Bruton Launches New International Fund for Irish Universities 

The government will give Irish universities €500,000 to promote collaboration with universities from around the world. A new fund, set to be managed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), will make the funding available to colleges across the country. The International Academic Mobility Programme will see €500,000 made available to Irish higher education institutions to […]

Northwestern alumnus bets big on nanomedicine through awards 

David Kabiller wanted to pursue a career in medical research when he showed up at Northwestern University in the early ’80s on a tennis scholarship. The Deerfield native ended up studying economics and finance, getting an MBA at the Kellogg School of Management en route to a successful career on Wall Street. But he never […]

Duke University startups to get access to the star power of Contrary Capital venture firm

Move over, Shark Tank. There are new investors in town, and they’re looking to Duke to fund entrepreneurs. Contrary Capital, a university-focused venture capital fund, launched last Monday. The fund is decentralized, employing 100 investors who are current students at universities around the country, including Duke. The four student partners at Duke—MD/MBA candidate Tracy Han, […]

OTF and Qatar Science and Technology Park sign MoU to develop venture investment 

The Oman Technology Fund (OTF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar Science and Technology Park, part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), recently. The MoU, lasting for three years, focuses on venture investment. It will help in consolidating partnerships to establish an attractive investment environment in the region, stated a press […]

Tucson Entrepreneurs Launch Venture Capital Fund Dedicated to University of Arizona

Founders of UAVENTURE CAPITAL, LLC today announced the launch of a new venture capital fund designed to support the commercialization of University of Arizona science, services and intellectual property.  UAVC has been formed by Fletcher J. McCusker, the business driver behind the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy spin out SinfoníaRx, Inc., and the founder of the public company Providence […]