University Gap Funding and Accelerator Community News

2309, 2021

Crossing the chasm from startup idea to funding-ready venture | Medium

Geoffrey Moore wrote the seminal book Crossing the Chasm about how tech companies can get from a few early-adopter customers to the many mainstream customers they need for growth and success. But my experience is that the biggest “chasm” for most entrepreneurs to cross is the one that happens much earlier in [...]

2309, 2021

What is… a translational research institute? – UNeTech Institute

I will be the first to admit that I began working at a translational research institute (TRI) without any prior knowledge of translational research. As I’ve settled into my position, I’ve learned the basic principles through my work. But for my own sake, I wanted to deep-dive into what translational [...]

1609, 2021

Johns Hopkins Tech Ventures startups raised more than $1B in funding for FY21 

In fiscal year 2021, more than $1.2 billion in venture funding went to startups affiliated with Johns Hopkins Tech Ventures. That’s according to a recently released annual report from the Baltimore university’s department that works with faculty to bring discoveries from the lab to market, and incubates new companies. From July 2020 to [...]

1609, 2021

PSU Eberly’s 2022 Lab Bench to Commercialization grant recipients announced

The Penn State Eberly College of Science has chosen faculty members Joyce Jose and Sally Mackenzie to receive its 2022 Lab Bench to Commercialization (LB2C) grants. This competitive program provides funding for researchers in the college, enabling them to enhance the commercial potential of ongoing Penn State research and prepare [...]

1609, 2021

McGill Innovation Fund aims to find Canada’s next Google 

Innovation. If ever there was a buzzword with staying power, this is it. Governments, corporations, and universities alike celebrate it, cherish it, and compete for it. But can they actually make it happen? And – in the particular case of academia – who does it even benefit if it does [...]

1609, 2021

Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship launches seed fund for student startups – JMU

At the start of National Small Business Week this week, the Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship at James Madison University is launching the Bluestone Seed Fund, a donor-backed investment fund that will provide equity investments in student and alumni businesses, while also providing hands-on venture investing experience for JMU students. The [...]

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