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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 [...]

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 [...]