University of Chicago to fund quantum technology start-ups

The University of Chicago, which is already planning to build a quantum internet, has launched a programme to fund quantum technology start-ups. The new venture, called Duality, wants to help up to 10 quantum start-ups a year to grow their businesses in the Chicago area. It has allocated a minimum $20 million investment over the […]

WashU faculty startup raises $5.1M in Series A funding 

Jennifer Silva, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist and associate professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. Jonathan Silva is associate professor of biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering. SentiAR’s first product, the CommandEP system, is an augmented reality (AR) software used in cardiac procedures. The patented system converts outputs from CT, MRI, and catheter mapping […]

Brown family gift to Emory bolsters human health innovation

Innovation and inclusion have become the cornerstone of Emory University’s strategic mission and particularly relevant during this unique time in higher education. A key part of this strategy is the promotion of connectivity through cross-disciplinary partnerships and the creation of diverse programs that cultivate success for everyone. John and Rosemary Brown recognize that development in […]

Case Western Reserve University biotech startup Rodeo Therapeutics Corp. sold to Amgen Inc.

Rodeo Therapeutics Corp., a drug-development startup founded by two leading researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a third scientific partner, has been sold to Amgen Inc., a publicly traded international biopharmaceutical company. Under terms of the agreement, Amgen, based in Thousand Oaks, California, will acquire all outstanding shares of Rodeo for […]

Over $1.4M in prizes awarded at Rice University’s student startup competition 

In its 21st year, the Rice Business Plan Competition hosted 54 student-founded startups from all over the world — its largest batch of companies to date — and doled out over $1.4 million in cash and investment prizes at the week-long virtual competition. RBPC, which is put on by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, took place […]

Victoria invests $1.8m in start-up accelerator

The Victorian government has invested another $1.8 million into Startmate to fund a Victorian-specific accelerator program, four years after the venture capital-backed accelerator expanded to Melbourne. The investment coincides with Startmate going out to the market to raise two new funds, both aimed at increasing the diversity in the entrepreneur and investor ecosystems.Startmate chief executive […]

New Startup Launch Program Helps Early-Stage Startups with $5K Grants

Early-stage startups need lots of support and resources to succeed. The UCI Beall Applied Innovation new Startup Launch Program is well-aware of this startup struggle and is offering a Startup Launch Grant for emerging companies that need capital to get their businesses off the ground. The Startup Launch Grant provides up to $5,000 to help […]