Wisconsin

13 01, 2021

UW-Milwaukee battery spinout SafeLi rebrands as COnovate, lands $50K investment

By |2021-01-13T13:06:43+00:00January 13th, 2021|Wisconsin|0 Comments

COnovate, Inc., a Shorewood company developing materials for lithium ion batteries, is receiving $50,000 in a seed investment from BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation, the Milwaukee-based nonprofit and an early-stage investment organization. COnovate was formerly known as SafeLi LLC, a startup founded in 2016 by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professors Carol Hirschmugl and Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska. The company's material, named Cophite, is designed [...]

11 11, 2020

WARF pledges $100 million in grants, moves Innovation Day online

By |2020-11-11T10:21:02+00:00November 11th, 2020|Wisconsin|0 Comments

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation announced Wednesday it would provide over $100 million in grants for university institutions and it would move its annual Innovation Day in November online. WARF — a nonprofit organization — provides funding and supports research and inventions at UW-Madison, assisting in licensing and patenting as well. The organization announces annual grants, [...]

16 09, 2020

Winnow Fund to start investing in student entrepreneurs in Wisconsin

By |2020-09-16T14:31:39+00:00September 16th, 2020|Venture Capital, Wisconsin|0 Comments

A new venture capital fund will start investing in Wisconsin's university and college entrepreneurs this fall after closing on $6 million in fundraising. The Winnow Fund, a seed-stage venture capital fund led by Richelle Martin, announced the fundraising in a news release Monday. The Winnow Fund plans to start investing in November. The fund plans [...]

12 08, 2020

UWM Research Foundation developing $400,000 fund for startups

By |2020-08-12T13:07:13+00:00August 12th, 2020|Wisconsin|0 Comments

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee-Research Foundation is raising a $400,000 pool to help commercialize innovations developed at the university. The fund will be used to invest in startup companies involving UWM faculty, students or staff who have licensed intellectual property through the foundation. The foundation has received a $200,000 matching grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development [...]

23 04, 2020

Submissions invited for UW/WARF COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge – WARF

By |2020-04-23T10:04:04+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Wisconsin|0 Comments

$100K fund to accelerate solutions in development at UW–Madison MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation announced it will dedicate resources and a portion of its WARF Accelerator funds to inspire and advance technologies poised to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The UW/WARF COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge invites Principal Investigators (PIs) and their teams to submit [...]

31 10, 2019

Xconomy: Venture Investors Bets on Healthcare, and Milwaukee, With $75M Fund

By |2019-10-31T06:19:37+00:00October 31st, 2019|Venture Capital, Wisconsin|0 Comments

Venture Investors is going all-in on healthcare with its latest venture fund. Launched in 1982, Venture Investors (VI) is the oldest venture firm in Wisconsin, and one of the older VCs in the US. Historically, early-stage life sciences and healthcare startups have made up the majority of its investments, but it has also backed young [...]

9 10, 2019

Tom Still: Common ingredients for university based startups

By |2019-10-09T08:42:13+00:00October 9th, 2019|Wisconsin|0 Comments

An overused word to describe the connections between technology, startups and angel or venture capital investments is “ecosystem,” which implies that startups and the people who help support them are akin to a naturally occurring rain forest. If only it was that simple. Mother Nature can’t spawn what it takes to build a healthy structure [...]

1 08, 2019

UWM entrepreneurship center receives $1 million from Bud and Sue Selig

By |2019-08-01T10:21:03+00:00August 1st, 2019|Foundation-support, Gap support programs, Wisconsin|0 Comments

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announced a $1 million gift Wednesday from former Milwaukee Brewers owner Bud Selig and his wife, Sue, the latest of several high-profile investments by big names in UWM and the UW System. Selig, who is the commissioner emeritus of Major League Baseball, is credited with bringing MLB back to Milwaukee in 1970 when he [...]

31 10, 2018

WEDC accelerator awards grant to support startup businesses in southeastern Wisconsin

By |2018-10-31T08:57:28+00:00October 31st, 2018|State or Government, Wisconsin|0 Comments

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) an $80,000 grant to support its Growth Accelerator program, which will help 10 entrepreneurial teams start or grow their businesses. The grant will enable WWBIC to conduct two intensive, 10-week Growth Accelerator classes with five teams in each – one [...]

29 08, 2018

2 MSU POC programs get boost to continue in

By |2018-08-29T16:55:39+00:00August 29th, 2018|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government, Wisconsin|0 Comments

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) - Two innovative projects at Michigan State University have a green light today to continue their groundbreaking work. The Michigan Strategic Fund Board today approved a two-year extension and refunding of $500,000 for the University Early State Proof of Concept Fund-ADVANCE program. That program supports the current gap in the pipeline of moving [...]