CincyTech wraps up raising $20 million seed capital fund

Cincinnati startup capital company CincyTech has finished raising its fifth fund, giving it nearly $20 million in new money to invest. Avondale-based CincyTech, based in the University of Cincinnati’s 1819 Innovation Hub in Avondale, raised $19.7 million for its fifth investment fund. It wrapped up fundraising at the end of April. CincyTech will use the […]

With a mandate to “be bold,” Princeton’s Dean for Research Innovation Funds spark scholarship, educational opportunities and further investments in research

Stepping into the role of Princeton’s dean for research in 2013, Pablo Debenedetti knew he wanted grow the University’s capacity to explore new frontiers of knowledge as well as its ability to impact technological progress and societal well-being. In the highly competitive world of grant funding, monetary support for exploratory research is scarce. Debenedetti envisioned a fund […]

University of Michigan’s Desai Accelerator Invests in Four Startups to Launch 2021 Cohort

The Desai Accelerator, a University of Michigan accelerator open to early-stage alumni startups, announced the four companies accepted into its 2021 cohort. As part of the accelerator program, the ventures will be provided with funding, tailored mentorship opportunities, national visibility and other resources to achieve successful sustainability. The Desai Accelerator, managed by the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie […]

UNC and Duke Team up to Launch Entrepreneurial Startup Hub – Duke OLV

In the past, if you launched a startup in the Research Triangle region, daunting questions arrived faster than answers. How do you navigate the limited avenues of support for turning intellectual property (IP) into products or services? Or compete with larger corporations that have more established networks and resources? Or wrestle with the reality that […]

IU Ventures Invests $500K in Mentorship Platform – Inside INdiana Business

The IU Philanthropic Venture fund has made a second $500,000 investment into Mentor Collective, a Boston-based education technology startup that helps universities with mentorship programs. The platform helps to connect first-year and international students with campus life and now has more than 100 partnerships with universities. IU Ventures made an initial $500,000 investment during the […]

Innovation thrives within new precision health program | News | University of Calgary

Afirst-of-its kind University of Calgary program embracing innovation at the vanguard of health care is welcoming people from all disciplines who want to become impactful agents of change. The application deadline for the new precision health program that brings together future leaders, entrepreneurs and educators with the goal of improving health care is June 30. The program […]