Student Funds

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 [...]

4 06, 2020

Seven ventures earn prizes at inaugural MSU $50K Venture Competition

By |2020-06-04T10:42:08+00:00June 4th, 2020|Competition, Michigan, Student Funds|0 Comments

Seven entrepreneurial ventures took home a share of more than $50,000 in prize money after participating in Montana State University’s inaugural $50K Venture Competition, which was held virtually last week in front of more than 150 people who watched online. The event featured seven finalists in the traditional venture category as well as seven finalists in the [...]

29 05, 2020

Boosting campus innovation, Haifa University launches student VC fund 

By |2020-05-29T11:05:44+00:00May 29th, 2020|Israel, Student Funds|0 Comments

The University of Haifa has become the latest Israeli university to launch a student venture capital fund, seeking to boost entrepreneurship on campus by investing in start-ups run by students, academics and recent graduates. The HIL Fund was established by the University of Haifa Innovation Labs (HIL) in partnership with, an Israeli early-stage venture capital [...]

20 05, 2020

UC-Irvine New Venture Competition “Ant Tank” Competition

By |2020-05-20T20:47:33+00:00May 20th, 2020|California, Student Funds, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 15th annual New Venture Competition (NVC), sporting $100,000 in prizes, will conclude virtually on May 21 from 3 p.m to 6 p/m PST. It is presented by the Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The UCI Paul Merage School of Business. Following a record 114 concept submissions, 40 semi-finalists competed on May 8 [...]

20 05, 2020

BU Spark! Innovation Fellows and X-Lab Practicum Programs Name Best Idea, Tech, and Design Winners | BU Today | Boston University

By |2020-05-20T20:37:17+00:00May 20th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Massachusetts, Student Funds, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This semester, students working with entrepreneur incubator program BU Spark! were tasked with working on apps and inventions that solve societal problems through technology. So after the Zoom call for the virtual BU Spark! demo day on May 1 kicked off with danceable music, including Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” it became [...]

14 05, 2020

Preparing a Path to Lead, Student Explores Venture Development | Tech Launch Arizona

By |2020-05-14T09:45:04+00:00May 14th, 2020|Arizona, Student Funds|0 Comments

Ryan Ott joined Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) earlier this year as a Student Entrepreneurial Fellow alongside three other students in a program designed to leverage their unique talents while giving each the invaluable opportunity to learn from TLA’s accomplished team members. These students have shown a deep commitment to advancing their education and professional skillset, [...]

12 03, 2020

Innovation fund for Imperial staff and student startups launches

By |2020-03-12T07:34:13+00:00March 12th, 2020|Student Funds, UK/England|0 Comments

Imperial College London has launched its first Innovation Fund to invest in early-stage, high-growth, knowledge-intensive companies. The Fund offers alumni and investors the opportunity to support the commercial development of Imperial's discoveries into tomorrow's solutions in medicine, engineering, biochemistry, genetics, materials, quantum computing, data science and beyond. Imperial has a long history of producing ground-breaking [...]

6 02, 2020

ASU Innovation Open winners are tackling large-scale industrial problems 

By |2020-02-06T09:05:37+00:00February 6th, 2020|Arizona, Student Funds|0 Comments

Two teams of entrepreneurs, one that tackled a critical recycling problem and one that’s trying to disrupt the oil and gas industry, each won $100,000 on Friday. The two ventures were the top winners in the fourth ASU Innovation Open pitch competition at Arizona State University. This year’s event gave away $300,000 in funding, the most [...]