Texas

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 [...]

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 [...]

13 01, 2021

UT Southwestern Medical Center Launch Innovation Fund to Accelerate Advancement of Gene Therapies

By |2021-01-13T14:07:28+00:00January 13th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Texas|0 Comments

Taysha Gene Therapies, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSHA), a patient-centric gene therapy company focused on developing and commercializing AAV-based gene therapies for the treatment of monogenic diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) in both rare and large patient populations, and UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) today announced the launch of an innovation fund to discover [...]

2 09, 2020

UTSA, UT Health launch Venture Mentor Service for entrepreneurs 

By |2020-09-02T12:53:29+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Gap support programs, Texas|0 Comments

UTSA has launched a chapter of Venture Mentor Service San Antonio, designed to match experienced mentors with newly minted business ventures led by the next generation of entrepreneurs in the city. A joint collaboration between UTSA and UT Health SA, VMS-SA is managed by both UTSA’s Office of Commercialization and Innovation and UT Health SA’s Office of [...]

2 09, 2020

TTU Innovation Hub announces the 2020-2021 Faculty C-Startup ambassadors 

By |2020-09-02T12:48:51+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Texas|0 Comments

The Innovation Hub at Research Park has announced the seven faculty members from Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) who were awarded the Faculty C-Startup Grants and named 2020-2021 faculty ambassadors. The Faculty C-Startup Program, sponsored by Market Lubbock, is designed to support Texas Tech faculty interested in creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Seven $2,500 [...]

20 08, 2020

Texas A&M’s Innovation[X] Program will fund pandemic-related projects 

By |2020-08-20T10:06:15+00:00August 20th, 2020|Texas|0 Comments

Three new projects addressing the COVID-19 pandemic have been selected to receive $20,000 through the Innovation[X] Program at Texas A&M University. The program, which is offered through A&M’s School of Innovation and provides grants for interdisciplinary research teams that address real-world problems, announced 12 projects that would receive funding before spring break. In April, leaders [...]

12 08, 2020

TMC Biodesign expands startup fellowship beyond medical devices and digital health 

By |2020-08-12T13:08:18+00:00August 12th, 2020|Gap support programs, Texas|0 Comments

Elizabeth Jaworski, Ph.D., who studied biochemistry and molecular biology at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, has taken innovation from the lab bench and transformed it into a business. During her doctoral program, she worked with a professor who invented a technology for next-generation sequencing sample processing. Elizabeth Jaworski, Ph.D., TMC Biodesign 2020-2021 Fellow [...]

15 07, 2020

UT Research seed funding awarded to faculty to spark innovation

By |2020-07-15T12:00:16+00:00July 15th, 2020|Texas, Translational Research|0 Comments

The Office of the Vice President for Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise has awarded its annual internal funding opportunities to seed research on campus. Over $280,000 was awarded to 28 faculty members to kick-start or further current research projects. The funding mechanisms were the long-established seed grants programs—Connect, GREAT and INTRA—with 26 grants given [...]

8 07, 2020

X-Grants Program Provides Funding for Eight Interdisciplinary Projects

By |2020-07-08T11:58:06+00:00July 8th, 2020|Texas, Translational Research|0 Comments

Eight interdisciplinary research projects will share $7 million in funding from Round 3 of Texas A&M University’s X-Grants program, an initiative of the 10-year, $100 million President’s Excellence Fund. The Round 3 funded projects represent 80 faculty members and other researchers from eight colleges — agriculture and life sciences, architecture, engineering, geosciences, medicine, pharmacy, science and veterinary medicine; [...]

14 05, 2020

Houston-based venture firm closes recent fund and reflects on COVID-19’s effect on investing 

By |2020-05-14T09:52:08+00:00May 14th, 2020|Texas, Venture Capital|0 Comments

t's no secret that — in light of coronavirus-caused closures, market disruption, and historic unemployment — venture capitalist might be a little more hesitant to join in on a startup's investment round. Yet one Houston VC group has managed amidst the crisis — and even succeeded in closing its most recent fund. Fitz Gate Ventures, [...]