TEDCO stem cell investments yield 1,400 jobs in Maryland, report says 

State-backed investments in stem cell research have resulted in the creation of nearly 1,400 new jobs over the past 10 years, according to new data from Maryland Technology Development Corp. The Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund, administered by TEDCO, supports research grants and loans to public and private entities. The funds are intended to help push innovative stem […]

Techstars launches Minnesota accelerator for agriculture and food startups 

International startup accelerator Techstars announced today that it is launching a new ag tech accelerator in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Called the Farm-to-Fork Accelerator, the program will be managed by Brett Brohl, previously an entrepreneur in resident at Techstar’s Retail Accelerator, also based in Minnesota. Cargill and Ecolab, some of the largest players in the ag tech […]

UC Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator Welcomes 16 New Portfolio Startups; New Berkeley SkyDeck Fund

The UC Berkeley SkyDeck startup accelerator has announced the 16 teams accepted into the Spring 2018 cohort. Teams will receive support and mentorship valued at more than $200,000per company, and an additional $100,000 in funding from the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. SkyDeck is located in the Penthouse of the tallest building in Berkeley, Calif. Located in the penthouse of Berkeley’s tallest […]

[COA Member] University of Delaware Horn Program seeing entrepreneurial success

The University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship has a booklet titled “Success Stories.” Inside, there are pictures and biographical information of the people and the businesses that have been nurtured in the program over its five years in existence empowering UD students to develop the mindset and skill set of an entrepreneur. Success, though, […]

Auburn Alumni Gives $1 Million Gift to Auburn University Entrepreneurs 

$1 million gifted by Auburn Alumni will be a game changer for students looking to start their own businesses. Auburn’s business school believes entrepreneurship is the key to the future for U.S. businesses. So, ensuring students have the skills and resources needed to create startups means they’ll be ready to ride this wave of economic […]