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711, 2019

The Venture Accelerator at UCLA Anderson to Host Biannual Showcase at Google

The Venture Accelerator at UCLA Anderson, the university's newest and most prolific business startup program, will take center stage at the Google Venice campus on November 6, 2019 from 5:00-7:30pm. The top companies will present to an audience of angel investors, Anderson donors and early-stage venture capitalists in an effort [...]

711, 2019

U Hawaii pairs nationally recognized startup accelerator, entrepreneurship program 

To further facilitate the commercialization of technology and innovation developed across its 10-campuses, the University of Hawaiʻi recently decided to internally house its nationally recognized startup accelerator and changed its name to the UH Ventures Accelerator. The revamped program, under the UH Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, will be operated by the Pacific [...]

3110, 2019

Innovative ideas are supercharged at Texas Tech Red Raider Accelerator

Braxton Manley wanted to create “really cool Apple Watch bands” because his was boring and uncomfortable. Nine-year-old Cooper Williams wanted a way to track the ice cream truck so he could have his money ready when it arrived. Gage Dutkin wanted a way to make sure no more children died [...]

3110, 2019

Inside Ottawa’s newest startup accelerator 

An Ottawa biotech startup that’s finding new ways to regrow skin, bones and even spinal tissue has found a new home in La Cité’s accelerator program – the latest addition to the college’s entrepreneurship program. Spiderwort recently moved into La Factorie Desjardins – an area designed for entrepreneurs in the newly [...]

3110, 2019

BHF Accelerator Award to boost research at University of Birmingham

The university is one of only six institutions in the UK to be awarded with a BHF Accelerator Award, which encourages pioneering research of the highest calibre. It will bolster the university’s research in atrial fibrillation (AF), heart failure, thrombo-inflammation and vascular biology. Advancing research from bench to bedside The [...]

3110, 2019

FACIT and University of Toronto launch precision medicine company, supported by seed fund

FACIT, a commercialization venture group, together with the University of Toronto ("U of T"), announced the creation of Ontario-based Cellular Analytics (the "Company"). Cellular Analytics is founded upon a proprietary microfluidic platform that enables molecular characterization of cancer at the level of single circulating tumour cells. The technology quantitatively detects sensitivity to immune-oncology [...]

3110, 2019

NDSU students seeking investors for venture capital fund Pathway Ventures

FARGO - Three North Dakota State University students are seeking to create a $1 million venture capital fund. The founders of Pathway Ventures made their initial public appeal for investors on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the 1 Million Cups Fargo event at The Stage at Island Park. The student-run venture [...]

3110, 2019

Xconomy: Venture Investors Bets on Healthcare, and Milwaukee, With $75M Fund

Venture Investors is going all-in on healthcare with its latest venture fund. Launched in 1982, Venture Investors (VI) is the oldest venture firm in Wisconsin, and one of the older VCs in the US. Historically, early-stage life sciences and healthcare startups have made up the majority of its investments, but [...]

2910, 2019

OSF Ventures invests $7.3M in healthcare data analytics startup

Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare's venture arm participated in a $7.3 million funding round for Socially Determined, a startup using data analytics to identify patients in need of social services and other resources, OSF Ventures announced Oct. 28. Socially Determined's analytics and machine learning tools are fed commercial and government data and information [...]

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