5 09, 2019

Technology Venture Fund Comes to Utah

By |2019-09-05T09:47:08+00:00September 5th, 2019|Utah, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Quansight has announced the launch of Quansight Initiate, an early-stage investment fund that will predominantly be making investments in Utah and Texas. Quansight Initiate will invest in startups across industries that leverage the power of open-source communities and significantly rely on data engineering, data science, machine learning, or artificial intelligence. Bradden Blair, former Professor of Operations and Information Systems, [...]

8 03, 2019

Recursion and Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization to Jointly Launch Incubator

By |2019-03-08T10:00:20+00:00March 8th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Utah|0 Comments

Recursion and the University of Utah’s Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the launch, programming, and management of an incubator for life science and technology startups. The incubator will be located in Recursion’s former Research Park offices, and the company will sponsor the space for an initial period of [...]

16 01, 2019

Got a great business idea? $100K up for grabs in University of Utah’s entrepreneur challenge

By |2019-01-16T09:12:05+00:00January 16th, 2019|Competition, Utah|0 Comments

Utah college and high school students looking to become the "Next Big Thing" in business have a chance to score some serious cash and get a little real-world experience, thanks to the University of Utah's Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. Lassonde's 14th annual Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is open to students from all public and private Utah colleges. [...]

24 10, 2018

U Utah Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization Announces Fall 2018 Seed Fund Recipients

By |2018-10-24T16:53:06+00:00October 24th, 2018|New Investments/Awards, Startup Fund, Utah|0 Comments

The University of Utah’s Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization has announced the recipients of its second round of seed funding. Awardees include an LED facial-recognition camera for mobile phones, a catheter-mounted microscope that helps diagnose cardiac disease and a high-voltage lithium battery that maintains consistent energy intensity. TVC formed the seed fund in early [...]

11 06, 2018

University of Utah Doctor, Students Raise $975,000 for Intubation Technology 

By |2018-06-11T08:48:34+00:00June 11th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Utah|0 Comments

While treating people in Africa, University of Utah anesthesiologist Sean Runnels invented a suite of intubation tools for placing breathing tubes during medical procedures. Now, he is moving rapidly toward selling the products. With help from students at the U’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and the Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC), he refined his [...]

23 03, 2018

USTAR announces latest round of awards to university researchers

By |2018-03-23T14:28:24+00:00March 23rd, 2018|State or Government, Utah|0 Comments

The Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative announced the selection of eight University Technology Acceleration Grant (UTAG) awards. “These projects are a testament to Utah’s innovative spirit,” said Ivy Estabrooke, Ph.D., USTAR executive director. “We received strong applications and these awardees represent projects with high potential to make significant impact in real world application.” The [...]

26 01, 2018

Utah’s Kickstart launches state’s richest seed investment fund

By |2018-01-26T14:22:22+00:00January 26th, 2018|Utah, Venture Capital|0 Comments

While investment deals in startup companies are down signficantly among North American venture capital firms, one Utah company that specializes in early funding is on an arc of success that is showing no signs of slowing down. Kickstart Seed Fund announced Wednesday the state's largest ever seed-dedicated venture capital fund and, at $74 million, the [...]

18 01, 2018

[COA Member] Utah’s Kickstart launches state’s richest seed investment fund

By |2018-01-18T15:17:02+00:00January 18th, 2018|State or Government, Utah, Venture Fund|0 Comments

hile investment deals in startup companies are down signficantly among North American venture capital firms, one Utah company that specializes in early funding is on an arc of success that is showing no signs of slowing down. Kickstart Seed Fund announced Wednesday the state's largest ever seed-dedicated venture capital fund and, at $74 million, the [...]

17 11, 2017

Utah grants aid startup firms through ‘valley of death’ period 

By |2017-11-17T15:26:42+00:00November 17th, 2017|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government, Utah|0 Comments

For startup companies, the difference between success and failure may be simple to identify — generating the capital needed to keep the lights on while developing a product for market. But finding that funding is often tenuous and challenging. "There's this 'valley of death' when you're trying to raise money and go to market," according [...]

9 11, 2017

Jive donates $25K to Utah Valley University to start student-run venture capital fund 

By |2017-11-09T14:20:52+00:00November 9th, 2017|Student Funds, Utah|0 Comments

The stakes are being raised for Utah Valley University’s business students. The UVU Wolverine Fund, a student-run venture capital fund using real money for students to make real investments, was created Wednesday after a $25,000 seed donation from Jive Communications. “They are going to learn about how to invest and what that means to put [...]