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UNLV Rebel Venture Fund Announces Echo Investment 

By | July 5th, 2017|Nevada|

At a special event for entrepreneurs and Venture Capital funds hosted at the RedFlint Experience Center, UNLV’s Rebel Venture Fund announced their largest investment in their newest portfolio company Echo Payment System’s Inc. (Echo) and the coinciding launch of Echo’s new Envudu program.

“It may be a first to see the word ‘saving’ in the […]

University of Strathclyde awards £25k in funding as six start-up businesses share prize money 

By | July 5th, 2017|*Fund Types, Competition, UK/England|

THE entrepreneurs of tomorrow have gained a step up in the business world after winning a share of £25,000 in vital start-up funding.

Six were selected as finalists in the University of Strathclyde’s PropTech innovation challenge, sponsored by leading Scots businessman Shaf Rasul – who was named the university’s resident entrepreneur in […]

Atlas Venture Unveils New $350M Fund for Seed Biotech Investments

By | July 5th, 2017|Startup Fund|

Life sciences venture capital firm Atlas Venture now has $350 million in fresh capital to invest in the early stage biotech companies in the U.S. and around the world.

The new fund is Cambridge, MA-based Atlas’ eleventh. Atlas partner Bruce Booth says in a

25 Chicago University Startups That Are Researching and Fighting Cancer

By | June 29th, 2017|Illinois|

There are more than 100 types of cancer, and about 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. The number of people living with cancer is expected to rise to almost 19 million by 2024.

Think that’s too big a […]

Binghamton University, U Albany, U Buffalo, and SUNY Oswego Receive Investment From SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund

By | June 29th, 2017|New York|

Four state colleges, including Binghamton University, will receive money from the SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund to accelerate the development and commercialization of research.

An investment of $200,000 will be distributed to Binghamton University, University at Albany, University at Buffalo, and SUNY Oswego.

TAF helps inventors turn their research into market ready products.

At Binghamton University, Dr. Susan Bane-Tuttle […]

Google AI Fund Leads $10.5M Into Algorithmia 

By | June 29th, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate|

Google’s AI fund has made its first public investment, leading a $10.5 million Series A funding round for Algorithmia, a marketplace and enterprise solution that enables developers to tap into its catalog of 3,500 algorithms, functions and machine-learning models.

According to news from TechCrunch, other […]

U Akron O2 RegenTech awarded $100,000 from Innovation Fund Northeast Ohio 

By | June 29th, 2017|New Investments/Awards, Ohio|

O2 RegenTech, a medical device startup out of the University of Akron, has received a boost with $100,000 in funding from the Innovation Fund Northeast Ohio, according to the university.

Founded in 2013 by Nic Leipzig, an associate professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering, O2 RegenTech […]

Good Read: The Benefits of Taking a Slower Approach to Innovation

By | June 29th, 2017|*Fund Types|

In our experience, managers tend to focus their innovation efforts on processes that are either large in scale (new products and business models ) or swift in development (hackathons, rapid prototyping, or emerging platforms). There’s nothing wrong with this, per se, as both approaches can pay huge dividends. But there’s also another type of innovation that […]

Research Center IMEC creates smart tech VC fund, targets €100 million 

By | June 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The imec.xpand fund is targeting a total of €100 million to €120 million (up to about $135 million) and has already secured a significant amount of that according to Tom Vanhoutte, who is a manager of the fund alongside Peter Vanbekbergen.

The fund is looking to support ideas and projects across the range of hardware and […]

Application called for £250,000 Nigerian GSMA ecosystem accelerator innovation fund

By | June 29th, 2017|Africa|

Nigerian start-ups operating in the Sharing Economy, and/or developing services for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have an opportunity to apply for an equity free £250,000 GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund, which closes on July 16, 2017

Those applying in the Sharing economy are advise to note that “mobile-based platform, product or service which […]