Student Funds

16 09, 2021

Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship launches seed fund for student startups – JMU

By |2021-09-16T09:49:58+00:00September 16th, 2021|Student Funds|0 Comments

At the start of National Small Business Week this week, the Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship at James Madison University is launching the Bluestone Seed Fund, a donor-backed investment fund that will provide equity investments in student and alumni businesses, while also providing hands-on venture investing experience for JMU students. The program is the first of [...]

26 08, 2021

SMU Announces All-New Business Accelerator to Support Next-Gen Entrepreneurs | Dallas Innovates

By |2021-08-26T10:26:53+00:00August 26th, 2021|Mississippi, Student Funds|0 Comments

A six-month program will provide SMU student and recent alumni entrepreneurs the growth opportunity of an existing start-up. Described as an “intense and enriching” accelerator, the program offers immersive workshops, mentorship, and access to entrepreneurial and investor networks. Students will have two opportunities to compete for non-dilutive funding. The BAP program features two competitions: a [...]

18 08, 2021

U Michigan Zell Founders Fund Announces $100,000 Investment in Just Enough Wines

By |2021-08-18T13:37:22+00:00August 18th, 2021|Michigan, Student Funds|0 Comments

The Zell Founders Fund, in collaboration with the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business, announced today that it has contributed $100,000 to a recent funding round for Just Enough Wines, a premium quality canned wine company founded by University of Michigan alumna Kaitlyn Lo (MBA '21) with her [...]

12 08, 2021

New Loyola Angels Fund will support venture capital education 

By |2021-08-12T08:49:34+00:00August 12th, 2021|Angel, Maryland, State or Government, Student Funds|0 Comments

Loyola University Maryland has created the Loyola Angels Fund, which supports the launch of a yearlong interdisciplinary undergraduate learning opportunity that ultimately provides student innovators with angel investment experience while serving as a funding vehicle for local under-resourced entrepreneurs, especially Baltimore-based Black-, Brown-, and female-owned businesses. Loyola recently expanded its fundraising goal, from $100,000 to [...]

12 08, 2021

IU Innovation Center Launches Startup Fund 

By |2021-08-12T08:46:42+00:00August 12th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Indiana, Student Funds|0 Comments

BLOOMINGTON - Student innovators at Indiana University are getting a boost through a new investment fund from a startup incubator at IU Bloomington. The Shoebox Fund is designed to help student entrepreneurs build, launch and sustain their ideas. It is part of the Shoemaker Innovation Center at the IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering. [...]

4 08, 2021

MSU Student Venture Capital Fund awards $50,000 to five start-ups 

By |2021-08-04T10:16:23+00:00August 4th, 2021|Student Funds|0 Comments

One of the main goals of the Broad College of Business is providing hands-on learning opportunities for students to push the boundaries and transform the future of business. The MSU Student Venture Capital Fund, a collaboration between the MSU Foundation and its venture investment entity Red Cedar Ventures, as well as the Broad College Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial [...]

8 07, 2021

Miami University-based investment fund adds to portfolio

By |2021-07-08T09:49:51+00:00July 8th, 2021|Student Funds|0 Comments

A Miami University student-led investment fund has added a pair of new startups to its portfolio targeting diversity, equity and inclusion. The Social Impact Fund, one of the only undergraduate-led funds of its kind in the nation, announced investments this week in Cincinnati’s Queen City Certified, which offers employer certification and cohort-model programming for workplace [...]

1 07, 2021

UT Boyd Student-Owned Businesses Receive $30,000 in Seed Funds 

By |2021-07-01T10:26:08+00:00July 1st, 2021|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 2021 Boyd Venture Challenge. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the university’s Haslam College of Business hosts the annual grant competition. Start-up companies Arid Delivery Products, the Sleepy Owl Company, BusiCard, and Fluffy Friends [...]

17 06, 2021

IU Launches Fund to Support Entrepreneurship 

By |2021-06-17T10:44:04+00:00June 17th, 2021|Indiana, Student Funds|0 Comments

Indiana University has launched the Shoebox Fund with the support of a $60,000 gift from Donna and John Shoemaker. IU says the funding will support student startups that have been built in the startup incubator known as the Shoebox within the Shoemaker Innovation Center at the IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering. Two Shoebox-born [...]

13 05, 2021

Student startups awarded $75,000 at WSU business plan competition 

By |2021-05-13T10:43:13+00:00May 13th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Student Funds, Washington|0 Comments

Student venture teams presented their business ideas last week and competed for $75,000 in prize money at an annual business plan competition hosted by WSU’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. More than 28 student venture teams, representing nearly 150 students across three leagues, participated in the virtual event Thursday. The top five teams of the competition’s [...]