///Startup Fund
2 08, 2018

Purple Arch Wants to Back More Northwestern Alumni Startups With 2nd Fund

By | 2018-08-02T08:45:19+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Foundation-support, Illinois, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Purple Arch is a venture fund for Northwestern alumni, by Northwestern alumni. And the young VC firm is already raising its next fund to back more entrepreneurs that bleed purple and black. Purple Arch, founded in 2016, closed its first fund last year. The $5 million fund backed 20 Northwestern University-affiliated startups, including Chicago startups like [...]

18 07, 2018

Notre Dame IDEA Center launches 27 startup companies in first year of operation 

By | 2018-07-18T08:26:26+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Indiana, Startup Fund|0 Comments

The IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame surpassed its goal of creating 16 faculty and student startup companies in its first year by launching 27 companies between July 2017 and June 2018. That number nearly equals the total number of startups, 33, in the University’s entire 175-year history prior to 2017-18, and it exceeds by [...]

13 06, 2018

Twin Cities to host first summit connecting university tech and startup funds with industry and investors

By | 2018-06-13T06:33:58+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Gap support programs, Minnesota, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Startup Fund|0 Comments

The Twin Cities will host the first gathering focused on connecting university tech and startup funds with innovative companies and early-stage investors. COvergence, scheduled for July 11th, is aimed at jump starting conversation around active university proof of concept, startup, and venture gap funds and accelerators that will lead to greater collaboration to advance innovation from the lab to the marketplace.

9 05, 2018

New seed fund to advance commercialization at University of Utah

By | 2018-05-09T15:05:06+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Startup Fund|0 Comments

The Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization at the University of Utah announced a new funding program for early stage technology development and commercialization. The University of Utah Seed Fund will allocate up to $1 million to help university researchers develop promising technologies, enable commercialization and attract additional funding sources. The fund will be [...]

5 03, 2018

UChicago invests in tech startup company founded by Chicago Booth alumni 

By | 2018-03-05T14:17:16+00:00 March 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 [...]

13 02, 2018

[COA Member] University of Virginia group’s seed fund spurring local entrepreneurship 

By | 2018-02-13T15:37:33+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Startup Fund, Virginia|0 Comments

The University of Virginia has now invested nearly $1 million in the early stages of student and faculty startups, joining the growing number of schools investing in homegrown enterprises. Universities increasingly have investment funds and programs to boost entrepreneurship within and around their campuses. UVa’s Licensing & Ventures Group’s $10 million Seed Fund, launched in [...]

8 02, 2018

University of California, Riverside Highlander Venture Fund puts $50K into ‘Next-Generation’ Mosquito Repellent 

By | 2018-02-08T17:29:11+00:00 February 8th, 2018|California, Startup Fund|0 Comments

A venture capital fund created to help faculty and alumni of the University of California, Riverside, move their marketable discoveries to the buying public made its second investment late last month. The funding will allow the startup company Sensorygen to develop a sweet-smelling mosquito repellent that’s effective, safe, natural, and affordable. The Highlander Venture Fund (HVF) invested [...]

8 02, 2018

NextStep Robotics gets investment from U Maryland Momentum Fund 

By | 2018-02-08T17:15:26+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Maryland, Startup Fund|0 Comments

NextStep Robotics, a startup which makes a device to treat foot drop, closed on $750,000 in new funding, said CEO Brad Hennessie. The Baltimore-based company is the second to receive investment from the Maryland Momentum Fund, which was created by the  University System of Maryland to back startups based on technology developed at the state schools. The Maryland [...]

18 01, 2018

U California Riverside Highlander Venture Fund Makes Its First Investment

By | 2018-01-18T15:32:43+00:00 January 18th, 2018|California, Startup Fund|0 Comments

The University of California, Riverside’s Highlander Venture Fund (HVF) announced its first investment today. The $250,000 investment was for NanoCellect Biomedical Inc., a developer of microfluidic cell-sorting technologies for cell-based assays. The San Diego-based firm was founded in 2009 by Jose Morachis, a UC Riverside alumni. The financing for the $10 million round of funding [...]

18 01, 2018

[COA Member] University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group Seed Fund Announces Three Investments

By | 2018-01-18T15:26:09+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Startup Fund, Virginia|0 Comments

Since its launch, the UVA LVG Seed Fund has made three investments in companies based on technology developed from UVA research discoveries and licensed from the UVA Licensing & Ventures Group (LVG). Also, the Fund has launched and expanded a directive study course now in its second semester at UVA’s Darden School of Business and [...]