Consortium of companies, led by Northwestern Mutual, to fund startup accelerator program 

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. announced today it is teaming up with Rockwell Automation, Kohl’s, Robert W. Baird & Co. and Milwaukee Institute to fund an accelerator program for early-stage Milwaukee startup companies. John Schlifske, chairman and CEO of Northwestern Mutual, announced the new program at a technology summit hosted this morning at Northwestern Mutual’s […]

University of Michigan tech commercialization programs receive $2.66 million in state funding

A recent funding renewal will allow two University of Michigan (U-M)-administered programs to continue their mission of supporting collaboration among state universities and spinning off technologies developed at universities into startup businesses. The Michigan Strategic Fund – an oversight board for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) – approved $1.4 million for the Michigan Corporate […]

Amazon Catalyst program welcomed to Washington State University campus 

Washington State University announces the launch of a collaborative program with Amazon titled Amazon Catalyst — a successful innovation grant program. Amazon will provide up to $300,000 to WSU to launch the initiative, providing funding and mentorship to support bold, globally impactful and disruptive projects proposed by members of the university community. The Amazon Catalyst program will […]

Maryland TEDCO Awards Funds to Nurture Startups

TEDCO announced at the annual Entrepreneur Expo on Oct. 25 that it would award $125,000 to each of the six teams, which had emerged from a field of 51 applicants. Collaborative teams from around the state had accepted the incubation challenge, which the quasi-public entity opened in June with a promise to give $300,000 to […]