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Eardrum Patch Start-up Receives $44K From Tulane University Business Competition

Tympanogen LLC, a New Orleans startup company with a nonsurgical patch for treating holes in the eardrum, has won $44,000 in a major graduate-level student startup competition.

 
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Northeastern’s IDEA student-run gap fund surpasses half a $1M in investment to-date

IDEA was founded in 2009 and since then has funded 35 ventures with grants up to $10,000. Just this past month, the Accelerator reached its 500k milestone in venture funding, a monumental milestone for IDEA.

 
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Michigan Pre-Seed Fund 2.0 antes up $6.8M for early-stage companies

LANSING, MICH. — The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) board of directors has designated $6.8 million for the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund 2.0, a statewide investment fund aimed at supporting high-tech early stage companies.

 
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University of Malta launches “Take-off Business Incubator” which includes a 100,000 euro seed fund

The University of Malta today launched the Take-Off Business Incubator, along with the launch of the Seed Fund Award in the presence of Economy Minister Chris Cardona and Education and Employment Minister Evarist Bartolo.

 
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U Illinois-Urbana Champaign announces 2014 POC award winners

The Office of Technology Management (OTM) is proud to announce the 2014 awardees of the Illinois Proof-of-Funding Concept (I-POC). I-POC is an innovative program designed to fund development that will demonstrate and improve an innovation’s market viability to potential investors and partners.

 
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U Kansas awards $200K in POC awards

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas continues to move innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace. As part of this effort, four KU research projects that are near the commercialization stage have been awarded $50,000 each through the university’s Proof of Concept Fund. The Proof of Concept (POC) Fund supports KU projects that have the potential to

 
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New VC firm to target technologies and start-ups from UCSD

A group of alumni from UC San Diego has created an early stage venture capital fund that will target startup companies created by university students, faculty and graduates. The modest, roughly $8 million Triton Technology Fund unveiled late Wednesday expects to provide capital to entrepreneurs looking to commercialize technology developed at the university.

 
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Vanderbilt University Plans For $50M Seed Fund

Vanderbilt University officials are drawing up plans for a $50 million pool of money that will finance strategic collaborations across campus in the coming years.

 
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Cambridge University sells stake in pharma spin-out for $5.3M

Cambridge University has pocketed millions of pounds on a seed investment it made seven years ago in a company that makes “test tube patients” for drug research. The university made £3.17m, more than 30 times its original investment, after selling its stake in Horizon Discovery, which grows batches of cells containing tailored DNA.

 
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QuickSod Wins $30K in the UTRF Tennessee Venture Challenge

QuickSod swept the first ever Tennessee Venture Challenge (TVC), claiming both the $25,000 overall prize and the $5,000 Crowd Favorite Award at the inaugural TVC Pitch Competition held by the UT Research Foundation (UTRF) Thursday, April 3 at The Foundry in Knoxville. TVC is a business plan competition for the University of Tennessee community. To

 
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