Colorado State University, the first university in the state to open a web-based crowdfunding platform to potential donors, is taking its beta test to the next level. After a successful initial test of the Charge platform with 10 student businesses over the summer, Colorado State University is now piloting community-based fundraising for projects in the […]
As Silicon Valley venture capitalists, Chris Olsen and Mark Kvamme were reluctant to visit “flyover country” to do deals. Now they’ve gone native and see the Midwest as the land of opportunity, setting up shop in Columbus, Ohio, with Drive Capital, a planned $300 million venture fund. That’s good news for Chicago startups. Early stage […]
University of Tennessee Research Foundation Launches Business Plan Competition for Academic-Affiliated Startups
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) has announced the formation of a new business plan competition aimed at academic-affiliated startup companies. The competition, named Tennessee Venture Challenge (TVC), will be held in April 2014 and is designed to encourage students, researchers and community members to create new, sustainable businesses in the state of Tennessee.