28 01, 2019

Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center announces $195,000 in seed funding for faculty research projects

By |2019-01-28T12:24:50+00:00January 28th, 2019|Massachusetts, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

BOSTON — New technologies at Massachusetts research institutions could get closer to market thanks to $195,000 in seed funding announced today by the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC) Acorn Innovation Fund. Thirteen grants of $15,000 each were awarded to faculty researchers from Boston University Medical Center, Northeastern University, Tufts University, the University of Massachusetts and [...]

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 [...]

17 10, 2018

Two Northeastern startups named MassChallege Boston finalists, competing for $1.5M in cash prizes

By |2018-10-17T08:17:35+00:00October 17th, 2018|Massachusetts, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

Two startups founded by members of the Northeastern community have been named finalists in MassChallenge Boston, a global business accelerator program for companies in the early stages of development. Boston Materials produces strong carbon fiber composite materials that could be used to manufacture sports equipment, aircraft components, and other products to be lighter than ever but equally as [...]

8 06, 2018

Translational Research Program to help MIT researchers achieve real-world impact

By |2018-06-08T08:50:33+00:00June 8th, 2018|Massachusetts, Translational Research|0 Comments

The Tata Center for Technology and Design has launched a new Translational Research Program to identify and accelerate promising projects into scalable solutions with positive societal impact in the developing world. These solutions may be implemented through newly formed startups, licensing, or open source platforms. The program is being directed by Jason Prapas, who joined [...]

18 01, 2018

MIT Skoltech Program calls for seed fund proposals

By |2018-01-18T15:29:54+00:00January 18th, 2018|Massachusetts|0 Comments

After two successful rounds of seed grants, the MIT Skoltech Seed Fund Program is calling for a third round of proposals from MIT principal investigators from any of the Institute's schools, departments, laboratories, or centers. The call is open now through Jan. 26. The MIT Skoltech Seed Fund Program encourages both new applications and renewals. New [...]

7 12, 2017

Inside Boston University’s $20M Plan to Crank Out More Innovators

By |2017-12-07T14:35:13+00:00December 7th, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Massachusetts|0 Comments

Compared to the whole Boston entrepreneurial scene, Boston University admits it has fallen a little behind when it comes to fostering innovation among its community. So, the private university is launching a set of initiatives – which the school groups under the label “Innovate@BU” – to give its over 30,000 students more opportunities to engage in creative [...]

19 09, 2017

MIT’s $200M Venture Fund Invests In 7 Startups In Energy, Space And Smell

By |2017-09-19T12:33:46+00:00September 19th, 2017|Massachusetts, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

MIT’s big money venture fund for “tough tech” has opened its doors — and has announced its initial seven investments in areas ranging from alternative energy to space communications. First announced in October 2016, The Engine Fund seeks to invest in research-heavy startups that are more technologically demanding, and thus riskier, than those backed by [...]

25 07, 2017

$500K Venture Capital Gift backs efforts to commercialize research projects at Cornell University 

By |2017-07-25T12:39:57+00:00July 25th, 2017|Foundation-support, Massachusetts, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Startup Fund, Venture Capital|0 Comments

The bridge taking Cornell’s budding inventors and entrepreneurs from the lab to the boardroom just got a whole lot sturdier, thanks to a gift from venture capital firm Kairos Ventures. The Los Angeles-based firm, which invests in and supports early stage technologies and discoveries from top universities, has made a commitment of $500,000 to the [...]

15 06, 2017

MIT Engine Funnels Millions Into On-Campus Startups

By |2017-06-15T08:57:00+00:00June 15th, 2017|Massachusetts|0 Comments

Universities are home to innovation and new technologies, but some of the big ideas coming out of school labs may never become a reality. Turning them into viable businesses requires money, patience, and investor appetite. But thanks to dozens of university venture capital funds that have cropped up in the United States in recent years, smart [...]

15 05, 2017

Harvard Innovation Lab awards $310,000 in prizes 

By |2017-05-15T08:16:56+00:00May 15th, 2017|Competition, Massachusetts, New Investments/Awards, Student Funds|0 Comments

The Harvard Innovation Lab, a university-wide initiative that fosters student entrepreneurship, awarded $310,000 in prize money Tuesday night to winners of the sixth annual President’s Innovation Challenge, an interdisciplinary competition for students to develop solutions to pressing problems within the health and life sciences industry. According to Jodi Goldstein, managing director of Harvard Innovation Labs, [...]