Startup Fund

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 [...]

21 11, 2019

MU students to compete for $30,000 startup fund

By |2019-11-21T08:55:08+00:00November 21st, 2019|Missouri, Startup Fund|0 Comments

On Monday, 15 MU students will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges in hopes of winning up to $30,000 in startup funding. This “Shark Tank”-style platform is part of MU’s Entrepreneur Quest Pitch Competition. According to an MU news release, “The EQ program is an opportunity for Mizzou students from any degree [...]

31 10, 2019

FACIT and University of Toronto launch precision medicine company, supported by seed fund

By |2019-10-31T06:49:15+00:00October 31st, 2019|Canada, Startup Fund|0 Comments

FACIT, a commercialization venture group, together with the University of Toronto ("U of T"), announced the creation of Ontario-based Cellular Analytics (the "Company"). Cellular Analytics is founded upon a proprietary microfluidic platform that enables molecular characterization of cancer at the level of single circulating tumour cells. The technology quantitatively detects sensitivity to immune-oncology agents 'on-chip' at both significantly [...]