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University Gap Funding and Accelerator Community News

1605, 2019

Maryland TEDCO awards $6.6M in stem cell funding to 24 researchers, startups 

Maryland Technology Development Corp. has doled out $6.6 million in funding awards to companies and researchers working on stem cell products and medical therapies. The funds were awarded to 24 separate projects through the state's Stem Cell Research Fund. The fund has a budget of $8.2 million in the 2019 fiscal [...]

1605, 2019

How this government funding programme has launched over 2,300 startups

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) runs an extensive programme to promote startups, called EXIST. It offers grants to transfer university research into campus startups, and helps foster a culture of entrepreneurship through innovation workshops, consulting services, and industry connects. The phases of the entrepreneurial journey are evocatively described as Get Started, [...]

1605, 2019

Startups, VCs and Corporate Boards: Practical Insights from U Virginia

Husk Power Systems Co-founder and CEO Manoj Sinha (MBA ’09) started his innovative “mini-grid” energy company as a student at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. More than 10 years later the company is accelerating construction of small power plants across India and Africa. After a recent infusion of [...]

1605, 2019

Xconomy: Why Investors Are Turning to the Midwest

For decades, venture capital investors have targeted the East and West coasts to find and fund their next big startup growth company. The result? Two thirds of VC deals and dollars are currently, as of the first quarter of 2019, held in three states—California, New York, and Massachusetts—in three regions [...]

1605, 2019

Labor $15m digital health accelerator with Monash University

Labor will fund a new health technology accelerator and medical simulation facilities in Melbourne’s south-east as part of a $15 million digital health election commitment. Shadow health minister Catherine King, shadow digital economy minister Ed Husic and Labor candidate for Dunkley Peta Murphy will make announce the election announcement in Frankston [...]

1605, 2019

$1.4M gift creates the Alabama Power Endowed Innovation Fund at UA 

A $1.4 million grant will fuel business innovation, entrepreneurship, small business growth and talent retention in the state. Alabama Power Foundation provided the funds to the University of Alabama to establish the Alabama Power Endowed Innovation and Talent Retention Fund. The fund, which will be managed by the Office of [...]

905, 2019

Pharma Impact Investing and R&D

There is no shortage of diseases and conditions for which a cure is desperately needed. Just think of cancer, Alzheimer’s, and autoimmune disease. Despite the strides made in recent years in developing treatments, the road to a cure for many of these conditions can be a meandering path beset with [...]

905, 2019

KY Entrepreneurship | Reinventing Startup Support 

With state government shuttering its dozen Kentucky Innovation Network offices in favor of more localized support for startup business ecosystems, the Greater Louisville region is percolating with new public-sector ventures to incite economic growth by nurturing the area’s entrepreneurs. The Louisville metropolitan area is growing, but not as rapidly as [...]

905, 2019

Boyd Venture Challenge Awards $25,000 to UT Student Startups

Three businesses owned by students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, were awarded funding in the spring 2019 Boyd Venture Challenge. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business hosts the seed-fund grant competition. Start-up companies Winter Innovations, Quantum Lock, and Flo+Co. were selected from a group of nine [...]

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