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18 02, 2021

Arch Grants Surpasses $20 Million Milestone In Its Sustained Impact Campaign

By |2021-02-18T10:28:11+00:00February 18th, 2021|Missouri, State or Government|0 Comments

Arch Grants announced that it has reached a milestone in its Sustained Impact Campaign by raising $21.5 million in gifts and commitments. The Campaign will allow Arch Grants to scale its model for attracting and retaining entrepreneurs to St. Louis in an effort to drive local and regional economic development for the long-term. While Arch Grants [...]

18 02, 2021

Raynier Institute & Foundation Establishes Fund to Support Minority Entrepreneurship at Drexel University and the University City Science Center

By |2021-02-18T10:26:21+00:00February 18th, 2021|Pennsylvania|0 Comments

The Raynier Institute & Foundation, a Seattle-based philanthropic organization with Philadelphia roots, has partnered with Drexel University and the University City Science Center to improve access to capital for minority entrepreneurs in the area. The institutions will collaboratively manage a seed fund created by a $500,000 grant from the Foundation, which was founded by an heir of Philadelphia [...]

18 02, 2021

Big Idea Advantage Fund Launched to Support Pitt Student Entrepreneurs

By |2021-02-18T10:24:54+00:00February 18th, 2021|Pennsylvania|0 Comments

Pitt students who want to explore innovation and entrepreneurship now have a new resource to help them bridge the critical period between the initial idea and having a prototype or beta version of their product or service. The Big Idea Advantage Fund, a new resource by the Big Idea Center, part of the University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation [...]

17 02, 2021

Virtual alumni pitching event opens new doors for Purdue startups during pandemic

By |2021-02-17T16:32:54+00:00February 17th, 2021|Indiana, Venture Capital|0 Comments

A virtual pitching event has offered Purdue University-affiliated startups the chance to connect with potential customers and agriculture leaders during the pandemic. Fish Tank was a virtual pitching event held earlier this month during the Purdue Ag Alumni Association’s Gone Fishin’ event, the virtual alternative to its annual Fish Fry. The Fish Tank featured 12 Purdue [...]

17 02, 2021

UGA launches streamlined tech licensing for startups

By |2021-02-17T16:31:38+00:00February 17th, 2021|Georgia|0 Comments

The University of Georgia’s Innovation District is offering a new tool to support university entrepreneurs pursuing commercialization of their research discoveries. Georgia Startup License is an express program that combines business and technical assistance with a streamlined technology licensing process to help UGA startups get off the ground. Created by Innovation Gateway, UGA’s technology transfer office, Georgia Startup [...]

11 02, 2021

U of A introduces three pilot startup entrepreneur companies

By |2021-02-11T11:08:30+00:00February 11th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Arizona|0 Comments

The University of Arizona Center for Innovation developed a new pilot program that is now allowing three entrepreneur teams to launch their companies into the market. The three companies are Metfora, Obanj and Dive. The three completed the university’s 8-week Arizona FORGE Advanced Entrepreneur Program (AEP), which provides early-stage entrepreneurs with education on general startup concepts and [...]

11 02, 2021

Wanted: Entrepreneurs for M2D2 $200K Challenge

By |2021-02-11T11:07:17+00:00February 11th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Massachusetts|0 Comments

The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center seeks entrepreneurs to enter its M2D2 $200K Challenge, as the pitch competition celebrates its 10th year advancing the innovative ideas of early-stage medical device, diagnostic and biotech companies. M2D2 assists entrepreneurs in those sectors with all aspects of moving new products and technologies from concept to commercialization in order [...]

4 02, 2021

Purdue Technology Showcase to highlight innovations from around Indiana 

By |2021-02-04T09:19:02+00:00February 4th, 2021|Gap support programs, Indiana|0 Comments

Novel innovations from inventors around the state of Indiana will be on display at the 2021 Purdue Technology Showcase. This year’s theme is “State of Innovation.” The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization is hosting the annual showcase, being held virtually this year Feb. 10-11. Registration by Feb. 9 is required to receive the link for joining the showcase. [...]

4 02, 2021

WSU researchers receive the 2021 Commercialization Gap Fund

By |2021-02-04T09:08:57+00:00February 4th, 2021|New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Washington|0 Comments

The Office of Commercialization has awarded 10 Washington State University researchers with the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF). The CGF supports research projects with high market potential and provides researchers up to $40,000 to booster their ability to make an economic impact on society. The CGF is funded by a generous donation from the Washington Research [...]

28 01, 2021

Berkeley SkyDeck Fund Hits Milestone as Most Active Seed Fund with More Than 100 Investments in Three Years

By |2021-01-28T09:16:32+00:00January 28th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, California, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, the official investment partner for top global startup accelerator UC Berkeley SkyDeck, is proud to announce a major milestone today. The $23.5 million fund has completed more than 100 investments in just three years, making it one of the world's most active seed funds. The SkyDeck Fund is backed by Sequoia Capital, Sierra [...]