Student-run investment fund targets early-stage climate tech firms 

University of Michigan students and faculty have launched a student-run investment fund targeting early-stage climate tech companies that aim to make a real difference on climate change. The fund is the centerpiece of the Michigan Climate Venture, a first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary program at the intersection of climate technology and venture capital at U-M. The program is […]

Maryland Discovery Fund to Seed Local Innovation Ecosystem

University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines today announced the creation of the Discovery Fund, which will support innovative companies and startups based in College Park and throughout Prince George’s County with up to $1 million a year from the university. The first round of support is earmarked to help build a network of quantum […]

Reorganized unit to lead commercialization of U-M research 

The University of Michigan has announced the launch of Innovation Partnerships, a reorganized unit that will serve as a central hub to lead research commercialization efforts, support startup company launch and growth, and create and foster corporate research alliances. The newly named Innovation Partnerships, based in the Office of the Vice President for Research, consolidates, […]

$2.5 million in seed funding goes toward new accelerator effort to develop more VA pharmaceutical manufacturing 

A new push is underway backed by state funds to develop more pharmaceutical industry businesses in the Richmond region. Activation Capital, an entrepreneurship-support and economic development organization in the Richmond area, announced Monday it will develop an accelerator program aimed at fostering or attracting more businesses in pharmaceutical manufacturing and research to central Virginia. A […]

‘The program is buzzing:’ Business startup program at UConn-Stamford sees major growth

TIP Digital, a technology incubation program for data science-focused startups hosted at the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus, has seen the number of participating companies more than triple since its launch about eight months ago, according to data released this week by the initiative’s funding organizations. The program now hosts 17 data science startups, compared […]