20 01, 2021

Startup funding touches new records amid pandemic

By |2021-01-20T12:11:36+00:00January 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What began as a desperate year for startups, characterized by mass layoffs as the pandemic took hold, turned into a record venture capital funding haul. Despite the economic tumult wrought by the coronavirus, startup investing in the U.S. reached a record high of $130 billion in 2020, according to a new Money Tree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers/CB [...]

6 01, 2021

Embracing Entrepreneurship: Faculty and students apply business mindset to reach personal, professional goals at Rowan University

By |2021-01-06T10:01:25+00:00January 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

From Art to Engineering and from Music to Medicine, Rowan University faculty and students are adopting an entrepreneurial mindset to achieve goals both inside the classroom and long after students complete their degree. Following a tone set by President Ali Houshmand, faculty and students say that mindset enables them to be more present and active [...]

17 12, 2020

UMSL Accelerate accepts six founders into its first Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Accelerator cohort 

By |2020-12-17T06:23:21+00:00December 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Excitement and tears overcame Michelle Robinson on Wednesday morning. That was completely understandable as she’d just learned that her business, DEMIBlue Natural Nails & Creative, had been chosen as a winning founder for the inaugural Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Accelerator at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. In doing so, Robinson had become one of six startups to receive $50,000 [...]

9 12, 2020

Babyscripts nabs $4M from network of health system investors, including CU Healthcare Innovation Fund

By |2020-12-09T14:20:41+00:00December 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

D.C. maternal health startup Babyscripts has raised millions of dollars in fresh funding from a group of health systems and organizations amid heightened demand fueled by a pandemic-era surge in telemedicine. The company, whose virtual obstetrics platform connects pregnant patients with their doctors, said Tuesday it has secured $4 million from what it’s calling its [...]

18 11, 2020

MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Computing  awards $270,000 to Wayne State University artificial intelligence projects  

By |2020-11-18T12:58:29+00:00November 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Innovation Hub for Advanced Computing at Wayne State University recently awarded a combined $270,000 in funding to three transformative innovation research projects led by Wayne State researchers, including a School of Medicine associate professor. These projects aim to tackle deep technology opportunities in high-impact sectors, such as artificial intelligence [...]

18 11, 2020

Universities’ innovation support system to be bolstered

By |2020-11-18T12:57:40+00:00November 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The special investigator for proposing a new structure for innovation support at public universities in Sweden, Alf Karlsson, has proposed a radical restructure of the system by 2022. Appointed by the government on 16 October 2019, Karlsson has published a 468-page report proposing to overhaul a fragmented and sub-optimal support system to a more nationally [...]

29 10, 2020

Brown becomes first school to launch Zane Venture Fund’s AccessU, virtual program for college entrepreneurs

By |2020-10-29T10:27:22+00:00October 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brown University Prof. Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, who is also director of the Venture Capital Inclusion Lab, has for years studied the underfunding of women- and minority-led startups, trying to pinpoint the problems driving the disparity and figure out solutions. So, when a mutual friend introduced her to Shila Nieves Burney, managing partner of the Atlanta-based Zane [...]

29 10, 2020

Harvard Joins MIT In Backing $250 Million Venture Fund Targeting Hard-Sell Startups

By |2020-10-29T10:23:15+00:00October 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

With check sizes ranging from $1 million to $3 million, the new fund will target companies that are building what The Engine deems “tough tech”: reversing climate change and de-carbonizing industries, addressing the future of human health and agriculture, and advanced computing systems such as space exploration, quantum computing and semiconductors. “These are things with [...]

29 10, 2020

The CMU Tech Recipe That Feeds Pittsburgh’s Future – Pittsburgh Quarterly

By |2020-10-29T10:20:38+00:00October 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reed McManigle, mentor in residence at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation. October 28, 2020 Donald Bonk interviews Reed McManigle, mentor in residence at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation, as part of the Pittsburgh Tomorrow podcast series. This interview was conducted before COVID-19. The transcript is [...]

15 10, 2020

How can universities be more intentional about their roles in local economies?

By |2020-10-15T09:38:18+00:00October 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia’s University City. John Hopkins University and much of Baltimore city. The dichotomy and interdependence between a city and neighborhood that a university resides can often be summed up by the expression “town and gown” — there are the residents, and then there’s the academic population, and the two are distinct. John Hopkins is [...]