Michigan

18 11, 2020

MSU Conquer Accelerator launches first Grand Rapids cohort 

By |2020-11-18T13:03:04+00:00November 18th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Michigan|0 Comments

A Michigan State University Foundation accelerator program that provides funding, mentorship and network opportunities to emerging entrepreneurs launched a Grand Rapids cohort. East Lansing-based Conquer Accelerator last month launched its first Grand Rapids season and fall 2020 cohort. The 10-week accelerator welcomed five selected teams to its Grand Rapids program, which began virtually Sept. 14 [...]

29 10, 2020

MSU Conquer Accelerator selects five Grand Rapids startups for seed funding

By |2020-10-29T10:24:22+00:00October 29th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Michigan|0 Comments

Conquer Accelerator, a business accelerator run by the Michigan State University Foundation, has selected its first five cohort companies in Grand Rapids. Each of the five received $20,000 in seed funding and will go through a 10-week virtual business accelerator course this fall. The program also provides entrepreneurship training, mentorship, access to follow-on funding and other [...]

15 10, 2020

MSU Accelerator Starts Fifth Summer Cohort With Five Tech Startups 

By |2020-10-15T09:41:55+00:00October 15th, 2020|Michigan, Startup Fund|0 Comments

The Michigan State University Foundation’s Conquer Accelerator announced the launch of its fifth season and summer 2020 cohort. The 10-week accelerator welcomes five selected teams to its East Lansing program: ARUtility, Lucypop, MenuBubble, PhenoLogic, and StarForged Studios. “It’s hard to believe that we’re already moving into our fifth year for Conquer Accelerator, but when I [...]

12 08, 2020

MSU Foundation and MEDC announce Michigan Rise Pre-Seed Fund III 

By |2020-08-12T13:05:25+00:00August 12th, 2020|Michigan, State or Government|0 Comments

EAST LANSING, Mich., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As the newly named administrator of the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund III (MPSF III) by the Michigan Strategic Fund, Michigan State University Foundation (MSU Foundation) announced Michigan Rise. MSU Foundation was awarded the MPSF III on April 14, 2020 and will work closely with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)'s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiative to [...]

25 06, 2020

Amazon makes corporate gift to U-M philanthropic venture fund 

By |2020-06-25T10:23:13+00:00June 25th, 2020|Corporate, Michigan, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Amazon is contributing $200,000 to the Accelerate Blue Fund, a University of Michigan philanthropic venture fund—representing the first corporate gift received by the fund that aims to help develop and commercialize promising U-M technologies. The donation brings Accelerate Blue nearly to the halfway point of its initial goal of $2 million. By the end of the [...]

25 06, 2020

MSU Foundation provides support for rising entreprenuers 

By |2020-06-25T10:18:56+00:00June 25th, 2020|Michigan, Startup Fund|0 Comments

MSU Foundation currently hosts and manages Conquer Accelerator, a program dedicated to supporting up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Beginning in 2016, this project is a collaborative effort among MSU Foundation and its subsidiaries Spartan Innovations, Red Cedar Ventures and University Corporate Research Park. The program amplifies selected startups by providing $20,000 in funding, access to over 40 mentors, access to follow-up funding and other essential resources. Since 2015, [...]

17 06, 2020

MTRAC, MTU announce funding for project addressing human, environmental health issues

By |2020-06-17T15:49:53+00:00June 17th, 2020|Michigan, State or Government|0 Comments

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Advanced Applied Materials Innovation Hub at Michigan Technological University recently awarded a combined $165,000 in funding to three projects from researchers across the state. These projects — led by researchers at Michigan Tech and Michigan State University — strive to address crucial global issues such as metal 3D printing of [...]

10 06, 2020

MSU Accelerator Starts Fifth Summer Cohort With Five Tech Startups 

By |2020-06-10T11:20:42+00:00June 10th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Michigan|0 Comments

EAST LANSING—The Michigan State University Foundation’s Conquer Accelerator announced the launch of its fifth season and summer 2020 cohort. The 10-week accelerator welcomes five selected teams to its East Lansing program: ARUtility, Lucypop, MenuBubble, PhenoLogic, and StarForged Studios. “It’s hard to believe that we’re already moving into our fifth year for Conquer Accelerator, but when [...]

4 06, 2020

Seven ventures earn prizes at inaugural MSU $50K Venture Competition

By |2020-06-04T10:42:08+00:00June 4th, 2020|Competition, Michigan, Student Funds|0 Comments

Seven entrepreneurial ventures took home a share of more than $50,000 in prize money after participating in Montana State University’s inaugural $50K Venture Competition, which was held virtually last week in front of more than 150 people who watched online. The event featured seven finalists in the traditional venture category as well as seven finalists in the [...]

4 06, 2020

Wayne State MTRAC-funded project uses computer-assisted technology to mitigate surgical bleeding 

By |2020-06-04T10:40:34+00:00June 4th, 2020|Michigan, State or Government|0 Comments

Intraoperative hemorrhage — colloquially known as “bleeding out” — is a leading cause of death in operating rooms around the world. It is estimated that at least 75% of this surgical complication is due to human or technical factors in anesthesia, blood transfusions or the surgical procedure itself. Other causes may include structural anomalies, drug-related [...]