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18 04, 2019

IllinoisVENTURES funds startups across University system

By |2019-04-18T09:03:46+00:00April 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tom Parkinson was looking for an opportunity to work with tech-based startups in a research university setting. He found IllinoisVENTURES and became the senior director of the program. IllinoisVENTURES  is a capital firm devoted to assisting entrepreneurs, including faculty, students and alumni from the three campuses of the University of Illinois System. “We provide startup and [...]

18 04, 2019

15 Key Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Before Investing In Your Startup

By |2019-04-18T09:01:37+00:00April 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Venture capitalists make decisions constantly about whether or not to invest in various startups. The majority of the time, the answer is no. There can be many reasons for this decision, including that the startup is not within the firm’s focus or stage of desired investment. But assuming the company is within the investment parameters of the fund, [...]

28 03, 2019

3 things we learned mapping Baltimore’s startup ecosystem–Universities are central 

By |2019-03-28T10:19:23+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Even in a midsized city such as Baltimore, there are hundreds of resources available to help entrepreneurs grow their startups, small businesses, and nonprofits. From accelerators to mentorship programs, these resources are offered by universities, government agencies, nonprofits, and other local companies to help strengthen and grow the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Knowing what resources are [...]

28 03, 2019

[Recommended Watch for Our Community] ‘The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

By |2019-03-28T10:02:05+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I like movies. Especially those that take you on a rollercoaster that leaves you walking away with a mixed bag of unresolved thoughts/feelings/ideas. Movies that make you think. I highly recommended cautionary documentary and the rise and fall of Theranos. Theranos was an extreme case of potential fraud, patient abuse, and it seems like [...]

14 03, 2019

Universities shift to biotech, med-tech startup mode

By |2019-03-14T09:07:48+00:00March 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Food allergy professor Cathryn Nagler has become a celebrity of sorts. The University of Chicago's Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation gets emails almost every week from people—oftentimes parents of children with food allergies—looking for an introduction and asking if they can support her work. Nagler's startup, ClostraBio, develops therapies that prevent or treat allergic [...]

13 03, 2019

The Value of Industry-University Collaborations in Water Research

By |2019-03-13T10:07:57+00:00March 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Traditionally, research conducted at many universities falls under the category of fundamental research, which is primarily conducted to enhance our basic knowledge in a certain area. In the trenchless technology industry, and regarding the university researchers active in the field, the focus has been much more on the application of knowledge to solve engineering and [...]

13 03, 2019

How a gift activated a new social impact entrepreneurship design in inside higher ed

By |2019-03-13T10:04:39+00:00March 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

 In 2009, The Lewis Family Foundation gave a generous gift to Babson College with the express desire to galvanize faculty, students, staff, and alumni around the greater notions of social entrepreneurship and social impact, influencing Babson’s core strategy to educate leaders who will create economic and social value simultaneously. President-Elect Stephen Spinelli MBA’92, who will [...]

12 03, 2019

University Gap Fund/Accelerator Leader Interview Series: Tech Launch Arizona

By |2019-03-12T14:28:15+00:00March 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An Interview with the TLA Team How would you describe the need for gap funding/accelerator programs to someone outside of the university tech commercialization/innovation community?   University research presents a compelling opportunity for commercialization, but sometimes the innovation itself may not be ready for license into a company. Certain questions need to be addressed: Do [...]

8 03, 2019

Pilot Funding to Help Advance Translational Research 

By |2019-03-08T10:05:54+00:00March 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Our partnership with Washington University creates opportunities for MU faculty to compete for funding in many ways, including the Clinical and Translational Research Pilot Program,” said Jerry Parker, PhD, associate dean for research. “The Pilot Awards help faculty gather preliminary data for larger applications, so they are an important component of our research ecosystem.” The [...]

27 02, 2019

Industry and University Collaborations: How Partnerships Drive Innovation

By |2019-02-27T10:17:08+00:00February 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recent development in industry and university collaborations have proven themselves a worthwhile investment for both industry leaders and universities. Take the Clemson University bioengineering students for instance. While traveling abroad in Tanzania, the students assessed the medical device needs in that particular area for the university’s Developing World Biomedical Device Innovation Co-Op program. The program [...]