Student Funds

8 07, 2021

Miami University-based investment fund adds to portfolio

By |2021-07-08T09:49:51+00:00July 8th, 2021|Student Funds|0 Comments

A Miami University student-led investment fund has added a pair of new startups to its portfolio targeting diversity, equity and inclusion. The Social Impact Fund, one of the only undergraduate-led funds of its kind in the nation, announced investments this week in Cincinnati’s Queen City Certified, which offers employer certification and cohort-model programming for workplace [...]

1 07, 2021

UT Boyd Student-Owned Businesses Receive $30,000 in Seed Funds 

By |2021-07-01T10:26:08+00:00July 1st, 2021|Student Funds, Tennessee|0 Comments

Four businesses owned by students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, were awarded a total of $30,000 in seed funds in the spring 2021 Boyd Venture Challenge. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the university’s Haslam College of Business hosts the annual grant competition. Start-up companies Arid Delivery Products, the Sleepy Owl Company, BusiCard, and Fluffy Friends [...]

17 06, 2021

IU Launches Fund to Support Entrepreneurship 

By |2021-06-17T10:44:04+00:00June 17th, 2021|Indiana, Student Funds|0 Comments

Indiana University has launched the Shoebox Fund with the support of a $60,000 gift from Donna and John Shoemaker. IU says the funding will support student startups that have been built in the startup incubator known as the Shoebox within the Shoemaker Innovation Center at the IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering. Two Shoebox-born [...]

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 [...]

5 05, 2021

Introducing Lux Libertas Ventures: UNC’s first student-run venture capital fund 

By |2021-05-05T18:49:38+00:00May 5th, 2021|North Carolina, Student Funds|0 Comments

Lux Libertas Ventures is UNC’s first student-run venture capital fund, specializing in Generation Z consumer investments. LLV focuses on pre-seed investments into consumer internet startups that attack the problems faced by Generation Z, such as mental health, digital wellness, consumer banking and other areas of exploration. The organization is run entirely by UNC students with a [...]

29 04, 2021

We have Liftoff! UCalgary students pitch inspiring venture concepts 

By |2021-04-29T11:00:29+00:00April 29th, 2021|Canada, Competition, Student Funds|0 Comments

Calgary students put their entrepreneurial ideas into action and imagined a different future. For farmers: a tool to monitor seed quality before harvest. For young women: an educational skin-care product. For vulnerable populations: EcoDome housing. Innovative new products and services like these, and more, occupied centre stage when the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, in partnership [...]

22 04, 2021

McGill Dobson Centre surpasses $1-billion milestone in startup seed funding 

By |2021-04-22T09:43:52+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Canada, Startup Fund, Student Funds|0 Comments

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship has reached a remarkable milestone: The startups it has supported have now raised more than $1 billion in seed funding (source: Crunchbase). “To sustain a steep growth curve, startups often need to burn capital before achieving profitability. This new milestone demonstrates the strong momentum that our startups are experiencing,” says [...]

14 04, 2021

Over $1.4M in prizes awarded at Rice University’s student startup competition 

By |2021-04-14T13:58:18+00:00April 14th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Student Funds, Texas|0 Comments

In its 21st year, the Rice Business Plan Competition hosted 54 student-founded startups from all over the world — its largest batch of companies to date — and doled out over $1.4 million in cash and investment prizes at the week-long virtual competition. RBPC, which is put on by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, took place [...]

14 04, 2021

New Startup Launch Program Helps Early-Stage Startups with $5K Grants

By |2021-04-14T13:54:45+00:00April 14th, 2021|California, Student Funds|0 Comments

Early-stage startups need lots of support and resources to succeed. The UCI Beall Applied Innovation new Startup Launch Program is well-aware of this startup struggle and is offering a Startup Launch Grant for emerging companies that need capital to get their businesses off the ground. The Startup Launch Grant provides up to $5,000 to help [...]

1 04, 2021

MSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach awards $36K during annual Startup Summit | Mississippi State University

By |2021-04-01T10:46:13+00:00April 1st, 2021|Mississippi, Student Funds|0 Comments

Mississippi State’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach again hosted its annual Startup Summit, the university’s top student business venture competition, which resulted in a first-place tie in the event’s grand finale. MSU’s two grand prize recipients are Shuvam Saha, an engineering doctoral student from Kolkata, India, and Stone Vincent, a fashion design and merchandising master’s [...]