University Gap Funding and Accelerator Community News

104, 2021

Amazon donates funds to Nashville Entrepreneur Center 

Nashville's record-setting economic development recruit is helping fund a series of programs at the city's Entrepreneur Center. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is now a formal "supporting partner" of the 11-year-old nonprofit organization, which announced the contribution on March 31. Amazon's funding will support five existing programs at the EC: PreFlight, [...]

104, 2021

Alums gives thousands to local Miami U accelerator

A pair of Miami University alums are giving a financial boost to the school's in-house accelerator program. Jeffrey and Sarah Kadlic have committed $50,000 to start the Sarah and Jeffrey Kadlic Entrepreneurial Growth Fund to benefit the RedHawk Launch Accelerator, the Oxford university announced Monday. The program, based in Over-the-Rhine's Union Hall, is a [...]

2403, 2021

John Brumby on Victoria’s $2b innovation fund – InnovationAus

Victoria’s $2 billion commercialisation fund will lead to a “quantum shift” for the state, according to former Premier John Brumby, who will chair the new fund. The Breakthrough Victoria Fund, which will provide funding to local companies for R&D adoption and commercialisation over the next decade, is now up and running with [...]

2403, 2021

Cornell AI startup secures $1 million in seed funding 

Iterate Labs, a startup with Cornell beginnings that uses wearable sensors and computer vision to drive factory production and worker safety, has obtained $1 million in seed funding to support the company’s growth. The funding award was led by Monozukuri Ventures, a specialized investor in hardware and manufacturing technology companies, [...]

2403, 2021

Ball State Entrepreneurial Students Secure Pre Seed Funds For Startups

The Entrepreneurship Center at Ball State University has announced the winners of two pre-seed fund grants to aid in student venture development efforts. This semester’s winners are Teah Mirabelli, a junior majoring in Theatre with a minor in Entrepreneurial Management, and Mike Demski, a senior majoring in Entrepreneurial Management with a minor [...]

2403, 2021

UB incubator gives new push to startup growth

The University at Buffalo’s new $7 million downtown incubator represents the region’s latest step toward promoting the growth of startups. The incubator consists of four floors inside the Center of Excellence for Bioinformatics and Life Sciences on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. There are sleek new offices for entrepreneurs, along [...]

2403, 2021

New  U Mich OVPR funding program aims to support, catalyze research 

The Office of the Vice President for Research has developed a new funding program that aims to catalyze research and spur innovation across the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. The Research Catalyst and Innovation Program features four new funding mechanisms that total more than $1.5 million [...]

1703, 2021

Two students, four faculty awarded NOVA Fellowship FuTUre Fund innovation prizes

The NOVA Fellowship at The University of Tulsa has awarded FuTUre Fund innovation prizes to two students and four faculty. This funding will support their projects aimed at boosting the culture of innovation at TU. Since 2013, TU has hosted the NOVA Fellowship program, which puts students and faculty in charge of a project [...]

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