Gap Fund and Accelerator Process Tactics and Approaches

Summary Event Held 1/17/18 Recap of 90-minute Community of Action Discussion on Gap Fund and Accelerator Program Process Tactics and Approaches: Communicating program to internal and external stakeholders Intake process to receive and consider proposals for funding Evaluation and decision-making scorecards, advisory boards, mentors, external evaluators, etc. Oversight of funded projects/investments, and reporting COA Member […]

New Mayo Clinic-ASU MedTech Accelerator opens applications

The Mayo Clinic-ASU MedTech Accelerator, a collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University that is designed specifically for medical device and health care technology companies, is now accepting applications. The program, leveraging the resources and venture expertise of two innovative institutions, is designed for companies looking to take their business to the next level. Participants can expect to walk away […]

John Hopkins students learn how to turn their great ideas into viable business ventures 

In a campus classroom last week, Johns Hopkins senior Charlie Wang shared a business mantra with a group of fellow students who, like him, are aspiring entrepreneurs: “Ideas are easy. Execution is everything.” The words came from venture capitalist John Doerr, whose Kleiner Perkins firm was an early investor in several major U.S. tech companies, […]

University of Waterloo’s Velocity taps AngelList to launch new startup fund

University of Waterloo startup incubator Velocity has announced a bold plan to provide funding support to its startups. Velocity will launch an AngelList-powered fund to let investors make equity investments in companies pitching in the program’s Velocity Fund Finals competition. Three times a year, the Velocity Fund Finals (VFF) allows companies in the Velocity Garage incubator (or […]