New venture fund launched - run by Singapore university students, for students

By | July 14th, 2017|Singapore, State or Government, Student Funds|

Entrepreneurship community Kairos Asean and the Singapore Management University’s (SMU) Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE) have launched a new venture fund run by university students for students.

Called Protege Ventures, it aims to give undergraduate and postgraduate students from Singapore-based universities a shot at “practical, real-life venture capital experience” in sourcing, analysing and investing in technology-enabled Asean […]

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 […]

University of New Hampshire creates innovation fund

By | May 9th, 2017|New Hampshire, Student Funds|

The University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center has established the J. Dolores and Alfred P. Maurice Prize for Innovation Fund, UNH announced Wednesday.

Alfred P. Maurice donated $150,000 to create an endowed gift to benefit undergraduate student innovation.

“This prize will help the ECenter continue to build the growing innovation culture on campus whether […]

U-M undergrad venture fund makes first investment 

By | May 1st, 2017|Michigan, New Investments/Awards, Student Funds|

Benjamin Rathi, a business and computer science senior at the University of Michigan, already had a successful startup under his belt when he won a spot on the Zell Early Stage Fund as a junior.

The fund, which launched in fall 2015 with a dozen juniors at the Zell Lurie Institute housed at the Ross School […]

U of Wyoming Recipient of ExxonMobil Innovation Fund Grant for Student-Led Research Projects

By | April 12th, 2017|New Investments/Awards, Student Funds, Wyoming|

The University of Wyoming is among seven schools — three from the United States, two from Brazil, and one each in Colombia and Mexico — to receive grant money for collaborative research projects, and to increase bilateral mobility of U.S., Latin American and Caribbean students through study abroad program development.

UW is one of the latest […]

Davidson Alumna Receives $50,000 for Start-Up during Venture Fund Pitch Day Competition 

By | April 7th, 2017|Student Funds|

On February 24, 2017 in the Alvarez Student Union, five finalists competed for the opportunity of a lifetime: $50,000 awarded to fund one winner’s start-up company. Venture Fund Pitch Day, hosted by Davidson Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), is an opportunity to learn, experience, and gain public exposure for one’s idea.

Venture Fund is a “program that […]

These four tech startups received crucial capital from a UPenn student-run fund

By | February 23rd, 2017|Pennsylvania, Student Funds|

A student-run innovation fund has already provided capital to launch four Penn startups this year, and it’s only the beginning of second semester.

The Weiss Tech House Innovation Fund gives grants ranging from $500-$2000 to startups that involve technology in some way, College senior […]

University of ArkansasWalton College Entrepreneurial Fund Created to Bolster Student Start-Ups

By | February 23rd, 2017|Arkansas, Student Funds|

University of Arkansas alumna Janet Ryan Stegall and her husband, Bob, believe entrepreneurship inspires innovation and creativity. To support entrepreneurship efforts at the university, the Dallas couple made a $100,000 gift to create the Janet Ryan Stegall and Bob Stegall Entrepreneurship Fund in the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

Janet Ryan Stegall is a native […]

Ontario’s New William G. Davis Innovation Fund encourages college students to pitch creative projects

By | February 3rd, 2017|Canada, Student Funds|

To help mark the Ontario colleges’ 50th anniversary celebrations in 2017, colleges have launched a new William G. Davis Innovation Fund contest that encourages students and alumni to pitch creative projects and initiatives that will compete for cash prizes.

The fund has been named after former premier William G. Davis, who served as

University of Akron unveils $500K Spark Fund program to fund student, faculty innovations

By | January 9th, 2017|New Fund Announcement, Ohio, Student Funds|

The University of Akron Research Foundation is unveiling a new program called the Spark Fund to help develop new innovations and technologies among graduate students and faculty.The program, which aims to foster innovations leading to university start-ups, will pay to prototype and test five to seven innovations in 2017, thanks to matching funding from the Ohio […]