University of Energy launches US$10m Endowment Fund | Business News 2016-04-13

The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) in Sunyani has launched a US$10million endowment fund to cushion the young University into a higher pedestal in the next ten years. The endowment fund is expected to serve as supplementary to government’s subvention to the University so as to make it financially sufficient to deliver on […]

Peoria’s OSF hospitals launch $75 million VC fund 

  A hospital run by a small group of nuns in Peoria probably isn’t the first place you’d look for the cutting edge. But OSF Healthcare, which runs 11 hospitals across the state, is one of a few dozen hospitals nationwide directly investing in startups. Some of the more well-known hospitals with venture funds include […]

Ghana’s start-up hub pioneer is going pan-African with a $50 million fund — Quartz

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has built one of Africa’s best known start-up ecosystems in Accra, Ghana over the last eight years—and now it’s doubling down on a push to take its vision pan-African. As MEST has grown, it has opened up its local entrepreneur training program to founders from Nigeria and Kenya who […]

Boston University Launches Campus-Wide Crowdfunding Platform – Crowdfund Insider

On Tuesday, Boston University announced it has recently launched its very owncrowdfunding platform for campus-based projects. According to BU Today, the university has developed the portal to help academic departments, student groups, and other members of the BU community raise funds for research, service trips, projects, events, and other BU-specific ventures. Kaitlyn Busconi, coach and former member of […]

Startups working with venture capital firms perform the best

It’s a familiar idea that venture capitalists, or VCs, are the “money of invention” and fund firms with high growth potential, helping bring their products to market. However, entrepreneurs have many options when considering funding. There are corporate venture capitalists (CVC), which typically work within a larger corporate structure and seek to acquire innovative startups […]

Innovators & Entrepreneurs: Seed fund plants success in Oklahoma 

Black Mesa in the Panhandle is the highest and driest place in Oklahoma. Black Mesa used to be considered a no-man’s land. Paleontologists went there to look for dinosaur bones. It’s the harshest, coldest place in the state. And yet, the flora and fauna reported in the Black Mesa are unique — some of these […]