office space and guidance while preparing to launch their product or [...]

22 02, 2016

U Hawaii Accelerator Awarded Funds to Expand Outreach

By | 2017-07-14T23:36:23+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Accelerator/incubator, Gap support programs, Hawaii|0 Comments

The University of Hawai‘i’s proof of concept center/venture accelerator XLR8UH was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration to expand its successful commercialization efforts statewide, including underserved rural communities on the Neighbor Islands.The grant is part of the EDA’s 2015 Regional Innovation Strategies Program, a cutting-edge federal program that supports initiatives to stimulate innovation [...]

8 06, 2015

How UAB plans to turn research into more startups and jobs

By | 2017-07-15T00:07:00+00:00 June 8th, 2015|Alabama, Gap support programs|0 Comments

Obtaining more research funds has always been a point of emphasis for the University of Alabama at Birmingham, but turning those dollars into commercial success and economic development opportunities is quickly becoming more of a focus for the school. Last year, the school experienced an uptick in funding from the National Institutes of Health that [...]

16 03, 2015

University of Chicago’s Innovation Fund Associates Program Gets $250,000 Donation | Chicago Inno

By | 2015-03-16T12:07:37+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Gap support programs|0 Comments

The University of Chicago received a donation Tuesday that will help give students experience in venture capital and investment decision making. The Chicago Innovation Exchange, UChicago's tech hub and business incubator, announced that it has received a $250,000 donation from Booth School alumnus George Kadifa for the University of Chicago’s Innovation Fund Associates program. The program pairs [...]

16 03, 2015

U Wisconsin Discovery to Product aids university in commercializing patents

By | 2015-03-16T11:33:07+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Gap support programs, Wisconsin|0 Comments

While the University of Wisconsin recently ranked sixth among 100 universities for the number of patents issued in 2013, bringing more of these patents to market remains a challenge. In 2013, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the nonprofit patent and licensing organization for UW, helped with the issuing of 160 patents, according to a UW [...]