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14 10, 2021

Student-run investment fund targets early-stage climate tech firms 

By |2021-10-14T10:07:35+00:00October 14th, 2021|Michigan, Student Funds|0 Comments

University of Michigan students and faculty have launched a student-run investment fund targeting early-stage climate tech companies that aim to make a real difference on climate change. The fund is the centerpiece of the Michigan Climate Venture, a first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary program at the intersection of climate technology and venture capital at U-M. The program is [...]

14 10, 2021

Maryland Discovery Fund to Seed Local Innovation Ecosystem

By |2021-10-14T10:06:14+00:00October 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines today announced the creation of the Discovery Fund, which will support innovative companies and startups based in College Park and throughout Prince George’s County with up to $1 million a year from the university. The first round of support is earmarked to help build a network of quantum [...]

14 10, 2021

Reorganized unit to lead commercialization of U-M research 

By |2021-10-14T10:04:39+00:00October 14th, 2021|Michigan|0 Comments

The University of Michigan has announced the launch of Innovation Partnerships, a reorganized unit that will serve as a central hub to lead research commercialization efforts, support startup company launch and growth, and create and foster corporate research alliances. The newly named Innovation Partnerships, based in the Office of the Vice President for Research, consolidates, [...]

14 10, 2021

$2.5 million in seed funding goes toward new accelerator effort to develop more VA pharmaceutical manufacturing 

By |2021-10-14T10:03:51+00:00October 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A new push is underway backed by state funds to develop more pharmaceutical industry businesses in the Richmond region. Activation Capital, an entrepreneurship-support and economic development organization in the Richmond area, announced Monday it will develop an accelerator program aimed at fostering or attracting more businesses in pharmaceutical manufacturing and research to central Virginia. A [...]

14 10, 2021

‘The program is buzzing:’ Business startup program at UConn-Stamford sees major growth

By |2021-10-14T10:02:14+00:00October 14th, 2021|Connecticut, Hospitals|0 Comments

TIP Digital, a technology incubation program for data science-focused startups hosted at the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus, has seen the number of participating companies more than triple since its launch about eight months ago, according to data released this week by the initiative’s funding organizations. The program now hosts 17 data science startups, compared [...]

7 10, 2021

Emory University to launch $1M student-led fund for diverse founders

By |2021-10-07T09:05:42+00:00October 7th, 2021|Georgia|0 Comments

When Humza Mirza goes to class in the spring, he won’t just be taking a class on venture capital investing. The second-year Emory University graduate student will be leading a $1 million fund. He and four other students are managing partners in the Peachtree Minority Venture Fund for underrepresented entrepreneurs. The fund aims to give Emory students investor experience while helping underrepresented entrepreneurs with their biggest hurtle — [...]

7 10, 2021

University of Minnesota, Optum, Other Med

By |2021-10-07T09:04:39+00:00October 7th, 2021|Corporate, Minnesota|0 Comments

A group of major medical device manufacturers have joined a new initiative to bolster the security of their equipment amid a "growing number of cybersecurity threats." The University of Minnesota said its Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity would allow academia, government, and industry to collaborate to help ensure the safety and security of increasingly advanced [...]

7 10, 2021

Oregon Venture Fund adds new principal as it aspires to bigger investments

By |2021-10-07T09:04:03+00:00October 7th, 2021|Angel, Oregon|0 Comments

Oregon hasn’t produced many prominent startups in the past two decades, but among those that have thrived, a large portion have one thing in common: an early investment from the Oregon Venture Fund. The regional firm manages $250 million in investments and says it has produced a 34% average annual return for its investors since [...]

7 10, 2021

UCLA Venture Accelerator program encourages entrepreneurship, provides targeted support 

By |2021-10-07T09:02:31+00:00October 7th, 2021|California|0 Comments

When considering business schools, Camille Lasker knew she wanted two things: to stay in Los Angeles and to attend a program with a strong emphasis in entrepreneurship. The Venture Accelerator program at the Anderson School of Management met her criteria and helped draw her to UCLA, Lasker said. The Anderson Venture Accelerator is a four-month [...]

29 09, 2021

Searching for the next Google: launch of McGill Innovation Fund to make history 

By |2021-09-29T14:35:51+00:00September 29th, 2021|Canada, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Today McGill University announced the launch of the McGill Innovation Fund, a funding program that will support both the development of innovative technologies as well as the spinoff companies that emerge from the University. The fund will be open to all McGill members who have declared a Report of Invention to the Office of Innovation [...]