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UNLV Rebel Venture Fund potentially investing in game-changing biotechnology | The Rebel Yell

By | October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Start-up company Abel Therapeutics and their potential investor, the Rebel Venture Fund, plan to launch a revolutionary technology that can possibly cure illness-afflicted patients.

Focused on investing with local businesses, the Rebel Venture Fund allows students to gain real-life experience. This organization selects promising companies and allows students to participate in the investment process. They are […]

UCLA Centennial Campaign to fund life sciences innovation projects

By | October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The UCLA life sciences division announced Wednesday it will fund three research projects using money raised through the Centennial Campaign.

Two student winners will each receive $10,000 and one faculty winner will receive $75,000 to pursue research ideas that have the potential to lead to scientific discoveries in the life sciences, according to an email sent […]

Penn State’s Garber Venture Capital Fund poised to enter new stage | Penn State University

By | October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The Garber Venture Capital Fund at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, which provides master of business administration (MBA) students with the opportunity to evaluate business opportunities and issue funding, is on the precipice of several dynamic changes.

That’s the message Peter Whalen, the new director of the fund and clinical associate professor of entrepreneurship, […]

Texas Emerging Technology Fund Still Benefiting Life Sciences Startups – SiliconHills

By | October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Former Gov. Rick Perry’s pet project, the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, isn’t dead, it’s just been relocated.

Now under the management of the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company, there are about 100 active companies still in the fund, 60 percent of which focus on life sciences, said portfolio manager Jyoti Gupta at an Austin Technology Council […]

Marquette launches seed fund to support student, faculty ventures

By | October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Marquette University said Thursday it has launched a seed fund that will provide $600,000 of early-stage capital to support student and faculty entrepreneurship on its campus.

The effort is being administered by Marquette and funded by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

“The Marquette Enterprise Seed Fund will offer a critical source of capital to support the development […]

Investment Firms Nurture University Start-ups

By | October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

In 2001, in exchange for $30 million to help the University of Oxford build a new chemistry building, the firm now known as IP Group won the right to get stakes in […]

2 Singaport Management University alumni donate S$1 million for entrepreneurship fund

By | October 29th, 2015|Singapore|

Two Singapore Management University (SMU) alumni have donated S$1 million to set up a new entrepreneurship fund at the SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB), marking the university’s largest gift by its alumni to date.

The two alumni are Mr Jeff Tung and Mr Benjamin Twoon, who graduated from LKCSB in 2013. Mr Tung […]

MIT and Imperial launch seed fund to support ‘risky’ research

By | October 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|

David Matthews is a reporter covering research, links between universities and businesses, higher education in South America, universities in the south of England, as well as Oxford, Cambridge

Imperial College London and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are to invest hundreds of thousands of pounds in supporting “risky” research that might otherwise not be funded.

The two […]

UM curators approve fund to help Missouri startups pass through ‘valley of death’

By | October 7th, 2015|Missouri|

The University of Missouri System wants to invest in entrepreneurs and startups, and it wants to cultivate that venture capital in Missouri.

On Thursday, the UM System Board of Curators voted to allocate money from the university’s general pool — with a $5 million cap — to the Accelerator Fund, run by the Missouri Innovation Center in […]

Syracuse University’s Whitman to launch venture company run by students

By | October 7th, 2015|New York, Student Funds|

In what is billed as a groundbreaking form of experiential learning, or perhaps an adult equivalent version of playing shop, Syracuse University’s Martin J Whitman School of Management has created its own company to be run by students.

Kenneth Kavajecz, Whitman’s dean and professor of finance, insisted that the venture, called Consurtio, is a serious business […]