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17 04, 2019

ASU launches new accelerator 

By |2019-04-17T17:06:05+00:00April 17th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Arizona, Gap support programs|0 Comments

Arizona State University and SparkLabs Group, a network of accelerators and venture capital funds, has launched a new startup accelerator program for students and alumni. SparkLabs Frontier-ASU will provide training, mentors and investment funding for participants in the university's schools and programs, including the engineering, business and global management schools. “SparkLabs Frontier-ASU's mission is to identify, [...]

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

UT Health San Antonio Plans New Accelerator for Faculty Research

By |2019-04-17T16:59:29+00:00April 17th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Gap support programs, Texas|0 Comments

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is starting an internal accelerator program for inventors who work at the institution, with the goal of picking a first group of five to eight prospective entrepreneurs around May. The accelerator, which UT Health is calling TechNovum, will run its first program from June through [...]

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 [...]

17 04, 2019

U Michigan chip design startup raises $6 million in venture funding 

By |2019-04-17T16:54:59+00:00April 17th, 2019|Michigan, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

Movellus Inc., a University of Michigan startup, has secured $6 million in Series A venture funding for a total of $10 million so far. The company provides technology that helps accelerate and optimize semiconductor chip design. Its applications include cloud computing, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence. The $6 million in funding was led [...]

20 03, 2019

Harvard OTD launches Experts-in-Residence program

By |2019-03-20T09:37:10+00:00March 20th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Gap support programs, Massachusetts|0 Comments

Harvard’s Office of Technology Development (OTD) has launched an Experts-in-Residence (XIR) program, creating a powerful new resource for Harvard faculty and researchers to accelerate startup formation and support the commercialization of University innovations. Initially, 28 XIRs have volunteered for the program. The XIRs include partners at venture capital firms, scientific entrepreneurs, R&D executives, and other respected experts on company [...]

20 03, 2019

Delaware Innovation Space Launches First Fund Investment Program 

By |2019-03-20T09:26:18+00:00March 20th, 2019|Delaware|0 Comments

First Fund provides early stage startups with critical funding to easily and quickly access Delaware Innovation Space’s business building expertise, core programs, scientific equipment, and extensive multi-use wet laboratories. Eligible startups can each secure up to $75,000 investment from the First Fund Program, via a convertible note, funding monthly site-license costs for residency at the [...]

20 03, 2019

Rutgers TechAdvance Fund Helps Innovative Researchers Get From R&D to Commercialization 

By |2019-03-20T09:22:22+00:00March 20th, 2019|New Jersey, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

A Rutgers University fund  provided more than $2 million to help the school’s researchers working on innovative technologies take the next step in what can be a long and costly journey toward bringing new products to market. Launched in 2017, the university’s TechAdvance Fund has awarded grants totaling $2.65 million to more than 30 faculty members conducting [...]

14 03, 2019

Deerfield commits $100M to establish translational research alliance with Harvard 

By |2019-03-14T09:11:14+00:00March 14th, 2019|Massachusetts, Translational Research|0 Comments

Harvard University and Deerfield Management, a health care investment firm, have established a major strategic R&D alliance to speed the development and translation of biomedical and life-science innovations into transformative treatments that can improve life, health, and medical care. Through a newly launched company called Lab1636, Deerfield has committed $100 million in initial funding to [...]