University Gap Funding and Accelerator Community News

602, 2020

ISU Startup Factory announces eighth cohort

The Iowa State University Startup Factory announced its eighth cohort of entrepreneurs entering the program this week. Eleven teams joined the program, with an evening kick-off held Jan. 16 at the ISU Alumni Center. More than 100 individuals attended the reception, which also honored past and graduating cohort members. This year’s cohort [...]

602, 2020

UW WE-REACH to fund ‘most exciting’ biomedical discoveries 

Medical researchers at the University of Washington are receiving a new boost to get their ideas off the bench and into the public domain. A new center is being created with $4 million in matching funds from the National Institutes of Health for promising biomedical discoveries. The Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation [...]

3001, 2020

Purdue U invests $500K in university-affiliated AI startup

West Lafayette, Ind.-based Purdue University's medical technology investment fund allotted $500,000 to PhysIQ, a healthcare startup founded by a Purdue alumnus, according to a Jan. 29 news release. PhysIQ uses artificial intelligence to analyze real-time physiological data gathered by wearable sensors. Because it not only identifies patients in need of interventions, [...]

3001, 2020

President awards $415,000 for faculty and staff research and innovation at UNG

A study on author Toni Morrison's novel "Beloved," a film titled "The Tourist Tax," a textbook about the euphonium, a pilot project on social networks and transfer students' decisions, and a college algebra boot camp highlight a few of the wide-ranging projects granted 2020 Presidential Incentive Awards at the University of North [...]

3001, 2020

Air Force tech accelerator welcomes third cohort

The Air Force’s Boston-based technology accelerator program announced the companies that will be joining its 2020 cohort Thursday evening. Ten startup companies, working on a very wide range of topic areas from computer vision to learning and training products, will now spend the next three months connecting with the Air Force [...]

3001, 2020

John Deere selects companies for its 2020 Startup Collaborator program

John Deere is building on the success of its Startup Collaborator program by welcoming four start-ups to its 2020 cohort. Launched in 2019, the program, which is part of the company’s Intelligent Solutions Group, enhances and deepens collaborative relationships with a start-up whose technology could add value for its customers. “The first [...]

3001, 2020

Universities are Economic Engines

innovosource note: Indiana and other states are realizing the value of investment into early stage innovation and startups. Many of them are accomplishing this by supporting gap fund/accelerator programs at research institutions. In a previous article, we uncovered over 30 states in the US and countless established and emerging [...]

3001, 2020

Can college incubators fuel the next wave of tech startups?

While the debate of how fast or how effectively the economy has been growing in recent years, there is one clear challenge in front of the Indian economy: the problem of creating enough jobs. The fact that the size of India’s working population is growing has been known for some [...]

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