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5 08, 2020

Northern Accelerator launches GBP1.7m seed investment fund

By |2020-08-05T12:19:55+00:00August 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 potential in a targeted group [...]

5 08, 2020

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

By |2020-08-05T12:16:45+00:00August 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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. And this fall, they’ll begin [...]

5 08, 2020

UCL launches new £100m start-up investment fund

By |2020-08-05T12:14:31+00:00August 5th, 2020|Startup Fund, UK/England, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 London-headquartered investment firm AlbionVC. “There [...]

5 08, 2020

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

By |2020-08-05T12:08:12+00:00August 5th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Kentucky, Uncategorized|0 Comments

-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. “We are pleased to support [...]

5 08, 2020

Western University Medical Innovation Fellows to generate new solutions

By |2020-08-05T12:06:38+00:00August 5th, 2020|Canada, Gap support programs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 over the course of the [...]

4 08, 2020

Jeanne Hossenlopp: Innovation — A vision for advancing research

By |2020-08-04T12:10:27+00:00August 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 University and immediately following a [...]

30 07, 2020

Venture Capital Makes Talent Unaffordable for Start Ups’ Competitors | Institutional Investor

By |2020-07-30T10:03:11+00:00July 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Assistant finance professor Linghang Zeng noticed a few years ago just how much computer programmers seemed to be getting paid. “The salaries in IT went up quite dramatically in the last decade or two,” Zeng observed. “When programmers go out to find jobs, they are typically going to have multiple offers. Naturally, they ask those [...]

30 07, 2020

Starting a science business during a pandemic

By |2020-07-30T10:01:09+00:00July 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What a time to start a business. Lab and university shutdowns, travel restrictions, stay-at-home orders, nervous investors, and social distancing—the novel coronavirus has created a lot of uncertainty. How can scientific entrepreneurs plan and execute what may be the biggest move of their professional lives when no one even knows what next week is going to [...]

23 07, 2020

University startup ecosystems could help economic recovery

By |2020-07-23T11:31:07+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In the wake of the pandemic, mass unemployment looks inevitable: corporations are now facing decisions that could make many of their middle-tier staff — literally millions of jobs — redundant. Every single action in response to pandemic recovery is time sensitive. If we don’t invest in venture growth and reskilling at scale now, we will [...]

23 07, 2020

What Startup Funding Will Look Like in a Post-Covid-19 World

By |2020-07-23T11:16:01+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The first challenge facing startups in America, Europe and the rest of the world is to survive the pandemic. Not many have survived, and many others have hibernated while the storm has lasted. The fortitude to restart after such a huge blow can be even harder to come by than the fortitude they needed to start in the first place. [...]