Israel’s tech ecosystem needs to address the start-up “Valley of Death” 

  Israel’s reputation as the Startup Nation conjures up thoughts of billion-dollar exits, hundreds of employees becoming millionaires overnight, and an enviable lifestyle full of perks. While that has all happened before, the path it takes to make it to an exit, or become a name brand in the ecosystem is far less glamorous. Some […]

Novel Funding Model Provides UKY CAER Researchers Support to Produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 21, 2022) — Funding early-stage, proof-of-concept research is often a challenge for university researchers. Traditionally, governmental funding agencies have chosen to invest in basic science and in projects that are more advanced in their technological development. Until now. Biofuels researchers at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) recently received funding from OUR&D, […]

Seed Funding Speeds Growth for TreeCo — an NC State Startup

The world’s largest and most advanced collection of gene-edited wood presumably lives on Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University. Stacked on shelves in a corner closet of the Forest Biotech Group’s lab, these bundles of sticks sit mere feet from the incubation freezers that contain the tree stem cells they started out as. Directly […]

TEDCO’s Pre-Seed Builder Fund Invests in Maryland Medical Device Start-up · BioBuzz

COLUMBIA, Md. (March 18, 2022)—TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today its Builder Fund invested $100,000 in Astek Diagnostics, a medical device start-up based in Maryland. TEDCO’s Builder Fund invests in and provides executive support to Maryland-based technology companies run by entrepreneurs who demonstrate economic disadvantage. “We know that getting the correct anti-biotics to patients […]

CUNY Startups program holds inaugural ‘CLASH’ 

The CUNY Startups program is hosting its first CLASH, a pitch competition between the seven CUNY colleges this spring. The competition allows students to develop an idea that solves a problem facing the world today. There will be three rounds within the competition, and the finalist will have the chance to compete for the grand prize of […]

TAU Ventures launches ‘GROW’: a leadership program for managers

  Tel Aviv University-based venture capital fund TAU Ventures launched a program for managers in hyper-growth start-up companies. TAU Ventures, which invests in Israeli companies in their early stages, is launching a first-of-its-kind program that is providing managers of portfolio companies in stages of a hyper-growth with management tools and techniques that will help as they […]