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20 08, 2019

Innovation Primer – How Oxford University Is Preparing Students For Entrepreneurial Life

By |2019-08-20T09:10:56+00:00August 20th, 2019|Student Funds, UK/England|0 Comments

There can’t be a university in the land that hasn’t spent the last decade or so encouraging its researchers to spin out their cutting edge work into tech startups. The journey looks something like this. A group of researchers make a breakthrough in the lab - let’s say in a field such as A.I. or [...]

19 08, 2019

Entrepreneurship Club students help transfer Princeton biotech research to business ventures

By |2019-08-19T09:25:14+00:00August 19th, 2019|New Jersey, Student Funds|0 Comments

This is notable, because this is the type of project that MBA students normally undertake as part of their curriculum. But Alimtas did it, outside of class, on top of full course loads. “This sort of program — teams of students working with a tech transfer office to build out a business plan around a [...]

8 08, 2019

OSU investment fund fuels aspirations of student entrepreneurs

By |2019-08-08T09:34:47+00:00August 8th, 2019|Oklahoma, Student Funds|0 Comments

The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship in the Spears School of Business awarded a total of $75,000 to three teams of Oklahoma State University student entrepreneurs this summer in the first round of a new investment fund designed to invest in budding student-led businesses. Called the Riata Pre-Seed Fund, the innovative financial tool invests in student [...]

1 08, 2019

Pitching competition will highlight Iowa State innovation, entrepreneurship  State University

By |2019-08-01T10:22:44+00:00August 1st, 2019|Iowa, Student Funds|0 Comments

More than 150 Iowa State University entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas to visitors at the ISU exhibit during this month’s Iowa State Fair. The exhibit, “The Great Iowa State Pitch Off: STANDING InnOVATION!,” will be in the Varied Industries building at the Iowa State Fair, held Aug. 8-18. The theme of Iowa State’s fair exhibit [...]

17 06, 2019

Berkeley’s renegade history fuels its rise to the top in startup competition 

By |2019-06-17T09:09:16+00:00June 17th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, California, Student Funds|0 Comments

UC Berkeley is renowned for its history of rebellion, upsetting the status quo and stretching the limits of the way things ought to be. That reputation, when viewed from the outside, has often been seen as negative. But a new ranking listing Berkeley as the No. 1 public school in the world for funded founders [...]

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 [...]