Accelerator/incubator

14 04, 2021

Purdue selected for new fund to commercialize university intellectual property, grow rural communities

By |2021-04-14T14:04:46+00:00April 14th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Indiana|0 Comments

Purdue University has been hand-picked by Big Idea Ventures LLC, a global leader in early-stage food technology and alternative protein investment, for a new fund to commercialize university intellectual property. The new Generation Food Rural Partners (GFRP) fund is a $125 million target fund that will fuel economic development in rural communities across the United States through [...]

14 04, 2021

Over $1.4M in prizes awarded at Rice University’s student startup competition 

By |2021-04-14T13:58:18+00:00April 14th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Student Funds, Texas|0 Comments

In its 21st year, the Rice Business Plan Competition hosted 54 student-founded startups from all over the world — its largest batch of companies to date — and doled out over $1.4 million in cash and investment prizes at the week-long virtual competition. RBPC, which is put on by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, took place [...]

24 03, 2021

UB incubator gives new push to startup growth

By |2021-03-24T15:39:32+00:00March 24th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, New York|0 Comments

The University at Buffalo’s new $7 million downtown incubator represents the region’s latest step toward promoting the growth of startups. The incubator consists of four floors inside the Center of Excellence for Bioinformatics and Life Sciences on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. There are sleek new offices for entrepreneurs, along with laboratory space. But the [...]

11 02, 2021

U of A introduces three pilot startup entrepreneur companies

By |2021-02-11T11:08:30+00:00February 11th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Arizona|0 Comments

The University of Arizona Center for Innovation developed a new pilot program that is now allowing three entrepreneur teams to launch their companies into the market. The three companies are Metfora, Obanj and Dive. The three completed the university’s 8-week Arizona FORGE Advanced Entrepreneur Program (AEP), which provides early-stage entrepreneurs with education on general startup concepts and [...]

11 02, 2021

Wanted: Entrepreneurs for M2D2 $200K Challenge

By |2021-02-11T11:07:17+00:00February 11th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Massachusetts|0 Comments

The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center seeks entrepreneurs to enter its M2D2 $200K Challenge, as the pitch competition celebrates its 10th year advancing the innovative ideas of early-stage medical device, diagnostic and biotech companies. M2D2 assists entrepreneurs in those sectors with all aspects of moving new products and technologies from concept to commercialization in order [...]

4 02, 2021

Ben Franklin TechCelerator awards $10,000 in virtual pitch contest 

By |2021-02-04T09:17:51+00:00February 4th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, State or Government|0 Comments

Ben Franklin TechCelerator @ State College awarded three early-stage startup teams parts of a $10,000 prize during their final virtual pitch event. This year’s winners pitched innovative technologies in the medical, augmented reality (AR), and electrical markets to the panel of judges. Dr. Christine Weikert and the NotePro team won the first-place prize of $5,000. NotePro’s patent-pending medical content [...]

4 02, 2021

Deere adds new companies to its 2021 Startup Collaborator program

By |2021-02-04T09:15:37+00:00February 4th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate|0 Comments

Moline-based Deere & Company announced today the companies that will be part of the 2021 cohort of the Startup Collaborator program. This program was launched in 2019 to enhance and deepen its interaction with startup companies whose technology could add value for John Deere customers. “The startup collaborator program continues to build tremendous interactions between [...]

28 01, 2021

Berkeley SkyDeck Fund Hits Milestone as Most Active Seed Fund with More Than 100 Investments in Three Years

By |2021-01-28T09:16:32+00:00January 28th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, California, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, the official investment partner for top global startup accelerator UC Berkeley SkyDeck, is proud to announce a major milestone today. The $23.5 million fund has completed more than 100 investments in just three years, making it one of the world's most active seed funds. The SkyDeck Fund is backed by Sequoia Capital, Sierra [...]

28 01, 2021

IU Angel Network Launches Sports Innovation Initiative

By |2021-01-28T09:13:05+00:00January 28th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Indiana|0 Comments

The IU Angel Network has launched an initiative targeting entrepreneurs and startups in the sports world. The organization says the Sports Innovation Initiative will connect sports-related startups founded by Indiana University alumni and students with support and expertise in order to commercialize their ideas. The effort was created in partnership with the IU athletics department [...]

20 01, 2021

University of Chicago’s Polsky Center Launches New Deep Tech Accelerator

By |2021-01-20T12:27:09+00:00January 20th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Illinois|0 Comments

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has launched the Compass, a first-of-its-kind deep tech accelerator program for early-stage startups and technologies created by researchers at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Participants gain access to world-class resources over the six month program with the goal of being [...]