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Top Entrepreneurial Colleges Press Release-Princeton Review

By | September 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

From more than 2,000 schools that The Princeton Review surveyed in 2014 for this project, Babson College in Massachusetts earned the #1 spot on the undergraduate entrepreneurship programs ranking list: it has been #1 on this list for three consecutive years. Harvard University finished #1 on the graduate entrepreneurship programs list—up from #3 in 2013.

The […]

American University to unveil new start-up incubator, including $100K Venture Fund

By | September 29th, 2014|*Fund Types, Accelerator/incubator, New Fund Announcement|

American University’s Kogod School of Business on Friday plans to show off its new on-campus start-up incubator, the latest in a string of co-working spaces to pop up in and around the nation’s capital.

The incubator, one of the key components of the school’s recently announced Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiative, aims to provide current students […]

SMU’s MBA Venture Fund reaches $3M

By | September 26th, 2014|Texas|

In 12 years since its founding, Southern Methodist University’s MBA Venture Fund has grown to $3 million and is providing money to venture capitalists in a variety of industries.

In 2002, two investors put forward $600,000 to begin the fund and give SMU students the chance to gain hands-on experience with venture capital deals. In just […]

U-M Social Venture Fund Invests in Detroit’s Loveland Technologies | Xconomy

By | September 26th, 2014|Michigan|

The University of Michigan today announced that its Social Venture Fund has backed Detroit-based startup Loveland Technologies as part of a Series AA round of financing.An SEC filing shows that Loveland has raised about $780,000 from seven investors, although the company declined to say how much it had raised or name other investors.

The student-run Social […]

Brown Foundations’ $2.5 Million Challenge Kicks Off U Arizona Catapult Corp

By | September 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Our modern world is changing faster than we can conceive and universities are at the forefront of progress. Often academic discoveries struggle to reach their intended markets, but a new and groundbreaking program launched at the University of Arizona will help ensure its best minds turn their original ideas into viable and profitable companies.

The Catapult […]

Innovosource/Mind the Gap cited in article covering University of California’s $250 million venture fund

By | September 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Seeking to boost the state’s innovation economy — and profit from it — the University of California plans to finance spinoff companies with the largest fund of its kind in the nation.

The system’s Board of Regents approved the $250 million fund Wednesday, and the program is set to start operating next year. […]

Innovate Indiana Funded Start-up Closes $10M Series B

By | September 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

PrecisionHawk, an IU-funded venture that deploys unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to collect and process data for various commercial users, today disclosed a second round of funding that totals nearly $10 million. […]

Seed fund for Illinois university tech startups launched

By | September 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

The state is launching a $500,000 seed fund to encourage tech spinoffs from Illinois universities.

Many of the universities, such as University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Chicago, already have their own larger funds aimed at moving ideas from the lab to the commercial market. […]

Maine Venture Fund Partners with private investors to fuel the growth of Orono Spectral Solutions, Inc

By | September 23rd, 2014|State or Government|

The Maine Venture Fund (MVF) and private investors provided OSS with equity capital, following on the successful execution of numerous Federal SBIR and Broad Agency Announcement awards that funded the development of their existing commercial products. […]

Cambridge University breaks investment record with £2.7 million in investments

By | September 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

The University of Cambridge is raising a third enterprise fund this month having broken its early stage investment record for a second year running, approving nine seed fund investments for a total of £2.7 million – an increase on the £2.3m invested in 2012/13.

Cash raised from its portfolio is being recycled in an exciting clutch of new young businesses spinning out of the university. […]