University City Science Center QED Program Call for Submissions for $2M+ in funding

By | June 15th, 2017|Pennsylvania|

The University City Science Center is seeking proposals for its QED Proof-of-Concept Program. Academic researchers with technologies ripe for commercialization, and who are affiliated with the 21 partner academic and research institutions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, are encouraged to submit proposals. QED, now in its tenth round, is the first multi-institutional proof-of-concept […]

Invent Penn State’s Fund for Innovation awards $75,000 to Persea Naturals

By | June 1st, 2017|New Investments/Awards, Pennsylvania|

One of the latest ventures to come out of Penn State, Persea Naturals, began with an unintended discovery. Gregory R. Ziegler, professor of food science in the College of Agricultural Sciences, was extracting starch from avocado pits when he noticed something interesting. When avocado pits are pulverized, an enzymatic reaction produces a bright orange […]

New investment fund is targeting drug development at the University of Pittsburgh

By | May 31st, 2017|Pennsylvania|

University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s efforts to hotwire the region’s fledgling life sciences industry is getting a spark from a new seed capital fund targeted to helping develop new medications.

The Pittsburgh Revolution Fund is soliciting $200 million, which will be made available in the form of investments in drug research teams with the idea […]

Penn State startup Virolock Technologies secures $75,000 in funding

By | May 9th, 2017|New Investments/Awards, Pennsylvania|

When facing an outbreak of an infectious disease like Zika, influenza or Ebola, early detection and isolation of the virus is critical. A new Penn State startup is working to tackle this challenge with truly remarkable technology.

As a viral outbreak begins to spread, those with recent infections may not yet show symptoms, and unknowingly spread […]

Invent Penn State’s Fund For Innovation helps start seven new ventures

By | April 13th, 2017|*Fund Types, New Investments/Awards, Pennsylvania, Startup Fund|

A little less than two years after the launch of the Fund for Innovation, Invent Penn State has backed nearly 50 emerging Penn State technologies and has provided startup funding to promising new ventures that were born out of the program.

“Although many universities have commercialization programs,” said Vice President for Research Neil Sharkey, […]

Why University City Science Center is betting big on these 3 health projects

By | February 23rd, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Pennsylvania|

Three promising technologies that seek to improve the efficacy of medical care earned a big boost from the University City Science Center on Monday, with a total of $600,000 in research grants announced through the center’s QED Proof of Concept Program.

Preoperative planning and alignment of long-bone fractures may be improved, and then surgeries go […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Philadelphia College of Medicine starts $5M venture fund

By | May 23rd, 2016|Hospitals, New Fund Announcement, Pennsylvania|

The money for the Primary Care Innovation Fund came from the school’s foundation, PCOM said.

The fund will consider investing in companies nationwide, but will concentrate on the Philadelphia region and on the Atlanta region, where PCOM has a branch campus.

Dean Miller, CEO of the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital & Technologies and a partner at private […]