University Gap Funding and Accelerator Community News

508, 2020

Northern Accelerator launches GBP1.7m seed investment fund

The Seed Investment Fund, managed by Northstar Ventures, will officially launch on 4 August, with the first deals to be completed in the next two months, and further funding allocated over a 12-month period. The fund will make significant investments in businesses with the best commercial ideas and high growth [...]

508, 2020

‘Culture of innovation’: Topeka looks to capitalize on Plug and Play partnership

In coming weeks and months, Topeka’s Plug and Play accelerator program, which was announced last year, is expected to gain serious momentum. Additional founding partners are set to be announced throughout August. Then, those founding partners will help select the first group of startup companies to participate in the accelerator. [...]

508, 2020

UCL launches new £100m start-up investment fund

University College London has launched a new £100m investment fund to back university spin-outs developing medical research as well as artificial intelligence (AI) projects. The new UCL Technology Fund is backed by British Patient Capital, as well as UCL itself and other new and existing investors. It will be managed by [...]

508, 2020

XLerateHealth Selects Seven Healthcare Startups for 2020 Accelerator Cohort in Louisville, KY

-XLerateHealth (XLH), a nationally recognized healthcare accelerator headquartered in Louisville, today announced the selection of seven startup companies to participate in its 10th cohort. This year’s program will be fully virtual to adapt to COVID-19 precautions. XLH’s portfolio of companies have raised in excess of $93M in institutional and non-dilutive funding. [...]

508, 2020

Western University Medical Innovation Fellows to generate new solutions

Western has recruited some of the top PhD graduates, medical students and residents from across the country to be part of the sixth cohort of its Medical Innovation Fellowship (MIF) program. While some adaptations will take place because of COVID-19 restrictions, the program will still be host to all participants on campus [...]

408, 2020

Jeanne Hossenlopp: Innovation — A vision for advancing research

Chemistry is Jeanne Hossenlopp’s stock in trade. But to describe her simply as a chemist is like calling Mozart a piano player. The diversity of her skills, interests and accomplishments set her apart. Hossenlopp joined the faculty of Marquette University in 1989, two years after earning her doctorate in physical chemistry from Syracuse [...]

408, 2020

LSU Board of Supervisors Fund 18 New Ideas through LIFT2 Grants

The LSU Board of Supervisors has selected 18 new ideas to support through its Leverage Innovation for Technology Transfer, or LIFT2, grants. The board funded a total of $999,981.14 in the last fiscal year to provide a bridge over the critical gap between basic research and commercialization for university faculty. [...]

3007, 2020

University of Victoria launches fund to support, accelerate research

The University of Victoria has launched a fund to help researchers thrive. The UVic Research Accelerator Fund (RAF) aims to help researchers find solutions and speed up recovery from COVID-19. As the population calls for more strategies to navigate through the pandemic, UVic researchers have been developing various tools such [...]

3007, 2020

UGA Foundation commits up to $10M to fund student, faculty innovation

The University of Georgia is putting big money up front for innovation in a higher education setting. On Tuesday, the school announced the UGA Foundation’s investment committee voted during a meeting in June to approve a commitment of up to $10 million for funding innovation. The funding will allow the [...]

3007, 2020

Three ISU students launch startups in entrepreneurship accelerator program

Three Cyclone Engineering students are building new, innovative businesses this summer as members of the 2020 CYstarters cohort. CYstarters is an 11-week program giving Iowa State students with a passion for entrepreneurship the funding, skill development and mentorship to start their business while still in school. Benjamin Thompson, a junior in [...]

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