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16 02, 2022

TMC Innovation selects 20 participants for cancer therapeutics accelerator

By |2022-02-16T10:22:56+00:00February 16th, 2022|Accelerator/incubator, Texas|0 Comments

Texas Medical Center Innovation selected 20 participants for its nine-month cancer therapeutics accelerator. The Accelerator for Cancer Therapeutics was established in 2019 using grant funding the TMC received from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, or CPRIT. The ACT provides resources for business development, education and networking to selected researchers and early-stage biotech companies to advance their [...]

16 02, 2022

TTU’s Innovation Hub announces $100K for 7 startups

By |2022-02-16T10:21:29+00:00February 16th, 2022|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Texas|0 Comments

The Innovation Hub at Research Park [on Feb. 7] announced the winners of its annual Presidents’ Innovative Startup Awards, through which the presidents of Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) recognize startups that exemplify innovation and commercialization. The awards give early-stage startups space and critical access to equipment to become revenue-generating companies. Texas Tech awarded four [...]

8 02, 2022

Three research-led projects at Purdue awarded $143,000

By |2022-02-08T11:26:03+00:00February 8th, 2022|Indiana, Student Funds|0 Comments

The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization recently awarded more than $143,000 to three research-led projects. Each project is being led by researchers from Purdue's College of Agriculture, College of Engineering and College of Veterinary Medicine, according to a press release. The projects are being funded through the Trask Innovation Fund, which supports short-term projects [...]

31 01, 2022

Newly-formed Seattle VC firm aims to mine Univ. of Washington network for talent, innovation, money

By |2022-01-31T20:43:10+00:00January 31st, 2022|Venture Capital, Washington|0 Comments

The University of Washington is an absolute research powerhouse, ranking fifth among U.S. universities in R&D expenditures. But even with more than $1 billion in research money flowing each year, those dollars don’t necessarily translate into new entrepreneurial ventures or fast-growing startup companies. “The UW is a research machine,” notes Seattle venture capitalist Chris DeVore, managing [...]

31 01, 2022

New University of Utah fund will turbocharge startups, student experiences 

By |2022-01-31T20:39:18+00:00January 31st, 2022|Utah|0 Comments

Finding success and navigating the “Valley of Death” for startup companies coming out of the University of Utah could get a lot easier thanks to a novel $5 million investment fund aiming to provide nascent entrepreneurs with opportunities to access cash when it is the hardest to get, and most needed. Utah philanthropists Tim and [...]

13 01, 2022

UW Names Fisher Innovation Launchpad Winners 

By |2022-01-13T11:48:05+00:00January 13th, 2022|Wyoming|0 Comments

Three student-led teams from the University of Wyoming that recently pitched their business concepts to a panel of independent judges have received funding from UW’s Fisher Innovation Launchpad. These entrepreneurs received advising from IMPACT 307 business counselors to start and grow their business concepts and then pitch their business models for a chance to receive [...]

16 12, 2021

UChicago’s Polsky Center Celebrates Three Startup Exits in Two Months

By |2021-12-16T10:38:03+00:00December 16th, 2021|Illinois|0 Comments

Three startups supported by the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation – NowPow, Pyxis, and Explorer Surgical – announced exits in just two months. Startup exits mark a critical new phase for a company, typically through an initial public offering (IPO) of stock, a merger, or an acquisition, where early investors see a return on their [...]

16 12, 2021

IU expertise, connections and funding capital are energizing Bloomington’s innovation and startup culture

By |2021-12-16T10:28:18+00:00December 16th, 2021|Indiana|0 Comments

Ten years ago, Ravi Bhatt considered his college town of Bloomington, Ind., when he was deciding where to locate his promising new business venture. He loved Bloomington, and equally adored his alma mater, Indiana University. In the end, though, he chose Chicago, believing that the Windy City offered the best mix of talent, infrastructure and, [...]

16 12, 2021

VTech Biomedical innovations take center stage during ‘Shark Tank’-style pitch competition 

By |2021-12-16T10:26:23+00:00December 16th, 2021|Competition, Virginia|0 Comments

Virginia Tech students pitched commercialization ideas for biomedical innovations to a "Shark Tank"-style panel of judges during the annual Health Sciences and Technology (HS&T) Hokie Pitch at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke on Wednesday. The competition involved students from the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health (TBMH) graduate program, who selected intellectual property (IP), worked with [...]

16 12, 2021

Commercialization Fund awards support to six VCU innovators 

By |2021-12-16T10:24:38+00:00December 16th, 2021|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Virginia|0 Comments

A refrigerated shipping container designed and powered by technology invented by Virginia Commonwealth University engineers someday could bring fresh food to people living in food deserts or disaster victims living without power. The VCU Commercialization Fund chose this project by Stephen Fong, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, [...]