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Four local University of Wisconsin tech startups awarded second round of state grants

Four local startups founded by students and University of Wisconsin faculty are getting a second round of state grants to advance their new business models. The four are among nine UW system startups that are sharing $325,000 in grant awarded through the Ideadvance Seed Fund program. That $2 million program is run by the Wisconsin

 
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Matthews startup gets $75,000 from Innovation Fund North Carolina

TVL International, the Matthews company developing the SmartCharge LED bulb that operates even during a power outage, has won a $75,000 loan award from the Innovation Fund North Carolina. Founder and CEO Shailendra Suman says the money will be used pay for getting the latest iteration of the SmartCharge bulb certified by Underwriters Laboratories, as

 
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Techstars Closes $150 Million Fund for Early-Stage Investments

Techstars closed a $150 million early-stage fund, a much larger pool of money than it previously had, that will enable the firm to capitalize on the global network of startup founders and advisers it has built out in recent years. Techstars launched its first startup accelerator in Boulder, Colo., in 2007. Since then it has spread

 
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$32K awarded to 4 University at Buffalo students for startup funding – University at Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Software to help companies retrieve files. A deployable wall to protect waterfront properties from flooding. A software platform that makes e-books more interactive. And a device to recover and refine precious metals. These are the business startup ideas that earned four enterprising University at Buffalo students $8,000 each in seed funding, as

 
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Who benefits from NY $50M Venture Fund?

Empire State Development officials said a $50 million state venture capital fund will stimulate private venture capital among startups that lack funding, primarily in upstate New York. “Upstate [New York] is a priority and historically has been underserved as compared to New York City where there’s so much investment in digital media,” said Steve Cohen,

 
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Belarus, Russia to set up venture capital fund in 2015

MINSK, 21 January (BelTA) – The Belarus-Russia venture capital fund is to be established in 2015, Chairman of the Belarusian State Science and Technology Committee Alexander Shumilin said at a press conference dedicated to the Day of Belarusian Science on 21 January, BelTA has learned. “We are in talks with a Russian venture capital company

 
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Fund helps startups find foreign investors

Companies trying to move from the research stage to getting a product to market face a number of challenges, including finding financing for the product or service. Western Canadian research parks, including Innovation Place in Saskatoon, are getting a boost at finding foreign direct investment in their research through a $125,000 fund by the Western

 
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Dartmouth Alum Fund Invests In Businesses With College Ties

A group of Dartmouth College alumni “angel investors” has established a venture capital fund to help businesses with connections to the college. “Angel investors” put up money to help entrepreneurs and start-ups to get off the ground and grow. The idea is less about turning a quick profit and more about nurturing a business. The

 
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Canadian Federal government announces $16.5M Research Support Fund

A new Government of Canada initiative will provide $16.5 million to further the University of Alberta’s “world-class” innovation and research. Minister of State (Science and Technology) Ed Holder announced on Jan. 19 that the $16.5 million will stem from the Research Support Fund, which will distribute $342 million across Canadian post-secondary institutions over the next

 
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B-Schools’ Venture Capital Investments Pay Off For Entrepreneurs

Neha Jainve is in need of cash. Her start-up venture, Wallet Circle, is poised to generate comfortable returns but a £42,000 capital injection from Sirius, an incubator program, will not be enough to sustain growth. The technology entrepreneur and her co-founders have spent the past two years working on securing seed funding for their fledgling

 
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