U California Riverside Highlander Venture Fund Makes Its First Investment

The University of California, Riverside’s Highlander Venture Fund (HVF) announced its first investment today. The $250,000 investment was for NanoCellect Biomedical Inc., a developer of microfluidic cell-sorting technologies for cell-based assays. The San Diego-based firm was founded in 2009 by Jose Morachis, a UC Riverside alumni. The financing for the $10 million round of funding […]

University of Oregon joins a regional partnership that is helping fuel innovation

The University of Oregon has signed on as a founding member of an innovation network that will connect scientists, entrepreneurs, and investors and bring research institutions, industry associations and other regional players together. The Cascadia Venture Acceleration Network includes more than 50 organizations that that have pledged to work collaboratively in support of entrepreneurs and […]

Shaw University Receives $50,000 Grant for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

Shaw University last week announced the receipt of a $50,000 grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation in support of its Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center and its efforts to boost small business in Raleigh. “The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center is a vital resource for the next generation of entrepreneurs at Shaw University,” said Shaw University […]

5 U California alumni entrepreneurs win opportunity to pitch at venture summit

The University of California today (Jan. 16) announced the five finalists of its new “I am a UC Entrepreneur” contest for alumni. The finalists, selected by a panel of prominent investors, have won the opportunity to pitch their startups to more than 600 business leaders and venture capitalists at the third annual 2018 Global Corporate […]

MIT Skoltech Program calls for seed fund proposals

After two successful rounds of seed grants, the MIT Skoltech Seed Fund Program is calling for a third round of proposals from MIT principal investigators from any of the Institute’s schools, departments, laboratories, or centers. The call is open now through Jan. 26. The MIT Skoltech Seed Fund Program encourages both new applications and renewals. New […]

Two companies awarded innovation grants from University of New Hampshire

Voi-Reach and Watts Water Technologies, Inc. have received Granite State Technology Innovation Grants in the latest round of funding from the New Hampshire Innovation Research Center, a state program administered by the University of New Hampshire. The funding enables companies to collaborate with New Hampshire-based colleges and universities to help turn their research, conceptualization and […]

Summer Founders Program offering $10,000 to accelerate Penn State startups 

The 2018 Summer Founders Program will provide Penn State entrepreneurial teams with $10,000 to work on their startup, social good or nonprofit idea full time in State College over the summer. Applications open Feb. 1. A signature program of Invent Penn State, Summer Founders is a 13-week accelerator that provides teams the funding, resources and […]

[COA Member] Utah’s Kickstart launches state’s richest seed investment fund

hile investment deals in startup companies are down signficantly among North American venture capital firms, one Utah company that specializes in early funding is on an arc of success that is showing no signs of slowing down. Kickstart Seed Fund announced Wednesday the state’s largest ever seed-dedicated venture capital fund and, at $74 million, the […]