Wanted: entrepreneurs ready to launch startups based on CU Boulder innovations

Now in its second year, the Embark Deep Tech Startup Creator, offered by Venture Partners at CU Boulder, matches business minds outside the university with breakthrough inventions created within its walls and provides funding for those ventures. The application for entrepreneurs is now open for the 2024 cohort. Each year, roughly 150 inventions emerge from CU […]

UTokyo Innovation Platform ties up with Cyber Valley to support portfolio teams mutually 

UTokyo Innovation Platform (UTokyo IPC for short), the University of Tokyo’s answer to Stanford’s StartX incubator, announced in April that its 1stRound deep-tech startup support program has signed an agreement with Cyber Valley, a research consortium in the fields of AI and robotics based in Stuttgart, Germany, offering mutual support for startups between Japan and Europe. Both organizations will mutually […]

U Texas Seed Fund Invests $250,000 in Startup NALA Membranes

AUSTIN, Texas — Discovery to Impact at The University of Texas at Austin has invested $250,000 in NALA Membranes, a UT-affiliated startup advancing water purification through the development of a new class of game-changing chlorine-tolerant membranes for reverse osmosis industrial and municipal wastewater systems. This is the fifth investment made by UT’s $10 million Seed […]

Drexel Announces Second Cohort of Innovation Fund Investments

Drexel University has selected the three University-affiliated startups to receive support from the second cohort of its Innovation Fund. AER Cosmetics, a sustainable cosmetics brand founded by a Drexel student, and 1DNano, a nanomaterial cleantech company; and MXene, Inc., a company focused on the commercialization of nanomaterials called MXenes; will each receive an investment of […]

UNLV’s StepUp & StartUp intern program bolsters the engineering talent pool 

Tina Quigley, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, had her reservations about LOCATE Las Vegas. The initiative, which entrusted the developmental authority with courting 17 global company leaders in hopes of attracting them to Southern Nevada, already felt like an expensive, time-intensive task. Add on the pressure of doing it during […]

UND Runway Accelerator showcases student startups

On May 1, the UND Center for Innovation held the Runway Accelerator Showcase at the Memorial Union’s Social Stair on the University campus. Five students presented their startups and the progress they are making through participation in the Runway Accelerator program. Runway is designed to provide a launch pad for student startups, offering resources, mentorship […]

NCInnovation to consider UNCW research for commercialization grant

The board of directors of state-funded research grant organization NCInnovation will hear research grant proposals from seven state universities, including the University of North Carolina Wilmington, for its pilot funding round on May 14. The group’s board will hear and approve grants for six to eight research projects, dolling out the first grants from its $500 million endowment. […]

Cancer vaccine ready for commercialization as part of growing MUSC startup community 

In the 12 years since its inception, Leukogene Therapeutics Inc. has had one goal: to take an idea from the academic lab into the real world where it can benefit patients. With a new cancer vaccine platform designed to stimulate the immune system and attack cancer, Leukogene offers a therapeutic solution for acute myelogenous leukemia, […]

Vanderbilt U’s Wond’ry Launches First Faculty BioMedical Ideator Cohort to Foster Medical Entrepreneurship

The Wond’ry recently hosted its first Faculty BioMedical Ideator cohort. The program curriculum was based around the Sullivan Family Ideator Program, which helps aspiring university-affiliated innovators (students, staff, faculty and alumni) evaluate and develop their ideas by teaching an evidence-based approach to idea evaluation and offering expert mentorship and access to resources. Launched in January […]

Cornell Big Red Ventures shares portfolio updates at Annual Meeting

Big Red Ventures (BRV), Cornell University’s early-stage venture capital fund run by MBAs and other graduate students, presented its portfolio and announced a new investment during the Annual Meeting on April 18 at Cornell Tech. Founded in 2001 by donations to Cornell, BRV is one of the oldest student-run venture funds and is an evergreen fund […]