30 07, 2020

UGA Foundation commits up to $10M to fund student, faculty innovation

By |2020-07-30T10:06:46+00:00July 30th, 2020|Foundation-support, Georgia, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The University of Georgia is putting big money up front for innovation in a higher education setting. On Tuesday, the school announced the UGA Foundation’s investment committee voted during a meeting in June to approve a commitment of up to $10 million for funding innovation. The funding will allow the Foundation to partner with the [...]

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 [...]

25 02, 2020

Partnership with Verizon to fuel Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub

By |2020-02-25T20:44:09+00:00February 25th, 2020|Corporate, Georgia, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub (EHIH) announced Monday that it will be powered by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service, adding digital speed and connectivity to an ecosystem working to transform the health care industry. The strategic partnership between Verizon and Emory Healthcare creates the nation’s first 5G health care innovation lab. EHIH is a health care [...]

30 01, 2020

President awards $415,000 for faculty and staff research and innovation at UNG

By |2020-01-30T09:24:33+00:00January 30th, 2020|Georgia|0 Comments

A study on author Toni Morrison's novel "Beloved," a film titled "The Tourist Tax," a textbook about the euphonium, a pilot project on social networks and transfer students' decisions, and a college algebra boot camp highlight a few of the wide-ranging projects granted 2020 Presidential Incentive Awards at the University of North Georgia (UNG). "With an increased [...]

2 01, 2020

New research from UGA evaluates design of startup accelerators 

By |2020-01-02T10:25:18+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Georgia|0 Comments

New research from the University of Georgia links startup accelerator success with a few key program elements, such as mentorship and open discussion among participating startup founders. Papers co-authored by Susan Cohen examined the variation among several accelerators. Accelerators are fixed-term, cohort-based educational programs for startups. There are about 170 accelerators located across the country, [...]

19 12, 2019

How Innovation Springs Forth At The University Of Georgia

By |2019-12-19T07:04:38+00:00December 19th, 2019|Georgia|0 Comments

A freshwater spring percolates over a one-block, daylighted stretch as an open creek alongside Spring Street in Athens, Georgia. Historically known as the town spring and the founders’ spring, the natural watercourse was one of the most important ecological factors in locating the University of Georgia (UGA) here more than two centuries ago – the birthplace of public higher [...]

22 05, 2019

UGA Startup gateway generates $531M into economy

By |2019-05-22T09:09:22+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Georgia|0 Comments

The University of Georgia’s startup program generates economic value of more than half a billion dollars annually, according to a new analysis. Startup companies created through Innovation Gateway, the university’s arm for research commercialization, have an economic impact of $531 million across the United States, including $322 million in the state of Georgia. “We’re thrilled to [...]

16 01, 2019

University of Georgia leads nation in helping entrepreneurs make dreams a reality

By |2019-01-16T08:49:37+00:00January 16th, 2019|Georgia|0 Comments

A program at the University of Georgia is helping entrepreneurs and the state's economy. Leaders at UGA said talented university researchers have good ideas, but not necessarily the tools to start a business. The University’s Innovation Gateway program is getting those ideas out of the lab and into the hands of consumers who need them [...]

21 08, 2017

Venture fund works with corporate sponsors and Georgia Tech University to fund two startups

By |2017-08-21T13:23:23+00:00August 21st, 2017|Corporate, Georgia, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Engage Ventures, the largest strategic grouping of major corporations and brands in an independent venture fund, has made two investments in the trucking sector. One is in Sudu, an on-demand and scheduled trucking services that utilizes big data, predictive analytics and machine learning to connect companies that ship freight with a network of trucks and diverse [...]

17 08, 2017

University of Georgia Idea Accelerator to welcome largest class to date 

By |2017-08-17T13:37:03+00:00August 17th, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Competition, Georgia, New Fund Announcement|0 Comments

The University of Georgia Idea Accelerator will soon welcome its fall 2017 class, potentially the largest in its four year history. The UGA Idea Accelerator is an eight-week program run by the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), in conjunction with the UGA Entrepreneurship Program and Four Athens, a local tech and entrepreneurship incubator. Students in each class work to develop viable [...]