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12 06, 2019

I3 seed funding program awards grants to five research teams

By |2019-06-12T08:09:38+00:00June 12th, 2019|Oregon, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Five interdisciplinary teams have been awarded seed funding to pursue innovative research projects. The recipients of the 2019 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives awards, known as I3 awards, were announced by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. The program will award up to $50,000 to the following UO research teams: Heidi Kaufman, English, with [...]

11 06, 2019

U Virginia Darden School Announces Ventures Selected for 20th Annual Summer Incubator Program

By |2019-06-11T10:48:46+00:00June 11th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Student Funds, Virginia|0 Comments

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business welcomed 20 venture teams to the 2019 i.Lab Incubator program, which has been in operation for 20 years. This year’s companies are developing products and services ranging from French crepes to designer Italian clothing to virtual reality exoskeletons. The cohort includes 13 ventures founded by UVA students, representing six schools including [...]

29 05, 2019

Disruptive Start ups Are Key For U.K. Growth

By |2019-05-29T13:03:04+00:00May 29th, 2019|Crowdfunding, UK/England|0 Comments

Less than 5 % of university graduates launch their own business after graduating from university, according to the latest data from HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Agency). This isn’t surprising given many graduates are keen to secure a stable income after their university years, rather than ‘go it alone’. But start ups have a vital part [...]

29 05, 2019

CalPoly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship announces seven new start-ups for Summer Accelerator 

By |2019-05-29T11:59:32+00:00May 29th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, California, Student Funds|0 Comments

Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) introduced the newest students accepted into their 13-week Summer Accelerator program in the HotHouse at its annual Spring Entrepreneurship Forum Tuesday, May 14. Students pitched business ideas ranging from medicinal makeup to a transportable water filter for travelers. Seven potential businesses — Armadillo Designs, Tulum Cosmetics, Ethic Marketplace, Ropegun, [...]

29 05, 2019

UnityPoint, a midwestern hospital network, launches $100M venture fund 

By |2019-05-29T11:53:06+00:00May 29th, 2019|Corporate, Hospitals, Venture Fund|0 Comments

At the inaugural MedCity INVEST Pop Health conference in New Orleans on May 22, West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health announced that it has launched a $100 million venture fund. UnityPoint is a network of hospitals, clinics and home care services in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. According to the UnityPoint Health Ventures website, the fund will make investments [...]

22 05, 2019

MSU’s student-led VC fund offers new hands-on learning

By |2019-05-22T09:26:06+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Michigan, Student Funds, Venture Fund|0 Comments

With a new investment fund at Michigan State University, students can gain experience on either side of the venture capital industry. The Student Venture Capital Fund offers students with an idea for a business or an innovation “priceless” experience in seeking capital and pitching to prospective investors, said Jeff Wesley, the executive director of Red Cedar Ventures at [...]

22 05, 2019

UD’s Horn Program finds multiple avenues to guide aspiring entrepreneurs

By |2019-05-22T09:21:28+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Delaware, Student Funds|0 Comments

Over the past seven years, the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship has seen good early results in its effort to serve as a springboard for promising start-up ventures. Contributor Larry Nagengast recently spent some looking at the program, how it works and where it’s heading. It’s only seven years since the Horn Program in [...]

22 05, 2019

New fund seeks to boost partnerships between MIT, Israeli universities

By |2019-05-22T09:20:01+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Israel, Massachusetts, Startup Fund|0 Comments

A fund launched by the Mortimer Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program seeks to match faculty members from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US and seven Israeli academic institutions in an effort to promote the “next generation of groundbreaking research” in sciences and technology. The new MIT-Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund is now calling for proposals from [...]

16 05, 2019

$1.4M gift creates the Alabama Power Endowed Innovation Fund at UA 

By |2019-05-16T07:10:50+00:00May 16th, 2019|Foundation-support, Student Funds|0 Comments

A $1.4 million grant will fuel business innovation, entrepreneurship, small business growth and talent retention in the state. Alabama Power Foundation provided the funds to the University of Alabama to establish the Alabama Power Endowed Innovation and Talent Retention Fund. The fund, which will be managed by the Office of the Vice President for Research [...]

9 05, 2019

Boyd Venture Challenge Awards $25,000 to UT Student Startups

By |2019-05-09T08:53:27+00:00May 9th, 2019|Student Funds, Tennessee|0 Comments

Three businesses owned by students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, were awarded funding in the spring 2019 Boyd Venture Challenge. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business hosts the seed-fund grant competition. Start-up companies Winter Innovations, Quantum Lock, and Flo+Co. were selected from a group of nine finalists. A panel of five [...]