University Gap Funding and Accelerator Community News

1302, 2020

Gramm: Innovation should come naturally in a college town 

A recent Forbes.com article stated: “With nearly 50 percent of millennials looking to start their own business in the next three years, it is not a surprise that the new generation of entrepreneurs aren’t based – or even particularly interested – in Silicon Valley.” College towns such as Lubbock, Gainesville, [...]

1302, 2020

Startup Incubator Aims to Spur Life-Saving Innovations

 business incubator working to improve the lives of patients with heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders is expanding its reach to the next generation of pioneering biotech and medical-device entrepreneurs. Heart, lung and blood diseases account for 41 percent of deaths in the United States and lead to more than [...]

1302, 2020

Google announces startup accelerator in Waterloo and new office in Toronto 

TORONTO–Google yesterday announced a new accelerator program to help grow startups at the series-A funding and seeding stages. The accelerator is Google’s first Google for Startup accelerator in Canada and 12th world-wide. According to a Fortune article, 90 per cent of startups never take off, with insufficient capital, disharmony, poor marketing, and wrong team composition listed as [...]

1302, 2020

Why the Government Needs To Create A $10B Venture Fund for Artificial Intelligence 

The greatest threat to our national security is not China, it’s the growing misalignment between the government and emerging technology companies. The U.S. government does not have a unified national agenda regarding artificial intelligence that has broad industry alignment, government investment and a clear sense of strategic imperatives. As such, [...]

1302, 2020

Congratulations “Accelerating from Lab to Market Pre-Seed Grant” Awardees

We are pleased to announce the first three awardees for our Accelerating from Lab to Market Pre-Seed Grant program. Thirteen competitive applications were submitted in response to the inaugural request for proposals and we thank all those members of the Penn faculty who submitted. We congratulate the following three awardees of [...]

1302, 2020

U Michigan’s Desai Accelerator announces new endowment funding, extended program

The University of Michigan's Desai Accelerator has just announced two significant developments to expand the services it offers to early-stage tech startups. The Desai Accelerator Endowment Fund has been formed to fund the program, thanks to a donation from the Desai Sethi Family Foundation, and the length of the program [...]

1302, 2020

Two Purdue innovators advance their technologies through Trask funding 

Two Purdue University researchers have received a total of $80,585 from the Trask Innovation Fund to help their labs commercialize their innovations. The fund is a development program established to support projects that advance the commercial value of Purdue intellectual property. The fund makes awards twice a year to aid faculty and [...]

602, 2020

Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Adds New Faculty Fellows to Inspire Startups and Innovation 

Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship has added four educators to its Faculty Fellows advisor program to inspire startups. The latest fellows include College of Engineering faculty members Hani Alzraiee (civil engineering) Lauren Cooper (mechanical engineering), Chris Heylman (biomedical engineering) along with Javin Oza (chemistry and biochemistry) from the [...]

602, 2020

ASU Innovation Open winners are tackling large-scale industrial problems 

Two teams of entrepreneurs, one that tackled a critical recycling problem and one that’s trying to disrupt the oil and gas industry, each won $100,000 on Friday. The two ventures were the top winners in the fourth ASU Innovation Open pitch competition at Arizona State University. This year’s event gave away [...]

602, 2020

UC partners with four Southwest Ohio colleges on innovative entrepreneurship accelerator

The University of Cincinnati and four other Southwest Ohio universities have entered into a partnership meant to increase the resources available to the region’s early-stage startup companies. Wright State University, Xavier University, the University of Dayton, and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College will all have access to The University [...]

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