Emory University to launch $1M student-led fund for diverse founders

When Humza Mirza goes to class in the spring, he won’t just be taking a class on venture capital investing. The second-year Emory University graduate student will be leading a $1 million fund. He and four other students are managing partners in the Peachtree Minority Venture Fund for underrepresented entrepreneurs. The fund aims to give Emory students investor experience while helping underrepresented entrepreneurs with their biggest hurtle — […]

Emory University receives $10M gift for innovation, inclusion 

Emory University is getting a financial boost to increase diversity and collaboration at two of its graduate schools. Billionaire philanthropist John Brown and his wife, Rosemary, plan to give $5 million to Emory’s Goizueta Business School to attract women and minority graduate students, and $5 million to Emory’s medical school to fund biomedical research and product development. […]

Brown family gift to Emory bolsters human health innovation

Innovation and inclusion have become the cornerstone of Emory University’s strategic mission and particularly relevant during this unique time in higher education. A key part of this strategy is the promotion of connectivity through cross-disciplinary partnerships and the creation of diverse programs that cultivate success for everyone. John and Rosemary Brown recognize that development in […]

UGA launches streamlined tech licensing for startups

The University of Georgia’s Innovation District is offering a new tool to support university entrepreneurs pursuing commercialization of their research discoveries. Georgia Startup License is an express program that combines business and technical assistance with a streamlined technology licensing process to help UGA startups get off the ground. Created by Innovation Gateway, UGA’s technology transfer office, Georgia Startup […]

UGA Foundation commits up to $10M to fund student, faculty innovation

The University of Georgia is putting big money up front for innovation in a higher education setting. On Tuesday, the school announced the UGA Foundation’s investment committee voted during a meeting in June to approve a commitment of up to $10 million for funding innovation. The funding will allow the Foundation to partner with the […]

U Georgia student-run fund kickstarts student entrepreneurs

In the world of venture capital there are big names, there are small names, and there are hometown heroes. In Athens, one important source of venture capital is run by University of Georgia students. For the past two years, the Georgia Kickstart Fund — UGA’s student-led startup fund — has distributed more than $70,000. Housed in […]

Partnership with Verizon to fuel Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub

The Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub (EHIH) announced Monday that it will be powered by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service, adding digital speed and connectivity to an ecosystem working to transform the health care industry. The strategic partnership between Verizon and Emory Healthcare creates the nation’s first 5G health care innovation lab. EHIH is a health care […]

President awards $415,000 for faculty and staff research and innovation at UNG

A study on author Toni Morrison’s novel “Beloved,” a film titled “The Tourist Tax,” a textbook about the euphonium, a pilot project on social networks and transfer students’ decisions, and a college algebra boot camp highlight a few of the wide-ranging projects granted 2020 Presidential Incentive Awards at the University of North Georgia (UNG). “With an increased […]

New research from UGA evaluates design of startup accelerators 

New research from the University of Georgia links startup accelerator success with a few key program elements, such as mentorship and open discussion among participating startup founders. Papers co-authored by Susan Cohen examined the variation among several accelerators. Accelerators are fixed-term, cohort-based educational programs for startups. There are about 170 accelerators located across the country, […]

How Innovation Springs Forth At The University Of Georgia

A freshwater spring percolates over a one-block, daylighted stretch as an open creek alongside Spring Street in Athens, Georgia. Historically known as the town spring and the founders’ spring, the natural watercourse was one of the most important ecological factors in locating the University of Georgia (UGA) here more than two centuries ago – the birthplace of public higher […]