Accelerator/incubator

25 06, 2020

Seven UC Berkeley SkyDeck Startups Raise $32M in Six Months 

By |2020-06-25T10:25:00+00:00June 25th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, California|0 Comments

UC Berkeley SkyDeck, a Berkeley, Calif. – based startup accelerator of the University of California at Berkeley, announces that in the past six months–seven of its recent cohort startups raised seed rounds. Together the startups – coming from all sectors including AI and ML, robotics, fintech, medtech and more – raised approximately $32 million. These [...]

25 06, 2020

Lowe’s Innovation Labs launch CONSTRUCT, its new startup accelerator program in India, and announces members of inaugural cohort 

By |2020-06-25T10:21:25+00:00June 25th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate, India|0 Comments

Lowe’s Innovation Labs, the innovation hub of FORTUNE® 50 retailer Lowe’s Companies Inc., today launched the first Indian cohort of its signature, stage-agnostic startup accelerator program, CONSTRUCT by Lowe’s Innovation Labs. Seven startups from across India, representing a diverse range of interests including merchandising, AI-driven trend forecasting, automated content generation, talent acquisition, hyper real AI [...]

17 06, 2020

Six Ontario companies secure VentureLAB funding 

By |2020-06-17T15:46:10+00:00June 17th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Canada|0 Comments

York Region has partnered with VentureLAB to award six local businesses a total of up to $75,000 to support the development of the region’s innovation network. The funding comes from York Region via the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund (EIF), which has committed $100,000 annually over the next four years to create jobs and help innovative startups and nonprofits grow [...]

10 06, 2020

UC Riverside-led ExCITE incubator graduates first startups

By |2020-06-10T13:37:54+00:00June 10th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, California, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Uncertainty about the economy during the pandemic hasn’t stopped investors from taking a chance on some of Riverside’s hottest tech startups. ExCITE, the startup incubator led by UC Riverside in partnership with the County of Riverside and the city of Riverside has graduated its first three companies, each of which has received enough funding to [...]

10 06, 2020

MSU Accelerator Starts Fifth Summer Cohort With Five Tech Startups 

By |2020-06-10T11:20:42+00:00June 10th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Michigan|0 Comments

EAST LANSING—The Michigan State University Foundation’s Conquer Accelerator announced the launch of its fifth season and summer 2020 cohort. The 10-week accelerator welcomes five selected teams to its East Lansing program: ARUtility, Lucypop, MenuBubble, PhenoLogic, and StarForged Studios. “It’s hard to believe that we’re already moving into our fifth year for Conquer Accelerator, but when [...]

4 06, 2020

Accelerator program seeks health businesses; UVa students test a contact tracing app

By |2020-06-04T10:43:08+00:00June 4th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Virginia|0 Comments

It may not be quite business as usual as the state reopens and a new sense of normal takes shape amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, but a business accelerator program is pivoting to the health industry and University of Virginia students are testing out an app that could bolster contact tracing. Lighthouse Labs RVA, a Richmond-based [...]

20 05, 2020

BU Spark! Innovation Fellows and X-Lab Practicum Programs Name Best Idea, Tech, and Design Winners | BU Today | Boston University

By |2020-05-20T20:37:17+00:00May 20th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Massachusetts, Student Funds, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This semester, students working with entrepreneur incubator program BU Spark! were tasked with working on apps and inventions that solve societal problems through technology. So after the Zoom call for the virtual BU Spark! demo day on May 1 kicked off with danceable music, including Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” it became [...]

14 05, 2020

Launch Chapel Hill’s new director presses ahead with accelerator’s growth despite COVID-19 

By |2020-05-14T09:52:58+00:00May 14th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, North Carolina, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

CHAPEL HILL – Launch Chapel Hill is gearing up to send off its 13th cohort of entrepreneurs to embark on their next stage of startup growth. After spending 16 weeks developing their business model and market strategy with mentors in the accelerator, nine early-stage startups will finish off the program by pitching their products and services to [...]

16 04, 2020

New CUNY partnership launches public health innovation accelerator 

By |2020-04-16T09:06:49+00:00April 16th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, New Jersey, New York|0 Comments

The City University of New York's CUNY Startups program has joined forces with Firefly Innovations of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy (CUNY SPH) to help address challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Public Health Innovation Accelerator helps entrepreneurs, CUNY students, faculty, staff, and the broader NYC community generate and [...]

9 04, 2020

$200,000 awarded to startups for 2020 Texas Tech Accelerator Program

By |2020-04-09T10:24:52+00:00April 9th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Texas|0 Comments

The following is a news release from Texas Tech University: The Texas Tech University Innovation Hub at Research Park announced the list of eight startup companies, judged by investors and accepted into the 2020 Texas Tech Accelerator program after a virtual competition hosted on Wednesday (April 1). Four community members, three student teams, and one faculty team received a [...]