///Gap support programs
12 11, 2018

Maryland launches training program to attract Israeli health startups 

By |2018-11-12T10:59:24+00:00November 12th, 2018|Gap support programs, Israel, Maryland|0 Comments

Maryland has launched a new pilot training program designed to help Israeli health startups expand their companies to the state. MarketReach America will bring 15 to 20 companies in the medical device and digital health sectors from Israel to Maryland for two weeks of training in May of next year. They will learn about breaking [...]

12 11, 2018

PPL Foundation supports Penn State Schuylkill’s LionLaunch innovation hub

By |2018-11-12T10:10:23+00:00November 12th, 2018|Gap support programs, Pennsylvania|0 Comments

The PPL Foundation has selected Penn State Schuylkill’s LionLaunch program, part of President Eric J. Barron’s Commonwealth-wide Invent Penn State entrepreneurship initiative, for funding. The sustaining grant proposal submitted by campus personnel was awarded funding in the amount of $2,500. Established in May 2016, LionLaunch is a community-based entrepreneurship program that provides funding and mentorship [...]

12 11, 2018

Tulane launches program to connect student startups with mentors 

By |2018-11-12T10:07:58+00:00November 12th, 2018|Gap support programs, Louisiana|0 Comments

Tulane University has started a new program that brings investors, entrepreneurs and executives in to coach students on how to create successful businesses. The Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s 12 Innovators-in-Residence program teams 12 successful mentors with student startups to give them feedback on their ventures. They include Timothy Bovard of Search Fund [...]

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+00:00June 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+00:00April 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+00:00August 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 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+00:00April 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+00:00February 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 [...]