Oregon BEST Adds New Members To BOD

Oregon BEST has elected four new members to its Board of Directors, adding regional expertise from private industry and government labs to its leadership body tasked with helping the organization speed commercialization of a wide range of new clean technologies.

Accelerate Start-up Challenge Provides Platform For Bostonian Students To Pitch Ideas For $$

A semester’s worth of brainstorming, planning, strategizing, and designing came down to Pitchfest, where interdisciplinary teams participating in the Accelerate Startup Challenge pitched their projects to a group of alumni, mentors, and representatives of Boston’s innovation ecosystem. The event took place the evening of November 14 in Accelerate, Wentworth Innovation + Entrepreneurship Center. Alpha Industries (Josh […]

University of Brussels Natural Products Start-up, Bioxodes, Nabs $3.5M In Seed Funding

Bioxodes SA, a company developing products derived from natural sources, has completed a EUR 2.6 million (USD 3.5 million) first seed funding round with a consortium of business angels and Belgian investment funds. EUR 1.6 million is from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Walloon Region in Belgium via the Retech program for […]

University of Alaska’s UAA Innovate Awards Support Creative Projects Up To $200K

Taking products like Yang’s to market is Helena Wisniewski’s mission. She is vice provost for research and graduate studies at UAA. Two years ago, when she arrived from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., she quickly launched the UAA Innovate awards, an annual pot of $200,000 in seed money for research, creative works and […]

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.