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912, 2021

Three University of Arizona Faculty Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

TUCSON, Ariz. – Three University of Arizona inventors have been selected as Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and [...]

912, 2021

New Venture Fund Gives NJIT-Related Early Startups a Chance

Everyone knows that the viability of a startup depends on how well it can support itself during its early days. Startup founders without the necessary funds fare much worse than do those who have their own savings or backers among their family and friends. Yet many founders can’t find the [...]

912, 2021

Israel’s first university venture capital fund proves the model works 

In 2018, Tel Aviv University established a venture capital fund – the first university in Israel to do so – with $20 million. Now with 18 startups in its portfolio, TAU Ventures just announced that it has raised a second fund of $50 million to invest in startups. “TAU Ventures [...]

912, 2021

Big Idea Competition Showcases Burgeoning Startup Scene at UTD

Three pitch competitions were rolled into one awards ceremony that conferred more than $400,000 in prize money for the 2021 Big Idea Competition at The University of Texas at Dallas. Previous Winners: Where Are They Now? The Nov. 9 ceremony, hosted by the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) in the Edith O’Donnell Arts [...]

912, 2021

Startup expansions show how University of Chicago researchers are bringing their work to society

The University of Chicago is renowned for its commitment to field-defining basic research—work that can lay the foundation for development of new products, services and solutions. The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is the central resource for transferring these groundbreaking ideas and discoveries outside the University to the world at large. In just [...]

912, 2021

LaunchNevada Initiative promotes student entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, Reno

LaunchNevada, based in the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, was created to foster entrepreneurship among undergraduate and graduate students and to support the development and advancement of their business concepts.  “LaunchNevada is a great way to help students from different colleges in our [...]

912, 2021

Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) has announced a new name for CIT GAP Funds

Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) has announced a new name for CIT GAP Funds: Virginia Venture Partners. The family of funds places equity investments in Virginia’s high-growth based technology, life science, and cleantech companies at the earliest developmental stages. This new name reflects the investment program’s renewed commitment to the Commonwealth and [...]

212, 2021

TEDCO’s Maryland Innovation Initiative Advances Innovative Technologies From Lab to Market

TEDCO, Maryland's economic engine for technology companies, announced its recent round of funding, including investments in 12 start-up companies and funding to 36 university projects through the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII). "This past year has seen a record breaking number of applications across various industry sectors." - Dr. Arti Santhanam Tweet thisEstablished in 2012, [...]

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