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University of Colorado Student Fund Puts $30K Into Manufacturing Connection Online Plaform

Elihuu, a startup company whose slogan is “meet your manufacturer,” has met an investor – a group of University of Colorado-Boulder graduate students.

The students last week put $30,000 into Elihuu, an online software platform that connects product designers with manufacturers who can make their wares. Read more…

 
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WI Start-up Fund Gets Tax-Exempt Status From IRS

The I-R-S has granted tax-exempt status for a new Wisconsin foundation that will provide venture capital for start-up businesses. Donors will get federal tax breaks for giving charitable donations to the new Bright-Star Wisconsin Foundation. The I-R-S announced the tax-exempt approval yesterday. Read more…

 
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Entrepreneur Alumni Give Back Through UCLA Venture Capital Fund

Think of the California university most closely tied to entrepreneurship and Stanford immediately leaps to mind, or maybe the University of California at Berkeley.

Michael Silton is looking to add UCLA to that list, and he’s come up with a unique way of funding that effort. Read more…

 
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Colorado Announces Creation Of $20M Start-up Fund

More money for early stage startups could be coming to Colorado, thanks to ongoing efforts by an incubator based in Fort Collins and a nonprofit lender to small businesses to bring more capital into the northern Colorado region.

The Rocky Mountain Innosphere and Colorado Enterprise Fund announced this week they are in the process of creating a $20 million fund that will make seed investments in Colorado startups. Read more…

 
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Wayne State University Bioinformatics Spin-out, Advaita, Leverages Seed Funding

Advaita Corp., a spinoff from Wayne State University that makes software to help university researchers and pharmaceutical companies better manage genomic data, has started raising a seed round of $1 million and been making the rounds at medical conferences and business-plan competitions. Read more…

 
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University of Pennsylvania Unleashes New $2.1M Hybrid Incubator/Seed Fund

With funding from an array of venture capitalists and investors, four education startups are getting support from the Education Design Studio Inc. (EDSi), a new hybrid incubator and seed fund established by the University of Pennsylvania’sGraduate School of Education. Read more…

 
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Imperial College of London Solar Spin-out, BBOXX, Converts On $1.5M In Venture Funding

An Imperial spinout company that brings solar energy products to developing countries lands a major investment from a Silicon Valley financier.

The company BBOXX, a provider of solar power technology systems for homes in developing countries, has received a $US 1.5 million investment from Vinod Khosla, one of the founders of the computer company Sun Microsystems who now runs a billion dollar venture capital business based in California.  BBOXX also received a further $US400,000 from the British venture capital fund Synergy Growth. Read more…

 
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University of Akron Student-run Venture Fund Invests In Ohio Start-ups

Student Venture Fund at The University of Akron (SVFUA) is a student-run nonprofit Evergreen fund that provides experiential learning to Akron-area graduate students and pre-seed validation to high potential start-ups that benefit the Northeast Ohio region. Our goal is to create synergistic links between the university, business communities and entrepreneurs to spur education, entrepreneurship and economic development. Read more…

 
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Interview With Mark Clarke, AVP of Tech Transfer U Houston, Talks About Their Commercialization Program, Gap Fund

in Texas

An enlightening interview with Dr Mark Clarke, Associate Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Technology Transfer at the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship in the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Read more…

 
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Florida State University Releases GAP Grant Recipients

Some of the state’s most innovative scientists were honored Nov. 13 for their work in addressing important societal needs such as faster wound healing for diabetics, more accurate test kits for food contaminants, a safer attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medication, a first-of-its-kind solution for concussions, and a more personal approach to diagnosing and treating Hepatitis C. Read more…

 
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