University Gap Funding and Accelerator Community News

209, 2020

Alumni-fueled startups pitch clean-energy solutions | Cornell Chronicle

New York’s Southern Tier is getting a jolt of clean-energy innovation, fueled by  Cornell alumni. The fifth annual 76West Clean Energy Competition, held virtually Aug. 18-19, featured three Cornellian-led teams. The pitch competition, supported by Empire State Development and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), aims to [...]

209, 2020

Online entrepreneurial trips boost chances of success for university start-ups

The international incubation scheme European Venture Programme takes students and researchers from technical universities on an entrepreneurial expedition. Because why should you start out small when you can immediately make contacts all over Europe? “Often entrepreneurs start in their own region and then go on to grow in their own [...]

209, 2020

TTU Innovation Hub announces the 2020-2021 Faculty C-Startup ambassadors 

The Innovation Hub at Research Park has announced the seven faculty members from Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) who were awarded the Faculty C-Startup Grants and named 2020-2021 faculty ambassadors. The Faculty C-Startup Program, sponsored by Market Lubbock, is designed to support Texas Tech faculty interested in creating a culture of [...]

209, 2020

 FSU Collaborative Collision Seed Fund announcement

The Collaborative Collision seed fund provides up to $25,000 to catalyze the development of new interdisciplinary teams that form as a result of connections made at the Office of Research Development’s Collaborative Collision events. Collaborative Collision grants are intended to allow a new team to position themselves to seek external funding for a new research initiative [...]

209, 2020

UPMC grows innovation in the last 4 months

Over the past four months, UPMC has continued to invest in technologies and innovations for healthcare delivery despite financial pressures related to the pandemic. On Aug. 26, the health system revealed more details about two key innovation initiatives in its second-quarter financial results. During the first half of 2020, the health system reported $59 [...]

2608, 2020

UCSF Medicine’s new $1.5M innovation fund focuses 1st project on telemedicine training

The University of California San Francisco School of Medicine received a $1.5 million grant to establish a new endowment that funds palliative medicine innovation projects, according to an Aug. 25 news release. The Cambia Health Foundation, part of nonprofit healthcare company Cambia Health Solutions, awarded UCSF the $1.5 million to start the [...]

2608, 2020

Research, innovation vital in new COVID-19 world 

After an incredibly difficult year, it is understandable that many people are looking forward to a ‘post-COVID’ era. But with no end to the pandemic in sight, we need to shift our thinking to start to see ourselves as societies living with this virus and focus on the long-term planning [...]

2608, 2020

Startup Seed Financing Process: Convertible Notes and SAFEs | Practical Law

Great overview of two gap funding investment instruments....encourage you to read..... --------- Convertible notes are the most commonly used financing instrument for startup companies raising seed capital. This Practice Note describes the process of a typical convertible note financing for a seed-stage startup. However, the following description of the seed financing process is largely the same [...]

2608, 2020

VCU commercialization efforts at work for health care innovators and faculty startups

A VCU School of Pharmacy researcher’s augmented reality technology is nearing the marketplace, backed by Virginia Commonwealth University’s network of services that can guide a faculty member’s idea into development, gain partners and investors for the innovation and eventually find licensure. The Health Innovation Consortium, an initiative announced last year by VCU President [...]

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