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2909, 2021

New Startups Built From UC Davis Research and Innovation Emerge With Solutions in Health, Energy and Agriculture

uring the 2020-21 fiscal year, nine startups executed agreements to access foundational intellectual property and commercialize new technologies developed at the University of California, Davis. The emerging startups are focused on technological solutions to meet needs in health, energy and agriculture. “It is always exciting to see innovations from UC Davis translated into commercial [...]

2909, 2021

Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator Presents Batch 12 Startups at Demo Day 

Berkeley’s startup accelerator, will host its Batch 12 Virtual Demo Day Sept. 28, featuring 18 innovative global startups (15 from this cohort as well as three SkyDeck alumni companies) specializing in a wide range of industries including AI, life sciences, semiconductor chips, HR, robotics, and enterprise software. With a five-minute [...]

2909, 2021

UNIGE and FONGIT strengthen their support for innovation

Technology developed by FluoSphera: fluorescent cells are encapsulated in fluorescent alginate capsules, allowing the measurement of multiple biological activities in multiple tissues in communication. Visualisation by light microscopy (left) or fluorescence microscopy (right). UNIGE The University of Geneva (UNIGE) and FONGIT, the foundation supporting technological entrepreneurship in the canton of [...]

2909, 2021

University Endowments Mint Billions in Golden Era of Venture Capital – WSJ

Large college endowments have notched their biggest investment gains in decades, thanks to portfolios boosted by huge venture-capital returns and soaring stock markets. The University of Minnesota’s endowment gained 49.2% for the year ending June 30, while Brown University’s endowment notched a return of more than 50%, said people familiar [...]

2909, 2021

MSU contributes to Mississippi startup ecosystem through entrepreneurship support, technology commercialization

Mississippi’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem is being recognized a top 20 global ecosystem for startup experience, an achievement boosted by the state’s research universities. The 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Report, released by Startup Genome and the Global Entrepreneurship Network at London Tech Week, acknowledges the roles research institutions like Mississippi State [...]

2309, 2021

Medtech start-ups among 12 selected for University of Edinburgh AI Accelerator 

Twelve teams of artificial intelligence entrepreneurs will begin the six-month AI Accelerator – part of a wider Data Driven Entrepreneurship programme at the University – on 22 September. Its purpose is to help AI-driven start-ups with high growth potential to set foundations to become world-leading companies. The Accelerator’s cohort has been selected [...]

2309, 2021

FORD’s Innovation Center set to support 8200 Impact accelerator program

The FORD Innovation Center, with the support of the FORD Fund in Israel, has announced that it will support the 8200 Impact accelerator program and its startup community. It is understood that FORD will help entrepreneurs develop technological solutions to social and environmental challenges. Over six cohorts, 8200 Impact companies [...]

2309, 2021

Three entrepreneurial ventures with MSU ties selected for HyperAccelerator program

Three entrepreneurial ventures with ties to Montana State University have been selected to participate in an intensive training program, known as a HyperAccelerator, that is supported by dozens of successful entrepreneurs serving as mentors. The three ventures with MSU ties, NanoMagnetic Solutions, Resilient Computing and SensorLogic, join two others, PestNotify [...]

2309, 2021

Pew Funds Six Teams to Advance Innovative Biomedical Research

The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today the six pairs of researchers who will make up its 2021 class of Innovation Fund investigators. These scientists—alumni of Pew’s biomedical programs in the United States and Latin America—will partner on interdisciplinary research to tackle some of the most pressing questions in human biology [...]

2309, 2021

$7.5 Million Venture Capital Fund To Be Led by HBCU Students

The Black Venture Capital Consortium (BVCC) and the Ford Foundation closed a $7.5 million fund that students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will help manage while learning from experienced venture capitalists. Less than 2% of venture capitalists are people of color. And studies have shown that white investors tend [...]

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