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13 12, 2018

RGU’s Start-up Accelerator to boost Aberdeenshire innovation

By |2018-12-13T09:30:50+00:00December 13th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Scotland, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) new initiative, the first funded programme of its kind in the north-east of Scotland, will support 28 entrepreneurial teams of students, staff and recent alumni from RGU and North East Scotland College (NESCol). Organisers hope the programme will help the region’s entrepreneurs and innovators create new businesses. The business teams will receive training and expert [...]

6 12, 2018

Johns Hopkins alum’s fund gives 4 undergrad ventures resources to grow

By |2018-12-06T08:59:26+00:00December 6th, 2018|Student Funds|0 Comments

Four ventures led by Johns Hopkins University undergraduate students will receive $10,000 and mentorship as the newest selected members of an alumnus-sponsored entrepreneurship fund. The O'Connor fund was founded five years ago by Ralph O’Connor, a Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences alumnus, and his wife, Becky. It provides each member of an annual cohort with a non-dilutive grant [...]

6 12, 2018

Student Group, LTF Ventures, Looking for Ideas to Fund

By |2018-12-06T08:58:12+00:00December 6th, 2018|Student Funds, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Student organization Learning to Fly Ventures (LTF) aims to expand the entrepreneurship community on campus through funding undergraduate startups. Founded in 2017, the group has recently restructured; board members now actively look for ideas to fund instead of merely relying on applications from interested entrepreneurs, as LTF did in the past. Third-year LTF board member Agnay Mohindra [...]

6 12, 2018

Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship Announces Rock Venture Capital Partners 

By |2018-12-06T08:43:19+00:00December 6th, 2018|Massachusetts, Student Funds|0 Comments

MBA students at Harvard Business School (HBS) who are interested in entrepreneurship and looking to start new ventures are able to seek guidance and access expertise from various resources on the HBS campus, including more than 30 faculty experts in the field, 21 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, and this year’s Venture Capital Partners, all based at the School’s Arthur Rock Center [...]

6 12, 2018

How the New Venture Challenge Is Helping Cement Chicago’s Reputation as the Next Great Startup Hub 

By |2018-12-06T08:42:14+00:00December 6th, 2018|Competition, Illinois, Student Funds|0 Comments

At first glance, Tovala’s Chicago headquarters looks like an ordinary apartment. But upon opening the front door to the office space, located in the city’s River West neighborhood, visitors are greeted with an open space filled with boxes, home goods and employees buzzing like worker bees. Some cooked in the test kitchen. Others sat at their [...]

30 11, 2018

IU Philanthropic Venture Fund invests in regenerative medicine company Vascugen

By |2018-11-30T09:36:31+00:00November 30th, 2018|Indiana, New Investments/Awards, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund, which provides capital to faculty, students, alumni and staff at all IU campuses to help them further develop their research and innovations into startup companies, has invested in Vascugen Inc., a regenerative medicine company. Vascugen is focused on finding therapies to repair human tissue damaged by reduced blood flow due to [...]

12 11, 2018

New seed fund at OU to encourage student entrepreneurs

By |2018-11-12T10:20:14+00:00November 12th, 2018|Ohio, Student Funds|0 Comments

Ohio University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, a partnership between the College of Business and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, will launch the Bobcat Seed Fund this month to provide grants up to $3,000 to support promising ideas and ventures proposed by Ohio University student entrepreneurs, according to a news release. This program is [...]

12 11, 2018

Students compete for funding in Rowan University’s Idea Challenge

By |2018-11-12T10:19:42+00:00November 12th, 2018|Student Funds|0 Comments

A dozen Rowan University students/teams will present business ideas to an audience of Rowan stakeholders and potential investors on Friday, Nov. 16, from noon to 3 p.m., in the Student Center Enyon Ballroom, for a chance to win equity-investments during Rowan’s third annual Idea Challenge. Hosted by the Rowan Innovation Venture Fund, the Idea Challenge will [...]

12 11, 2018

Purdue I-Corps: Guiding entrepreneurs from good ideas to great, market-ready innovations 

By |2018-11-12T10:11:25+00:00November 12th, 2018|Indiana, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Shruthi Suresh and Ting Zhang, two Purdue University doctoral students, thought they had a great idea to help blind and visually impaired people. The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program helped them come up with an even better idea to launch a startup moving their innovation into the public. “The I-Corps program allowed us to get out [...]

1 11, 2018

IU Philanthropic Venture Fund commits $500,000 to drug development company

By |2018-11-01T10:25:16+00:00November 1st, 2018|Foundation-support, Indiana, New Investments/Awards, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund, which provides capital to faculty, students, alumni and staff at all IU campuses to help them further develop their research and innovations into startup companies, has committed to invest $500,000 in Indianapolis-based NERx Biosciences Inc. as part of $2.2 million bridge round. The company discovers and develops targeted therapeutics for cancer treatment. John [...]