9 09, 2021

Accelerating Charitable Efforts Act

By |2021-09-09T10:34:44+00:00September 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Accelerating Charitable Efforts Act, introduced by two key U.S. Senators, seeks to revamp federal law so that donors and foundations have new incentives to make sure gifts to donor-advised funds and in foundation endowments don’t pile up but flow swiftly to nonprofits in need. Join us for a free online briefing to learn why: [...]

9 09, 2021

Rice announces new tech development funding opportunities

By |2021-09-09T10:29:28+00:00September 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rice University’s Office of Research is launching three Creative Ventures Funds to seed new faculty initiatives and help guide them towards commercialization of their discoveries. The university will also open applications for two legacy grant programs to kickstart conferences and creativity. The programs, launching immediately, are the ARPA-H Strategic Initiative Seed Fund, the Technology Development Fund and the Patent [...]

1 09, 2021

Startups: market validation attracts early investors

By |2021-09-01T08:09:33+00:00September 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Many early-stage startups have a common problem: it’s hard to attract investors without proof that customers will pay for their product. Yet without investment to fund product development, it’s difficult to obtain market validation. The key to overcoming this challenge is to find creative and inexpensive ways to conduct market validation — a step in [...]

1 09, 2021

Queen’s Universitylaunches £1.2m seed fund for university spin-offs

By |2021-09-01T08:06:59+00:00September 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

QUBIS, the commercialisation and investment arm of Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), has announced the creation of a £1.2m seed fund. The QUBIS Innovation Fund will focus on supporting university spin-out companies and start-ups operating in the UK’s fastest growing sectors. It will be managed by Sapphire Capital Partners, with QUBIS as the portfolio mentor. The fund is [...]

26 08, 2021

Can We Really Teach Entrepreneurship At College?-Forbes

By |2021-08-26T10:33:47+00:00August 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Schooling and entrepreneurship can seem paradoxical. One teaches you to stay in line, one requires you to stand out. One caters for the slowest moving, one benefits the fastest paced. One looks at what has been, one imagines what could be. Can we really teach entrepreneurship at college? GETTY Many successful entrepreneurs did badly at [...]

18 08, 2021

Driving Academic Innovation | Higher Ed Gamma

By |2021-08-18T13:29:18+00:00August 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Higher education is beset by wicked problems, problems that are exceedingly difficult to solve because any proposed solution is divisive, expensive, difficult to implement and conflicts with other institutional values and priorities. Controlling costs is a wicked problem that institutions have attempted to address in ways that quite rightly provoke resistance: outsourcing services, increasing class [...]

14 07, 2021

Seeding the Future–Access to Capital for Funding Innovation

By |2021-07-14T12:43:37+00:00July 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The new issue of Technology and Innovation® (22:1) (full text) features a selection of papers exploring the important topic of accessing capital to fund innovation, including manuscripts highlighting various funding opportunities available for inventors and innovators everywhere. "The National Academy of Inventors is proud to present this issue of Technology & Innovation, as funding is a key component [...]

8 07, 2021

18 VCU researchers receive project funding from the university’s Presidential Research Quest Fund

By |2021-07-08T09:46:35+00:00July 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eighteen Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have won support from the Presidential Research Quest Fund this year. Their work seeks to enhance the human experience by responding to societal challenges such as the changing workforce, addiction and sustainable sources of energy. A total of $512,000 will fund research efforts on both the Monroe Park and MCV [...]

1 07, 2021

How University Impact Uses Donor Advised Funds to Innovate and Scale Impact Investing 

By |2021-07-01T10:30:20+00:00July 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

  University Impact (UI) is a nonprofit that invests in companies and nonprofits solving social and environmental problems. Investments are focused on funding the most promising social ventures. UI’s goal is to create the next generation of social impact leaders and provide capital to social ventures solving social and environmental problems. UI does this by [...]

1 07, 2021

Coworking, incubators and accelerators… what’s the difference?

By |2021-07-01T10:25:18+00:00July 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

From working out of a garage to relocating for an industry-specific accelerator program, startups have more options than ever about where to work and how to build their businesses. Among the most popular are coworking spaces, business incubators and accelerators. You might think these terms are interchangeable, or that they are simply buildings or workspaces. [...]