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1401, 2019

Eastern Perspectives: How can an Accelerator program help a Startup?

Will a startup really benefit from an Accelerator Program? This is a million-dollar question in the minds of several Founders and for good reasons! StartUp Accelerators or Seed Accelerators as they’re also called, are programs which encompass seed investments in startups for fixed terms along with mentorship, connections, educational and [...]

1001, 2019

Washington State University announces 2018 Commercialization Gap Fund awards 

Seven research projects with high commercialization potential have been chosen to receive awards of up to $50,000 through the Commercialization Gap Fund for 2018. The funding was awarded to faculty from diverse fields including clean technology, human health, agriculture and engineering. The Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF) is a program run [...]

1001, 2019

Bayer partners with U Washington gap funded treatment

A new licensing agreement will help farmers and veterinarians fight early-life diarrhea in dairy and beef cattle. Bayer Animal Health and ParaTheraTech (PTT) have signed a global agreement to advance new Cryptosporidiosis treatment options for these farm animals. Bayer will develop and commercialize novel compounds based on knowledge and intellectual property [...]

1001, 2019

Bayer partners with U Washington gap funded treatment

A new licensing agreement will help farmers and veterinarians fight early-life diarrhea in dairy and beef cattle. Bayer Animal Health and ParaTheraTech (PTT) have signed a global agreement to advance new Cryptosporidiosis treatment options for these farm animals. Bayer will develop and commercialize novel compounds based on knowledge and intellectual property [...]

1001, 2019

New Penn State innovation hub ready to help accelerate opportunities

Those at Penn State New Kensington and in the surrounding Alle-Kiski Valley community are invited to explore their ideas at the upcoming 10-week Corner Launchbox Opportunity Accelerator course to be held at the campus’ innovation hub, The Corner, in February through mid-April. “The accelerator is designed for entrepreneurs to challenge their own assumptions in [...]

1001, 2019

FSU GAP awards help faculty commercialize inventions 

Three teams led by Florida State University faculty members have received funding from the university to propel their pioneering research from the lab to the marketplace. The researchers have been awarded a combined pot of $110,000 following their successful pitches at the university’s biannual GAP competition, an event organized by [...]

1001, 2019

Iowa AgriTech Accelerator Accepting Applications for its 2019 Cohort

Are you an early-stage ag tech company looking for resources and support to help get your idea, intellectual property, or prototype off the ground? If so, the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator (IATA) wants to hear from you. The cohort recently announced it is accepting applications for its 2019 program, which is scheduled to run [...]

1001, 2019

The What and Why Behind Corporate Incubators

Over the past decade, innovation and flexibility have seemingly only gone hand-in-hand with startups and small businesses. Their composition allows them to be nimble in creating ideas that larger companies may not have the time nor flexibility to pursue. However, one of the main problems startups and entrepreneurs face is [...]

901, 2019

5 Amazing College Incubators-Forbes

Millennial entrepreneurs don’t have to choose between getting a degree and starting a business. In fact, you will be more likely to succeed as an entrepreneur if you launch your next idea inside of a university-located incubator. This is according to a study of more than 150 university incubators and almost [...]

901, 2019

IU Philanthropic Venture Fund invests $500K in health care communication and collaboration company

The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund, which provides capital to faculty, students, alumni and staff at all IU campuses to help them further develop their research and innovations into startup companies, has invested $500,000 in Indianapolis-based Diagnotes Inc. The company helps health care professionals communicate with each other, patients and caregivers on [...]

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