Entrepreneurs capture funding, support in Tufts University $100K New Ventures Competition

A venture that seeks to improve water recycling through nanofiltration, a company looking to better the lives of people using catheters, a treatment for stomach aches and a company aimed at increasing profits for smallholder farmers were the top winners of the 14th annual $100k New Ventures Competition. Organized by the Gordon Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies Program […]

Catalyze CU seeks startups to expand portfolio of successful ventures 

Catalyze CU is celebrating its fifth year of helping university-affiliated new ventures move further toward success and sustainability. University students, faculty and staff can still submit applications for the 10-week intensive summer program through April 8. Catalyze CU is the startup accelerator for the most promising ideas and technologies at the university. The program runs from May […]

Connecticut Innovations hopes its record 2017 returns woo more venture investment

Like a gambler confident in his long-term strategy, Connecticut Innovations doesn’t sweat a bad bet. Losing — as much as $5 million on a single company in one instance — is part of the venture capital investment game. It’s a process that can feel like a slog, particularly in the seven- to 15-year investment cycles […]

Mercedes-Benz, University of Alabama partner on startup challenge

Mercedes-Benz is partnering with several entities, including the University of Alabama, to drive innovation within the state’s college and professional startup community. The “MBUSI Innovation Challenge” is running through June 19 across two streams of participants – students and professionals, and existing startups – to offer solutions to issues in advanced manufacturing. The winners can […]

ASU announces new network to connect startups with potential investors 

President Michael Crow unveiled a new plan to connect entrepreneurs at ASU with investment funding through the Thunderbird School of Global Management. This system, which is expected to get off the ground in the fall of this year, will be called the ASU Thunderbird Investor Network and is an extension of a previous Thunderbird network that was […]

Tel Aviv University launches VC fund to invest in early-stage startups

Tel Aviv University has announced plans to set up an early-stage startup venture fund, the first of its kind by an Israeli university. The TAU Ventures fund, which will be located in Tel Aviv, has already raised some $20 million in commitments from investors including the Singaporean investment fund, Chartered HighTech (CTH), and additional investors from […]