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11 06, 2019

U Virginia Darden School Announces Ventures Selected for 20th Annual Summer Incubator Program

By |2019-06-11T10:48:46+00:00June 11th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Student Funds, Virginia|0 Comments

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business welcomed 20 venture teams to the 2019 i.Lab Incubator program, which has been in operation for 20 years. This year’s companies are developing products and services ranging from French crepes to designer Italian clothing to virtual reality exoskeletons. The cohort includes 13 ventures founded by UVA students, representing six schools including [...]

29 05, 2019

CalPoly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship announces seven new start-ups for Summer Accelerator 

By |2019-05-29T11:59:32+00:00May 29th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, California, Student Funds|0 Comments

Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) introduced the newest students accepted into their 13-week Summer Accelerator program in the HotHouse at its annual Spring Entrepreneurship Forum Tuesday, May 14. Students pitched business ideas ranging from medicinal makeup to a transportable water filter for travelers. Seven potential businesses — Armadillo Designs, Tulum Cosmetics, Ethic Marketplace, Ropegun, [...]

22 05, 2019

MSU’s student-led VC fund offers new hands-on learning

By |2019-05-22T09:26:06+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Michigan, Student Funds, Venture Fund|0 Comments

With a new investment fund at Michigan State University, students can gain experience on either side of the venture capital industry. The Student Venture Capital Fund offers students with an idea for a business or an innovation “priceless” experience in seeking capital and pitching to prospective investors, said Jeff Wesley, the executive director of Red Cedar Ventures at [...]

22 05, 2019

UD’s Horn Program finds multiple avenues to guide aspiring entrepreneurs

By |2019-05-22T09:21:28+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Delaware, Student Funds|0 Comments

Over the past seven years, the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship has seen good early results in its effort to serve as a springboard for promising start-up ventures. Contributor Larry Nagengast recently spent some looking at the program, how it works and where it’s heading. It’s only seven years since the Horn Program in [...]

16 05, 2019

$1.4M gift creates the Alabama Power Endowed Innovation Fund at UA 

By |2019-05-16T07:10:50+00:00May 16th, 2019|Foundation-support, Student Funds|0 Comments

A $1.4 million grant will fuel business innovation, entrepreneurship, small business growth and talent retention in the state. Alabama Power Foundation provided the funds to the University of Alabama to establish the Alabama Power Endowed Innovation and Talent Retention Fund. The fund, which will be managed by the Office of the Vice President for Research [...]

9 05, 2019

Boyd Venture Challenge Awards $25,000 to UT Student Startups

By |2019-05-09T08:53:27+00:00May 9th, 2019|Student Funds, Tennessee|0 Comments

Three businesses owned by students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, were awarded funding in the spring 2019 Boyd Venture Challenge. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business hosts the seed-fund grant competition. Start-up companies Winter Innovations, Quantum Lock, and Flo+Co. were selected from a group of nine finalists. A panel of five [...]

29 04, 2019

MSU Announces New Student VC Fund, Winners of Inaugural Pitch Contest

By |2019-04-29T08:43:33+00:00April 29th, 2019|Student Funds|0 Comments

Michigan State University students now have an opportunity to dabble in the rollercoaster world of startup funding thanks to a new partnership between Red Cedar Ventures and the Broad College of Business Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance. Launched this week, the Student Venture Capital Fund will invest up to $50,000 per year in early-stage [...]

17 04, 2019

MSU launches Student Venture Capital Fund within Broad College of Business

By |2019-04-17T17:03:53+00:00April 17th, 2019|Michigan, Student Funds|0 Comments

A new partnership between Red Cedar Ventures — the wholly owned venture investment subsidiary of the Michigan State University Foundation — and the Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance, or CVCPEEF, is now delivering venture funding experiences directly into the classroom. Launched in Spring 2019, students taking Entrepreneurial Finance will get a taste of the [...]

17 04, 2019

Entrepreneurs capture funding, support in new venture competitions at Tufts UniversityNow

By |2019-04-17T17:02:31+00:00April 17th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Massachusetts, Student Funds|0 Comments

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (April 16, 2019)—Five new ventures, including a noninvasive alternative to traditional methods of spay and neuter and a “hard” kombucha, took home top prizes at Tufts University’s annual entrepreneurship competitions: the 15th annual $100k New Ventures Competition and the Tufts Food and Entrepreneurship Competition. Twenty-six finalist teams, comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff [...]

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 [...]