Connecticut Innovations Opens $200M Fund For Bioscience Research

By | June 25th, 2013|Connecticut, State or Government Supported, Translational Research|

Connecticut Innovations is taking a new investment approach as it prepares to launch a $200 million fund to spur bioscience research and development in the state.

The fund, originally pitched by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and approved by lawmakers during the recent legislative session, will […]

U Texas-El Paso POC Fund Supports 3-D Printing Breast Cancer Application

By | June 18th, 2013|New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept, Texas|

Women undergoing lumpectomies to remove tumors or breast cancer are often faced with two options: spend months filling the void with a series of fat injections, which then have the potential to be reabsorbed into the body; or do nothing, which can leave breasts disfigured and asymmetrical.

Now an Austin entrepreneur, in partnership with a University of Texas at El Paso researcher, seeks to bring a third option to the table if her biotech startup can get the tens of millions of dollars it will need for research and development.

Laura Bosworth-Bucher is president and co-founder of TeVido BioDevices LLC, which is using 3-D printing technology to […]

PwC Announces Fund To Partner With University of Malta

By | June 18th, 2013|Accelerator/incubator, Malta, New Fund Announcement, University-managed|

PwC Malta today launched a €1 million Start up Fund targeting people wishing to take up a career in entrepreneurship. The fund is being run in collaboration with the University of Malta and Times of Malta […]

Hyde Park Ventures Looking For Midwest Start-ups; University Partners Requested

By | June 18th, 2013|Illinois, New Fund Announcement, Venture Capital|

Startups, it’s time to polish your pitches. Hyde Park Venture Partners has more than $20 million that it’s looking to put into early-stage technology companies in the Midwest […]

Dragon Fund, A Drexel University Student-led Fund, Secures $1mm for investment

By | June 18th, 2013|New Fund Announcement, Pennsylvania, Student Funds|

The student-managed portfolio, called the Dragon Fund, began in 2007 with a $250,000 contribution from Drexel. The university contributed another $100,000 in 2011 and then $500,000 in May. The fund has gained more than $150,000, due to the investments made by the students.

“The fund has performed quite well. It has beaten […]

Florida bill establishes the Florida Technology Seed Capital Fund

By | June 10th, 2013|Florida, Seed Fund, State or Government Supported|

CS/HB 705 passed the House on April 17, 2013 and subsequently passed the Senate on April 26, 2013. The bill amends s. 288.9625 F.S., to include innovation businesses among the entities eligible to receive assistance from the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (Institute). The bill also grants the

Institute the ability to create […]

Hong Kong Baptist University sends memo on new $1mm POC fund

By | June 10th, 2013|China, New Fund Announcement|

The University is proactive in introducing new funding channels to
facilitate knowledge transfer (KT) from academia to industry. The
Matching Proof-of- Concept Fund (MPCF) is established to […]

Iowa State announces $300m in proof of concept awards

By | June 10th, 2013|Iowa, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept|

Three projects received awards under a smaller, proof-of-concept category. These awards provide pursuit funds for emerging research areas that are more limited in scope or require proof of concept before investigators can pursue larger funding. Each project will receive up to $100,000 for one year […]

Mercia Fund Management, a supporter of Midland university spinouts, hears feedback from two Keele University start-ups

By | June 10th, 2013|England, Venture Capital|

Founded in a hot bed of fresh thinking and unique ideas, university spin-outs are becoming increasingly popular with both savvy investors, who can achieve a healthy return, and universities benefiting from funding channelled back into their R&D and facilities.

Working with eight Midlands’ universities, Mercia Fund Management (MFM) has supported spin-outs from seed to successful exit through investment, sourcing the right people to manage the funded company and providing strategic input. This article on Keele University is the third in a series that profile successful university spin-outs. […]

NYU summer accelerator program starts today, 10 teams selected for program and funding

By | June 3rd, 2013|Accelerator/incubator, New York|

Next Monday, June 3rd, we will kick off the NYU Summer Launchpad—a 10-week accelerator program that will provide graduating NYU student-entrepreneurs with the skills, space, funding, and mentoring needed to help them launch commercially viable startup ventures […]