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14 04, 2021

University of Chicago to fund quantum technology start-ups

By |2021-04-14T14:11:38+00:00April 14th, 2021|Illinois, Translational Research|0 Comments

The University of Chicago, which is already planning to build a quantum internet, has launched a programme to fund quantum technology start-ups. The new venture, called Duality, wants to help up to 10 quantum start-ups a year to grow their businesses in the Chicago area. It has allocated a minimum $20 million investment over the [...]

14 04, 2021

WashU faculty startup raises $5.1M in Series A funding 

By |2021-04-14T14:10:24+00:00April 14th, 2021|Missouri|0 Comments

Jennifer Silva, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist and associate professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. Jonathan Silva is associate professor of biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering. SentiAR’s first product, the CommandEP system, is an augmented reality (AR) software used in cardiac procedures. The patented system converts outputs from CT, MRI, and catheter mapping [...]

14 04, 2021

Binghamton University researchers receive $50K from SUNY for Parkinson’s, environmental work

By |2021-04-14T14:08:50+00:00April 14th, 2021|New York, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

SUNY has awarded Binghamton University researchers $50,000 apiece as they work on separate projects. Their research efforts focus on creating a new therapy to provide relief to Parkinson’s patients and help locate abandoned oil and gas wells, the school said in a news release. The SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund — which helps faculty inventors and [...]

14 04, 2021

Brown family gift to Emory bolsters human health innovation

By |2021-04-14T14:07:29+00:00April 14th, 2021|Foundation-support, Georgia|0 Comments

Innovation and inclusion have become the cornerstone of Emory University’s strategic mission and particularly relevant during this unique time in higher education. A key part of this strategy is the promotion of connectivity through cross-disciplinary partnerships and the creation of diverse programs that cultivate success for everyone. John and Rosemary Brown recognize that development in [...]

14 04, 2021

Purdue selected for new fund to commercialize university intellectual property, grow rural communities

By |2021-04-14T14:04:46+00:00April 14th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Indiana|0 Comments

Purdue University has been hand-picked by Big Idea Ventures LLC, a global leader in early-stage food technology and alternative protein investment, for a new fund to commercialize university intellectual property. The new Generation Food Rural Partners (GFRP) fund is a $125 million target fund that will fuel economic development in rural communities across the United States through [...]

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 [...]

7 04, 2021

Texas Tech Accelerator awards entrepreneurs $175,000

By |2021-04-07T10:10:56+00:00April 7th, 2021|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Texas|0 Comments

Seven teams of startup entrepreneurs were awarded funding as winners of the 2021 Virtual TTU Accelerator Competition [last] week, hosted by Texas Tech University’s Innovation Hub at Research Park. The Texas Tech Accelerator finalists had the opportunity to pitch to a real investor panel for a chance to be accepted into the 2021-2022 program. The Texas Tech Accelerator [...]

7 04, 2021

Tech Tournament to showcase Penn State’s most disruptive innovations | Penn State University

By |2021-04-07T10:07:02+00:00April 7th, 2021|Competition, Pennsylvania|0 Comments

Eight of Penn State’s most disruptive and promising early-stage technologies will compete for $150,000 in the Invent Penn State Tech Tournament, a signature event of the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference, at 2:45 p.m. on April 15. The companies and technologies showcased include therapeutics for COVID-19, printable concrete, and a lab-on-a-chip drug-screening platform. Registration for the [...]

6 04, 2021

Fourteen ventures selected as finalists for second annual MSU $50K Venture Competition

By |2021-04-06T11:08:25+00:00April 6th, 2021|Competition, Montana|0 Comments

Fourteen entrepreneurial ventures have been selected as finalists for Montana State University’s second annual $50K Venture Competition, which will take place virtually on April 7–8. During the competition, which is hosted by MSU’s Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship and its Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars, the 14 ventures will compete for a share of $50,000 in prize money. [...]