University Gap Funding and Accelerator Community News

1706, 2020

Why the University Is the Great Startup Platform – Wall Street Survivor

Universities are a breeding ground for ideas. They gather together the best brains of the day and this has led to the advancement of research in most fields. Many famous young entrepreneurs have developed their ideas by mixing with other talented people, whether fellow students or lecturers. The best universities [...]

1706, 2020

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

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 [...]

1706, 2020

UCalgary launches UCeed, a pre-seed and seed funding program 

Calgary is powering the path to commercialization for discovery and research with the launch of UCeed, a new pre-seed and seed funding program. Funded entirely through philanthropic support, UCeed will spur innovation, help commercialize new technologies, and accelerate University of Calgary startup companies. “The launch of UCeed is a significant [...]

1706, 2020

UC Davis Names Recipients of 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards | UC Davis

The University of California, Davis, today (June 15) named the recipients of the 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards. The awards recognize faculty, project teams and community partners for their work, dedication and success in improving the lives of others and addressing the needs of our global society through innovative solutions. “Research [...]

1706, 2020

POP Grants Bridges Funding Gap for UCI Researchers 

UC Irvine is one of the nation’s foremost public research universities. The campus is home to world-class researchers and faculty members who work at the cutting edge of their disciplines to discover and invent the next groundbreaking technologies. Many of these groundbreaking technologies have significant commercial potential, which, if further [...]

1706, 2020

Six Ontario companies secure VentureLAB funding 

York Region has partnered with VentureLAB to award six local businesses a total of up to $75,000 to support the development of the region’s innovation network. The funding comes from York Region via the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund (EIF), which has committed $100,000 annually over the next four years to create jobs and help [...]

1706, 2020

The university cash well could be drying up for startups – Stockhead

Universities are an ideal place for startups to begin considering the expertise and financing they offer. But there are concerns that may not remain the case as the sector reels from COVID-19. With international student revenue all but dried up, there are fears startup investment will too. Many startups are [...]

1006, 2020

KaloCyte raises $300K from Maryland Momentum Fund

Less than a year after relocating its headquarters to Baltimore, biotech company KaloCyte has raised new funding from Maryland-based investors and expanded its local team. On Monday, the company announced that it raised $300,000 from the Maryland Momentum Fund, which is a venture fund created by the University System of Maryland that invests in affiliated [...]

1006, 2020

U Georgia student-run fund kickstarts student entrepreneurs

In the world of venture capital there are big names, there are small names, and there are hometown heroes. In Athens, one important source of venture capital is run by University of Georgia students. For the past two years, the Georgia Kickstart Fund — UGA’s student-led startup fund — has distributed [...]

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