In the age of startup-mania, accelerators, incubators and the constant search for venture capital,Northeastern Universityis taking a proactive approach to getting would-be founders to an entrepreneurial happy-place. IDEA calls itself a “venture accelerator,” The three-year-old program within the university was founded by students who – after coming face to face with the harsh realities of
Some people think that commercialization – technology transfer – is something only engineers do. But a number of CAS professors have recently received funding from the BU Office of Technology Development (OTD) for important work they are doing.
BOSTON – February 7, 2013 –The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC) today announced $200,000 in new grants to Massachusetts entrepreneurs as part of their commitment to NECEC Institute’s Cleantech Innovations New England program. These grants are issued through the MassCEC Catalyst Program, which funds the commercialization of new
Perhaps it’s not surprising that if you recruit a noted angel investor to run one of MIT’s highest-profile research groups, the Media Lab, one of the things he’ll do is try to create new mechanisms to invest in student startups…
2012 proved to be a groundbreaking year forIDEA: Northeastern’s Venture Accelerator. In 2012, the entire IDEA team worked hard to build the community’s awareness that IDEA is a University resource available to any student, faculty, or alumni interested in creating a Venture. IDEA events were heavily attended by students from across campus and the Boston
IDEA: Northeastern’s Venture Accelerator is happy to announce Presskit.to and Collaperty as the Gap Fund recipients for November 2012. Each venture will receive $10,000 to further their business development. Presskit.to is aiming to become the leading platform for online portfolios in the music industry. Presskit.to provides musicians, agents, and producers a way to showcase and publicize their projects. Collaperty is a social
MISTI (MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives) oﬀers seed funds to MIT faculty and researchers to support early-stage international projects and collaboration. MISTI Global Seed Funds includes a general fund for projects in any country and several country funds with their own requirements. Overview: http://web.mit.edu/misti/mit-germany/faculty/MIT-Germany%20Seed%20Fund%20flyer.pdf
Imagine having all the money in the world, in your hands, at your disposal. It’s given to you with the trust that you will make wise investments and fund the future of successful startups and entrepreneurs. This is the challenge IDEA’s Investment Officer Matthew Saitta and his Investment Committee face as they prepare to award the most
In January, The Experiment Fund (Xfund) launched as an early-stage seed fund through backing from storied venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates. Anchored at Harvard, what the Xfund was able to develop was a partnership between two of the longest living institutions in their respective fields. “When anyone designs any institution, they always want it to
In fewer than two years, IDEA has worked with more than 200 ventures from every college in the university and provided approximately $150,000 in funding to more than a dozen teams, many of which have drawn interest from outside investors. The venture accelerator is in position to dole out some $200,000 in funding within the next year.