Baylor University Hosts 10 Finalists from Universities Across the World for its Global New Venture Competition

Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business will host its seventh annual New Venture Competition Feb. 23-24 at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. The competition is a two-day business plan and elevator pitch competition promoting student entrepreneurship. Competitors from accredited universities across the globe receive expert feedback, coaching […]

University of California, Riverside Highlander Venture Fund puts $50K into ‘Next-Generation’ Mosquito Repellent 

A venture capital fund created to help faculty and alumni of the University of California, Riverside, move their marketable discoveries to the buying public made its second investment late last month. The funding will allow the startup company Sensorygen to develop a sweet-smelling mosquito repellent that’s effective, safe, natural, and affordable. The Highlander Venture Fund (HVF) invested […]

Invent Penn State awards $200K to four campuses

As part of its Invent Penn State initiative, Penn State today (Feb. 5) announced four new seed grants, each valued at $50,000, designed to bolster entrepreneurship and economic development in communities surrounding Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth. With today’s announcement in the Pennsylvania State Capitol, the University’s effort has grown to include 21 hubs for innovation […]

Ideadvance Seed Fund pursues past and present UW System colleagues

Innovators with current or past ties to the UW System are invited to apply to the Ideadvance Seed Fund with business ideas that could contribute to Wisconsin’s “knowledge economy.” The Ideadvance program provides business funding and mentoring toward a scalable, profitable business model. Grant dollars are earned by teams after they demonstrate key learnings toward […]

University of Akron, Ocius Technologies team receive $1.5 million award from DARPA 

Ocius Technologies LLC and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Akron announce the receipt of a $1.5 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II award in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). This award will fund research over a three-year period that […]

Rochester ED $5 million fund supports start-up companies 

For the past five years, the Rochester Economic Development Fund has been striving to create new local jobs by financing business start-ups, like GoRout and Vyraid. The fund, financed with $5 million of local-option sales-tax dollars, has doled out more than $2.5 million in loans, investments and grants to 15 early stage companies and business […]

NextStep Robotics gets investment from U Maryland Momentum Fund 

NextStep Robotics, a startup which makes a device to treat foot drop, closed on $750,000 in new funding, said CEO Brad Hennessie. The Baltimore-based company is the second to receive investment from the Maryland Momentum Fund, which was created by the  University System of Maryland to back startups based on technology developed at the state schools. The Maryland […]