UVa alum’s green innovation brings micro-farm to the table 

Student dining at the University of Virginia has begun chopping some of its greens and herbs from an unlikely source — trays of ultraviolet-lit plants set up in Clark, Newcomb and Observatory Hill halls. The innovative hydroponics system is the brainchild of UVa alum Alexander Olesen, who founded Babylon Micro-Farms last year. Olesen is now […]

U.S. Department of Commerce gives $300,000 for Oregon business start-ups

Regional Accelerator and Innovation ­Network, the collaboration of government, businesses and universities formed to help create companies and jobs, has received $300,000 in federal funds to help new businesses. The U.S. Department of Commerce on Thursday announced the funding through its Regional Innovation Strategies program. RAIN said it will use the money to create the […]

Hamilton Mill, University of Cincinnati Awarded $500,000 Grant From the Department of Commerce to Support Entrepreneurship

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that The Hamilton Mill has been awarded a $500,000 grant to create and expand cluster-focused proof-of-concept and commercialization programs through the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. Wilbur Ross, United States Secretary of Commerce stated, “These projects will enable entrepreneurs in communities across the United States to start new businesses, manufacture innovative […]

UAB, Innovation Depot to boost startups with nearly $670,000 in federal grants

Two federal grants recently awarded to Birmingham organizations will help boost startups from the very beginning stages of an idea for a business all the way to seeking funding and rapid growth. U.S. Department of Commerce announced this week that 42 organizations in 28 states were getting grants to aid entrepreneurs. Mobile won one and Birmingham won […]