2 MSU POC programs get boost to continue in

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Two innovative projects at Michigan State University have a green light today to continue their groundbreaking work. The Michigan Strategic Fund Board today approved a two-year extension and refunding of $500,000 for the University Early State Proof of Concept Fund-ADVANCE program. That program supports the current gap in the pipeline of moving […]

Foxconn Creates $100M Venture Fund 

Foxconn Technology Group continues to make its presence felt in the Wisconsin business community. The latest move: The Taiwanese contract manufacturer is forming a $100 million early-stage venture capital fund with three of the Badger State’s leading companies and organizations. Advocate Aurora Health, Northwestern Mutual, Johnson Controls, and Foxconn will each contribute $25 million to the fund, […]

CIT GAP Funds Invests in Embody

Herndon, Virginia, Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that CIT GAP Funds has invested in Embody, a Norfolk, Virginia based medical device company developing collagen-based products for the treatment of tendon and ligament injuries. The 757 Angels led this investment in Embody’s convertible debt round, alongside CIT and individual investors. […]

Test drive your idea at the StartUP FIU’s Proof of Concept Studio 

The new StartUP FIU Proof of Concept Studio is helping entrepreneurs save time and money by test driving their ideas before they develop products or launch their businesses. “At the Proof of Concept Studio, we are validating ideas and helping entrepreneurs draw conclusions about the attractiveness of their opportunities in the market,” said StartUP FIU Director Bob […]

WI gener8tor launches social impact program

Milwaukee- and Madison-based entrepreneurship organization gener8tor today announced it will launch another iteration of its gBETA program, this one focused on early-stage nonprofits and companies launching K-12 education-related products, services or content. Joe Kirgues of gener8tor welcomes attendees to Premiere Night. The new seven-week program, gBETA Social Impact, is being offered in partnership with Madison-based American Family Insurance, […]