Iowa State University Startup Factory continues to grow, announces two new cohorts

The ISU Startup Factory, a 52-week program housed at the Iowa State University Research Park, recently announced two new cohorts. The first of the two announcements will be the fifth cohort of the main program that takes place in Ames. The other will take place in Austin, Minnesota and will be the second cohort of ISU Startup […]

Ithaca-based Cayuga Venture Fund sets $100 million goal–ties to Cornell

In an effort to emphasize investing early with founders and entrepreneurs at companies across various sectors and supporting them through their life cycle, Cayuga Venture Fund is launching a new fund with a target size of $100 million. The Tompkins County-based Cayuga Venture Fund will rely on the region’s highly educated population and higher education […]

Pitt professors pursue new projects with Pitt Seed grants 

Pitt is investing in change this summer, beginning with projects from professors at the University. The first-ever Pitt Seed Project awarded a total of more than $1 million to 23 programs designed to play an instrumental role in transforming the University. The grants will fund a wide range of faculty-proposed studies, community partnerships and workshops, […]

More U New Mexico-related startups staying in NM 

The University of New Mexico reports another 11 startups launched this past fiscal year to market UNM technologies, but unlike previous years, every one of them plans to stay in New Mexico. That’s a significant reversal from FY 2017, when eight of 12 startups marketing UNM technologies left for other states, said Lisa Kuuttila, president […]

Three new government-supported accelerators to boost Victorian startups 

More than 170 Victorian startups will benefit from a $13.45 million investment by the state government to establish three new startup accelerators. As part of the LaunchVic funding round, two Australian teams – SBE Australia and Skalata Ventures – will establish and operate accelerator programs exclusive to Victoria. Techstars, an international organisation, is also in the early stages […]

New U Virginia Program Provides Rapid Seed Funding for Collaborative Research 

University of Virginia researchers who are looking for potential collaborators will have a much easier search, thanks to a new program launched today by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Called 3 Cavaliers, or 3C, the program will help faculty members connect and pursue new research with the potential for significant external funding. 3C […]