///Student Funds
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 [...]

5 03, 2019

$10M gift sparks new program that will develop leaders of innovative ventures 

By |2019-03-05T07:16:57+00:00March 5th, 2019|Foundation-support, Massachusetts, Student Funds|0 Comments

Believing that today’s complex problems require interdisciplinary solutions and innovative, technology-based thinking, Thomas S. Roberts (MBA 1989) and his wife, Kristen, were intrigued by the idea of helping Harvard undergraduates with a passion for technology and entrepreneurship become future leaders of innovative ventures. So, the Roberts are excited to be supporting the Undergraduate Technology Innovation [...]

7 02, 2019

How students are founding, funding and joining startups | TechCrunch

By |2019-02-07T10:34:18+00:00February 7th, 2019|Student Funds|0 Comments

oung founders who want to start companies while still in school have an increasing number of resources to tap into that exist just for them. Students that want to learn how to build companies can apply to an increasing number of fast-track programs that allow them to gain valuable early stage operating experience. The energy [...]

14 01, 2019

Escape Room + Travel, Yes! Student business accelerator launches ‘real-world escape room’ for travelers

By |2019-01-14T09:18:27+00:00January 14th, 2019|Michigan, Student Funds|0 Comments

Western Michigan University launched the Starting Gate, a student business accelerator, in 2013, when the school began to seriously address how to support the transfer of technology from university labs to the marketplace and help commercialize the aspirations of other would-be entrepreneurs on campus. Since then, it has helped launch 80 companies, held more than [...]

2 01, 2019

Student-Run Venture Capital Fund Launches in Israel 

By |2019-01-02T07:56:41+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Israel, Student Funds|0 Comments

The Center for Entrepreneurship at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is launching $1m student-run venture capital fund. Cactus Capital will invest in student, recent graduate and academic entrepreneurial initiatives. The fund will offer three tracks: – Ignite: Up to $5,000 for technological startups in the ideation stage – Validate: Up to $20,000 for technology startups [...]

20 12, 2018

Five student ventures progress to compete for $100,000 prize in 2019 ASU Innovation Open | ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact

By |2018-12-20T09:58:21+00:00December 20th, 2018|Arizona, Competition, Student Funds|0 Comments

Last Friday, five student-led teams each won $5,000 and moved one step closer to potentially earning the $100,000 grand prize to fund their startups in the ASU Innovation Open pitch competition. Excitement and expectation reverberated throughout the presentation room at ASU’s SkySong campus as the early-stage entrepreneurs representing the top 15 ventures presented five-minute pitches [...]

6 12, 2018

Johns Hopkins alum’s fund gives 4 undergrad ventures resources to grow

By |2018-12-06T08:59:26+00:00December 6th, 2018|Student Funds|0 Comments

Four ventures led by Johns Hopkins University undergraduate students will receive $10,000 and mentorship as the newest selected members of an alumnus-sponsored entrepreneurship fund. The O'Connor fund was founded five years ago by Ralph O’Connor, a Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences alumnus, and his wife, Becky. It provides each member of an annual cohort with a non-dilutive grant [...]

6 12, 2018

Student Group, LTF Ventures, Looking for Ideas to Fund

By |2018-12-06T08:58:12+00:00December 6th, 2018|Student Funds, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Student organization Learning to Fly Ventures (LTF) aims to expand the entrepreneurship community on campus through funding undergraduate startups. Founded in 2017, the group has recently restructured; board members now actively look for ideas to fund instead of merely relying on applications from interested entrepreneurs, as LTF did in the past. Third-year LTF board member Agnay Mohindra [...]