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21 11, 2019

MU students to compete for $30,000 startup fund

By |2019-11-21T08:55:08+00:00November 21st, 2019|Missouri, Startup Fund|0 Comments

On Monday, 15 MU students will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges in hopes of winning up to $30,000 in startup funding. This “Shark Tank”-style platform is part of MU’s Entrepreneur Quest Pitch Competition. According to an MU news release, “The EQ program is an opportunity for Mizzou students from any degree [...]

31 10, 2019

FACIT and University of Toronto launch precision medicine company, supported by seed fund

By |2019-10-31T06:49:15+00:00October 31st, 2019|Canada, Startup Fund|0 Comments

FACIT, a commercialization venture group, together with the University of Toronto ("U of T"), announced the creation of Ontario-based Cellular Analytics (the "Company"). Cellular Analytics is founded upon a proprietary microfluidic platform that enables molecular characterization of cancer at the level of single circulating tumour cells. The technology quantitatively detects sensitivity to immune-oncology agents 'on-chip' at both significantly [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

17 04, 2019

New Velocity venture fund invests $200,000 in four startups 

By |2019-04-17T16:56:59+00:00April 17th, 2019|Canada, Startup Fund, Student Funds|0 Comments

The University of Waterloo’s entrepreneurship program, Velocity, has announced direct equity investments of $50,000 each for the four winners of the annual Velocity Fund Finals (VFF). This is the first time that Velocity has made direct equity investments. The original prizes were a $25,000 grant, however, the entrepreneurship program has doubled the prize values and transformed the [...]

28 01, 2019

CWRU earns $500,000 from tech startup fund for third time 

By |2019-01-28T09:50:36+00:00January 28th, 2019|Ohio, Startup Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

This year CWRU earned a $500,000 grant from the Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-up Fund for the testing and commercialization of technologies being developed by faculty and researchers. The Ohio Third Frontier is chief among Ohio’s organizations that support technological advancement. The Ohio Third Frontier is an initiative designed to support the research, [...]

24 01, 2019

ISU Startup Factory announces twelve new teams for its sixth cohort 

By |2019-01-24T10:09:49+00:00January 24th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Iowa, Startup Fund|0 Comments

The ISU Startup Factory has announced its sixth cohort of entrepreneurs entering the Iowa State-based program. Twelve teams joined the program, starting with an evening kick-off reception held Thursday evening at the ISU Alumni Center, followed by a full day of programming Friday at the Startup Factory’s space at the Iowa State University Research Park. Startups accepted into [...]

17 01, 2019

University of Waterloo’s Velocity taps AngelList to launch new startup fund

By |2019-01-17T09:32:23+00:00January 17th, 2019|Angel, Canada, Startup Fund|0 Comments

University of Waterloo startup incubator Velocity has announced a bold plan to provide funding support to its startups. Velocity will launch an AngelList-powered fund to let investors make equity investments in companies pitching in the program’s Velocity Fund Finals competition. Three times a year, the Velocity Fund Finals (VFF) allows companies in the Velocity Garage incubator (or [...]

4 01, 2019

U Chicago researchers broaden impact by bringing scientific discoveries to market 

By |2019-01-04T08:25:08+00:00January 4th, 2019|Illinois, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Few people get a bigger whiff of the entrepreneurial spirit taking hold among biosciences faculty members than Thelma Tennant. “I walk down the halls of the lab buildings regularly,” Tennant said, “and I don’t think I’ve made it to a meeting without having someone come out a door and say, ‘Hey, I’ve been meaning to call [...]