31 01, 2019

UC Berkeley Launches Accelerator to Support Blockchain Startups

By |2019-01-31T10:09:50+00:00January 31st, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, California|0 Comments

The University of California, Berkeley has just announced the formation of a new blockchain-focused accelerator, the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator. The new accelerator will help entrepreneurs pursue ventures in the blockchain space, tap into the vast resources of UC Berkeley and Silicon Valley, and receive expert industry guidance to create high-value blockchain startups. The effort was launched [...]

28 01, 2019

Chevron gifts $450,000 to Fresno State programs 

By |2019-01-28T09:49:58+00:00January 28th, 2019|California, Corporate, Foundation-support|0 Comments

Fresno State officials announced a $450,000 gift from Chevron to benefit innovation programs at the university. The gift benefits key initiatives in several areas across campus to advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. “It is very exciting to see how our contribution will be implemented and will make a direct impact not only [...]

16 01, 2019

UC Riverside POC awards help faculty commercialize inventions

By |2019-01-16T08:55:49+00:00January 16th, 2019|California, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The Office of Research and Economic Development at UC Riverside has awarded three faculty research projects proof of concept grants to help them move new technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace. This year, the office received 11 applications and selected six for final review. “We look for projects that promise to solve one or more [...]

25 10, 2018

UC San Diego and Invention Science Fund Collaborate to Create New Technology Startups

By |2018-10-25T10:24:26+00:00October 25th, 2018|California, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Invention Science Fund (ISF), the incubator arm of Intellectual Ventures, and San Diego's Legler Benbough Foundation will contribute $1 million in combined sponsorship funds to the Institute for the Global Entrepreneur (IGE) at the University of California San Diego to help accelerate new startup companies. The collaboration launches today and seeks to accelerate the transition of technology to the marketplace. The [...]

8 08, 2018

UC Berkeley Gastrointestinal Gene Therapy Biotech DNAlite Therapeutics Raises $1.5M in Seed Funding

By |2018-08-08T11:31:32+00:00August 8th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, California|0 Comments

DNAlite Therapeutics, Inc., an early stage preclinical therapeutic company has raised $1.5 million in a seed-stage financing. DNAlite was founded by UC Berkeley graduates Mubhij Ahmad and Timothy Day in 2016. The proceeds of the round will be used to continue development of gastrointestinal tract gene therapy treatments for patients who suffer from genetic intestinal [...]

28 06, 2018

Largest Startup Class Yet Enters UC Berkeley’s Expanding Accelerator

By |2018-06-28T09:18:22+00:00June 28th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, California|0 Comments

More than a hundred startup teams are beginning a training and mentoring program this month at the Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator—the largest group ever accepted to the UC Berkeley program since it was founded in 2012. Aside from the funding, free office rent, and other resources offered by the startup accelerator located near the edge of the Berkeley [...]

31 05, 2018

Cal Poly Announces SLO HotHouse Summer Accelerator Program’s 2018 Cohort

By |2018-05-31T07:34:11+00:00May 31st, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, California, Student Funds|0 Comments

Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) has accepted eight startup companies into this year’s SLO HotHouse Summer Accelerator program. The intense 13-week program is designed for students and recent graduates who have developed new ventures that need funding and CIE resources to help launch their companies. The program provides $10,000 in capital, plus [...]

25 04, 2018

USC startups pitch to venture capitalists at showcase

By |2018-04-25T16:54:32+00:00April 25th, 2018|California, Competition, Student Funds|0 Comments

Over 1,000 students gathered at Bovard Auditorium Monday night for the annual USC TAMID Tank, which allowed several students to pitch to a venture capitalist panel for potential investment. Daniel Newman, who founded TAMID Tank at USC last year, was inspired by the organization’s chapter at Queens College. He wanted to give USC students the [...]

8 02, 2018

University of California, Riverside Highlander Venture Fund puts $50K into ‘Next-Generation’ Mosquito Repellent 

By |2018-02-08T17:29:11+00:00February 8th, 2018|California, Startup Fund|0 Comments

A venture capital fund created to help faculty and alumni of the University of California, Riverside, move their marketable discoveries to the buying public made its second investment late last month. The funding will allow the startup company Sensorygen to develop a sweet-smelling mosquito repellent that’s effective, safe, natural, and affordable. The Highlander Venture Fund (HVF) invested [...]

18 01, 2018

U California Riverside Highlander Venture Fund Makes Its First Investment

By |2018-01-18T15:32:43+00:00January 18th, 2018|California, Startup Fund|0 Comments

The University of California, Riverside’s Highlander Venture Fund (HVF) announced its first investment today. The $250,000 investment was for NanoCellect Biomedical Inc., a developer of microfluidic cell-sorting technologies for cell-based assays. The San Diego-based firm was founded in 2009 by Jose Morachis, a UC Riverside alumni. The financing for the $10 million round of funding [...]