Framing the Expectations of Tech and Start-up Gap Funding

From my experience, the framing of expectations to sponsoring leadership and stakeholders is the single most important action in the successful launch and sustainability of any tech or start-up gap funding program. This is especially important if any source of the funds is derived from public dollars. We have seen the following story transpire too […]

Ivy Foundation Biomedical Innovation Grants

The Ivy Foundation Biomedical Innovation Grants was created in 2008 by the Ivy Foundation to support collaborative University of Virginia research projects with the potential to yield leading-edge diagnostics and treatments for a range of human health problems. The fund seeks to accelerate improved diagnosis and treatment of disease through inventions and patents, commercial products, […]

Penn GSE’s Innovative Collaboration for Start-Ups Finalizes Newest Cohort

Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2014 – Penn’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) has announced that the Education Design Studio, Inc. (EDSi), a $2.1 million hybrid incubator and seed fund built specifically for education ventures, has selected its second cohort of entrepreneurs to join them in Philadelphia this August. Nine early stage edtech start-ups have signed […]

MIT Media Lab spinoff Luminoso scores $6.5M in funding

Luminoso, a Cambridge-based text analytics company that has its roots in the MIT Media Lab, announced Wednesday that it’s raised $6.5 million in Series A funding, led by Acadia Woods and with participation from Tokyo-based Digital Garage.