North Carolina

8 07, 2021

Duke U medtech startup Xilis raises $70M; Google Ventures, Duke Angels 

By |2021-07-08T09:51:05+00:00July 8th, 2021|New Investments/Awards, North Carolina|0 Comments

Xilis, a startup founded by two professors at Duke University focusing on technology to boost precision health and oncology, has landed $70 million in new funding with Google Ventures among the backers. The two-year-old company had previously raised close to $5 million. “Our vision is to transform cancer care in diagnostics and reshape drug development [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

25 11, 2020

Duke, NC Central Launch Program to Showcase Black-Founded and Black-Led Businesses

By |2020-11-25T09:08:28+00:00November 25th, 2020|North Carolina|0 Comments

DURHAM, NC -- U.S.-based college students and recent alumni who founded or lead growing businesses are invited to showcase their companies to investors who are committed to investing in Black-founded and Black-led businesses, and to compete for up to $25,000 through a new Duke University-North Carolina Central University program. “pitch: A Competition for Black Student-Founders” [...]

18 11, 2020

NC Biotech Center awards $623K in grants; its portfolio firms raise nearly $33M 

By |2020-11-18T13:00:45+00:00November 18th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, North Carolina|0 Comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 11 grants and loans totaling $623,136 to bioscience companies, universities and nonprofit organizations in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021. The awards, made in July, August and September, will support life science technology commercialization and intellectual exchange throughout North Carolina. COMPANY LOANS AWARDED Three bioscience [...]

29 10, 2020

UNC, NC State see commercialization thrive as Covid drives innovation

By |2020-10-29T10:15:47+00:00October 29th, 2020|North Carolina|0 Comments

Despite Covid-19 causing worry among many in higher education over valuable revenue streams, research universities in the Triangle say their innovation and commercialization activity has never been higher. Officials tell TBJ that not only has activity continued to thrive throughout the pandemic, the increased demand for innovation around Covid-19 has them busier than ever. "We have not seen [...]

30 07, 2020

NCSU Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Supports Six Promising Projects

By |2020-07-30T09:52:44+00:00July 30th, 2020|North Carolina, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Research that starts at NC State doesn’t end here. The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) is one way we work to ensure our research reaches the places it’s needed. “As a land-grant university, our mission is to positively impact the lives of the residents of North Carolina and beyond by commercializing state-of-the-art research to solve societal problems,” says Wade [...]

15 07, 2020

NC State’s New Venture Studio Gives Students Entrepreneurship Experience

By |2020-07-15T12:01:58+00:00July 15th, 2020|North Carolina, Student Funds|0 Comments

Few individuals have the opportunity to try their hand at developing a business process or product from the ground up before graduating from college, but Poole College of Management is trying to change that with its new program, the NC State Venture Studio. The Venture Studio, like the college’s Andrews Launch Accelerator, provides NC State students valuable hands-on [...]

10 06, 2020

Duke, NCSU, Triangle universities join UNC in adapting startup programs for ‘new normal’ 

By |2020-06-10T11:22:39+00:00June 10th, 2020|Gap support programs, North Carolina|0 Comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Change is certainly afoot at both Duke University and N.C. State as well as other Triangle institutions as well as at UNC-Chapel Hill. Here’s a look at what’s happening as well as an infographic breaking down related programs. WHAT’S HAPPENING AT DUKE “We have added curricular and extracurricular summer programming to engage [...]