Presskit.to and Collaperty Receive November Gap Funding From Northeastern IDEA

By | December 17th, 2012|Massachusetts, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept, Student Funds, University-managed|

IDEA: Northeastern’s Venture Accelerator is happy to announce Presskit.to and Collaperty as the Gap Fund recipients for November 2012. Each venture will receive $10,000 to further their business development.

Presskit.to is aiming to become the leading platform for online portfolios in the music industry. Presskit.to provides musicians, agents, and producers a way to showcase and […]

Florida State University GAP program puts some dollars towards improving the human condition

By | December 14th, 2012|Florida, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept, University-managed|

As the fall 2012 semester concludes, research at Florida State University is at an all time high.

It’s so high, in fact, that four research projects from the Tallahassee community have recently been granted a total of $106,000 by the Florida State University Research Foundation to further pursue their individual area’s of expertise, which range […]

Slideshow of seven, university venture funds

By | December 14th, 2012|Seed Fund, University-managed|

Upstart Business Journal just released a slideshow of seven university venture funds:

  • Stanford University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • University of Washington
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Texas System
  • Ohio State/Ohio University

Slideshow here: http://upstart.bizjournals.com/money/loot/2012/12/13/universities-starting-venture-capital.html

U Washington C4C releases its Fall 2012 Commercialization Gap Fund awards, $420K in funding

By | December 14th, 2012|Proof of Concept, University-managed, Washington|

Nine Research Teams Receive $420,000 to Develop Fledgling Technologies

The UW Center for Commercialization (C4C) today announced the award of $420,000 in Commercialization Gap Funds (CGF) to nine UW research teams currently working on promising technologies.

The CGF program is a partnership between the C4C and theWashington Research Foundation to provide up to $1.25 million per year […]

University of Illinois-UC announces Fall 2012 gap fund award winners

By | December 14th, 2012|Illinois, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept|

The Office of Technology Management (OTM) is very pleased to announce the granting of the second Proof of Concept (POC) Gap Funding Awards.

A total of 44 projects from across the UIC Campus were submitted to the OTM for review. Eight finalists were then chosen to submit full proposals and “pitch” their product ideas to a […]

Ohio TechAngel Fund raises fourth fund with support form Ohio Third Frontier, $610K to back university POC work

By | December 14th, 2012|Angel, Ohio, Proof of Concept, State or Government Supported|

The Ohio Third Frontier program has seeded a fourth fund with a $3 million award to the Ohio TechAngel Funds as part of the latest round of distributions from the state bond-backed technology initiative.

The Third Frontier Commission approved the award this week as part of $24 million for its Pre-Seed Fund Capitalization Program, which seeks […]

University of Minnesota announces two venture funds

By | December 10th, 2012|Minnesota, New Fund Announcement, Seed Fund, University-managed, Venture Capital|

The University of Minnesota plans to launch two venture capital funds next year, one of which will invest in startup companies that license university technology.

The fund backing university startups will total $20 million in size and will make seed-stage investments over a 10-year period. A separate $50 million fund will invest in startups nationwide.

The university’s office […]

Crowdfunding: Disrupting the Old Boys Network

By | December 10th, 2012|Uncategorized|

A good opinion piece from David Drake, the expert at our first University Crowdfunding Policy Event (January 16th) REGISTER

Crowdfunding for projects and companies is nothing new. In the online arena, however, it is quite young – in 1997 fans of the UK rock group Marillion ran the first recognized internet crowdfunding […]

Oklahoma University, Oklahoma State, Cowboy Tech, and i2E partner in proof of concept center,fund

By | December 10th, 2012|New Fund Announcement, Oklahoma, Proof of Concept, Seed Fund|

A collaboration between the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Cowboy Technologies, LLC, and Innovation To Enterprise (i2E) promises to increase jobs and greatly enhance the number of new technologies that are spun out of university laboratories and into the marketplace. It will also accelerate the number of technology-based ventures in Oklahoma.

A Memorandum of Agreement […]

Makerere University tops NORHED Seed Funding 2012 awards

By | December 10th, 2012|Norway|

Makerere University with 20 awards out of 97 grantees has as a single institution topped the list of 290 initial applications for seed funding from NORHED.  The Norwegian Programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education and
Research for Development (NORHED)
 is a new programme from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) aimed at […]