Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with FireSpring Fund to Invest $1 Million Toward Innovation and Job Growth

By | February 8th, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Florida|

FireSpring Fund, a nonprofit accelerator of early-stage technology companies in Central Florida, has been selected by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to receive $1 million to invest in promising new technology companies to help jump-start a thriving Volusia County-based innovation corridor.

“Embry-Riddle is committed to giving back to the local community by partnering with forward-thinking organizations like the […]

StartUP FIU Pitch Day brings early-stage ventures to investors 

By | December 9th, 2016|Accelerator/incubator, Florida|

More than 300 came out to StartUP FIU’s first-ever Pitch Day on Tuesday, where entrepreneurs were given the opportunity to present their ideas to a group of angel investors and venture capitalists.

Of the startups that took the stage, five were invited to continue in investor discussions

The companies include:

  • Bid Aero, a […]

Florida Institute Funds carbon capture technology

By | November 10th, 2016|Accelerator/incubator, New Investments/Awards|

The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Florida Institute) announced today that it has finalized a funding agreement with Partnering in Innovation, Inc. (Pi-Innovation), an Orlando-based company with technology developed at NASA Kennedy […]

UWaterloo’s Velocity Garage achieves largest free startup incubator status

By | November 2nd, 2016|Accelerator/incubator, Canada|

The University of Waterloo celebrated the official opening of the expanded Velocity Garage, making UWaterloo home to the largest free startup incubator in the world.


Now occupying 37,000-square-feet, the Velocity Garage offers workspace for up to 120 startups to work and collaborate, as well as […]

Alumnus seeds Swartz Center thats poised to draw innovation at CMU and in Pittsburgh

By | October 27th, 2016|Accelerator/incubator, Foundation-support, Pennsylvania|

Carnegie Mellon University’s “hub for entrepreneurship,” the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, got its official start Tuesday in the best possible way — surrounded by CMU innovators hoping to take their companies to the next level.

James Swartz, the co-founding partner of Accel Partners, a venture […]

KAUST, SABB launch startup accelerator plan

By | October 6th, 2016|Accelerator/incubator, Saudi Arabia|

The Saudi British Bank (SABB) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) are launching the KAUST-SABB University Entrepreneur Accelerator “TAQADAM.” The program aims to help early stage university student and faculty entrepreneurs at Saudi universities develop their concepts into high-potential startups.

“We believe this will significantly support the ongoing work at Saudi universities for […]

Nevada’s Sierra Angels program will help incubate University-based projects

By | October 6th, 2016|Accelerator/incubator, Nevada, Venture Capital|

The Sierra Angels, Nevada’s premier, early-investor funding group, is launching a new program and fund to help incubate ideas and projects created through the University of Nevada, Reno that have potential for reaching the marketplace. The recently created Sierra Innovations and its Entrepreneur Fund will facilitate the development of successful innovation-based, […]

3 Leading Bay Area Research Universities to Partner in $600M Chan Zuckerberg Medical Science ‘Biohub’

By | September 23rd, 2016|Accelerator/incubator, California, Corporate-collaboration, New Investments/Awards, Translational Research|

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) announced Wednesday they will join forces in a new biomedical science research center funded by a $600 million commitment from Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg and pediatrician Priscilla Chan.

The San Francisco-based Chan Zuckerberg […]

Arizona State’s Avnet Innovation Lab to Fund Tech Entrepreneurs 

By | September 23rd, 2016|Accelerator/incubator, Arizona, Corporate-collaboration|

Arizona State University and global technology distributor Avnet are offering $250,000 in grant funding for technology entrepreneurs. The grants are being awarded through the Avnet Innovation Lab, a startup accelerator launched in May in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Through the lab’s 12- to 18-month program, […]

Oregon BEST, OSU Ventures back eChemion for Technology that Triples Battery Life

By | September 8th, 2016|Accelerator/incubator, Oregon|

Oregon BEST has awarded follow-on funding to an Oregon startup and Oregon State University spinout that has developed a new clean technology that triples the life of redox flow batteries used for renewable energy storage.

The company, eChemion, has a chemical treatment technology that solves a major issue with flow batteries: degradation over time of the […]