Catalyzing economic growth in the Heartland starts with research universities

ow can the American Heartland raise the quality of its economic growth for its region and the nation? This was a core issue raised by the recent State of the Heartland: Factbook 2018 report, and the question continues to be raised in many articles. No doubt it’s a tough question, but one promising strategy is clear, compelling, and ready […]

Purdue Foundry Investment Fund provides $750,000 to advance 3 life sciences startups

Purdue Research Foundation’s Foundry Investment Fund has invested a total of $750,000 in three life sciences startups to advance them to commercial viability. Novosteo Inc., Phytoption LLC and Confluence Pharmaceuticals LLC each will receive a $250,000 investment from the fund. The goal of the fund is to add critical capital for the transition from the discovery of a promising technology to […]

Student-Run Venture Capital Fund Launches in Israel 

The Center for Entrepreneurship at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is launching $1m student-run venture capital fund. Cactus Capital will invest in student, recent graduate and academic entrepreneurial initiatives. The fund will offer three tracks: – Ignite: Up to $5,000 for technological startups in the ideation stage – Validate: Up to $20,000 for technology startups […]