UNLV Rebel Venture Fund potentially investing in game-changing biotechnology | The Rebel Yell

Start-up company Abel Therapeutics and their potential investor, the Rebel Venture Fund, plan to launch a revolutionary technology that can possibly cure illness-afflicted patients. Focused on investing with local businesses, the Rebel Venture Fund allows students to gain real-life experience. This organization selects promising companies and allows students to participate in the investment process. They […]

UCLA Centennial Campaign to fund life sciences innovation projects

The UCLA life sciences division announced Wednesday it will fund three research projects using money raised through the Centennial Campaign. Two student winners will each receive $10,000 and one faculty winner will receive $75,000 to pursue research ideas that have the potential to lead to scientific discoveries in the life sciences, according to an email […]

Penn State’s Garber Venture Capital Fund poised to enter new stage | Penn State University

The Garber Venture Capital Fund at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, which provides master of business administration (MBA) students with the opportunity to evaluate business opportunities and issue funding, is on the precipice of several dynamic changes. That’s the message Peter Whalen, the new director of the fund and clinical associate professor of […]

Texas Emerging Technology Fund Still Benefiting Life Sciences Startups – SiliconHills

Former Gov. Rick Perry’s pet project, the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, isn’t dead, it’s just been relocated. Now under the management of the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company, there are about 100 active companies still in the fund, 60 percent of which focus on life sciences, said portfolio manager Jyoti Gupta at an Austin Technology […]

Marquette launches seed fund to support student, faculty ventures

Marquette University said Thursday it has launched a seed fund that will provide $600,000 of early-stage capital to support student and faculty entrepreneurship on its campus. The effort is being administered by Marquette and funded by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. “The Marquette Enterprise Seed Fund will offer a critical source of capital to support […]

Investment Firms Nurture University Start-ups

In 2001, in exchange for $30 million to help the University of Oxford build a new chemistry building, the firm now known as IP Group won the right to get stakes in start-ups formed around the chemistry department’s intellectual property. Today, IP Group commercializes technology not only from Oxford but also from 14 other U.K. universities. […]