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906, 2021

TTU Research Park launches Seraph Hub Fuel Fund aimed at supporting emerging Agtech companies

The Texas Tech Research Park Inc. Board of Directors chairman and president John Esparza has announced the launch of a collaboration with Seraph and the Lubbock Angel Network (LAN) to launch the research park’s first venture capital fund, the Seraph Hub Fuel Fund. The focus of the collaboration is to accelerate business success of high-tech startups [...]

906, 2021

MUSC, The Citadel partnering for innovative medical program 

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and The Citadel are partnering to “form a core team of medical students, residents, and Citadel cadets and students to develop innovative products focused on increasing the health of South Carolinians.” Students from the MUSC Department of Surgery Human-Centered Design Program (HCD) and [...]

906, 2021

NUtech Ventures startup guide offers help to university entrepreneurs

NUtech Ventures has created a new guide to help aspiring University of Nebraska–Lincoln entrepreneurs commercialize their innovations. Guide to Startup Companies is focused on companies formed to commercialize innovations developed at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and protected via intellectual property rights owned by UNL and assigned to NUtech Ventures. Topics include: idea validation, intellectual property protection, business plan development, [...]

906, 2021

Altitude Lab Launches Investor Coalition to Fund and Mentor Healthcare Startups in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Altitude Lab today announced the launch of its Investor Coalition, a partnered network of leading healthcare venture capitalists to fund, mentor, and provide resources for Altitude-incubated startups. Together, the Investor Coalition will support a diverse community of founders who are shaping Utah's rapidly growing healthcare innovation economy [...]

206, 2021

HHS launches venture capital partnership on technology to combat future pandemics

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has entered into its first ever venture capital partnership, a public-private agreement that's ultimately meant to combat future pandemics and other types of health emergencies. Through the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority's Ventures program, part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary [...]

206, 2021

UI, IBM announce $200 million Discovery Accelerator Institute

IBM and the state of Illinois are partnering with the University of Illinois to invest $200 million over 10 years in a new Discovery Accelerator Institute. The Grainger College of Engineering hopes to launch the new institute this fall, Dean Rashid Bashir said. “We look forward to working with them to [...]

206, 2021

Startup’s recent success tied to Penn State entrepreneurial ecosystem

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In the past year, State College-based Phospholutions has grown from seven to 20 employees, and recently raised $10.3 million in venture capital funding to support the development and growth of its RhizoSorb soil-enhancement technology across market segments and expand to global markets. Phospholutions CEO Hunter Swisher began developing RhizoSorb as [...]

206, 2021

Opinion: UConn innovation program key to job creation, graduate retention in the state

Entrepreneurship and innovation hold the keys to job creation, wealth creation and a bright economic future for Connecticut. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a resurgence of millennials and other young people moving back to Connecticut. It is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity to grow the economy and secure our [...]

1905, 2021

CincyTech wraps up raising $20 million seed capital fund

Cincinnati startup capital company CincyTech has finished raising its fifth fund, giving it nearly $20 million in new money to invest. Avondale-based CincyTech, based in the University of Cincinnati’s 1819 Innovation Hub in Avondale, raised $19.7 million for its fifth investment fund. It wrapped up fundraising at the end of [...]

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