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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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

30 11, 2018

UVa, city, county planning entrepreneurial accelerator

By |2018-11-30T09:47:00+00:00November 30th, 2018|State or Government, Virginia|0 Comments

Localities will match funds from GO Virginia grant, if awarded The University of Virginia, Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville all have pledged support for a program aimed at accelerating the growth of local startups. David Touve, senior director of the i.Lab at UVa, said the proposed Catalyst Accelerator Program would provide workspace, educational [...]

30 11, 2018

Ben Franklin Tech Partners names latest funding recipients

By |2018-11-30T09:46:02+00:00November 30th, 2018|Pennsylvania, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania said its board of directors approved the investment of $486,250 in support of regional economic development for both established manufacturers and early-stage technology firms. Ben Franklin is a nonprofit based at TechVentures at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop campus in Bethlehem. The organization helps startups find funding, establish incubator space, [...]

30 11, 2018

IU Philanthropic Venture Fund invests in regenerative medicine company Vascugen

By |2018-11-30T09:36:31+00:00November 30th, 2018|Indiana, New Investments/Awards, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund, which provides capital to faculty, students, alumni and staff at all IU campuses to help them further develop their research and innovations into startup companies, has invested in Vascugen Inc., a regenerative medicine company. Vascugen is focused on finding therapies to repair human tissue damaged by reduced blood flow due to [...]

30 11, 2018

University of Calgary announces new Life Sciences Innovation Hub 

By |2018-11-30T09:35:00+00:00November 30th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Canada|0 Comments

To further reinforce our commitment to establishing University Research Park as a catalyst in driving innovation and economic diversification, the University of Calgary is purchasing the Shell Technology Centre Calgary (STCC). The former STCC will be converted into the new Life Sciences Innovation Hub at UCalgary in early 2019. “As one of Canada’s leading research [...]