TMC Innovation Institute Selected to Accelerate Innovation for Health Security, Medical Care

The Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute is one of eight accelerators selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to drive advancements in lifesaving medical technologies that solve challenging problems from modern health security threats to daily medical care issues. The TMC Innovation Institute is a unique learning environment aimed at impacting […]

Oracle selects 5 startups for Israel accelerator program

Oracle today announced the second cohort of startups for the company’s six-month Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program in Tel Aviv. Oracle’s Startup Cloud Accelerator provides enriching, collaborative partnerships to enable next-generation growth and drive cloud-based innovation for startups throughout their journey. Managed by members of Oracle’s R&D team, the Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator provides mentoring […]

Trolley Venture Partners raises $4 million to invest in central Virginia startup companies

A new investment fund has been created to provide financial backing for early stage business ventures in central Virginia. Trolley Ventures said it has closed an initial fundraising round with $4 million raised. The partnership plans to immediately start making investments in promising, early stage companies in the region. “There is no shortage of companies […]

University of Michigan’s Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund Invests in Neurable

The Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund (ZLCF) – one of five student-led funds at the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies – announced that it has participated in the Series A round of breakthrough brain-computer interface (BCI) technology startup and University of Michigan spinout, Neurable. The ZLCF’s investment will support Neurable’s continued growth in the virtual reality and augmented […]

Largest Startup Class Yet Enters UC Berkeley’s Expanding Accelerator

More than a hundred startup teams are beginning a training and mentoring program this month at the Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator—the largest group ever accepted to the UC Berkeley program since it was founded in 2012. Aside from the funding, free office rent, and other resources offered by the startup accelerator located near the edge of the Berkeley […]

LSU announces more than $521,000 in innovation grant funding

The LSU Board of Supervisors has awarded $521,202 in innovation and technology transfer grant funding for 12 university research projects, ranging from new treatments for breast cancer to development of biodegradable Mardi Gras beads. This was the eighth round of funding from the Leverage Innovation for Technology Transfer, or LIFT2, grants. Since 2014, the university […]

U.K.-based IQ Capital announces $165 million fund for early-stage transformative startups

U.K.-based venture capital (VC) firm IQ Capital has announced a new £125 million ($165 million) fund to invest in transformative startups that focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and other forms of disruptive “deeptech.” Cambridge-headquartered IQ Capital launched in 2006 with an inaugural £25 million ($33 million) fund, followed nearly a decade later by a £50 million ($66 […]