Indiana

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 [...]

19 05, 2021

IU Ventures Invests $500K in Mentorship Platform – Inside INdiana Business

By |2021-05-19T17:37:43+00:00May 19th, 2021|Indiana, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The IU Philanthropic Venture fund has made a second $500,000 investment into Mentor Collective, a Boston-based education technology startup that helps universities with mentorship programs. The platform helps to connect first-year and international students with campus life and now has more than 100 partnerships with universities. IU Ventures made an initial $500,000 investment during the [...]

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 [...]

17 02, 2021

Virtual alumni pitching event opens new doors for Purdue startups during pandemic

By |2021-02-17T16:32:54+00:00February 17th, 2021|Indiana, Venture Capital|0 Comments

A virtual pitching event has offered Purdue University-affiliated startups the chance to connect with potential customers and agriculture leaders during the pandemic. Fish Tank was a virtual pitching event held earlier this month during the Purdue Ag Alumni Association’s Gone Fishin’ event, the virtual alternative to its annual Fish Fry. The Fish Tank featured 12 Purdue [...]

4 02, 2021

Purdue Technology Showcase to highlight innovations from around Indiana 

By |2021-02-04T09:19:02+00:00February 4th, 2021|Gap support programs, Indiana|0 Comments

Novel innovations from inventors around the state of Indiana will be on display at the 2021 Purdue Technology Showcase. This year’s theme is “State of Innovation.” The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization is hosting the annual showcase, being held virtually this year Feb. 10-11. Registration by Feb. 9 is required to receive the link for joining the showcase. [...]

28 01, 2021

IU Angel Network Launches Sports Innovation Initiative

By |2021-01-28T09:13:05+00:00January 28th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Indiana|0 Comments

The IU Angel Network has launched an initiative targeting entrepreneurs and startups in the sports world. The organization says the Sports Innovation Initiative will connect sports-related startups founded by Indiana University alumni and students with support and expertise in order to commercialize their ideas. The effort was created in partnership with the IU athletics department [...]

20 01, 2021

Indiana U launches tech acceleration program 

By |2021-01-20T12:17:11+00:00January 20th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Indiana|0 Comments

Indiana University has launched its Academic Accelerator program to promote the development of new high-tech ventures. The initiative launched in partnership with the National Security Innovation Network, a program within the U.S. Department of Defense, and Eccalon, a leading research and technology commercialization company. IU is one of four universities in the inaugural cohort designed [...]

13 01, 2021

Trask Innovation Fund accepting applications from researchers, innovators seeking to advance Purdue intellectual property 

By |2021-01-13T14:03:03+00:00January 13th, 2021|Foundation-support, Indiana, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Purdue University inventors who are prepared to move their innovations to market have until Feb. 19 to apply for funding through the Trask Innovation Fund. The fund is designed to advance the commercial potential of Purdue intellectual property through short-term research projects. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization based on criteria including [...]

6 01, 2021

Purdue Ag-Celerator invests $100,000 in DISCOVER startup 

By |2021-01-06T10:12:22+00:00January 6th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Indiana|0 Comments

The Purdue Ag-Celerator has invested a total of $100,000 in a Purdue University startup for the fall round of investment. The recipient is DISCOVER (DIagnostic Sensors for Cause of bOVinE Respiratory disease), a startup created by Mohit Verma, an assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Purdue. DISCOVER is a device for suggesting which antibiotic is most [...]

17 12, 2020

Purdue Startup Fund providing support to move technologies across the world

By |2020-12-17T06:26:42+00:00December 17th, 2020|Indiana, Startup Fund|0 Comments

A new funding option is helping provide support for Purdue-affiliated startups looking to gain traction and improve the world through innovative technologies. The Purdue Startup Fund was started in 2020 by Purdue Ventures, an arm of the Purdue Foundry. The Foundry is an entrepreneurship and commercialization hub whose professionals help Purdue innovators create and grow startups. “This [...]