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Duke University’s plan to turn alumni into startup investors

W hen entrepreneur Damien Hoffman left Duke University in 1999, it was a rude awakening. The Dot Com Bubble was bursting “so I went through that rodeo.” Today, he’s the founder of The Cheat Sheet, a media company with more than 15 million monthly users. And he’s ready to pay that success forward. On Wednesday,

 
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Patent reform: Big government’s latest comprehensive debacle – Washington Times

The following excerpts are from a March 4 speech by Carly Fiorina, chairwoman of the American Conservative Union Foundation and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, at the Inventing America Conference. My story, a young woman sort of with no plans, not a great resume, getting the opportunity to go from secretary to CEO of the largest

 
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New Ohio venture fund could help fill a local investment gap – Cleveland Business News – Northeast Ohio and Cleveland – Crain’s Cleveland Business

The “angels” in charge of Northeast Ohio’s newest venture capital fund have been flying below the radar. But they have been busy. Some investors involved with North Coast Angel Fund have formed their own venture capital firm: North Coast Venture Fund. Over the past year, they’ve raised $5 million and invested in seven technology companies,

 
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MS Research Australia recently awards three University researchers ~$50K in ‘Incubator’ grants

Five research projects led by University staff will commence this year thanks to recent funding awarded by MS Research Australia. Additionally, one of last year’s successful grant recipients, an exercise-based treatment for the disease, has shown great promise in recent trials. MS Research Australia recently awarded three University researchers ‘Incubator’ grants. These grants provide seed

 
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Qatar Proof of Concept Fund to stimulate SMEs growth

“We share the ambition and a belief in the economic power of SMEs. It’s no secret that a lot of Qatar’s economy is driven by oil and gas but more and more, we see wealth created in sectors other than oil and gas, and support for SMEs from the highest levels seems to be growing

 
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University of Chicago’s Innovation Fund Associates Program Gets $250,000 Donation | Chicago Inno

The University of Chicago received a donation Tuesday that will help give students experience in venture capital and investment decision making. The Chicago Innovation Exchange, UChicago’s tech hub and business incubator, announced that it has received a $250,000 donation from Booth School alumnus George Kadifa for the University of Chicago’s Innovation Fund Associates program. The program pairs

 
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Carnegie Mellon University I-Corps Site Chooses Teams for 2015 Spring Cohort

The Carnegie Mellon University Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site has announced its 2015 spring cohort of 16 startup companies that are commercializing innovations ranging from online tools for identifying sex traffickers to technologies for bio-printing 3-D tissues for regenerative medicine. The objective of the I-Corps Site is to help students and faculty members hone their entrepreneurial

 
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Two UK universities become investors in Mercia Technologies

They join the University of Leicester, Coventry University, Birmingham City University and Staffordshire University as investors in Mercia Technologies, which floated on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) on 18th December 2014.   The six are among the nine UK universities and research centres with which Mercia Technologies has collaborative relationships. They provide a consistent pipeline of

 
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U Wisconsin Discovery to Product aids university in commercializing patents

While the University of Wisconsin recently ranked sixth among 100 universities for the number of patents issued in 2013, bringing more of these patents to market remains a challenge. In 2013, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the nonprofit patent and licensing organization for UW, helped with the issuing of 160 patents, according to a UW

 
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WA Life Sciences Discovery Fund announces ~$1M in matching grants

SEATTLE, Washington, March 9, 2015 – The Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) today announced nearly $1 million in Matching grants to two Washington-based companies to promote translation of promising treatments for devastating medical conditions from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace. Each award must be matched at least 1:1 by other funding sources. These grants

 
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