The Victorian government is investing $100 million into university startups – Startup Daily

Premier Dan Andrews and treasurer Tim Pallas set up the $2 billion Breakthrough Victoria fund, chaired by former premier John Bracks, as an independent investment fund manager investing in commercial innovations in health, technology, manufacturing, agri-food and carbon sectors. The $100 million Breakthrough Victoria – University Innovation Platform, will see universities match the government pre-seed investments […]

Reichman University setting up $30MM VC fund for its graduates

  Reichman University in Herzliya is setting up a venture capital fund that will invest mostly in startups founded by its graduates. The fund already has $30 million in commitments from investors which are to be allocated to pre-Seed and Seed investments in startups founded by students, even during their studies. Investors in the new […]

Is the university spin-off boom worth backing? – Investors’ Chronicle

Talk of venture capital opportunities nowadays and thoughts inevitably turn to the pioneers of Silicon Valley. But innovation doesn’t always stem from that particular hotbed of capitalism. In the UK, many start-ups begin life at some of the world’s oldest institutions: universities. Over the past ten years, the combined value of equity investment deals into […]

LaunchVT Demo Night celebrates entrepreneurs, dishes out over $100K

At Demo Night, the program’s annual pitch night and celebration of entrepreneurship, over 200 business-minded community members came at Hula on Tuesday to support the LaunchVT(link is external) 2022 cohort. To the audience and a panel of investor judges, which included Bridget Croke, John Howard, and Matthew Upton, the 2022 cohort presented their concepts. Two […]

Fifth cohort of MIRTA accelerator teams wraps up work – UMaine News

Four faculty-led teams pursuing commercialization of research projects are ready for the next steps in that journey having completed the University of Maine’s 2022 MIRTA accelerator program. The teams presented their projects at a Demo Day event earlier this month, marking the conclusion of this year’s program. The 2022 MIRTA teams, the fifth cohort to […]

VCU Innovation Gateway supports six new projects with the Commercialization Fund 

One of the six researchers to receive a VCU Commercialization Fund award from Innovation Gateway is a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher who transitioned from cardiovascular bioengineering to skeletal muscle research after witnessing how difficult it was for some American veterans injured in Iraq and Afghanistan to lift a cup of coffee. Michael McClure, Ph.D., an […]