HBR: How to Attract Startups and Tech Companies to a City Without Relying on Tax Breaks

Startup ecosystems are the key to growing a vibrant regional economy. Time and time again, these clusters of talent and science drive job creation, new business formation, and attract investment capital. Ultimately, these are the elusive ingredients that lead to greater prosperity and equity in our communities. The Amazon HQ2 opportunity was a wakeup call for […]

Maryland TEDCO awards $6.6M in stem cell funding to 24 researchers, startups 

Maryland Technology Development Corp. has doled out $6.6 million in funding awards to companies and researchers working on stem cell products and medical therapies. The funds were awarded to 24 separate projects through the state’s Stem Cell Research Fund. The fund has a budget of $8.2 million in the 2019 fiscal year. This is the second round […]

How this government funding programme has launched over 2,300 startups

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) runs an extensive programme to promote startups, called EXIST. It offers grants to transfer university research into campus startups, and helps foster a culture of entrepreneurship through innovation workshops, consulting services, and industry connects. The phases of the entrepreneurial journey are evocatively described as Get Started, Get Prepared, Get Together, and Get Traction. […]

Startups, VCs and Corporate Boards: Practical Insights from U Virginia

Husk Power Systems Co-founder and CEO Manoj Sinha (MBA ’09) started his innovative “mini-grid” energy company as a student at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. More than 10 years later the company is accelerating construction of small power plants across India and Africa. After a recent infusion of capital via an equity investment led by […]

Xconomy: Why Investors Are Turning to the Midwest

For decades, venture capital investors have targeted the East and West coasts to find and fund their next big startup growth company. The result? Two thirds of VC deals and dollars are currently, as of the first quarter of 2019, held in three states—California, New York, and Massachusetts—in three regions of the U.S. Trailing those […]

Labor $15m digital health accelerator with Monash University

Labor will fund a new health technology accelerator and medical simulation facilities in Melbourne’s south-east as part of a $15 million digital health election commitment. Shadow health minister Catherine King, shadow digital economy minister Ed Husic and Labor candidate for Dunkley Peta Murphy will make announce the election announcement in Frankston on Monday morning. The $15.3 […]

$1.4M gift creates the Alabama Power Endowed Innovation Fund at UA 

A $1.4 million grant will fuel business innovation, entrepreneurship, small business growth and talent retention in the state. Alabama Power Foundation provided the funds to the University of Alabama to establish the Alabama Power Endowed Innovation and Talent Retention Fund. The fund, which will be managed by the Office of the Vice President for Research […]