Ann Arbor SPARK Awarded $500,000 for Michigan Angel Fund I, II – Press Release – Digital Journal

By | June 30th, 2014|Angel, Michigan, State or Government|

ANN ARBOR, Mich.June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Ann Arbor SPARK has been awarded $500,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. for continuation of the Michigan Angel Fund (I), and to establish the Michigan Angel Fund II. […]

New $1 Million Seed Fund to Assist UW School of Medicine in Commercializing Research – Press Release – Digital Journal

By | June 30th, 2014|State or Government, Wisconsin|

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Wisconsin Technology Innovation Initiative (Wi2) have established a $1 million seed fund to support commercialization of medical technology developed by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. […]

Oklahoma bio startups grow with Texas venture capital fund Emergent | News OK

By | June 30th, 2014|Oklahoma|

There were some natural concerns among Oklahomans back in 1998 when Texas native Tommy Harlan put together a venture capital fund and began investing in life science startups spun out of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Senators Gillbrand, Bishop Push Gap Funding in Long Island; TRANSFER Act at Federal Level

By | June 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Standing at Stony Brook University’s Calverton Business Incubator, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Tim Bishop, joined by Stony Brook University President Sam Stanley, and Long Island Association President Kevin Law, Accelerate Long Island Executive Director Mark Lesko, and Polynova Chief Science Officer Dr. Danny Bluestein, announced today a bipartisan bill to help translate the more than $1 billion a year of research funding secured by Long Island research institutions into successful small businesses and spur the growth of new science and technology jobs on Long Island and across New York. […]

Scottish Funding Council Provides £2 Million for New Enterprise Initiative to Boost University Spin-outs

By | June 23rd, 2014|Scotland, State or Government|

A new £2 million pilot project, backed by the Scottish Funding Council over the next three years, aims to support the formation of 90 new technology companies with high-growth potential at Scotland’s universities. […]

Cardiff University Enterprise Hosts New Ventures Series; Chance to Pitch to £200 Seed Fund

By | June 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Cardiff University Enterprise is hosting a series of activities that aim to guide and support those that want to establish a new venture.  These FREE sessions are open to Cardiff University students and recent graduates. Students from other welsh universities are also welcome to attend. […]

Waikato University Announces Agri-Tech Seed Fund

By | June 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Waikato University launched three new agricultural innovation initiatives at Fieldays, which included a dedicated agri-tech innovation manager, who will work with the university’s commercial unit, WaikatoLink, an agri-tech seed fund and an agri-tech entrepreneurial fellowship. […]

Alumnus Gifts $110M To Thomas Jefferson University; Supports New Research Fund

By | June 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Thomas Jefferson University has received a $110 million gift — the single largest in its history — from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation. The gift will benefit Jefferson Medical College, which will be renamed the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University effective today. […]

Yale Biotech Startup Wins $100K From Yale Entrepreneur Institute Innovation Fund

By | June 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The startup IsoPlexis received $100,000 from the YEI Innovation Fund—the second investment by the fund which was created in September 2013 by Yale University, Connecticut Innovations and First Niagara Bank to provide early-stage funding to promising ventures that have participated in a program at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI). IsoPlexis is developing a single cell immunoassay and software that provides in-depth understanding of immune cells and cancer cells. The startup is built around Yale-patented technology developed by Rong Fan, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Yale who received a 2014 National Science Foundation Career Award for his work in this area. […]

Five Long Island Biotech/Clean-Energy Start-ups Get $500K

By | June 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The outlook is a little greener for five biotech and clean-energy startup companies thanks to half a million dollars in seed money from Accelerate Long Island and the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund.

Goddard Labs, Green Sulfcrete, PolyNova, SynchroPET and Traverse Biosciences each received a $50,000 grant from Accelerate Long Island’s Seed Fund and a matching $50,000 grant from the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund, which is a collaboration of Topspin Partners and Jove Equity Partners. […]