25 07, 2019

UH launches $2M research fund to commercialize new technologies 

By |2019-07-25T09:05:43+00:00July 25th, 2019|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Texas|0 Comments

The University of Houston System has launched a $2 million research fund to help faculty commercialize new technologies. The Chancellor's Technology Bridging Fund announced Thursday will offer grants to help faculty build prototypes or test their technology under industry-relevant conditions -- stages of development that don't typically receive basic research funding. "The Technology Bridging Fund will fill [...]

12 06, 2019

Texas Tech Accelerator to graduate first cohort, awards $175,000 to new class 

By |2019-06-12T08:11:09+00:00June 12th, 2019|Texas|0 Comments

A Texas Tech University Innovation Hub program is giving a big boost to local startups. Seven developing business ventures have just been selected to participate in TTU Accelerator while five others are graduating from the one-year program. The Innovation Hub will host graduation presentations for the 2018-19 TTU Accelerator companies and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for [...]

6 06, 2019

3 TMCx companies have raised funds while completing the Houston accelerator

By |2019-06-06T09:33:06+00:00June 6th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Texas|0 Comments

According to the CDCThe Texas Medical Center's accelerator program is wrapping up its Digital Health cohort this week with the culmination of its TMCx Demo Day, and, while all of the companies have something to celebrate, three have announced that they are leaving the program with fresh funds. Meru, Roundtrip, and Sani Nudge have raised over $10 million between the [...]

17 04, 2019

UT Health San Antonio Plans New Accelerator for Faculty Research

By |2019-04-17T16:59:29+00:00April 17th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Gap support programs, Texas|0 Comments

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is starting an internal accelerator program for inventors who work at the institution, with the goal of picking a first group of five to eight prospective entrepreneurs around May. The accelerator, which UT Health is calling TechNovum, will run its first program from June through [...]

3 07, 2018

UT Horizon Fund participates as Cerebri AI raises $5M in funding

By |2018-07-03T13:28:16+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Texas, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Cerebri AI, an Austin startup that uses AI to improve customer service, just announced a major round of funding — a $5 million Series A led by Microsoft’s venture fund, M12. With the fresh funds, the company plans to expand its operations and support the release of its new Cerebri Values product, which “quantifies each [...]

28 06, 2018

TMC Innovation Institute Selected to Accelerate Innovation for Health Security, Medical Care

By |2018-06-28T09:23:58+00:00June 28th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Texas|0 Comments

The Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute is one of eight accelerators selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to drive advancements in lifesaving medical technologies that solve challenging problems from modern health security threats to daily medical care issues. The TMC Innovation Institute is a unique learning environment aimed at impacting [...]

13 06, 2018

Texas Medical Center’s TMC Venture Fund invests $500K in Two Medical Device Startups

By |2018-06-13T06:10:11+00:00June 13th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, New Investments/Awards, Texas, Venture Fund|0 Comments

In another landmark event, two medical device startups - CorInnova and Intelligent Implants - were each awarded $250,000 grants at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) on Thursday. These funds were from the $25 million TMC Venture Fund which was raised by the Texas Medical Center to support new startups in the healthcare sector. This announcement [...]

8 02, 2018

Baylor University Hosts 10 Finalists from Universities Across the World for its Global New Venture Competition

By |2018-02-08T17:30:43+00:00February 8th, 2018|Competition, Texas|0 Comments

Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business will host its seventh annual New Venture Competition Feb. 23-24 at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. The competition is a two-day business plan and elevator pitch competition promoting student entrepreneurship. Competitors from accredited universities across the globe receive expert feedback, coaching [...]

4 01, 2018

Texas A&M research program to fund seven more projects 

By |2018-01-04T13:35:02+00:00January 4th, 2018|Texas, Translational Research|0 Comments

The Texas A&M College of Science has big plans for its participation in a university-wide collaborative research initiative in 2018 with goals to provide up to $600,000 in support for teams participating in the Strategic Transformative Research program. The program, which began earlier this year and offered $504,882 in funding to 11 research concepts, has [...]