Startup Fund

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 [...]

8 07, 2020

ISU Startup Factory accepts 11 teams into its ninth cohort 

By |2020-07-08T11:07:13+00:00July 8th, 2020|Iowa, Startup Fund|0 Comments

The Iowa State University Startup Factory today announced its ninth cohort of entrepreneurs entering the Iowa State-based program. Ten teams joined the program, along with one honorary member selected to participate. The program started on June 25 with a virtual kick-off reception. Cohort members, program staff, mentors, advisors, and investors joined the virtual ceremony held to celebrate [...]

25 06, 2020

MSU Foundation provides support for rising entreprenuers 

By |2020-06-25T10:18:56+00:00June 25th, 2020|Michigan, Startup Fund|0 Comments

MSU Foundation currently hosts and manages Conquer Accelerator, a program dedicated to supporting up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Beginning in 2016, this project is a collaborative effort among MSU Foundation and its subsidiaries Spartan Innovations, Red Cedar Ventures and University Corporate Research Park. The program amplifies selected startups by providing $20,000 in funding, access to over 40 mentors, access to follow-up funding and other essential resources. Since 2015, [...]

17 06, 2020

UCalgary launches UCeed, a pre-seed and seed funding program 

By |2020-06-17T15:48:58+00:00June 17th, 2020|Canada, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Calgary is powering the path to commercialization for discovery and research with the launch of UCeed, a new pre-seed and seed funding program. Funded entirely through philanthropic support, UCeed will spur innovation, help commercialize new technologies, and accelerate University of Calgary startup companies. “The launch of UCeed is a significant milestone for our university,” says [...]

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 [...]

4 03, 2020

University of Waterloo launches venture fund for healthtech startups

By |2020-03-04T14:47:40+00:00March 4th, 2020|Canada, Startup Fund, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The University of Waterloo has launched a second venture capital fund targeted at early-stage startups involved in health technology. The Velocity HealthTech Fund will give early-stage health startups a chance to access $50,000 in pre-seed funding to grow their business and would be awarded following a pitch competition. The HealthTech Fund will make investments in [...]

4 03, 2020

Two Purdue-affiliated life sciences startups receive Foundry Investment Fund support for detection technologies

By |2020-03-04T14:42:51+00:00March 4th, 2020|Illinois, Startup Fund, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two Purdue University-affiliated startups have received approvals for up to $250,000 each from the Purdue Foundry Investment Fund to help continue their missions of advancing life science technologies. The investments awarded by the fund will support Purdue-affiliated Amplified Sciences LLC and Brightlamp Inc., both of which are focused on health care technologies. “The Foundry Investment Fund provides an important avenue for [...]

6 02, 2020

ISU Startup Factory announces eighth cohort

By |2020-02-06T08:52:50+00:00February 6th, 2020|Iowa, Startup Fund|0 Comments

The Iowa State University Startup Factory announced its eighth cohort of entrepreneurs entering the program this week. Eleven teams joined the program, with an evening kick-off held Jan. 16 at the ISU Alumni Center. More than 100 individuals attended the reception, which also honored past and graduating cohort members. This year’s cohort startups are: AeroSeeder LLC, AgTech [...]

19 12, 2019

Five tech startups receive a total of $275,000 in support from Innovation Fund Northeast Ohio

By |2019-12-19T07:01:18+00:00December 19th, 2019|Ohio, Startup Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

Five startups have received a total of $275,000, in amounts ranging from $25,000 to $75,000, from Innovation Fund Northeast Ohio in Elyria. The Innovation Fund — an early-stage fund for startups in the technology space that was founded by the Lorain County Community College Foundation and launched in 2007 — said in a news release that the money will enable the [...]