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27 09, 2019

UW startup, Velocity, holding pitch competition in Toronto 

By |2019-09-27T09:54:37+00:00September 27th, 2019|Student Funds|0 Comments

The University of Waterloo's flagship startup entrepreneurship program, Velocity, is bringing its pitch competition to Toronto. The competition, which showcases 10 Canadian startups poised to advance the innovation economy, will be held on Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library. The startups will [...]

27 09, 2019

UNB alumnus launches student venture fund

By |2019-09-27T09:52:43+00:00September 27th, 2019|Student Funds|0 Comments

Thanks to UNB alumnus Charles Fraser (BBA ’68), University of New Brunswick students enrolled in the faculty of management’s enhanced venture assessment course will award funding to up to two deserving local start-ups. The Fraser Student Venture Fund gives students the opportunity to research and analyze businesses that are in the start-up stage of development. [...]

27 09, 2019

University of California and Blackstone to expand LaunchPad 

By |2019-09-27T09:42:37+00:00September 27th, 2019|Gap support programs, Student Funds|0 Comments

The University of California is expanding an entrepreneurial guidance program to almost all of its campuses through a $5 million corporate partnership. The Blackstone Charitable Foundation’s LaunchPad program, which brings startup incubator Techstars’ global network of business mentors to students, will soon be available at all universities in the system except UC Santa Barbara. Victoria Slivkoff, [...]

3 09, 2019

Johns Hopkins is launching an accelerator for student startups 

By |2019-09-03T11:31:58+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Student Funds|0 Comments

As students are returning for the semester at Johns Hopkins University, a new accelerator is launching for those who are forming new ventures. Run by JHU’s student entrepreneurship-focused FastForward U, the accelerator will be a nine-week program taking place each semester for student startup teams. It’s split into two tracks, dubbed “Spark” and “Fuel.” Teams who participate [...]

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 [...]