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Alabama Innovation Fund has $4.5M to award grants for technology growth

The Alabama Innovation Fund has $4.5 million to support programs that seek to leverage research performed by the state’s universities and other institutions to generate new ventures, create jobs and spur additional economic development opportunities. Created in 2012 as part of the “Accelerate Alabama” strategic growth plan, the Alabama Innovation Fund awards grants to bolster

 
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New NH venture fund model links alumni investors

Talk to anyone in the startup ecosystem about potential barriers to forming a company and they’ll point to the lack of seed and early-stage funding. It’s one of the most critical components for turning an idea or prototype into a business, but few investors are willing to take the risk to invest in the potential

 
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Seven projects could receive $200K in funding through U Wisconsin’s Ideadvance Seed Fund

The Ideadvance Seed Fund, aimed at helping more people on University of Wisconsin campuses commercialize their ideas, has identified seven projects that could receive a total of as much as $200,000. Sleep Environment Innovations LLC, a company that came out of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, qualified for stage two funding of as much as $50,000,

 
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CIT GAP Fund Invests In Type Zero Tech, Diabetes Software solution

Virginia’s Center For Innovative Technology (CIT), the nonprofit corporation which receives state funding to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in Virginia, has invested via its CIT GAP Fund in Charlottesville, Va.-based TypeZero Technologies. TypeZero is a health-tech startup that specializes in developing tech to manage and treat Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. While financial details of

 
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Oregon BEST Funds New Polymer Aimed at Ag’s Water Woes

As the California drought drags on and moves north in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon BEST is helping fund research for a Portland startup that has developed a biodegradable superabsorbent polymer (SAP) for agricultural applications that can soak up 300 times its weight in water, then release the moisture back into the soil near plant roots

 
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Northwestern tech spinout Tanvas gets $5 million from Peak6, R7

Haptics, the science of making devices more touchy-feely, is getting more attention from researchers and investors. A haptics startup launched by two Northwestern University professors got a $5 million boost from investors that include Chicago venture fund R7 Partners, trading firm Peak6 and Northwestern. Tanvas is developing next-generation technology for touch screens that will allow

 
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FL angel Investment network looks to bridge capital gap

Interest appears promising for an effort to amass investors seeking to fund high-growth start-ups in the capital region. On Friday, a membership launch for Tallahassee’s new chapter of the Florida Angel Nexus attracted roughly 60 attendees, a mix of potential investors and professionals aware of financing challenges facing early stage start-ups. Jason Stamm, an entrepreneur

 
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Oregon State University business accelerator graduates five more startups with access to seed grants

A Corvallis business accelerator has graduated its third group of business startups and is taking applications for the next class. The Advantage Accelerator at Oregon State University is part of the Regional Acceleration and Innovation Network, or RAIN. RAIN, which also includes a business accelerator in Eugene, is intended to help promising companies get off

 
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MassCEC Announces $280K in 7 Clean Energy and Water Innovation Awards

BOSTON – June 24, 2015 – Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton today announced $280,000 in funding for seven innovative clean energy projects across the Commonwealth under MassCEC’s Catalyst program. It is the first time the program issued a challenge for innovators to focus on clean water technologies, and three of the seven

 
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Google Ventures Invests in Oxford University Venture Fund

Google Ventures’ European branch has invested in Oxford Sciences Innovation PLC, a company that funds spinoffs from Oxford University’s tech and science departments, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. Google Ventures is Google’s fund for early-stage tech investments. The investment in OSI is Google Ventures’ second in Europe since it was set up

 
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