Portland Development Commission Puts $30K Into Six University-born Companies

The Portland Development Commission is seeding six fledgling university-born companies up to $30,000 to help them succeed in the marketplace. The PDC launched the University Startup Commercialization Grant Program this year as a way to strengthen the relationship between Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University and the city’s startup community.

Lorrain Community College Innovation Fund Announces $150K In Six Start-ups

The Innovation Fund, Northeast Ohio’s most active pre-seed fund for technology startups, has awarded $25,000 grants to six young companies. The funding will be used to help the companies validate their technology ideas through the imagining and incubating stages and into demonstrating. “The grants we’ve awarded are so critical to the initial growth of these startups,” […]

University of Washington Green Fund To Invest $250K In Green Research

The UW has received top marks from a variety of organizations for its sustainability measures. In the hope of continuing that legacy, the university is investing $250,000 in a new grant promoting green research. Supported by the department of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (ESS), the Green Seed Fund aims to advance the University of Washington’s […]

Tufts Venture Fund will supply seed money to student startups

Are we approaching the point where Boston will have more venture capitalists living in dorm rooms than in Wellesley? Maybe not yet. But another student-run investing group is about to start putting money into campus startups, this time at Tufts University. The Tufts Venture Fund, formed last year by students including Eric Peckham and Alexandra Halbeck, has been out raising […]

University of Southern Maine RFP For Commercialization Gap Fund Program

The Office of Research Administration and Development is accepting proposals in response to the ongoing Call for Proposals for the Commercialization Gap Fund Program.  Full-time USM faculty and staff from all colleges are eligible to apply. Graduate and undergraduate students who have discoveries and inventions resulting from their work at USM are eligible to participate as […]