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Gener8tor raises $2.1 million for fund to invest in start-ups in Wisconsin

Gener8tor, which runs start-up training classes in Milwaukee and Madison, said Wednesday it has raised more than $2.1 million for a second fund. Gener8tor Fund II is set up to invest in the start-ups — usually about 10 a year — that go through gener8tor’s classes. It also sends a signal that gener8tor is committed

 
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University of Leicester plans to raise £10 million for endowment fund

The University of Leicester has established a new endowment fund to provide vital support for the institution in the 21st century and beyond. The Leicester Endowment Fund was launched by President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Boyle with two generous gifts from alumni supporters Paul Rivlin and David Barry at the University’s House of Lords Reception.

 
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Fifth Third helps launch Wayne State University student-managed fund

Fifth Third Bank on Wednesday will donate $100,000 to the Wayne State University School of Business to fund creation of a student-managed investment fund. “We’d like to build the fund as large as possible,” said Robert Forsythe, dean of the business school. The fund, which will invest in public equities, will be managed by students

 
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Technology advances earn state innovation awards | ASU News

Arizona Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards winners for 2014 include a faculty member and an undergraduate student in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. David Frakes received the Innovator of the Year Award in the Academia category for engineering research and technology development he has led in recent years through

 
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Feds announce new $15 M fund for social innovation research | Academica Group – Research and Consulting for Higher Education

The federal government last week announced the launch of the new Community and College Social Innovation Fund, designed to fund applied research at colleges and polytechnics that addresses social issues including poverty, crime prevention, community safety, and economic development at the community level. The $15 M fund will be administered by SSHRC as a pilot

 
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Venture’s funding reaches $2.5 million with help from Next Level Ventures

VIDA Diagnostics, a venture out of the University of Iowa Research Park (UIRP) BioVentures Center, recently received $2 million in funding from Next Level Ventures (NLV), a Des Moines venture capital firm created to invest in Iowa companies.  This $2 million investment and the $500,000 Iowa Innovation Fund granted in September total $2.5 million dollars

 
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Ottawa, Quebec pitch in on $279M innovation fund

Finance Minister Joe Oliver was in Montreal to announce appropriation from supervision for a new try collateral fund. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press) The sovereign supervision and Quebec’s provincial supervision have affianced to representation in $1 for any $2 lifted by a private zone to uphold an investment account that’s ostensible to aim innovative companies in

 
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Cornell University’s Binoptics sold to Massachusetts company for $230M

Ithaca laser-technology company Binoptics is being bought by M/A-Com Technology Solutions of Lowell, Mass., for $230 million in cash, the company announced Wednesday. Binoptics, in business since 2000 using technology developed at Cornell University, develops and makes semicondutor microchip lasers for equipment in the data and telecommunications industries that use light energy rather than electricity.

 
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Houston venture capital firm opens Ann Arbor office headed by U Michigan Graduate

University of Michigan graduate and serial entrepreneur Adrian Fortinio will lead a new office for the Houston-based Mercury Fund–a venture capital firm–according to a report in Crain’s Detroit Business. Fortino co-founded FlockTag and was a vice president at Invest Detroit before being tapped to lead Mercury’s new Ann Arbor office. The firm, which raised more

 
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University Of Maryland, Baltimore Invests $100,000 To Complete Harpoon Medical’s $3.6M Series A Financing

University of Maryland (UM) Ventures and Harpoon Medical, Inc. announced today that the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has invested $100,000 in Harpoon Medical. This is the first equity investment UM Ventures has made in a company and completes Harpoon Medical’s $3.6M Series A financing. The investment also coincides with the U.S. PTO’s decision to

 
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