SBA Growth Accelerator Funds energize KU’s economic development efforts

On the cusp of a major expansion, the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas has earned two federal grants to help fuel business acceleration, innovation and economic growth in northeast Kansas. For the fourth time in five years, the BTBC at KU has been awarded $50,000 by the U.S. Small Business Administration through […]

UAVenture Capital Fund Invests in Sleep Apnea Treatment Technology

UAVenture Capital Fund (UAVC), a Tucson-based venture capital fund dedicated to the commercialization of University of Arizona discoveries, products, technologies and services, today announced its thirteenth investment. The Fund has invested in StimAire, Inc. where breakthrough technology may revolutionize the treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). StimAire replaces today’s surgically implanted neural stimulation devices with a small wearable and […]

Invent Penn State scales to provide impact in Pennsylvania

During the Board of Trustees Committee meeting on Outreach, Development and Community Relations on Nov. 14, collaborators in the Invent Penn State initiative — the Office of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization, Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank, Penn State New Kensington and their Corner LaunchBox, and the Office of Government and Community Relations — shared […]

AHA closes on $50M strategic venture fund

The American Hospital Association announced Nov. 13 the final closing of the AHA Innovation Development Fund, which provides financial and technical support to innovative healthcare startups. The $50 million fund is sponsored and managed by Concord Health Partners. Beyond just financial return, the AHA Fund’s goals include advancing promising healthcare technologies and solutions, creating venture opportunities for […]

MU students to compete for $30,000 startup fund

On Monday, 15 MU students will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges in hopes of winning up to $30,000 in startup funding. This “Shark Tank”-style platform is part of MU’s Entrepreneur Quest Pitch Competition. According to an MU news release, “The EQ program is an opportunity for Mizzou students from any degree […]

Worcester startup chosen for digital health ‘sandbox’ at WPI 

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech has selected two startups — Stability Health of Worcester and eMotionRx of Cambridge — to develop and refine their products at the PracticePoint at Worcester Polytechnic Institute “sandbox.” Stability Health aims to improve the lives of people with diabetes. The Worcester-based company’s technology-enabled diabetes care management platform integrates technology, […]

Supercharging Student Startups

Student startups that aim to give fashion aficionados their own virtual runway and to improve students’ memory of what they’ve learned were selected as the inaugural winners of $20,000 in seed funding through a new program at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. Terp Startup Fellows is launching this week with two student companies: Savvy Tech and […]