North Dakota state-based Venture Grants support $1.3 million in promising technologies and research projects

By | March 24th, 2014|North Dakota|

The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for two Venture Grants, two Research ND grants and one Research ND BIO project totaling $1,277,924 at its meetings held February 21 and 28.

Research ND and Research ND BIO promote the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research. […]

The University of Texas at San Antonio announce $100K in 20 translational research projects

By | March 24th, 2014|Texas, Translational Research|

The Office of the Vice President for Research announces the Special Summer Seed Grant program awardees for summer 2014. This seed grant program was a one-time funding opportunity established to promote research and scholarship at the highest quality. A total of $100,000 was divided evenly among the 20 recipients. […]

Angel investor donates $1M to support U Waterloo student Velocity Fund

By | March 24th, 2014|Canada, Student Funds|

Entrepreneur and angel investor, Mike Stork, is giving back to the Waterloo Region startup community with a generous donation of $1 million to Velocity at the University of Waterloo.

The donation is a double win for student entrepreneurs. The gift has inspired the University to grow the Velocity Fund run by the University’s startup incubator, to support entrepreneurs emerging from the University. […]

FundersClub fills void for start-up investors

By | March 24th, 2014|Venture Capital|

A fast-growing Indianapolis start-up called TinderBox is days away from securing its second investment from the nation’s first online venture capital fund, FundersClub.

Just like a year ago, when the sales and marketing software company became the first non-Silicon Valley start-up to raise funds through the site, the money fills a gap in a region lacking the venture capital resources of the West or East coasts. […]

University of New Mexico seeks to raise $1M seed fund for start-ups

By | March 24th, 2014|*Fund Types, New Mexico, Startup Fund|

The University of New Mexico may be putting more skin in the technology transfer game with a new $1 million fund to invest up to $100,000 in startup companies working to take UNM inventions to market.

The UNM Foundation and the directing board of the Science and Technology Corp., which manages UNM’s technology commercialization, agreed to create the fund if regents approve it, said STC President and CEO Lisa Kuuttila. […]

Five student startups get $60K from McGinnis Venture Competition

By | March 17th, 2014|Competition, Pennsylvania, Student Funds|

Five student startups from Carnegie Mellon University are getting a little more support, earning $60,000 in investment capital through the 2014 McGinnis Venture Competition, a cross-campus entrepreneurial challenge. […]

University of Waterloo startups to compete for grants of up to $25K through Velocity Fund

By | March 17th, 2014|Canada|

University of Waterloo startup incubator Velocity unveiled today the ten finalists that will compete for their share of $100,000 in grant funding at the Velocity Fund Finals on Thursday, March 27. […]

University of Iowa puts out plan for research and economic development, includes gap funding

By | March 17th, 2014|Iowa|

The University of Iowa has increased significantly its already prominent role in helping to strengthen the state’s economy in the past year, Dan Reed, UI vice president for research and economic development, told the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, on Wednesday. […]

University of Kansas awards $200K in POC grants

By | March 17th, 2014|Kansas|

The University of Kansas continues to move innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace. As part of this effort, four KU research projects that are near the commercialization stage have been awarded $50,000 each through the university’s Proof of Concept Fund. […]

Utah Universities Share $445K In Energy Challenge Grants

By | March 17th, 2014|New Investments/Awards, Utah|

For the first time, the Utah Energy Research Triangle is awarding grants to fund seven research projects that will be key to solving Utah energy challenges.

The $445,000 in funds have been divided up among projects associated with three of Utah’s major research universities, including Utah State University, Brigham Young University and The University of Utah, to support and inspire the next generation of Utah talent to focus on energy research. […]