ISU Startup Factory announces twelve new teams for its sixth cohort 

The ISU Startup Factory has announced its sixth cohort of entrepreneurs entering the Iowa State-based program. Twelve teams joined the program, starting with an evening kick-off reception held Thursday evening at the ISU Alumni Center, followed by a full day of programming Friday at the Startup Factory’s space at the Iowa State University Research Park. Startups accepted into […]

Bandwagon Selected for Inaugural Columbia University, IBM Blockchain Accelerator Program

Bandwagon has been selected to participate in the inaugural IBM Blockchain Accelerator program as one of 10 participating companies in the cohort. Addressing a multi-billion dollar fraud and untracked reselling problem, Bandwagon leverages the power of blockchain technology (built on the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric) to help event organizers and venues confirm the validity of their digital […]

Cleantech Companies Win $1.5M in Business Oregon Grants

Seven cleantech startups affiliated with VertueLab, the nonprofit climate impact accelerator that helps fast-track development of clean technology solutions to reverse the climate crisis, were recently awarded $1.5 million in grants from Business Oregon’s Enhanced Phase 0 Program. VertueLab is the nonprofit climate impact accelerator. Among the winning technologies are a foundation system for wind […]

Materials Spin-out Formed Around Collaborative Research 

A joint venture spin-out that will take forward a new class of materials invented by researchers at both institutions has been announced by the University of Liverpool and Queens University Belfast. Porous Liquids Technologies Ltd has been founded on research carried out since 2015 when the first example of porous liquids were discovered by Professor […]

Ohio Innovation Fund Adds Cybersecurity Start-up to its Portfolio of High-Growth Ohio Companies

Ohio Innovation Fund (OIF) is pleased to announce the launch of DAtAnchor. Founded by NSF-award winning MIT Ph.D. and The Ohio State University professor Emre Koksal, DAtAnchor’s proprietary cybersecurity solution embeds crypto-security into the data, and tracks and controls who has access to data based on multiple context factors such as person, location, type of data, […]

LIBs…One Interesting Way to Finance Tech Startups Outside of Superstar Cities | HBR

Is anyone really surprised by Amazon’s announcement that it will build its new headquarters in two large, affluent East Coast metropolitan areas? Amazon’s decision is yet another data point in the increasing concentration of wealth in big multinational companies and large urban centers. Meanwhile, in smaller cities and middle-income regions across the globe, even the best ideas and most promising […]