25 06, 2020

Seven UC Berkeley SkyDeck Startups Raise $32M in Six Months 

By |2020-06-25T10:25:00+00:00June 25th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, California|0 Comments

UC Berkeley SkyDeck, a Berkeley, Calif. – based startup accelerator of the University of California at Berkeley, announces that in the past six months–seven of its recent cohort startups raised seed rounds. Together the startups – coming from all sectors including AI and ML, robotics, fintech, medtech and more – raised approximately $32 million. These [...]

17 06, 2020

UC Davis Names Recipients of 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards | UC Davis

By |2020-06-17T15:47:33+00:00June 17th, 2020|California, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The University of California, Davis, today (June 15) named the recipients of the 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards. The awards recognize faculty, project teams and community partners for their work, dedication and success in improving the lives of others and addressing the needs of our global society through innovative solutions. “Research universities like UC Davis play [...]

17 06, 2020

POP Grants Bridges Funding Gap for UCI Researchers 

By |2020-06-17T15:46:48+00:00June 17th, 2020|California, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

UC Irvine is one of the nation’s foremost public research universities. The campus is home to world-class researchers and faculty members who work at the cutting edge of their disciplines to discover and invent the next groundbreaking technologies. Many of these groundbreaking technologies have significant commercial potential, which, if further developed, can be brought to [...]

10 06, 2020

UC Riverside-led ExCITE incubator graduates first startups

By |2020-06-10T13:37:54+00:00June 10th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, California, Startup Fund|0 Comments

Uncertainty about the economy during the pandemic hasn’t stopped investors from taking a chance on some of Riverside’s hottest tech startups. ExCITE, the startup incubator led by UC Riverside in partnership with the County of Riverside and the city of Riverside has graduated its first three companies, each of which has received enough funding to [...]

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 [...]

21 11, 2019

The House Fund closes its second fund with $44 million to pour into UC Berkeley grads, alums and faculty

By |2019-11-21T09:32:37+00:00November 21st, 2019|California, Venture Fund|0 Comments

In 2016, we profiled a then-24-year-old named Jeremy Fiance who had managed to pool together $6 million for a fund focused on his alma mater, UC Berkeley, where as a student he’d brought to campus Kairos Society, an organization for budding entrepreneurs, as well as created a student accelerator called Free Ventures. Fiance wasn’t waiting on someone to give [...]

7 11, 2019

Status Update: U California Riverside ‘wet lab’ opens for startups and local entrepreneurs 

By |2019-11-07T06:13:45+00:00November 7th, 2019|California, Gap support programs|0 Comments

By definition incubators foster growth, and that’s what officials at UC Riverside hope its newest scientific project will do. The school’s Wet Lab Incubator opened its doors to the Inland Empire’s entrepreneurial community at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 21. The 3,000-square-foot facility, the first of its kind in the region, will be available for local [...]

7 11, 2019

The Venture Accelerator at UCLA Anderson to Host Biannual Showcase at Google

By |2019-11-07T06:09:43+00:00November 7th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, California, Corporate|0 Comments

The Venture Accelerator at UCLA Anderson, the university's newest and most prolific business startup program, will take center stage at the Google Venice campus on November 6, 2019 from 5:00-7:30pm. The top companies will present to an audience of angel investors, Anderson donors and early-stage venture capitalists in an effort to raise capital for their [...]

16 10, 2019

Biomedical startups seek funding at Lundquist Institute’s 6th annual Innovation Showcase 

By |2019-10-16T13:38:14+00:00October 16th, 2019|California, Hospitals|0 Comments

A gene therapy that relieves pain; a device to diagnose ear infections in children; a virtual reality microscope that allows doctors to see 95% more of a cancer cell. These are just some of the state-of-the-art medical advances, currently under development, that were featured by 24 startup companies this week at the sixth annual Innovation Showcase, [...]

9 10, 2019

UC Berkeley SkyDeck and Amazon Alexa Fund and Alexa Fellowship Announce Program to Foster New Innovations in Voice Technology

By |2019-10-09T09:46:28+00:00October 9th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, California|0 Comments

Berkeley SkyDeck and the Alexa Fund will work together with early-stage startups, mentoring them as they build and develop next-level ideas in voice technology. SkyDeck will actively seek and encourage startups focused on voice technology to apply for their Spring 2020 Cohort. "We are thrilled about this opportunity to work with Amazon and the Alexa [...]