1 07, 2021

7 lessons on building an inclusive accelerator via Science Center’s Launch Lane 

By |2021-07-01T10:23:34+00:00July 1st, 2021|Accelerator/incubator|0 Comments

Here are some lessons learned that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, contributed to their success in building an accelerator that is as effective in scaling startups as it is equitable and inclusive. 1. Anonymous review infuses equity in the selection process. As part of the selection process, applicants submitted a two-page document about their venture, and [...]

23 06, 2021

University Hospitals Ventures Receives Plug and Play Health’s Corporate Innovation Award

By |2021-06-23T13:59:06+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Ohio|0 Comments

University Hospitals Ventures – the innovation and commercialization arm of University Hospitals Health System -- was recognized June 15th with the Health Corporate Innovation Award from Plug and Play at its Summer Summit 2021. Plug and Play makes this distinct recognition to corporations that have demonstrated a commitment to expanding their innovation culture by developing [...]

23 06, 2021

Through The Valley—Cambridge Accelerator Steers Deeptech Startups ‘From Seed To Series A’

By |2021-06-23T13:58:29+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, UK/England|0 Comments

“There’s a lot of great technology out there,” says Miles Kirby.”But there is still a valley of death in terms of how you build a business around it.” These days, we don’t hear quite so much about U.K. tech businesses perishing in the so-called valley of death, a funding desert that lies somewhere between very [...]

23 06, 2021

Wyss Institute initiates industry partnership to facilitate brain-targeted drug delivery

By |2021-06-23T13:56:43+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate|0 Comments

Today, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announces that it is collaborating with multiple industry partners to discover more effective approaches to deliver drugs across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) for the treatment of brain diseases. The main goals of the initiative will be to identify transport target proteins in the BBB [...]

9 06, 2021

Conquer Accelerator Selects Six Startups for 2021 Cohort

By |2021-06-09T12:40:58+00:00June 9th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Michigan, State or Government|0 Comments

EAST LANSING, Mich., June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Conquer Accelerator announces its sixth season and summer 2021 cohort. The 10-week accelerator welcomes six selected teams to its East Lansing program: CrossBraining, Frizzmo, Nickels, Rebound AI, SafetySit, and Tandem. "We're proud of what we've built over the last five years at Conquer Accelerator and we're only getting better," said Thomas Stewart, Conquer Accelerator Program Manager, [...]

2 06, 2021

UI, IBM announce $200 million Discovery Accelerator Institute

By |2021-06-02T21:08:35+00:00June 2nd, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate, Illinois|0 Comments

IBM and the state of Illinois are partnering with the University of Illinois to invest $200 million over 10 years in a new Discovery Accelerator Institute. The Grainger College of Engineering hopes to launch the new institute this fall, Dean Rashid Bashir said. “We look forward to working with them to develop this new model of [...]

19 05, 2021

University of Michigan’s Desai Accelerator Invests in Four Startups to Launch 2021 Cohort

By |2021-05-19T17:39:00+00:00May 19th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Michigan|0 Comments

The Desai Accelerator, a University of Michigan accelerator open to early-stage alumni startups, announced the four companies accepted into its 2021 cohort. As part of the accelerator program, the ventures will be provided with funding, tailored mentorship opportunities, national visibility and other resources to achieve successful sustainability. The Desai Accelerator, managed by the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie [...]

19 05, 2021

UNC and Duke Team up to Launch Entrepreneurial Startup Hub – Duke OLV

By |2021-05-19T17:38:19+00:00May 19th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, North Carolina|0 Comments

In the past, if you launched a startup in the Research Triangle region, daunting questions arrived faster than answers. How do you navigate the limited avenues of support for turning intellectual property (IP) into products or services? Or compete with larger corporations that have more established networks and resources? Or wrestle with the reality that [...]

13 05, 2021

Student startups awarded $75,000 at WSU business plan competition 

By |2021-05-13T10:43:13+00:00May 13th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Student Funds, Washington|0 Comments

Student venture teams presented their business ideas last week and competed for $75,000 in prize money at an annual business plan competition hosted by WSU’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. More than 28 student venture teams, representing nearly 150 students across three leagues, participated in the virtual event Thursday. The top five teams of the competition’s [...]

22 04, 2021

Philanthropy-backed Dartmouth Innovation Accelerator accelerator advances cancer therapies 

By |2021-04-22T09:45:18+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Vermont|0 Comments

Three teams of Dartmouth researchers have been selected to receive the first awards from the Dartmouth Innovations Accelerator for Cancer. A philanthropy-funded initiative, the Accelerator was launched in 2020 by Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship(link is external) to bring new cancer treatments to patients more quickly. So far, it has raised $3.3 [...]