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Can An Investment Fund Make Minnesota A Medtech Mecca?

By | April 14th, 2016|Minnesota, State or Government|

If Minnesota really wants to realize its long-held dream of becoming a national hub for medtech and biotech research and to benefit from the high-paying jobs that could spawn, it needs a well-funded, long-range commitment from the state — and what better time to do that than with a $900 million budget surplus in hand?

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University of Minnesota launches $20M seed capital program, drops plans for VC fund

By | August 25th, 2014|Minnesota, Startup Fund|

The University of Minnesota has abandoned plans for a $20 million venture capital fund and will instead launch a seed-capital program for university-born startups. […]

Plans for $20M University of Minnesota venture fund take shape

By | January 27th, 2014|Minnesota|

The University of Minnesota is on track to raise a $20 million venture capital fund this year that will make seed-stage investments in startups born from academic research. […]

Venture fund proposal to UMN board

By | January 8th, 2013|*Fund Types, Minnesota, New Fund Announcement, Sample Docs, Startup Fund|

Presentation made to Board of Regents in support of the planned start-up venture fund initiative at the University of Minnesota


University of Minnesota announces two venture funds

By | December 10th, 2012|*Fund Types, Minnesota, New Fund Announcement, Startup Fund, Venture Capital|

The University of Minnesota plans to launch two venture capital funds next year, one of which will invest in startup companies that license university technology.

The fund backing university startups will total $20 million in size and will make seed-stage investments over a 10-year period. A separate $50 million fund will invest in startups nationwide.

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Bemidji State University Begins Small Gap Fund Effort For Faculty and Students

By | July 30th, 2012|Fund RFP, Minnesota, New Fund Announcement|


Faculty Scholarship and Innovation Fund: Introduction

Scholarship and innovation is highly valued at Bemidji State University. The office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Professional Development want to assist BSU faculty in their efforts to secure funding for individual or group research, pursue innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and to pursue external funding that benefits BSU students, BSU faculty, and residents of northern Minnesota. The New Faculty Scholarship and Innovation Fund (NFSIF) has been designed to help new full-time faculty members accelerate individual scholarship, assist in building a sustainable research program, and pursue innovative initiatives that benefit BSU students or residents of northern Minnesota. It is our hope that new faculty members will view this program as an excellent opportunity to jump-start their scholarly efforts soon after their arrival on campus. […]