Research Report: The nexus between elite university education and startup funding

The dynamic startup ecosystem of Southeast Asia has been witnessing remarkable growth, attracting a surge of entrepreneurs, investors, and accelerators. Among the crucial determinants of startup success lies the ability to secure venture capital investment, making startup funding an integral component of entrepreneurial endeavours. While various factors influence the likelihood of securing funding, the role […]

Firms, researchers win advanced-industries accelerator grants – BizWest

Companies and researchers in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado make up more than half of the 37 firms and six researchers statewide who have been selected to share in more than $9.5 million worth of grants from the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The grants, either for proof of concept or […]

Houston student startup competition doles out record-breaking more than $3M in prizes

ver the weekend, Houston hosted what is known as the world’s largest and richest intercollegiate student startup competition, and a Texas team took the overall win and over $3 million in investment prizes were given out at the annual banquet. The 2023 Rice Business Plan Competition was held May 11-13 and included mentoring, pitching, and networking for the […]

Startup Accelerator the ‘Next Step’ in UNLV Evolution

The UNLV Office of Economic Development is launching the Black Fire Accelerator, a program dedicated to assisting early-stage companies and cultivating a more fertile and diverse entrepreneurial environment in Southern Nevada. Partnering in the effort is Nevada’s first private incubator and accelerator, Las Vegas-based Zero Labs. The strategic advisory firm has assisted companies ranging in size from […]

USC Students Win Sunstone Prize at New Venture Seed Competition

A team of University of Southern California students with an approach to distribution of items ordered online took home the $35,000 Sunstone Prize on April 27 at the USC Marshall Greif Center’s New Venture Seed Competition. The Sunstone Prize, from Sunstone Management through the Sunstone Community Fund, was the first-place award in the annual competition. […]

The Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale Awards $2.5 Million to 11 Yale Faculty-led Projects Developing New Therapeutics and Health Technologies | Yale Ventures

Yale Ventures is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Blavatnik Awards: 11 new Yale faculty-led projects will receive $2.5 million in accelerator funding. The Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale, made possible by a generous grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, supports Yale faculty in the commercialization of biomedical and digital health innovations. […]

Discovery Vanderbilt invests in three faculty-initiated startups

A university leadership committee has approved Discovery Vanderbilt investments into three faculty-initiated startups—HeroWear, IDBiologics and Virtuoso Surgical Inc.—as part of its mission from the offices of the chancellor and provost to boost innovation across the university. “These three initial investments will fuel discovery and accelerate the translation of our research into real-world benefits,” Chancellor Daniel Diermeier said. “I look forward […]

Harvard’s Wyss Institute and Collaborative Fund cofound research lab…

(BOSTON) — Collaborative Fund and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University are joining forces to launch a research and innovation alliance focused on new, sustainable materials to fight climate change. Collaborative Fund, a New York-based venture fund, is a leading source of capital and strategic support for entrepreneurs, businesses, and protocols pushing […]

Paying it forward: IU Ventures, IU Foundation, IU Alumni Association partner to create flexible pathway to future philanthropy – IU Ventures

Indiana University-affiliated entrepreneurs and investors will no longer have to wait for their new business ventures to exit to start planning how to pay it forward. Today (May 19), IU Ventures, IU’s early-stage venture and angel investment arm, unveiled a new initiative, in collaboration with the IU Foundation and IU Alumni Association, that will enable IU’s expanding community of […]

CSU and Innosphere joint accelerator advances to second round of DOE competition, startup awarded $50,000

An ongoing accelerator co-led by the Colorado State University Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innosphere Ventures has advanced to the third and final round of a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored incubator program, securing $150,000 to date. The incubator, REACH (Rockies/Plains Energy Accelerator for Commercializing Hardtech) was one of 10 winners in the “Move It!” phase of the Department of Energy’s Energy Program for […]