Aberdeen University-linked accelerator programme produces 14 new enterprises

A business accelerator for university and college students, staff and graduates has concluded at the Aberdeen ‘Centre for Entrepreneurship’ and has produced 14 business innovators that are ready to take their businesses to the next level. Launched by Elevator, the accelerator sought to bring together aspiring business leaders from the higher education sector and immerse them […]

Strathclyde shares in £1 billion funding for innovation

The University of Strathclyde is set to benefit from a UK-wide £1 billion funding boost to help create the technologies of tomorrow. The UK Government funding will expand successful ‘Catapult Centres’ which act as drivers for innovation across the country, including three in which Strathclyde is a partner: the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, the Offshore […]

Rhode Island Foundation awards $340K in grants to medical research projects

Sixteen medical research projects will benefit from nearly $340,000 in seed funding from the Rhode Island Foundation. The grants are intended to further study of Lyme disease, diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease and cancer, among other disorders and conditions. Foundation funding for the projects is expected to help researchers win larger funding from national sources. Some […]

Healthcare startups to participate in business accelerator program

South Louisiana welcomes ten companies from across the United States to participate in a healthcare-focused business acceleration program, Accelerate South. For the next four months, a host of healthcare partners, investors and subject matter experts will assist the selected companies to identify challenges and opportunities while strategically helping to move their business forward. Acadian Companies, […]

U Michigan fund invests $100,000 in plant-based jerky

The Zell Lurie Founders Fund at the University of Michigan announced Wednesday morning that it has made a seed investment of $100,000 in Chicago-based Mindwell Snacks LLC, which makes and markets jerky made from plants. The fund is led by students in the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. This investment was in a company […]

UCT’s Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding

BY TOM JACKSON ON AUGUST 9, 2018 The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB) has awarded a total of ZAR660,000 (US$50,000) to 10 startups via two different grant funding mechanisms. Established in 2011, the Bertha Centre has integrated social innovation into the GSB curriculum, established a wide […]