Universities are venturing into new territory: Funding start-up businesses

By | February 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Universities across the country have developed entre­pre­neur­ship programs in recent years aimed at encouraging students and faculty to turn promising business ideas into actual companies. Now, an increasing number of them also are giving money to help those businesses get started.

In the past several months, some of the nation’s top universities have poured millions of […]

2 OSU inventions get $150K from Ohio Third Frontier Commission

By | February 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The Ohio Third Frontier Commission awarded a combined $150,000 Thursday toward prototypes and market testing for two Ohio State University inventions.

The grants come from the Technology Validation and Start-Up Fund, which is targeted for bringing technology to commercialization from Ohio colleges, universities and nonprofit research institutions.

SightFourAll Inc., a Columbus company founded in September, will receive […]

SBA promotes innovation and technology with national road tour

By | February 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will launch an 18 state road tour, joined by 11 fellow federal agencies in the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

The SBIR Road Tour “Seeding America’s Future Innovations,” is a nationally focused outreach initiative targeting advanced technology communities, including women-owned and minority-owned […]

Marquette strategic innovation fund draws more than 270 pre-proposals

By | February 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The University Innovation Council has begun reviewing the 275 project pre-proposals that were submitted for the strategic innovation fund, and over the coming weeks the council will provide feedback on the pre-proposals and help identify opportunities for collaboration.

Of the submissions, 180 of the project leaders were identified as faculty members, with 81 from staff and 26 […]

Penn State Innovation Fund moving good ideas forward

By | February 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In April 2014 the Penn State Research Foundation created The Fund for Innovation to promote commercialization of promising new ideas and discoveries generated by Penn State’s $800 million research enterprise. The primary goal is to create new companies and new jobs, and by doing so to increase the already sizable positive […]

EC launches €200m fast-track innovation fund to tackle R&D’s “valley of death”

By | February 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|

A €200 million pilot funding stream has been launched by the European Commission for projects that are in the late stages of development and close to being launched on the market.The ‘Fast Track to Innovation Pilot’ FTI scheme is aimed at business-driven projects and is open to proposals in any area of technology or application, […]

India to set up venture fund, incubator complex for biotech startups: CM – The Hindu

By | February 10th, 2015|India|

With an assurance to set up a venture capital fund and an incubator complex in the city for start-ups in the biotechnology sector, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launched the 15th edition of the Bangalore INDIA BIO here on Monday.The three-day event will see seminars, discussions and conferences by nearly 110 speakers, with delegations from more than […]

StartX Looks To Boost Its Investment Program

By | February 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The non-profit business accelerator StartX has expanded its investment staff as it looks to place more bets into graduates of its Stanford-affiliated program.

Founded by a Stanford alum, housed minutes from the university’s Palo Alto campus, and operating a venture capital fund backed by Stanford money, StartX can be seen as the off campus accelerator for dozens of […]

CIT GAP Fund invests in Ostendio to help healthtech companies with HIPAA

By | February 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The Center for Innovative Technology GAP Fund has invested an undisclosed amount in Ostendio, a DC-based company that developed a software-as-a-service offering aimed at helping health IT companies better achieve and prove HIPAA compliance.

CIT GAP Fund, a group of seed and early-stage investment funds, invests in Virginia-based technology, life science, and cleantech startups.

Ostendio was founded by former COO and […]

Four local University of Wisconsin tech startups awarded second round of state grants

By | February 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Four local startups founded by students and University of Wisconsin faculty are getting a second round of state grants to advance their new business models.

The four are among nine UW system startups that are sharing $325,000 in grant awarded through the Ideadvance Seed Fund program. That $2 million program is run by the Wisconsin Economic […]