Student Funds

6 01, 2021

Montana State University student entrepreneurs secure business funding at annual startup challenge

By |2021-01-06T10:03:27+00:00January 6th, 2021|Montana, Student Funds|0 Comments

All four teams of Montana State University student entrepreneurs who competed at a startup competition held this fall earned awards and funding to support their ventures. The students were competing in the 31st annual John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge, which was held virtually between Sept. 21 and Oct. 2. Competing teams pitched their best business [...]

18 11, 2020

UofSC’s McNair Institute cultivating student innovators

By |2020-11-18T13:01:30+00:00November 18th, 2020|South Carolina, Student Funds|0 Comments

Hayden Shipley got his first taste of entrepreneurship as a middle school student selling homemade potato chips. During the pandemic lull this spring, the sophomore finance student concocted a new recipe: this time, for a company that will pair families struggling with food insecurity with restaurants struggling to stay in business. The online platform aims [...]

16 09, 2020

Malta Maritime Seed Award: supporting technological innovations in the maritime field

By |2020-09-16T14:44:09+00:00September 16th, 2020|Malta, Student Funds|0 Comments

Malta Marittima and the University of Malta have launched the Maritime Seed Award (MarSA) in a bid to support entrepreneurs and researchers in taking their maritime related ventures from concept to commercialisation.  The programme is run together with the support of the University’s Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO), TAKEOFF Business Incubator, and Centre for Entrepreneurship and [...]

16 09, 2020

New UCeed Haskayne Student Fund is one of first university-based private equity funds managed by students in western CA

By |2020-09-16T14:35:48+00:00September 16th, 2020|Canada, Student Funds|0 Comments

The UCeed Haskayne Student Fund — one of the first university-based private equity funds managed by students, for students, in Western Canada — marks another important first as UCalgary moves forward in its Growth Through Focus strategy, serving as a critical bridge between students and Calgary’s local startup/venture capitalist communities. “This new fund represents an exciting expansion of the UCeed [...]

26 08, 2020

Innovative Startups Commercializing UC Davis Technologies | UC Davis

By |2020-08-26T13:44:04+00:00August 26th, 2020|California, Student Funds|0 Comments

During the past fiscal year, 15 emerging startups executed agreements to access patented technology developed at the University of California, Davis. “Startups play an essential role in advancing and commercializing new technologies that are developed by researchers and innovators at UC Davis,” said Prasant Mohapatra, vice chancellor of research at UC Davis. “These partnerships lead [...]

30 07, 2020

Three ISU students launch startups in entrepreneurship accelerator program

By |2020-07-30T10:03:55+00:00July 30th, 2020|Iowa, Student Funds|0 Comments

Three Cyclone Engineering students are building new, innovative businesses this summer as members of the 2020 CYstarters cohort. CYstarters is an 11-week program giving Iowa State students with a passion for entrepreneurship the funding, skill development and mentorship to start their business while still in school. Benjamin Thompson, a junior in mechanical engineering, teamed up with [...]

15 07, 2020

NC State’s New Venture Studio Gives Students Entrepreneurship Experience

By |2020-07-15T12:01:58+00:00July 15th, 2020|North Carolina, Student Funds|0 Comments

Few individuals have the opportunity to try their hand at developing a business process or product from the ground up before graduating from college, but Poole College of Management is trying to change that with its new program, the NC State Venture Studio. The Venture Studio, like the college’s Andrews Launch Accelerator, provides NC State students valuable hands-on [...]

15 07, 2020

U Tennessee Boyd Venture Challenge Awards Funding to Four UT Student Startups 

By |2020-07-15T12:01:03+00:00July 15th, 2020|Student Funds, Tennessee|0 Comments

Four businesses owned by students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, were awarded a total of $30,000 in seed funds in the spring 2020 Boyd Venture Challenge. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Haslam College of Business hosts the annual grant competition. Start-up companies Brakefields LLC, Rolling Storage LLC, AltFair Solutions LLC, [...]

25 06, 2020

U Chicago Polsky Center New Venture Challenge awards record $1 million to student startups 

By |2020-06-25T10:24:18+00:00June 25th, 2020|Illinois, Student Funds|0 Comments

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has announced winners of the 24th annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, which awarded a record $1 million to 11 student-run startups. This year’s program marks the largest investment pool in NVC history, topping last year’s investment of $850,000. The top prize was awarded to Pippin Title, a one-stop-shop [...]

10 06, 2020

U Georgia student-run fund kickstarts student entrepreneurs

By |2020-06-10T20:15:07+00:00June 10th, 2020|Georgia, Student Funds, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In the world of venture capital there are big names, there are small names, and there are hometown heroes. In Athens, one important source of venture capital is run by University of Georgia students. For the past two years, the Georgia Kickstart Fund — UGA’s student-led startup fund — has distributed more than $70,000. Housed in [...]