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2309, 2021

Medtech start-ups among 12 selected for University of Edinburgh AI Accelerator 

Twelve teams of artificial intelligence entrepreneurs will begin the six-month AI Accelerator – part of a wider Data Driven Entrepreneurship programme at the University – on 22 September. Its purpose is to help AI-driven start-ups with high growth potential to set foundations to become world-leading companies. The Accelerator’s cohort has been selected [...]

2309, 2021

FORD’s Innovation Center set to support 8200 Impact accelerator program

The FORD Innovation Center, with the support of the FORD Fund in Israel, has announced that it will support the 8200 Impact accelerator program and its startup community. It is understood that FORD will help entrepreneurs develop technological solutions to social and environmental challenges. Over six cohorts, 8200 Impact companies [...]

2309, 2021

Three entrepreneurial ventures with MSU ties selected for HyperAccelerator program

Three entrepreneurial ventures with ties to Montana State University have been selected to participate in an intensive training program, known as a HyperAccelerator, that is supported by dozens of successful entrepreneurs serving as mentors. The three ventures with MSU ties, NanoMagnetic Solutions, Resilient Computing and SensorLogic, join two others, PestNotify [...]

2309, 2021

Pew Funds Six Teams to Advance Innovative Biomedical Research

The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today the six pairs of researchers who will make up its 2021 class of Innovation Fund investigators. These scientists—alumni of Pew’s biomedical programs in the United States and Latin America—will partner on interdisciplinary research to tackle some of the most pressing questions in human biology [...]

2309, 2021

$7.5 Million Venture Capital Fund To Be Led by HBCU Students

The Black Venture Capital Consortium (BVCC) and the Ford Foundation closed a $7.5 million fund that students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will help manage while learning from experienced venture capitalists. Less than 2% of venture capitalists are people of color. And studies have shown that white investors tend [...]

2309, 2021

Crossing the chasm from startup idea to funding-ready venture | Medium

Geoffrey Moore wrote the seminal book Crossing the Chasm about how tech companies can get from a few early-adopter customers to the many mainstream customers they need for growth and success. But my experience is that the biggest “chasm” for most entrepreneurs to cross is the one that happens much earlier in [...]

2309, 2021

What is… a translational research institute? – UNeTech Institute

I will be the first to admit that I began working at a translational research institute (TRI) without any prior knowledge of translational research. As I’ve settled into my position, I’ve learned the basic principles through my work. But for my own sake, I wanted to deep-dive into what translational [...]

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