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6 things we’ve learned about launching university-origin companies

By | October 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The University of California recently announced its entry into the venture capital arena with a $250 million commitment to spinning promising technologies out of its top-notch, 10-campus system. Perhaps every major research university in the US — collectively, recipients of over $40 billion in federal research funding yearly, not to mention the inflows of corporate […]

Green Seed Fund proposals open Oct. 22

By | October 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The University of Washington Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office is pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals for 2014-2015 Green Seed Fund Grants effective October 22, 2014: green.uw.edu/gsf/ Submissions must be entered online, and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on December 11, 2014.

The Green Seed Fund aims to promote and fund research projects […]

Alumnus creates investment fund that targets startups from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

By | October 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Jeff Stewart, an entrepreneur who has founded several technology companies, is starting a fund to grow early-stage businesses developed by faculty, alumni and students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Stewart, currently the chief executive office and co-founder of Lenddo, a New York City technology company, is an alumnus of Rensselaer, a private engineering […]

Maryland Investment Fund Announces $600,000 Growth Investment in Motionsoft

By | October 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The Maryland Venture Fund (MVF), the equity investment arm of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), has invested $600,000 in Rockville-based Motionsoft, a leading provider of SaaS member relationship management software (MRMS) and payment services for the health and fitness industry.

Annapolis, Maryland (PRWEB) October 20, 2014

The investment comes as part of a […]

Venture capital fund invests in ASU startups to stimulate Arizona economy

By | October 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Successful SkySong-based startup Bosse Tools has received a major investment of $200,000 from the Maricopa County Manufacturing Venture Fund to ramp up production of its line of ergonomically designed tools.

The venture fund was developed by the ASU Foundation for A New American University, thanks to a $1 million grant from the Maricopa County Industrial Development […]

Update on University of Illinois Proof-of-Concept Program

By | October 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|



Last spring, the University launched the Illinois Proof-of-Concept fund (I-POC) to help bridge the gap between University innovations and the marketplace by funding research and development that will demonstrate an innovation’s market viability to potential investors and partners.

In the first round, […]

University of Iowa start-up VIDA attracts $2.5M in funding

By | October 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|

A Coralville-based medical software start-up born out of the University of Iowa has attracted $2.5 million in funding.

Vida Diagnostics said Wednesday that it has received $2 million in funding from Next Level Ventures, a Des Moines venture capital firm created to invest in Iowa companies. That investment comes on top of a $500,000 loan Vida […]

Outside Michigan investors pair with University entrepreneurs

By | October 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|

In an effort to secure a more sustainable cycle of funding and donations, the Center for Entrepreneurship has paired with two different venture capital firms to continue supporting entrepreneurial endeavors throughout Ann Arbor and Michigan.

Seven individuals, five of whom are affiliated with Michigan eLab and two of whom are associated with Pinnacle Ventures, have agreed […]

University of New Hampshire Unveils Initiatives Designed to Increase Commercialization Success

By | October 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|

In an effort to expand entrepreneurship throughout the university and the state, the public research institution announced that it has established a new center, The Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center, as well as a mentoring network and a seed fund. They will use the research output of faculty, staff and students to drive economic development […]

Oregon BEST Funding Will Speed Cross Laminated Timber Manufacturing in Pacific NW

By | October 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

PORTLAND, Ore. ­ At the Wood Solutions Fair, Oregon BEST today announced a new round of commercialization funding that will team southern Oregon-based DR Johnson Lumber Co. with Oregon State University researchers to determine how a new engineered building material made from lumber might catapult Oregon wood products to the forefront of construction innovation and technology.  […]