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D.C. start-up incubator 1776 closes a $12.5 million investment fund

For the better part of three years, D.C. start-up incubator 1776 has tried to nurture infant companies by giving them a pool of mentors, connections to other entrepreneurs and cheap real estate. Now it also has $12.5 million to invest in them. On Tuesday, the incubator announced the closing of a “seed fund” for early-stage start-ups in the

 
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University of Huddersfield funds support researchers developng new device to improve quality of care for young cancer patients

The ‘Hickman Lines’ or central line catheters, will be safely and comfortably hidden away in the harness, while still delivering the medication, including chemotherapy, to children. A DEVICE, developed through a collaboration by a team at the University of Huddersfield and a local charity, is set to improve the quality of care for child cancer

 
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Indian Aaruha Technology Fund for start-ups launched

Budding entrepreneurs now have one more source of support, with the launch of Aaruha Technology Fund by StartupXseed, a seed-funding company, here on Thursday. B.V. Naidu, Managing Partner, StartupXseed, said the key differentiator was that the funding comes along with strategic support, mentorship and exposure to venture capitalists (VCs), so that the start-ups can graduate

 
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Perceptive Navigation Receives $225,000 From Maryland State Venture Fund

Perceptive Navigation, a medical device company in Baltimore, has been awarded a $225,000 investment by the Maryland Venture Fund (MVF), the state’s primary venture capital investment program. Perceptive’s first product, an ultrasound probe dubbed Vu-Path, uses the company’s advanced imaging techniques to allow surgeons to precisely place and guide the instrument during procedures. The state’s

 
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Enterprise Ireland Launches €500,000 Competitive Start up Fund

Enterprise Ireland is delighted to announce a Competitive Start Fund aimed at attracting international start-ups to locate to Ireland.Ten companies will each receive an investment of €50,000 for a 10% equity stake.  In addition, the winning companies will receive a package of other supports including mentor, development program, etc.Applications are made online and the twenty

 
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Washington State University lends helping hand through “valley of death” – Economic Development Site Economic Development Site

For the second year, WSU is supporting researchers in moving innovations from the lab to the marketplace through the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF). The CGF program provides financial assistance to advance technologies that are at the end stage of research, but require additional development before entering the marketplace. Gap funding is an important part of

 
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Syracuse Launches $150K Internal Research Grant Program to Support Scholarly Exploration

The University’s Office of Research has launched a new internal grant program to help support faculty research opportunities and advance collaborative scholarship. The program, announced Monday by Vice President for Research Gina Lee-Glauser, provides a total of $150,000 in funding for faculty to develop essential relationships; obtain foundational results to expand or sustain their research,

 
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FireSpring, Orlando local seed fund, gets $100K boost from Orange County – Orlando Business Journal

The Orlando startup community’s plan to create an evergreen seed fund to help early-stage entrepreneurs receive funding they need to grow their business just got a boost from the Orange County. The Orange County Commission unanimously agreed to give the FireSpring seed fund $100,000 on Aug. 25. The fund is another step toward the seed

 
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University of Memphis Crews Center for Entrepreneurship Launches Seed Fund

The University of Memphis Crews Center for Entrepreneurship has taken what stakeholders said is a natural next step as part of acting as the university’s hub for commercializing ideas into successful startups. The now four-year-old center has launched the Crews Center Catalyst (C3) Seed Fund, a source of funding meant to incentivize students and faculty

 
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Is state VC funding becoming the name of the game in emerging economies?

The Indian government this week launched a much awaited venture capital (VC) fund. Dubbed the India Aspiration Fund, the 20 billion rupee fund (US$306-million) will operate as a fund-of-funds administered by the Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi). Life Insurance, India’s biggest insurance company, will be a co-investor in the fund, which will then

 
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