14 11, 2018

U Arizona-focused venture fund invests in alum’s job-matching company 

By |2018-11-14T08:50:05+00:00November 14th, 2018|Arizona, New Investments/Awards, Venture Capital|0 Comments

A venture-capital fund focused on University of Arizona spinoffs has announced its fourth investment since its founding last year, backing a Phoenix-based startup with an online platform to help hotels and restaurants quickly find temporary workers. UA Venture Capital Fund LLC participated in funding a seed round of growth capital for Qwick Inc., which was [...]

25 06, 2018

U Arizona-focused venture fund makes its first investments

By |2018-06-25T07:55:31+00:00June 25th, 2018|Arizona|0 Comments

A new, early stage venture capital firm aimed at supporting University of Arizona technology spinoffs has made its first three investments. UA Venture Capital Fund LLC, founded earlier this year by Tucson businessmen Fletcher McCusker and Michael Deitch, made investments in startups Codelucida, which has developed error-correction technology for data storage drives; Regulonix, which is [...]

19 06, 2018

Startup Licenses U Arizona-Invented Disruptive Biopsy Device 

By |2018-06-19T08:48:59+00:00June 19th, 2018|Arizona, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The University of Arizona has licensed the design for a next-generation needle biopsy instrument that utilizes electrosurgery and electrocautery to safely increase tissue sample volumes in minimally invasive biopsy procedures. The licensee is a startup company, Data Driven Diagnostics Sciences Inc., also known as D3Sciences, or D3S. The inventing team includes Dr. Michael Larson, resident physician [...]

10 05, 2018

University of Arizona McGuire New Venture program reaches across UA campus

By |2018-05-10T15:29:51+00:00May 10th, 2018|Arizona, Venture Capital|0 Comments

The New Venture Development Program at the University of Arizona’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is mainly an academic exercise designed to give students the experience of moving an idea to a launch-ready venture. But real products and companies have emerged from the program, and they increasingly involve UA technologies as McGuire reaches out across campus. [...]

17 04, 2018

ASU announces new network to connect startups with potential investors 

By |2018-04-17T13:35:46+00:00April 17th, 2018|Arizona, Gap support programs|0 Comments

President Michael Crow unveiled a new plan to connect entrepreneurs at ASU with investment funding through the Thunderbird School of Global Management. This system, which is expected to get off the ground in the fall of this year, will be called the ASU Thunderbird Investor Network and is an extension of a previous Thunderbird network that was [...]

5 03, 2018

ASU gets hands-on with student startups, and the community’s economy benefits 

By |2018-03-05T14:16:13+00:00March 5th, 2018|Arizona, Student Funds|0 Comments

Arizona State University welcomes the entrepreneurial and innovative spirits of the world, while simultaneously offering them the perfect location for the development and sustained growth of their wildest ambitions. The impact and reach of this support, however, seems to be unknown to both the local and national community. Chris Samuels, director of communications for the Tempe [...]

18 12, 2017

Tech Launch Arizona Reports More Companies Licensing UA Inventions

By |2017-12-18T16:52:03+00:00December 18th, 2017|Arizona|0 Comments

In the past four years, Tech Launch Arizona has worked with 55 companies to license University of Arizona knowledge, inventions and technology. Of those companies 53 are still licensed with intellectual property from the University's research. SinfoníaRx is a healthcare company established in 2006 by the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Joann MacMaster, director [...]

29 11, 2017

Cisco Innovation Challenge helps students launch their ventures 

By |2017-11-29T14:33:52+00:00November 29th, 2017|Arizona, Competition, Corporate|0 Comments

Everyone needs to do their part to conserve water. But what if entire communities could work together to eliminate the unnecessary waste of this valuable resource? That’s the idea behind Green Plant Framework/Aquifer Systems, founded by Joshua Parde. The system allows users to compare the total volume of water delivered from a municipal source to [...]

22 11, 2017

Mayo Clinic, ASU collaborate to seed and accelerate research

By |2017-11-22T14:11:15+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Arizona, Hospitals|0 Comments

In Silicon Valley, investors flock to back potentially disruptive new technology and apps — even if they are still in development. But the funding landscape is a little different for health research. Although novel ideas have great potential to radically improve health care and medicine, funding agencies usually choose to fund well-established research. This can [...]

1 11, 2017

U Arizona Startup Advances New Therapies for Vascular Dementia

By |2017-11-01T13:45:02+00:00November 1st, 2017|Arizona|0 Comments

Billions of dollars are spent each year on health care costs related to the treatment of patients with inflammation-related brain disorders such as vascular dementia, yet no FDA-approved therapies exist for for these conditions. In 2013, Meredith Hay, a physiology professor at the University of Arizona's College of Medicine – Tucson, started ProNeurogen Inc., a company [...]