Dorm Room Fund has spun out of First Round Capital with a $12.5M fund

After years of operating under local VC firm First Round Capital, the Dorm Room Fund is taking on a new life as an independent firm with $12.5 million to invest. The news came from Fortune early Tuesday, confirmed by First Round founder Josh Kopelman in an email to Dorm Room Fund, focused on ventures started by college students, launched back in 2012 as […]

Mayo, ASU MedTech Accelerator advances health care delivery in Arizona 

One year ago, Arizona State University’s Health Futures Center opened its doors and started a new chapter in the long-standing partnership between ASU and the globally renowned Mayo Clinic. Located in northeast Phoenix, south of Loop 101, the brand-new campus and state-of-the-art medical research facility is home to the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health […]

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Awards Support to Six Promising Projects

Innovation isn’t easy. Turning a research discovery into tangible technology takes time, resources and dedication. That’s why at NC State, we aim to ensure that some of our best ideas have as much support as possible. And thanks to the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF), six more projects this year will receive seed funding and support from the Office […]

CSIRO revives its ON Accelerate program

The CSIRO has revived its ON startup accelerator program, three years after shutting it down, as the government and universities ramp up their push to commercialise research. ON originally launched in 2015 as part of CSIRO’s Innovation Catalyst strategy, supported by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. But in late 2019, […]

New venture capital firm targets OU startups

For a long time, University of Oklahoma graduate and retired business executive James Spann has been watching OU innovations take flight. The problem was, they were flying to places like Austin, Texas, and Boulder, Colorado, where they found financial backing needed to succeed. Spann is now hoping to stop that migration with a new venture […]