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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Start-up funding fest to be held in Bengaluru, India

By | April 6th, 2017|Competition, India|

Natio Cultus Consultancy will conduct a start-up funding event, India Fund Fest, in Bengaluru on May 12. As many as 50 start-ups will get an opportunity to pitch before investors in the maiden edition of the festival. The firm is also planning to take the festival to Hyderabad and Lucknow. The second edition will […]

Five startups split $70K from Winston-Salem venture fund, with chance at $250K

By | June 21st, 2016|Competition, New Investments/Awards, South Carolina|

Five startups from a pool of 235 were selected to share in $70,000 in upfront funding as part of the 2016 fund of Winston-Salem-based New Ventures Investment Club.

Each of the five will now participate in the New Ventures Startup Accelerator program based at Flywheel Cowork in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, with the opportunity […]

UChicago College New Venture Challenge Winners awards $20K

By | June 1st, 2015|Competition, Illinois, Student Funds|

At the kick off to University of Chicago’s New Venture Challenges, two first year teams were awarded $10,000 to fund their dorm room ventures.

The judges decided to split the first place prize at the College New Venture Challenge (open only to undergraduates), awarding $10,000 to both Athenir, a research aggregate service, and UProspie, a service […]

Five student startups get $60K from McGinnis Venture Competition

By | March 17th, 2014|Competition, Pennsylvania, Student Funds|

Five student startups from Carnegie Mellon University are getting a little more support, earning $60,000 in investment capital through the 2014 McGinnis Venture Competition, a cross-campus entrepreneurial challenge. […]

University of Tennessee Research Foundation Launches Business Plan Competition for Academic-Affiliated Startups

By | October 7th, 2013|Competition, Tennessee|

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) has announced the formation of a new business plan competition aimed at academic-affiliated startup companies. The competition, named Tennessee Venture Challenge (TVC), will be held in April 2014 and is designed to encourage students, researchers and community members to create new, sustainable businesses in the state of Tennessee.  […]

Marblar aims to support university commercialization through competitions and crowdsourcing

By | September 17th, 2012|Competition, UK/England|

Some crowdsourcing competitions, like the X-Prize, ask people to come up with technological solutions to a problem. Marblar, a startup launching this month, is doing it backward—asking people to come up with problems that a given technology could solve. […]

Xavier X-Lab demonstrates key support program success factors

By | August 20th, 2012|Competition, Fund RFP, Ohio|

No fund, but Xavier X-LAB demonstrates a systematic approach to early stage concept development through an “internal accelerator/competition” program. From our experience, this program implements three key fundamentals of successful, university-led, gap programs:

1.Engages Innovation Community: An ideal gap program incorporates an extended network of technical, business, and investment professionals into the process. These individuals share […]