UMass records best-ever year for startup businesses, $2M in POC Funding

The University of Massachusetts created six new startup companies within the past year, its best-ever annual performance, and set new records for patent applications and the number of faculty members disclosing inventions, President Caret said today.  The new companies reflect the University’s increased focus on coaching, mentoring and providing other services and support to help […]

Two New $10 Million Australian Startup Funds Make It To Tax Free Status

Two Australian venture capital funds have gained sought-after recognition from the Federal Government for their support to local startups. Startup accelerator BlueChilli has been named as the newest Registered Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership (ESVCLP) by the Department of Industry. It is one of only 10 funds to gain such recognition since 2007. ilab, […]

Stony Brook Announces Four Finalists for Inaugural Discovery Fund Award

Sometimes you just have to do it yourself. That’s what theStony Brook Foundation did in establishing The Discovery Fund, which supports pioneering scientific breakthroughs with philanthropic giving in response to declining federal grants for basic research. Now, the finalists for the inaugural Discovery Fund Award have been selected and will compete for up to $200,000; the recipient(s) […]

Utah Student-run venture capital fund empowers and supports students

In charge of a $500,000 venture capital fund, a group of 10 students from Utah universities are trying to find and fund the best entrepreneurs on local campuses. As investment associates for Campus Founders Fund, they meet weekly to hear pitches from students and then collectively decide whether or not to fund them. If funded, […]

Early stage digital health companies get some love from Maryland TEDCO fund

Vheda Health, a digital health company that seeks to help people with chronic conditions, is one of a handful of healthcare startups that have received backing from a commercialization fund from Maryland’s Technology Development Corp. They were part of a list of 15 companies that received $1.5 million. It follows a funding allocation from earlier […]

AUT Venture Fund gives entrepreneurs a welcome kickstart

Four startup projects led by entrepreneurial AUT University alumni and students got a boost last week thanks to the AUT Venture Fund. AUT Business School alumnus Helgaard Theunissen and his teammate Ernst Jordaan won the alumni division with their business plan for Vermicast – a company that will sell compost produced by earthworms.  Vermicast will […]

Investment booms in Pittsburgh thanks to new venture fund

It’s hard to miss investment in Pennsylvania when it takes the form of a downtown high rise or new sports complex, but if you’re not in the business community, you may not be aware of the robust — less visible — investments that propel the state’s economy. In Pittsburgh in the first nine months of […]

A New Fund Is Giving BC Startups A Competitive Edge

At least for the moment, Kevin Cook was in the hot seat. Just over 10 years ago, Cook, BC ’04, was near the front of a room in Fulton Hall as a cluster of budding MBA candidates critiqued his every move throughout his presentation. The criticism and feedback were a daily occurrence in Wally Coyle’s […]