Ryerson University/Ryerson Futures Inc. invest up to $80K in deals

The Seed Fund investments may be up to $80,000 including a convertible note plus founders equity stake which depends on the stage of the business. RFI also attracts other non-dilutive funding sources. Initial investors are Relay Ventures and other high net worth individuals. The Fund is set up as a corporation owned by the investors. […]

University of Washington Next Green Seed Fund proposal deadline Dec. 11

The Green Seed Fund – a grant fund for campus environmental research projects – is accepting proposals through Dec. 11 for the next round of grants. The Green Seed Fund aims to promote and fund research projects that advance sustainable research while contributing to the university’s sustainability goals. The fund was launched in 2013, and […]

Multi-million pound fund to boost UK university spin-outs and research

Research from universities across the South of England could be commercialised and turned into successful business faster than ever before, thanks to a multi-million pound project announced today [November 26] by Minster for Universities and Science, Greg Clark MP. Funded by HEFCE and Innovate UK, the £3.2 million iCURE project aims to ‘bridge the valley […]

Gener8tor raises $2.1 million for fund to invest in start-ups in Wisconsin

Gener8tor, which runs start-up training classes in Milwaukee and Madison, said Wednesday it has raised more than $2.1 million for a second fund. Gener8tor Fund II is set up to invest in the start-ups — usually about 10 a year — that go through gener8tor’s classes. It also sends a signal that gener8tor is committed […]

University of Leicester plans to raise £10 million for endowment fund

The University of Leicester has established a new endowment fund to provide vital support for the institution in the 21st century and beyond. The Leicester Endowment Fund was launched by President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Boyle with two generous gifts from alumni supporters Paul Rivlin and David Barry at the University’s House of Lords Reception. […]

Fifth Third helps launch Wayne State University student-managed fund

Fifth Third Bank on Wednesday will donate $100,000 to the Wayne State University School of Business to fund creation of a student-managed investment fund. “We’d like to build the fund as large as possible,” said Robert Forsythe, dean of the business school. The fund, which will invest in public equities, will be managed by students […]

Technology advances earn state innovation awards | ASU News

Arizona Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards winners for 2014 include a faculty member and an undergraduate student in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. David Frakes received the Innovator of the Year Award in the Academia category for engineering research and technology development he has led in recent years through […]