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North Dakota investor Dakota Venture Group backs marketing-tech startup Buzz360

Eagan startup Buzz360 has closed on $385,000 in financing with backing from North Dakota investors, including a student-run venture fund. The marketing-technology company will put the capital toward ramping up sales and marketing of its software. Dakota Venture Group, a Grand Forks-based fund run by University of North Dakota students, led the equity component of

 
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Ottawa, Quebec pitch in on $279M innovation fund – Business – CBC News

The federal government and Quebec’s provincial government have pledged to pitch in $1 for every $2 raised by the private sector to backstop an investment fund that’s supposed to target innovative companies in the province. Finance Minister Joe Oliver was in Montreal on Monday alongside his provincial counterpart Carlos Leitao to announce the government support

 
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NC State’s Chancellors Innovation Fund Has Backed 23 Projects, Secured $4.2M in Follow-on Funding

In four years, 23 projects have earned funding from the CIF. The $1.3 million invested in them has generated $4.2 million in follow-on funding and $460,000 in licensing revenue for the university, as well as launching six startup companies. Each year, roughly 75 faculty members file CIF proposals. After initial screening, finalists pitch their technology development

 
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UTexas-San Antonio honors eight researchers at second annual Innovation Awards

UTSA President Ricardo Romo, Vice President for Research Mauli Agrawal and the UTSA Office of Commercialization and Innovation recognized eight UTSA faculty members yesterday at the university’s second annual Innovation Awards luncheon. The UTSA Innovation Awards program recognizes UTSA researchers who have contributed to the university’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by securing patents and/or commercial licenses to protect, develop and

 
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Ireland: Technology’s path from academia to commercial world needs paving

Overcoming red tape. Low returns on state investment. Conflicts of interest between industry and academia. Sound familiar? Approximately 5 per cent of university-generated technologies in the US get licensed. Public universities are under pressure to improve this figure.But this poses its own problem: a crisis of identity. Just how commercially driven should any university be?

 
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6 things we’ve learned about launching university-origin companies

The University of California recently announced its entry into the venture capital arena with a $250 million commitment to spinning promising technologies out of its top-notch, 10-campus system. Perhaps every major research university in the US — collectively, recipients of over $40 billion in federal research funding yearly, not to mention the inflows of corporate

 
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Green Seed Fund proposals open Oct. 22

The University of Washington Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office is pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals for 2014-2015 Green Seed Fund Grants effective October 22, 2014: green.uw.edu/gsf/ Submissions must be entered online, and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on December 11, 2014. The Green Seed Fund aims to promote and fund research

 
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Alumnus creates investment fund that targets startups from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Jeff Stewart, an entrepreneur who has founded several technology companies, is starting a fund to grow early-stage businesses developed by faculty, alumni and students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Stewart, currently the chief executive office and co-founder of Lenddo, a New York City technology company, is an alumnus of Rensselaer, a private

 
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Maryland Investment Fund Announces $600,000 Growth Investment in Motionsoft

The Maryland Venture Fund (MVF), the equity investment arm of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), has invested $600,000 in Rockville-based Motionsoft, a leading provider of SaaS member relationship management software (MRMS) and payment services for the health and fitness industry. Annapolis, Maryland (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The investment comes as part

 
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Venture capital fund invests in ASU startups to stimulate Arizona economy

Successful SkySong-based startup Bosse Tools has received a major investment of $200,000 from the Maricopa County Manufacturing Venture Fund to ramp up production of its line of ergonomically designed tools. The venture fund was developed by the ASU Foundation for A New American University, thanks to a $1 million grant from the Maricopa County Industrial

 
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