Wichita State University Ventures accelerator program results in the addition of 15 jobs 

Last year’s Innovation Accelerator competition, held by Wichita State’s WSU Ventures and funded through the Kansas Department of Commerce, has resulted in the addition of 15 jobs. In early 2015, seven technology-based companies were awarded with $109,600 in funding through the Competitive Innovation Accelerator Shock Tank competition. The competition sought innovation with commercial applications and […]

Five teams named finalists in Chicago Innovation Exchange’s funding competition 

The Chicago Innovation Exchange has announced the five finalists in its Innovation Fund’s spring cycle. Twice per year, the fund takes applications, hears pitches and decides to invest in emerging technologies and startups out of the University of Chicago and its affiliates—Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The fund so far has invested […]

Preparing to Launch: Inside SkyDeck, UC Berkeley’s Start-Up Accelerator

SkyDeck, UC Berkeley’s start-up accelerator program, is housed on the top floor of the tallest building in downtown Berkeley. All four walls of the 10,000 square-foot penthouse have floor-to-ceiling windows, offering up a 360-degree view. This is where Cal’s fledgling entrepreneurs come for free office space and guidance while preparing to launch their product or […]

Australian Government Establishes $1 Billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund

The Australian Government has established a $1 billion clean energy innovation fund, but has stripped its renewable energy agency’s funding in the process. Last week, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the creation of a $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund that is intended to support emerging renewable energy technologies to “make the leap from […]

Charlotte Regional Fund for Entrepreneurship Releases Its First Comprehensive Entrepreneurial Growth Report Tracking the Impact of Innovation

The Charlotte Regional Fund for Entrepreneurship (CRFE) recently released the “The Impact of Innovation: Charlotte Entrepreneur Growth Report,” the first in-depth study of the state of entrepreneurship and innovation in the market — and Charlotte’s position in comparison to competitive cities. ThisGrowth Report is representative of the initiatives that the CFRE, along with other stakeholders […]

$35M Ohio University, Ohio State University Venture Fund Launches

Ohio University and the Ohio State University want their graduates to have the option to stay in the state to seek jobs in emerging technology when they graduate. The Ohio Innovation Fund was created in 2012 to accomplish that goal, but the fund has just gotten off the ground this year with a newly hired fund manager. “A lot […]