UC Riverside Launches $10 Million Highlander Venture Capital Fund

By | July 5th, 2017|*Fund Types, California, Venture Capital|

The University of California, Riverside has created a $10 million Highlander Venture Fund (HVF).

The Highlander Fund, created with Silicon Valley’s Vertical Venture Partners, will provide seed capital to qualified opportunities within the university for students and faculty members, and entrepreneurs from Riverside County. The fund will target technologies that can be matched with a targeted […]

Indiana University plots new VC fund amid agency revamp 

By | July 5th, 2017|*Fund Types, Indiana, Venture Capital|

Indiana University wants to do a better job helping startups affiliated with its community access capital, talent and office space. So it’s revamping a 20-year-old agency and gearing up to launch a new venture capital fund.

Earlier this week, IU announced that it is reorganizing its Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., […]

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

Crowdfunding success for sustainability start-up fund

By | June 19th, 2017|Crowdfunding|

The Sustainable Accelerator aims to support the next generation of businesses that can redefine the way society consumes energy, manages waste, and applies smart resource technology. Having already received £300,000 from the London waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), the fund has since raised more than £700,000 via crowdfund platform Seedrs.

“Now, more than ever, […]

New Mexico State University Arrowhead Innovation Fund receives $800,000 for high-tech startups

By | June 1st, 2017|New Mexico, Startup Fund|

The Arrowhead Innovation Fund at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center is one of three organizations to receive investment from the state’s Catalyst Fund, a $20 million “fund of funds” to support New Mexico companies, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday in Albuquerque. The Catalyst Fund is expected to support more than 50 companies in New […]

Louisiana Tech TOP DOG New Venture Championship winners announced

By | May 22nd, 2017|Competition, Louisiana, New Investments/Awards|

A total of $12,500 in cash and prizes were awarded recently to the most innovative, student-developed product and service ideas at the 2017 TOP DOG New Venture Championship at Louisiana Tech University.

Awards were presented to the top three finishers in the competition with the “Lunch Pad” team of Jon Emas […]

Four University of Malta research projects awarded €240,000 in new pilot programme

By | May 22nd, 2017|Malta, New Investments/Awards, Translational Research|

The University of Malta recently launched a new pilot programme to award four prospective research projects by university researchers, a total of €60,000 each over two years. The funds will cover expenses and costs such as those for research assistants, data gathering and surveys, software, consumables, conferences, dissemination and outreach etc.

The projects will be financed […]

Inova Health System, University of Virginia fund first joint research projects with seed fund

By | May 17th, 2017|Startup Fund, Virginia|

Inova Health System and University of Virginia are kicking off their new partnership with $450,000 in seed money to fund nine joint research projects geared toward better predicting, preventing and treating disease.

The seed fund helps launch a larger $112 million partnership that Falls Church-based Inova […]

Harvard Innovation Lab awards $310,000 in prizes 

By | May 15th, 2017|Competition, Massachusetts, New Investments/Awards, Student Funds|

The Harvard Innovation Lab, a university-wide initiative that fosters student entrepreneurship, awarded $310,000 in prize money Tuesday night to winners of the sixth annual President’s Innovation Challenge, an interdisciplinary competition for students to develop solutions to pressing problems within the health and life sciences industry.

According to Jodi Goldstein, managing director of Harvard Innovation Labs, judges […]