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21 08, 2019

TEDCO’s Maryland Innovation Initiative Fund Continues to Deliver Substantial Impact for Maryland Biohealth Companies

By |2019-08-21T14:21:49+00:00August 21st, 2019|Maryland, State or Government|0 Comments

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation’s (TEDCO) Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII), a program designed to propel research from partner universities towards commercialization, has had a strong, demonstrable impact on many important life science portfolio companies in the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR). AsclepiX Therapeutics, Inc., Neuraly/Theraly, NextStep Robotics, Sonavex and Coaptechare just a handful of the latest MII program success stories having achieved [...]

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 [...]

20 08, 2019

CIT Gap Funds invests in Charlottesville, Va.-based Babylon Micro-Farms 

By |2019-08-20T09:07:56+00:00August 20th, 2019|State or Government, Virginia|0 Comments

CIT made an investment in Charlottesville, Va.-based Babylon Micro-Farms, provider of an on-demand indoor farming service. Founded in 2017, Babylon provides small growers and businesses with indoor agriculture modules through on-demand farming services using their patented IoT tech. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed but Babylon said in a press release that it plans to use [...]

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 [...]

19 08, 2019

Mercy, Baptist Health & more to partner with health tech startups in Arkansas accelerator program

By |2019-08-19T09:05:08+00:00August 19th, 2019|Arkansas, Hospitals|0 Comments

The HealthTech Arkansas accelerator program announced its new cohort of six early-stage healthcare companies chosen to launch pilot projects at nine area hospitals and health systems. Throughout the program, each selected startup will receive seed funding from investors such as the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, as well as access to and guidance from clinicians and administrators at [...]

14 08, 2019

Portland Seed Fund raises $13.9M for third fund, looks to invest in more early-stage startups 

By |2019-08-14T12:51:40+00:00August 14th, 2019|Oregon, State or Government|0 Comments

Portland Seed Fund has raised its largest fund yet as the firm looks to invest in more startups up and down the west coast. PSF just closed its third fund, raising $13.9 million, nearly double the size of its second fund and triple the size of its first. The firm, founded in 2011, is one of [...]

14 08, 2019

IU Ventures announces new slate of startup support and investment programs

By |2019-08-14T12:48:44+00:00August 14th, 2019|Indiana, Venture Fund|0 Comments

IU Ventures, formerly the Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation, has announced new programs designed to foster connections among investors, IU faculty, students and entrepreneurs throughout the global IU community to support, invest in and grow innovative new enterprises with IU affiliations. In the past, IU Ventures had a broad engagement focus, dealing with both [...]

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 [...]

8 08, 2019

FSU and UF receive $29 million to speed discoveries leading to better health 

By |2019-08-08T09:28:43+00:00August 8th, 2019|Florida, Translational Research|0 Comments

The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute, in partnership with Florida State University, has been awarded $29 million to speed research discoveries that will lead to improved health for people living in the nation’s third-largest state. UF and FSU will expand their research partnership with the five-year award, which is funded by the [...]

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 [...]