State taps Rochester-based Excell Partners to manage new $2M fund

A Rochester-based venture capital firm has been tapped to manage a new $2 million investment fund launched by the state to provide seed funding to certified minority- and women-owned business enterprises. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday the MWBE Investment Fund will be managed by Excell Partners Inc. “The launch of this first-of-its-kind investment fund will […]

Ontario Investing in Health Innovation and Research

The Ontario Health Innovation Council (OHIC) was established by the Ontario government in November 2013.  It included experts from the health care, research, industry, and not-for-profit sectors  who looked at ways to accelerate the adoption of new technologies in the health care system and support the growth and competitiveness of Ontario’s health technology sector. The […]

Seed funding program to use Brigham and Women’s as startup testing ground

Brigham and Women’s Hospital has formed a partnership with a San Francisco-based seed-stage investment fund in an effort to test and potentially integrate digital health startup innovations into the Boston hospital. The hospital formed an affiliated medical partnership with Rock Health, and the two organizations are currently in the midst of finalizing plans. The partnership […]

Europeon Union unleashes innovation fund to spur growth in Europe

Improving Europe’s capacity to innovate and be globally competitive requires further efforts to encourage disruptive ideas and foster their commercial up-take. These are some of the conclusions to be drawn from the latest ranking of innovation performance across Europe. The European Commission’s Innovation Union Scoreboard 2015 reveals that the EU’s overall level of innovation has […]

Catawba’s student-managed investment fund dives into Wall Street | Salisbury Post

After reading “The Best Book on Investment Banking Careers,” Jevgenij Gamper (Class of 2016), realized his career goals made it absolutely necessary that he stand out in his academic pursuits. As a student-athlete, this Lithuanian national who is double majoring in mathematics and economics & finance at Catawba College, decided he needed a working laboratory for […]