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17 04, 2019

MSU launches Student Venture Capital Fund within Broad College of Business

By |2019-04-17T17:03:53+00:00April 17th, 2019|Michigan, Student Funds|0 Comments

A new partnership between Red Cedar Ventures — the wholly owned venture investment subsidiary of the Michigan State University Foundation — and the Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance, or CVCPEEF, is now delivering venture funding experiences directly into the classroom. Launched in Spring 2019, students taking Entrepreneurial Finance will get a taste of the [...]

17 04, 2019

Entrepreneurs capture funding, support in new venture competitions at Tufts UniversityNow

By |2019-04-17T17:02:31+00:00April 17th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Massachusetts, Student Funds|0 Comments

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (April 16, 2019)—Five new ventures, including a noninvasive alternative to traditional methods of spay and neuter and a “hard” kombucha, took home top prizes at Tufts University’s annual entrepreneurship competitions: the 15th annual $100k New Ventures Competition and the Tufts Food and Entrepreneurship Competition. Twenty-six finalist teams, comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff [...]

17 04, 2019

New Velocity venture fund invests $200,000 in four startups 

By |2019-04-17T16:56:59+00:00April 17th, 2019|Canada, Startup Fund, Student Funds|0 Comments

The University of Waterloo’s entrepreneurship program, Velocity, has announced direct equity investments of $50,000 each for the four winners of the annual Velocity Fund Finals (VFF). This is the first time that Velocity has made direct equity investments. The original prizes were a $25,000 grant, however, the entrepreneurship program has doubled the prize values and transformed the [...]

28 03, 2019

True Blue Fund will support early-stage startups at U of Toronto

By |2019-03-28T10:17:04+00:00March 28th, 2019|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Entrepreneurs and their early-stage startups at the University of Toronto will soon have access to a new financial support fund worth up to $5 million. Called the True Blue Fund, the new program announced today provides philanthropists a way to support U of T’s entrepreneurship and innovation activities. The university is committing $2.5 million to match donations to [...]

20 03, 2019

Rutgers TechAdvance Fund Helps Innovative Researchers Get From R&D to Commercialization 

By |2019-03-20T09:22:22+00:00March 20th, 2019|New Jersey, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

A Rutgers University fund  provided more than $2 million to help the school’s researchers working on innovative technologies take the next step in what can be a long and costly journey toward bringing new products to market. Launched in 2017, the university’s TechAdvance Fund has awarded grants totaling $2.65 million to more than 30 faculty members conducting [...]

14 03, 2019

Deerfield commits $100M to establish translational research alliance with Harvard 

By |2019-03-14T09:11:14+00:00March 14th, 2019|Massachusetts, Translational Research|0 Comments

Harvard University and Deerfield Management, a health care investment firm, have established a major strategic R&D alliance to speed the development and translation of biomedical and life-science innovations into transformative treatments that can improve life, health, and medical care. Through a newly launched company called Lab1636, Deerfield has committed $100 million in initial funding to [...]

8 03, 2019

CIT GAP Funds Named Virginia’s Most Active Investor

By |2019-03-08T09:39:06+00:00March 8th, 2019|Venture Fund|0 Comments

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that CIT GAP Funds has been named Virginia’s most active investor by CB Insights, developer of a tech market intelligence platform that analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents, partnerships, and news mentions to predict future technology trends. CIT GAP Funds joins an impressive list [...]

5 03, 2019

$10M gift sparks new program that will develop leaders of innovative ventures 

By |2019-03-05T07:16:57+00:00March 5th, 2019|Foundation-support, Massachusetts, Student Funds|0 Comments

Believing that today’s complex problems require interdisciplinary solutions and innovative, technology-based thinking, Thomas S. Roberts (MBA 1989) and his wife, Kristen, were intrigued by the idea of helping Harvard undergraduates with a passion for technology and entrepreneurship become future leaders of innovative ventures. So, the Roberts are excited to be supporting the Undergraduate Technology Innovation [...]

27 02, 2019

University of Michigan to invest up to $20 million in four of its startups

By |2019-02-27T09:16:23+00:00February 27th, 2019|Michigan, New Investments/Awards, Venture Fund|0 Comments

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan will make a $2.75 million initial investment into four U-M startups with potential funding of up to $20 million through subsequent financing rounds. The U-M Board of Regents approved the investments Thursday through the Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups initiative. The MINTS fund, which is overseen by the U-M [...]

21 02, 2019

Faculty Can Apply for Startup Support Through New Gap Fund 

By |2019-02-21T09:23:47+00:00February 21st, 2019|Arkansas, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

A new subset of the Chancellor’s Fund will provide financial support for researchers at the University of Arkansas working toward launching startup companies. The Gap Fund will distribute up to $400,000 each year. Teams made up of faculty, graduate students and post doctoral candidates may apply for the Gap Fund after completing the National Science [...]