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3 10, 2019

U Arizona Venture Capital Fund Invests in New High Power Laser Technologies

By |2019-10-03T09:52:46+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Arizona, Venture Fund|0 Comments

UAVenture Capital Fund (UAVC), a Tucson-based venture capital fund dedicated to the commercialization of University of Arizona discoveries, products, technologies and services, today announced its tenth, eleventh and twelfth investments. The Fund has invested in DeUVe Photonics, Inc. whose deep-ultra-violet short-wave-length technology will address an unmet need in the 230-400 nanometer wavelength range with unmatched performance in power, [...]

3 10, 2019

How Wake Forest’s Center for Entrepreneurship is teaching students to successfully start companies — and in some cases, change the world 

By |2019-10-03T09:32:19+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Gap support programs, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Dell, Microsoft, Reddit, Facebook, Google.What do they all have in common? Aside from being among the country’s most successful companies, they’re all ventures that were started by college students — often out of dorm rooms with little-to-no money. What their founders lacked in capital they made up for in ingenuity and determination. They refused to [...]

27 09, 2019

UW startup, Velocity, holding pitch competition in Toronto 

By |2019-09-27T09:54:37+00:00September 27th, 2019|Student Funds|0 Comments

The University of Waterloo's flagship startup entrepreneurship program, Velocity, is bringing its pitch competition to Toronto. The competition, which showcases 10 Canadian startups poised to advance the innovation economy, will be held on Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library. The startups will [...]

27 09, 2019

UNB alumnus launches student venture fund

By |2019-09-27T09:52:43+00:00September 27th, 2019|Student Funds|0 Comments

Thanks to UNB alumnus Charles Fraser (BBA ’68), University of New Brunswick students enrolled in the faculty of management’s enhanced venture assessment course will award funding to up to two deserving local start-ups. The Fraser Student Venture Fund gives students the opportunity to research and analyze businesses that are in the start-up stage of development. [...]

27 09, 2019

University of California and Blackstone to expand LaunchPad 

By |2019-09-27T09:42:37+00:00September 27th, 2019|Gap support programs, Student Funds|0 Comments

The University of California is expanding an entrepreneurial guidance program to almost all of its campuses through a $5 million corporate partnership. The Blackstone Charitable Foundation’s LaunchPad program, which brings startup incubator Techstars’ global network of business mentors to students, will soon be available at all universities in the system except UC Santa Barbara. Victoria Slivkoff, [...]

18 09, 2019

Six U Maine professors awarded new biomedical science grants 

By |2019-09-18T14:04:19+00:00September 18th, 2019|Maine, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The University of Maine’s newly created Biomedical Science Accelerator Fund awarded grants this week to six assistant professors in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. Each of these grants are intended to support two-year-long faculty research projects, their generation of scientific data necessary to attract funding from prized, external grants, and the eventual [...]

12 09, 2019

Imperial academics win €11 million ERC funding 

By |2019-09-12T07:01:58+00:00September 12th, 2019|Europe, State or Government, Translational Research|0 Comments

Academics in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics and the Business School, were rewarded in the latest wave of Starting Grants – worth around €1.5 million each. ERC Starting Grants recognise talented early-career scientists who show potential to be research leaders and have a scientific track record showing great promise. Across Europe the ERC awarded 408 grants, worth [...]

3 09, 2019

Johns Hopkins is launching an accelerator for student startups 

By |2019-09-03T11:31:58+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Student Funds|0 Comments

As students are returning for the semester at Johns Hopkins University, a new accelerator is launching for those who are forming new ventures. Run by JHU’s student entrepreneurship-focused FastForward U, the accelerator will be a nine-week program taking place each semester for student startup teams. It’s split into two tracks, dubbed “Spark” and “Fuel.” Teams who participate [...]

29 08, 2019

Healthcare startup Gemstone Biotherapeutics gets Maryland Momentum Fund $250K investment 

By |2019-08-29T09:51:26+00:00August 29th, 2019|Maryland, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Baltimore-based Gemstone Therapeutics has received $250,000 in a new investment from the Maryland Momentum Fund. The investment from the fund, which was created by the University System of Maryland to support startups created by students, faculty, alums and other affiliates, is part of a new funding round for Gemstone, according to the fund. Gemstone CEO Emily English earned a bachelor’s degree from [...]

20 08, 2019

Innovation Primer – How Oxford University Is Preparing Students For Entrepreneurial Life

By |2019-08-20T09:10:56+00:00August 20th, 2019|Student Funds, UK/England|0 Comments

There can’t be a university in the land that hasn’t spent the last decade or so encouraging its researchers to spin out their cutting edge work into tech startups. The journey looks something like this. A group of researchers make a breakthrough in the lab - let’s say in a field such as A.I. or [...]