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 [...]

25 09, 2018

U Wyoming’s Casper Start-Up Challenge Announces Finalists

By |2018-09-25T10:45:09+00:00September 25th, 2018|Competition, Wyoming|0 Comments

The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), a business development program of the University of Wyoming with business incubators in Laramie, Casper, and Sheridan is continuing to build upon the successes of their Casper Start-Up Challenge with a third year of the competition and another $50,000 fund to seed Casper. “Every year the applicants to the [...]

4 06, 2018

Startup companies speed pitch at Texas A&M’s New Ventures Competition 

By |2018-06-04T08:47:05+00:00June 4th, 2018|Competition|0 Comments

In 20 minutes, six companies proved their worth to a panel of judges and a collection of investors Thursday at this year's Texas A&M New Ventures Competition. Ultimately, Alex Wesley's Arovia took the top prize of $50,000 for the Spontaneous Pop-Up Display or SPUD, the desktop-size collapsible display that uses umbrella technology for portability. With [...]

3 05, 2018

Invent Penn State’s Venture & IP Conference showcases disruptive innovations 

By |2018-05-03T15:02:57+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Competition, Pennsylvania|0 Comments

Following an extraordinary debut in 2016, this year’s Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference, held April 19-20 at the Penn State Hotel and Conference Center, attracted more than 600 participants, including 80 startup companies and more than 40 venture capitalists and industry advisers — all working together to drive innovation, foster collaboration and enable startup [...]

26 04, 2018

Iowa State University CYstarters accelerator supports students’ big ideas 

By |2018-04-26T13:57:25+00:00April 26th, 2018|Competition, Iowa|0 Comments

With as much as $13,000 at stake, expectations were high. Judges were looking for viable, well-conceived concepts worthy of the investment. Those vying for the funding had 10 minutes to make their case. “The pitch is everything. I want to know how invested they are in the idea,” said Dave Sly, senior lecturer in industrial [...]

25 04, 2018

USC startups pitch to venture capitalists at showcase

By |2018-04-25T16:54:32+00:00April 25th, 2018|California, Competition, Student Funds|0 Comments

Over 1,000 students gathered at Bovard Auditorium Monday night for the annual USC TAMID Tank, which allowed several students to pitch to a venture capitalist panel for potential investment. Daniel Newman, who founded TAMID Tank at USC last year, was inspired by the organization’s chapter at Queens College. He wanted to give USC students the [...]

20 04, 2018

Seton Hall Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Encourages Student Startups 

By |2018-04-20T14:37:03+00:00April 20th, 2018|Competition, Student Funds|0 Comments

2018 Pirates Pitch winner Madison Schott (center) with Professor Susan Scherreik and Stillman Dean Joyce Strawser. Six teams of college entrepreneurs recently faced off at the finals of the Stillman School of Business' eighth annual Pirates Pitch venture fund competition. The student teams vied for $15,000 in cash prizes as well as business resources to grow their [...]

17 04, 2018

Catalyze CU seeks startups to expand portfolio of successful ventures 

By |2018-04-17T14:26:51+00:00April 17th, 2018|Colorado, Competition|0 Comments

Catalyze CU is celebrating its fifth year of helping university-affiliated new ventures move further toward success and sustainability. University students, faculty and staff can still submit applications for the 10-week intensive summer program through April 8. Catalyze CU is the startup accelerator for the most promising ideas and technologies at the university. The program runs from May [...]

17 04, 2018

Mercedes-Benz, University of Alabama partner on startup challenge

By |2018-04-17T14:22:09+00:00April 17th, 2018|Alabama, Competition, Corporate|0 Comments

Mercedes-Benz is partnering with several entities, including the University of Alabama, to drive innovation within the state's college and professional startup community. The "MBUSI Innovation Challenge" is running through June 19 across two streams of participants - students and professionals, and existing startups - to offer solutions to issues in advanced manufacturing. The winners can [...]

5 03, 2018

UChicago invests in tech startup company founded by Chicago Booth alumni 

By |2018-03-05T14:17:16+00:00March 5th, 2018|Competition, Illinois, Startup Fund|0 Comments

The University of Chicago has announced their next venture investments from the UChicago Startup Investment Program. Ascent Technologies, a regulation technology company that helps users build, manage and automate their compliance programs, received $315,000 from the University as part of their Series A financing rounds. Announced in 2016, the UChicago Startup Investment Program is an initiative in which [...]