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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 [...]

6 12, 2018

Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship Announces Rock Venture Capital Partners 

By |2018-12-06T08:43:19+00:00December 6th, 2018|Massachusetts, Student Funds|0 Comments

MBA students at Harvard Business School (HBS) who are interested in entrepreneurship and looking to start new ventures are able to seek guidance and access expertise from various resources on the HBS campus, including more than 30 faculty experts in the field, 21 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, and this year’s Venture Capital Partners, all based at the School’s Arthur Rock Center [...]

6 12, 2018

How the New Venture Challenge Is Helping Cement Chicago’s Reputation as the Next Great Startup Hub 

By |2018-12-06T08:42:14+00:00December 6th, 2018|Competition, Illinois, Student Funds|0 Comments

At first glance, Tovala’s Chicago headquarters looks like an ordinary apartment. But upon opening the front door to the office space, located in the city’s River West neighborhood, visitors are greeted with an open space filled with boxes, home goods and employees buzzing like worker bees. Some cooked in the test kitchen. Others sat at their [...]

12 11, 2018

New seed fund at OU to encourage student entrepreneurs

By |2018-11-12T10:20:14+00:00November 12th, 2018|Ohio, Student Funds|0 Comments

Ohio University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, a partnership between the College of Business and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, will launch the Bobcat Seed Fund this month to provide grants up to $3,000 to support promising ideas and ventures proposed by Ohio University student entrepreneurs, according to a news release. This program is [...]

12 11, 2018

Students compete for funding in Rowan University’s Idea Challenge

By |2018-11-12T10:19:42+00:00November 12th, 2018|Student Funds|0 Comments

A dozen Rowan University students/teams will present business ideas to an audience of Rowan stakeholders and potential investors on Friday, Nov. 16, from noon to 3 p.m., in the Student Center Enyon Ballroom, for a chance to win equity-investments during Rowan’s third annual Idea Challenge. Hosted by the Rowan Innovation Venture Fund, the Idea Challenge will [...]

17 10, 2018

University of Minnesota students take on startup investing with Atland Ventures – Minneapolis

By |2018-10-17T08:31:39+00:00October 17th, 2018|Minnesota, Student Funds|0 Comments

With no class to take on venture capital investing, some University of Minnesota students decided to start doing deals instead. About two years ago, a group of business students quietly launched what became Atland Ventures, a VC fund with about $150,000 in capital under management. An alumnus who wished to remain anonymous provided the group [...]

17 10, 2018

Anderson Center Accepting Applications for Boyd Venture Challenge 

By |2018-10-17T08:09:08+00:00October 17th, 2018|Student Funds, Tennessee|0 Comments

Student-owned start-up businesses seeking funding can now apply to the Boyd Venture Challenge. The seed-fund grant awards up to $20,000 to legally established student start-up companies each fall and spring semester. The competition is hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business. The challenge is open to any legally established early-stage [...]

20 09, 2018

SMPL Receives $100,000 Investment from University of Michigan’s Zell Founders Fund

By |2018-09-20T09:01:05+00:00September 20th, 2018|Michigan, Student Funds|0 Comments

The Zell Founders Fund, a student-led venture fund in the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan, announced today that it has made a $100,000investment in organic snack brand, SMPL. Today, SMPL also launches its new brand, introducing a line of organic superfood bites developed for the modern lifestyle consumer. The innovative snack brand utilizes a [...]

18 09, 2018

UM System launches accelerator program to foster, fund student business ideas 

By |2018-09-18T07:12:17+00:00September 18th, 2018|Missouri, Student Funds|0 Comments

Student entrepreneurs in the University of Missouri System could earn up to $30,000 in prize money thanks to a new systemwide initiative known as the Entrepreneur Quest Student Accelerator. The program, which UM System President Mun Choi announced Friday in his State of the University Address from Columbia, involves the University of Missouri–St. Louis and the system’s other three campuses. [...]