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12 10, 2018

Arrowhead Innovation Fund makes first investment in a NM company 

By | 2018-10-12T10:01:40+00:00 October 12th, 2018|New Mexico, State or Government|0 Comments

An Energy Star-rated technology, EVUS Inc. uses a unique proprietary design that harnesses the power of magnets for use in home heating. “EVUS is an excellent example of the type of high-quality investments that are possible in New Mexico,” said AIF Managing Director Estela Hernandez. “This technology will bring to market an efficient and cost-saving [...]

12 10, 2018

Keiretsu founder plans to push Philly angels for a new start-up pitch event

By | 2018-10-12T09:59:19+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Angel, Pennsylvania|0 Comments

In Philadelphia, where finding a start-up investor is as tough as finding a Cowboys fan — or at least one who will admit it openly — the Angel Capital Expo could be considered an entrepreneur's dream come true. The annual event by Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic brings together the private-equity community with entrepreneurs looking for funding — [...]

12 10, 2018

Indiana BioCrossroads forms $9M seed fund for life science startups

By | 2018-10-12T09:58:06+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Indiana, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Indiana startup companies in life sciences, information technology and agricultural biosciences now have another source of early funding. BioCrossroads, an Indianapolis-based group that promotes and invests in the sector, said Wednesday it has formed a $9 million seed fund, its third such fund since 2004. Investors in the Indiana Seed Fund III include Eli Lilly [...]

12 10, 2018

XLerateHealth, U of L, UK and WVU to create medical technology platform 

By | 2018-10-12T09:56:27+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Kentucky|0 Comments

XLerateHealth LLC and three major universities are working together to create a hub that would help universities commercialize new biomedical technology. The Louisville startup accelerator is working with the University of Louisville, University of Kentucky and West Virginia University to create an online accelerator hub, and their leaders announced Thursday that they will use a [...]

12 10, 2018

$13M state investment revitalizes Cornell Food Venture Center 

By | 2018-10-12T09:35:20+00:00 October 12th, 2018|New York|0 Comments

Food entrepreneurs in New York are getting a big boost from advanced technologies and facilities now available at the Cornell Food Venture Center (CFVC). The renovated CFVC pilot plant reopened Oct. 4 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the enhanced capabilities of the state-of-the-art facility. The renovations were made possible through more than $13 million in [...]

5 10, 2018

NCSU Chancellor’s Innovation Fund gives university opportunity for flourishing research

By | 2018-10-05T08:04:34+00:00 October 5th, 2018|North Carolina, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

With upcoming application submissions for the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF), NC State staff members have the opportunity to apply and receive research grants of up to $75,000 to support their short-term, commercially focused research projects. CIF program manager and New Ventures Associate, Amy Parker, discussed how CIF came about, saying that initially there was a [...]

25 09, 2018

WVU board OK’s $1.8 M for Startup Engine business program

By | 2018-09-25T11:17:40+00:00 September 25th, 2018|West Virginia|0 Comments

The WVU Board of Governors approved spending $1.8 million to lease and renovate space to house the College of Business and Economics Startup Engine. Startup Engine will be a business startup accelerator program. The renovated retail space in the University Place student housing complex will hold space for business incubation, co-working and a “live experiential [...]

25 09, 2018

U Wyoming’s Casper Start-Up Challenge Announces Finalists

By | 2018-09-25T10:45:09+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Competition, Wyoming|0 Comments

The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), a business development program of the University of Wyoming with business incubators in Laramie, Casper, and Sheridan is continuing to build upon the successes of their Casper Start-Up Challenge with a third year of the competition and another $50,000 fund to seed Casper. “Every year the applicants to the [...]

25 09, 2018

Penn State’s Lab Bench to Commercialization 2018–19 grant recipients announced 

By | 2018-09-25T10:46:14+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Pennsylvania, Translational Research|0 Comments

With support from Invent Penn State, the Penn State Research Foundation, and the University's Fund for Innovation, the competitive Lab Bench to Commercialization (LB2C) program provides funding for researchers in the Eberly College of Science — enabling them to enhance the commercial potential of ongoing research and prepare them to translate their intellectual property [...]

20 09, 2018

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

By | 2018-09-20T09:01:05+00:00 September 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 [...]