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13 01, 2022

UW Names Fisher Innovation Launchpad Winners 

By |2022-01-13T11:48:05+00:00January 13th, 2022|Wyoming|0 Comments

Three student-led teams from the University of Wyoming that recently pitched their business concepts to a panel of independent judges have received funding from UW’s Fisher Innovation Launchpad. These entrepreneurs received advising from IMPACT 307 business counselors to start and grow their business concepts and then pitch their business models for a chance to receive [...]

13 01, 2022

University entrepreneurship centers are looking beyond campus to grow local economies 

By |2022-01-13T11:47:26+00:00January 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The connection was on view in October, when leaders of university entrepreneurship centers from around the country filed into Johns Hopkins’ FastForward U innovation space in Remington to talk community. When it comes to universities and economic development, the conversation historically has been one of attracting students who will one day become residents that choose to call [...]

5 01, 2022

The University of Utah celebrates innovation: successful P3s and precedent-setting $884 million in investments raised by U startup companies

By |2022-01-05T13:09:16+00:00January 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In publishing the FY21 Innovation Report  the University of Utah’s (the U) PIVOT Center highlights several important partnerships, including Recursion and RenalytixAI. The report also celebrates some of the U’s innovation by promoting quantitative and qualitative metrics, such as the precedent-setting $884 million in investments raised by U startup companies; and technologies developed by University [...]

16 12, 2021

UChicago’s Polsky Center Celebrates Three Startup Exits in Two Months

By |2021-12-16T10:38:03+00:00December 16th, 2021|Illinois|0 Comments

Three startups supported by the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation – NowPow, Pyxis, and Explorer Surgical – announced exits in just two months. Startup exits mark a critical new phase for a company, typically through an initial public offering (IPO) of stock, a merger, or an acquisition, where early investors see a return on their [...]

16 12, 2021

University of Pittsburgh evolves its seed grant program to better assist those with innovative ideas

By |2021-12-16T10:31:55+00:00December 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The University of Pittsburgh wants to make seed-stage levels of funding more accessible and successful for those among its faculty and staff who have innovative ideas, and it's altering the traditional way it offered such funding by making changes to its Pitt Seed Project. With the Pitt Seed Project, selected entrants can now receive up [...]

16 12, 2021

Prototype fund awards record amount to new startups at TTU 

By |2021-12-16T10:30:38+00:00December 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Prototype Fund, a partnership between the Innovation Hub at Research Park at Texas Tech University and the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA), part of Market Lubbock Inc., has awarded the largest amount of funding to date to 10 technology startups. The fund, designed to spur innovation in the West Texas community, has awarded a combined $136,550 this year in [...]

16 12, 2021

IU expertise, connections and funding capital are energizing Bloomington’s innovation and startup culture

By |2021-12-16T10:28:18+00:00December 16th, 2021|Indiana|0 Comments

Ten years ago, Ravi Bhatt considered his college town of Bloomington, Ind., when he was deciding where to locate his promising new business venture. He loved Bloomington, and equally adored his alma mater, Indiana University. In the end, though, he chose Chicago, believing that the Windy City offered the best mix of talent, infrastructure and, [...]

16 12, 2021

Universities are front-runners in start-up support programmes

By |2021-12-16T10:27:19+00:00December 16th, 2021|Africa, Egypt|0 Comments

Universities, among others, are leading Egypt as a tech powerhouse for Africa as the country now rivals – and even sometimes surpasses – more established start-up ecosystems such as South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya for levels of entrepreneurial innovation and investment. Egypt is building up an impressive track record in the tech start-up space, according [...]

16 12, 2021

VTech Biomedical innovations take center stage during ‘Shark Tank’-style pitch competition 

By |2021-12-16T10:26:23+00:00December 16th, 2021|Competition, Virginia|0 Comments

Virginia Tech students pitched commercialization ideas for biomedical innovations to a "Shark Tank"-style panel of judges during the annual Health Sciences and Technology (HS&T) Hokie Pitch at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke on Wednesday. The competition involved students from the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health (TBMH) graduate program, who selected intellectual property (IP), worked with [...]

16 12, 2021

Commercialization Fund awards support to six VCU innovators 

By |2021-12-16T10:24:38+00:00December 16th, 2021|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Virginia|0 Comments

A refrigerated shipping container designed and powered by technology invented by Virginia Commonwealth University engineers someday could bring fresh food to people living in food deserts or disaster victims living without power. The VCU Commercialization Fund chose this project by Stephen Fong, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, [...]