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18 12, 2018

Michigan Strategic Fund Approves Extensions for Business Incubators, Grant Programs Supporting Early-Stage and Commercialization of Tech Companies

By |2018-12-18T13:29:05+00:00December 18th, 2018|Michigan, State or Government|0 Comments

Aimed at supporting the continued economic growth and stimulation of Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF)—administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)—has approved funding extensions totaling $1.8 million for six statewide programs. Each program strategically capitalizes on resources allocated through state funding to promote early-stage startups and the commercialization of cutting-edge technologies. [...]

13 12, 2018

Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund Benefits Companies in EU

By |2018-12-13T09:41:12+00:00December 13th, 2018|Europe, State or Government|0 Comments

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen has congratulated the four Limerick “groundbreaking projects” that have received €17.2 million under the first round of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund. The successful Limerick projects are: A consortium including Curran Scientific, Raheen,  will receive a maximum of €8.4 million towards a [...]

13 12, 2018

Elevate Ventures makes three-year investment commitment to Bloomington, Columbus

By |2018-12-13T09:34:07+00:00December 13th, 2018|Ohio, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Elevate Ventures, Bloomington-based incubator The Mill and the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday announced they have entered a three-year agreement to invest $2.5 million to bolster the entrepreneurial ecosystems in Bartholomew, Brown and Monroe counties. The announcement was made at Big Woods at Hard Truth Hills restaurant in Nashville. The regional partners plan [...]

13 12, 2018

StartUpNV using federal grant to spark startup investment

By |2018-12-13T09:32:36+00:00December 13th, 2018|Nevada|0 Comments

Nonprofit startup incubator StartUpNV plans to launch an annual investor conference in Southern Nevada using a $300,000 federal grant. StartUpNV was one of 16 organizations to receive the Economic Development Administration’s 2018 Seed Fund Support Program grant. Jeff Saling, StartUpNV co-founder, said the incubator will use the funding to launch the Southern Nevada Angel Conference [...]

13 12, 2018

UNICEF’s Innovation Fund announces first cohort of blockchain investments in emerging markets

By |2018-12-13T09:31:47+00:00December 13th, 2018|Europe, State or Government|0 Comments

Six companies in developing and emerging economies will receive investment from UNICEF's Innovation Fund to solve global challenges using blockchain technology. The UNICEF Innovation Fund will invest up to $100,000 USD in the six companies; Atix Labs, Onesmart,Prescrypto, Statwig, Utopixar and W3 Engineers to deliver open-source prototypes of blockchain applications within 12-months. Selected from more than 100 applications across 50 countries, these six [...]

13 12, 2018

RGU’s Start-up Accelerator to boost Aberdeenshire innovation

By |2018-12-13T09:30:50+00:00December 13th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Scotland, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) new initiative, the first funded programme of its kind in the north-east of Scotland, will support 28 entrepreneurial teams of students, staff and recent alumni from RGU and North East Scotland College (NESCol). Organisers hope the programme will help the region’s entrepreneurs and innovators create new businesses. The business teams will receive training and expert [...]

10 12, 2018

Case Western Reserve University, three NE Ohio companies receive a total of $950,000 from Third Frontier

By |2018-12-10T07:24:39+00:00December 10th, 2018|Ohio|0 Comments

The Ohio Third Frontier Commission on Thursday, Dec. 6, announced it approved a total of $3.15 million in awards to boost entrepreneurs and technology startups statewide — nearly $1 million of which went to recipients in Cuyahoga and Summit counties. The largest single award went to NextTech Inc. in Toledo, which received a $2 million grant to [...]

10 12, 2018

Tsinghua University investment unit to back Japanese high-tech startups 

By |2018-12-10T07:23:24+00:00December 10th, 2018|China, Japan, Venture Capital|0 Comments

China's Tsinghua University's investment unit is set to become one of Japan's biggest supporters of high-tech startups, with plans to invest 4 billion yuan ($584 million) over several years in artificial intelligence and robotics ventures. Tus-Holdings, the leading research university's investment arm, established an office late last month with UTokyo Innovation Platform, its counterpart under the University of Tokyo. [...]

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 [...]