Utah USTAR awards grants to Utah companies and university researchers

By | July 14th, 2017|New Investments/Awards, State or Government, Utah|

USTAR awarded seven Technology Acceleration Program grants and seven University Technology Acceleration Grants in its latest round of funding.

“This round of cutting-edge technologies has potential to translate into improved monitoring systems and methods to test and validate drug and device therapies,” said Ivy Estabrooke, Ph.D., USTAR executive director. “Awardee projects span long-range wireless telemetry systems […]

VentureCon brings out Utah Valley University’s entrepreneurs with new business ideas

By | May 1st, 2017|Utah|

At Utah Valley University’s first VentureCon on Tuesday, the variety of student businesses was impressive.

VentureCon was the Entrepreneurship Institute’s first foray into a student business trade show, but it’s one Peter Robinson, Morris Professor of Entrepreneurship at UVU, plans to repeat. Business-minded students from entrepreneur classes and other disciplines at the university were […]

Utah Universities Share $445K In Energy Challenge Grants

By | March 17th, 2014|New Investments/Awards, Utah|

For the first time, the Utah Energy Research Triangle is awarding grants to fund seven research projects that will be key to solving Utah energy challenges.

The $445,000 in funds have been divided up among projects associated with three of Utah’s major research universities, including Utah State University, Brigham Young University and The University of Utah, to support and inspire the next generation of Utah talent to focus on energy research. […]

University of Utah RFP for Seed Grant Program

By | August 27th, 2013|Fund RFP, Translational Research, Utah|

The Funding Incentive Seed Grant Program, sponsored by the University of Utah Research Foundation, will support only new areas of research for a principal investigator(s). Research that is already supported by other sources will not be approved for funding. Gap funding to bridge support between external grants or contracts will not be considered. The applicant must clearly and convincingly demonstrate that the proposed project represents a new research direction in an area likely to generate extramural funding. Thus, the proposal must not have overlap with any existing grants. Seed funding under this program is to be used to successfully compete for extramural funds to support the project in the long term. […]

University of Utah Hosts Speed Teching Event for Investors, Technology Managers From Multiple Utah Universities

By tdomf_17636| May 8th, 2013|Gap support programs, Utah|

University of Utah Hosts Speed Teching Event for Investors, Technology Managers From Multiple Utah Universities

– Investors and Entrepreneurs Invited to Learn about Available Technologies at Utah Universities for Potential Partnerships – […]

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Kickstart Seed Fund Raises $26M For Mountain West Start-ups

By | April 29th, 2013|New Fund Announcement, Startup Fund, Utah|

Kickstart Seed Fund, the venture organization created to support startups in the Mountain West part of the United States, has raised $26 million to support its second fund. In the process, it has also added two industry veterans to its management team: Former Skullcandy VP of Global Business Development Clarke Miyasaki and former vSpring/Signal Peak Director of Finance Alex Soffe. […]

Forbes article on student-led University Venture Fund, University of Utah

By | January 21st, 2013|Student Funds, Utah|

UVF hosts an annual University Private Equity Summit, where top VCs and investment experts offer best practices and wisdom to approximately 300 attendees. It’s not too late to attend this year’s Summit in Salt Lake City and Park City, January 24-26. David Hornick ofAugust Capital and Jeremy Andrus of SkullCandy head this year’s keynote list. Panelists include  Matt Miller of Sequoia Capital, David McClure of500 Startups, Ray Bradford, from Kleiner Perkins, Stacy Bishop, Scale Venture PartnersRandal Quarles from Carlyle and many others.  Entrepreneurs and press will also get into the act, with Ryan Lawler of TechCrunch,Peter Yared, the CTO of CBS Interactive, andForbes’ own Amy Rees Anderson, the former CEO of MediConnect who’s now launched her own investment and mentoring company REES Capital. […]

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Utah’s Tech Commercialization and Innovation Program invests $600K in 15 more projects

By | September 24th, 2012|New Investments/Awards, State or Government, Utah|

Fifteen promising innovative technologies just got a $40,000 boost. For the first round of the new fiscal year, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) approved $600,000 of grants in support of new technology and research that universities and university licensees are seeking to take to market. The grants are designed to help build companies and create quality new jobs from groundbreaking innovation. […]

University of Utah looks to donations to jumpstart Gateway Crimson Innovation Fund

By | August 28th, 2012|New Fund Announcement, Startup Fund, Utah|

At a time when the University of Utah is tapping the philanthropic community to fund scholarships and buildings for research, academics, athletics and cultural amenities, the school this week added another request: funding for technology commercialization.

Money donated to a new Gateway Crimson Innovation Fund will help push university inventions, such as medical devices and treatments, drugs, energy technologies and software, into the marketplace. […]

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Utah Kickstart raising a second fund

By | April 26th, 2012|State or Government, Utah|

Kickstart Seed Fund, a seed investor based in Salt Lake City, is seeking to raise $20 million for a second fund that will back technology and life science companies in Utah and nearby Rocky Mountain states […]

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