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5 05, 2021

University of Alberta precision health and entrepreneurship platforms get a boost to accelerate innovation

By |2021-05-05T19:08:30+00:00May 5th, 2021|Canada|0 Comments

Three University of Alberta projects have received funding from Alberta Innovates aimed at accelerating health innovation in the province. PRECISE, ADEPT and the University of Alberta Health Hub & Accelerator have been awarded support through the Health Innovation Platform Partnerships (HIPP) program. The program seeks to enable a health innovation ecosystem that is robust, co-ordinated and a competitive [...]

5 05, 2021

Boeing partners with Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, commits $50 million

By |2021-05-05T19:02:56+00:00May 5th, 2021|Corporate, Virginia|0 Comments

$50 million, multiyear commitment from Boeing will help jump-start Virginia Tech’s effort to create the most diverse graduate technology campus in the United States, the university announced Tuesday morning. Boeing’s commitment will provide student scholarships, foster the recruitment of world-class faculty and researchers, and fund STEM pathway programs for underserved K-12 students looking to pursue [...]

5 05, 2021

Startups Prove Ecosystem Power at IdeaFunding 2021 | Tech Launch Arizona

By |2021-05-05T18:51:03+00:00May 5th, 2021|Arizona|0 Comments

Of the four companies who made it to the finals of IdeaFunding 2021, Tucson’s premier pitch competition put on by Startup Tucson, three are startups that were founded to commercialize inventions developed at the University of Arizona – a visible and measurable indication that the UArizona entrepreneurial ecosystem is successfully connecting research, innovation and impact to launch the university’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 [...]

5 05, 2021

CU Boulder begins accelerator for COVID-19 innovations

By |2021-05-05T18:47:09+00:00May 5th, 2021|Colorado|0 Comments

Venture Partners at CU Boulder, the technology-commercialization arm of the University of Colorado Boulder, has started a new accelerator to commercialize COVID-19- related research. The Pandemic Hyper Accelerator for Science and Technology, or PHAST, will work to commercialize diagnostics, environmental sensors, supply-chain innovations and more, according to an article posted on the Venture Partners website. [...]

29 04, 2021

U. Maryland commits $25 million to incubator for quantum startups

By |2021-04-29T11:09:23+00:00April 29th, 2021|Maryland|0 Comments

The University of Maryland will house an incubator for quantum computing startups, offering access to high-quality internet and connections with potential customers, the school announced last week. The university will spend $25 million to create the Quantum Startup Foundry, according to a press release. The $25 million comes from state investment and from the university’s Discovery Fund. [...]

29 04, 2021

‘The Investment’ student startup TV show to air May 13 | Penn State University

By |2021-04-29T11:08:14+00:00April 29th, 2021|Pennsylvania|0 Comments

The top six Penn State student startup teams from the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP)’s  2021 Inc.U Competition will compete on WPSU’s Shark Tank-style TV show “The Investment” for a chance at a share of up to $30,000 in funding for their startup. The show will air on WPSU-TV and can be streamed at live.wpsu.org at 8 p.m. May 13. For the [...]

29 04, 2021

UNC Kickstarts New Sustainability Efforts with Champion Sustainability Fund 

By |2021-04-29T11:06:29+00:00April 29th, 2021|North Carolina|0 Comments

UNC has received a $1 million investment from the Champion Athleticwear brand to kickstart a series of efforts aimed at creating a more sustainable campus and facilitating the continued innovation of new strategies by the university community. The brand, as part of a multi-faceted initiative, will not only fund sustainable innovations as UNC works to [...]

29 04, 2021

University of Minnesota and Launch Minnesota create Discovery Launchpad MN startup incubator to help entrepreneurs succeed statewide

By |2021-04-29T11:02:59+00:00April 29th, 2021|Minnesota|0 Comments

The University of Minnesota and Launch Minnesota announced today a new startup incubator program that provides one-on-one coaching to help accelerate the growth of early-stage companies. Discovery Launchpad MN, operated by the UMN Technology Commercialization Venture Center and funded by the state’s Launch Minnesota program, offers a unique opportunity for startups that have previously received [...]

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 [...]