3 alumni-founded startups claim cash prizes at Rice University pitch competition

hree startups founded by Rice University graduates have won investment prizes at an annual pitch competition. The annual H. Albert Napier Rice Launch Challenge, or NRLC, welcomed a panel of judges to hear from six alumni-founded startups in the finals last week. The prizes on the line totaled $65,000 in equity-free funding. The event, which […]

UC Venture Lab ignites surge in startups, investment dollars | University Of Cincinnati

By two key measures, the Cincinnati Innovation District (CID) is demonstrating success at an accelerated pace in developing entrepreneurial talent. More than $100 million in investment dollars has been achieved at the University of Cincinnati through initiatives led by the Office of Innovation, including the Venture Lab program and Tech Transfer. The Venture Lab program […]

3 Polsky Startups Awarded $200,000 Each to Build Out Teams, Launch Novel Products 

Flow Medical, Lismikro, and OrisDX each have been awarded a $200,000 co-investment from the George Shultz Innovation Fund to further develop their technologies. Managed by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the George Shultz Innovation Fund (GSIF) provides up to $250,000 in co-investment funding for early-stage tech ventures coming out of the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, […]

Merck launches accelerator programme for AI startups –

The big pharma – known as MSD outside North America – is initially offering support to 12 companies though the newly-formed Merck Digital Sciences Studio (MDSS) and is now taking applications from would-be participants. The scheme is split between Merck’s Newark site in New Jersey and its facilities in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with six places available at each. […]