Washington State University lends helping hand through “valley of death” – Economic Development Site Economic Development Site

By | August 27th, 2015|New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept, University-managed, Washington|

For the second year, WSU is supporting researchers in moving innovations from the lab to the marketplace through the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF). The CGF program provides financial assistance to advance technologies that are at the end stage of research, but require additional development before entering the marketplace.

Gap funding is an important part of the […]

Syracuse Launches $150K Internal Research Grant Program to Support Scholarly Exploration

By | August 27th, 2015|New Fund Announcement, New York, Translational Research|

The University’s Office of Research has launched a new internal grant program to help support faculty research opportunities and advance collaborative scholarship. The program, announced Monday by Vice President for Research Gina Lee-Glauser, provides a total of $150,000 in funding for faculty to develop essential relationships; obtain foundational results to expand or sustain their research, […]

FireSpring, Orlando local seed fund, gets $100K boost from Orange County – Orlando Business Journal

By | August 27th, 2015|Florida|

The Orlando startup community’s plan to create an evergreen seed fund to help early-stage entrepreneurs receive funding they need to grow their business just got a boost from the Orange County.

The Orange County Commission unanimously agreed to give the FireSpring seed fund $100,000 on Aug. 25. The fund is another step toward the seed fund’s […]

University of Memphis Crews Center for Entrepreneurship Launches Seed Fund

By | August 27th, 2015|New Fund Announcement, Seed Fund, Student Funds, Tennessee, University-managed|

The University of Memphis Crews Center for Entrepreneurship has taken what stakeholders said is a natural next step as part of acting as the university’s hub for commercializing ideas into successful startups.

The now four-year-old center has launched the Crews Center Catalyst (C3) Seed Fund, a source of funding meant to incentivize students and faculty members. […]

Is state VC funding becoming the name of the game in emerging economies?

By | August 27th, 2015|Africa, India, State or Government Supported|

The Indian government this week launched a much awaited venture capital (VC) fund. Dubbed the India Aspiration Fund, the 20 billion rupee fund (US$306-million) will operate as a fund-of-funds administered by the Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi).

Life Insurance, India’s biggest insurance company, will be a co-investor in the fund, which will then invest […]

Graftworx gets $500K from Maryland Venture Fund

By | August 27th, 2015|Maryland, New Investments/Awards, State or Government Supported, Venture Capital|

Bel Air-based medical device company Graftworx received $500,000 from the Maryland Venture Fund, the state announced.

With the new funding, the company announced the hiring of Lilip Lau, who invented a coronary stent while at Guidant. Graftworx is developing a stent to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD).

The money will also be used to complete pre-clinical trials, […]

Case Western student project-turned-tech startup surpasses $1M in funding

By | August 27th, 2015|Ohio, Student Funds|

An idea that sprang from the minds of Case Western Reserve students frustrated with getting locked out of their dorm rooms is now a prominent name in the emerging technology startup culture in Northeast Ohio. On Aug. 19, Everykey Inc. announced that with the closing of its seed round of funding, the company has raised […]

Harvard offers a bridge for promising research with accelerator grants

By | August 27th, 2015|Massachusetts, New Investments/Awards, University-managed|

A few years ago, Andrew Myers’ laboratory discovered a new way to synthesize an important class of antibiotics that one day could tackle the toughest, most resistant infections.

Tax efficient fund launched for start-up university spin-outs

By | August 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Technology investor Mercia Fund Management has launched its sixth tax-efficient fund which is focused on commercialising start-up spin-outs from universities across the Midlands, the North and Scotland.

The University Growth Fund will combine the government’s Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).

It intends to encourage entrepreneurship across the UK’s universities to give student entrepreneurs […]

UoN launches fund targeting start-up firms – Corporate News

By | August 19th, 2015|Africa, University of Nairobi|

University of Nairobi’s  innovation centre, CD4lab, is calling on innovators to submit applications to be incubated. They will also be offered assistance to commercialise their products.

The university launched the Africa Technology & Innovation Accelerator (AfTIA) in August. UoN is seeking applicants with innovative solutions around use of technology in finance, agriculture, education, […]