Incubator And Seed Fund MEST Expands To Lagos And Cape Town

MEST, one of the earliest tech incubators in Africa, has opened two new hubs in Lagos and Cape Town, with well-known start-up mentor Aaron Fu as the organisation’s new managing director. Launched in 2008 in Accra, Ghana, MEST is part training program, part seed fund, part incubator and part hub. It is funded by the Meltwater Foundation, […]

Tongji University establishes the Research Center of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Financing 

Two institutes at Tongji University, The School of Economics and Management (Tongji SEM) and the Advanced Institute of Business Research (AIBR), in concert with Shenzhen CDF-Capital, a private equity and venture capital firm, have established the Research Center of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Financing at Tongji University. In May 2018, the world’s first Index of Innovation, […]

Troy University launching business accelerator for students

When Troy University student Avalon Dudinsky launched her own business before she turned 21 years old, she admitted she needed answers to a bevy of questions. “It was extremely difficult. It took a long time to connect all the dots,” the Panama City, Florida, resident said regarding loans, licenses, and other processes needed to form […]

U of Minnesota Spin-off Vigilant Diagnostics Wraps Seed Round with Chinese Investment

A University of Minnesota medical technology spin-off firm seeking to significantly improve the sensitivity and speed of infectious disease detection says it has tapped a Chinese investor to complete a seed financing round in addition to landing a $300,000 National Institute of Health commercialization grant. Vigilant Diagnostics LLC, co-founded in 2014 by U of M […]