Georgia

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 [...]

18 07, 2017

Startup Growth Program Invest Georgia Makes Third Commitment: Invests $1 Million in Early Stage Fund TechSquare Labs

By |2017-07-18T13:23:42+00:00July 18th, 2017|Georgia, New Investments/Awards, State or Government|0 Comments

Georgia-based start-up growth project, Invest Georgia, has reportedly made its third commitment and invested $1 million in early stage fund, TechSquare Labs. According to VentureBeat, Invest Georgia’s program loose to encourage seed and early-stage companies in Georgia and has previously made investments in TTV Capital and Mosley Ventures, totaling to more than $6 million invested.  Knox [...]

7 06, 2017

University of Queensland and Emory University start-up closes US$16m investment to develop cancer therapies 

By |2017-06-07T08:46:19+00:00June 7th, 2017|Australia, Georgia, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

A clinical-stage biotechnology company established by The University of Queensland and Emory University (Atlanta, USA) to develop novel cancer supportive care and anticancer therapies has raised US$16 million in series A investment. The investment from the Brandon Capital-managed Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) and Uniseed will enable the company, called QUE Oncology Inc. (QUE) to [...]

19 01, 2017

$250K in Presidential awards fund faculty and staff research and projects at University of North Georgia

By |2017-01-19T08:15:13+00:00January 19th, 2017|Georgia|0 Comments

More than $250,000 will support various faculty and staff projects and initiatives in 2017 at the University of North Georgia (UNG), marking the fourth year of the Presidential Initiative Awards program, instituted by UNG President Bonita C. Jacobs in 2013. "Since launching this program, we have awarded about $780,000 in support of more than 125 [...]

19 01, 2017

 10 corporations, Georgia Tech launch Engage, an accelerator program and venture

By |2017-01-19T07:50:37+00:00January 19th, 2017|Corporate, Georgia|0 Comments

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the CEOs of 10 of Atlanta's leading corporations today jointly announced the launch of Engage, a mentorship-driven accelerator program and venture fund. The Atlanta-based Engage accelerator is open to startups across the country, with a focus placed on mentoring and market access strategies.  Applications will [...]

10 01, 2017

Invest Georgia plows $3.25 million into Mosley Ventures

By |2017-01-10T08:22:24+00:00January 10th, 2017|Georgia, State or Government, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Atlanta-based Mosley Ventures has received a $3.25 million investment from Invest Georgia, a state-run venture capital fund. The General Assembly created Invest Georgia back in 2013, an initiative of Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, to boost investment in Georgia-based growth and early-stage companies The VC fund was allocated $20 million out of an allowed $100 million [...]

11 10, 2016

Invest Georgia putting state’s money to work

By |2016-10-11T10:37:48+00:00October 11th, 2016|Georgia, State or Government, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Georgia's state-run venture capital fund expects to allocate the first $10 million it received from the state by the end of the year, the fund's executive director said Thursday. Knox Massey of Invest Georgia told a Georgia Senate study committee he is in "deep discussions" with two investment funds and in conversations with two others. [...]