University Gap Fund and Accelerator Program Community of Action expands its membership

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN—innovosource’s Gap Fund and Accelerator Program Community of Action (GAP COA), a community of practice for university proof of concept, startup, and venture gap fund/accelerator programs, is pleased to announce seven new members: Baylor College of Medicine, Columbia Tech Ventures at Columbia University, HubTec Chile, Northeastern University, Purdue Foundry at the Purdue Research […]

Closing the Gap for Women Inventors with Nichole Mercier 

Today Lisa has the pleasure of speaking with Nichole Mercier, the Assistant Vice-Chancellor and Managing Director for Technology Transfer at Washington University in St. Louis. In her role at WashU, Nichole is responsible for all office operations and strategy, including licensing, business development, finance, and administrative operations. Prior to her time at WashU, Nichole was a […]

Innovation Hub at Research Park announces the Texas Tech Innovation Ecosystem Commercialization Roadmap

LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — The following is a news release from Texas Tech University: Texas Tech University’s Innovation Hub at Research Park wants to help new startups succeed. To that end, the Innovation Hub and its university partners have created the Texas Tech Innovation Ecosystem Commercialization Roadmap. This Roadmap is a comprehensive document designed to help guide […]

New fund to help close £6.5bn private equity gap 

The University of Cambridge has launched its eighth Enterprise Fund, managed by university spinout fund manager Parkwalk in conjunction with Cambridge Enterprise. Parkwalk has now overseen more than £100 million of investment into Cambridge-based companies over the past eight years. This new fund is timely as more investors consider startups for their potentially strong returns. […]

Imperial College Investment Fund backs startup developing Parkinson’s wearable

The Imperial College Investment Fund (ICIF), an early-stage investment fund launched at Imperial in early 2020, announced today that it had invested £205,000 in Charco Neurotech. The company will launch its device – CUE1 – in the UK and EU in early 2021. CUE1 is a non-invasive medical device worn on the chest that uses […]

U of A introduces three pilot startup entrepreneur companies

The University of Arizona Center for Innovation developed a new pilot program that is now allowing three entrepreneur teams to launch their companies into the market. The three companies are Metfora, Obanj and Dive. The three completed the university’s 8-week Arizona FORGE Advanced Entrepreneur Program (AEP), which provides early-stage entrepreneurs with education on general startup concepts and […]

Wanted: Entrepreneurs for M2D2 $200K Challenge

The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center seeks entrepreneurs to enter its M2D2 $200K Challenge, as the pitch competition celebrates its 10th year advancing the innovative ideas of early-stage medical device, diagnostic and biotech companies. M2D2 assists entrepreneurs in those sectors with all aspects of moving new products and technologies from concept to commercialization in order […]