///Startup Fund
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 [...]

20 12, 2018

Seven Purdue-affiliated startups receive investments totaling $200,000 from Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund 

By |2018-12-20T09:59:22+00:00December 20th, 2018|Indiana, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund announced Tuesday (Dec. 18) that it has awarded a total of $200,000 in investment funding to seven Purdue University-affiliated startups. The fund is a joint venture between the Purdue Foundry, a Purdue-based startup accelerator, and Elevate Ventures, a private venture development organization that supports the development and success of entrepreneurs across Indiana. The fund’s [...]

20 12, 2018

UAB establishes $500,000 innovation fund to support university start ups

By |2018-12-20T09:49:16+00:00December 20th, 2018|Alabama, Startup Fund|0 Comments

The Bill. L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Alabama at Birmingham has established a $500,000 Innovation Fund to support the development of early-stage discoveries and promising new university startups. Jan. 1, 2019, UAB whose research has demonstrated commercial potential may apply for up to $35,000 in funding to further develop [...]

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 [...]

25 10, 2018

Kyoto University venture fund and Chinese peer to grow startups 

By |2018-10-25T10:25:19+00:00October 25th, 2018|Japan, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Kyoto University is combining venture capital with that from a peer in the Chinese city of Guangzhou to help startups from the university do business in China and other Asian markets. This marks the first time that venture capital from a Japanese national university using public money is partnering with overseas capital. The venture between the wholly [...]

25 10, 2018

UC San Diego and Invention Science Fund Collaborate to Create New Technology Startups

By |2018-10-25T10:24:26+00:00October 25th, 2018|California, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Invention Science Fund (ISF), the incubator arm of Intellectual Ventures, and San Diego's Legler Benbough Foundation will contribute $1 million in combined sponsorship funds to the Institute for the Global Entrepreneur (IGE) at the University of California San Diego to help accelerate new startup companies. The collaboration launches today and seeks to accelerate the transition of technology to the marketplace. The [...]

24 10, 2018

U Utah Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization Announces Fall 2018 Seed Fund Recipients

By |2018-10-24T16:53:06+00:00October 24th, 2018|New Investments/Awards, Startup Fund, Utah|0 Comments

The University of Utah’s Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization has announced the recipients of its second round of seed funding. Awardees include an LED facial-recognition camera for mobile phones, a catheter-mounted microscope that helps diagnose cardiac disease and a high-voltage lithium battery that maintains consistent energy intensity. TVC formed the seed fund in early [...]

2 08, 2018

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

By |2018-08-02T08:45:19+00:00August 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+00:00July 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 [...]