University Gap Funding and Accelerator Community News

1602, 2022

The SEC’s new rules are already changing how startups raise money

Sahil Lavingia, the CEO of commerce platform Gumroad, is raising $5 million in new funding. But he's not traversing Sand Hill Road looking for a few big checks. Instead, he wants that $5 million to come in a few hundred dollars at a time, from investors he's never met. Maybe even [...]

1602, 2022

TMC Innovation selects 20 participants for cancer therapeutics accelerator

Texas Medical Center Innovation selected 20 participants for its nine-month cancer therapeutics accelerator. The Accelerator for Cancer Therapeutics was established in 2019 using grant funding the TMC received from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, or CPRIT. The ACT provides resources for business development, education and networking to selected researchers and early-stage [...]

1602, 2022

TTU’s Innovation Hub announces $100K for 7 startups

The Innovation Hub at Research Park [on Feb. 7] announced the winners of its annual Presidents’ Innovative Startup Awards, through which the presidents of Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) recognize startups that exemplify innovation and commercialization. The awards give early-stage startups space and critical access to equipment to become revenue-generating [...]

1602, 2022

The second fund of UTokyo Innovation Platform Co. comes to final closing with JPY25.6 billion

We are pleased to announce that a fund operated by UTokyo Innovation Platform Co., Ltd. (UTokyo IPC), the venture investment arm of the University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan's leading national university, has come to a final closing, with a total of JPY 25.6 billion involving 11 institutional investors. The Accelerating Open Innovation Fund 1 (AOI Fund 1) is [...]

1602, 2022

Yale University creates $15 million fund to chip away at climate change

Over the next three decades, Yale will funnel $15 million in funding to early stage projects aimed at fighting climate change. The Climate Impact Innovation Fund, which was announced late last month by University officials, was financed by anonymous donors. It will operate within the Planetary Solutions Project, a University-wide initiative established [...]

802, 2022

Intel Launches $1 Billion Fund to Build a Foundry Innovation Ecosystem–invest in disruptive technologies

Intel today announced a new $1 billion fund to support early-stage startups and established companies building disruptive technologies for the foundry ecosystem. A collaboration between Intel Capital and Intel Foundry Services (IFS), the fund will prioritize investments in capabilities that accelerate foundry customers’ time to market – spanning intellectual property (IP), software tools, innovative [...]

802, 2022

Three research-led projects at Purdue awarded $143,000

The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization recently awarded more than $143,000 to three research-led projects. Each project is being led by researchers from Purdue's College of Agriculture, College of Engineering and College of Veterinary Medicine, according to a press release. The projects are being funded through the Trask Innovation [...]

3101, 2022

The Upper Valley has become a booming hub for biotech firms

In 2001, when Phil Ferneau and his partners were launching a venture capital firm focused on New Hampshire startups, they met with several academics at Dartmouth College. Ferneau had been an advocate for converting academic research into viable companies in his role as founding executive director of the Center for [...]

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