Novel Funding Model Provides UKY CAER Researchers Support to Produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 21, 2022) — Funding early-stage, proof-of-concept research is often a challenge for university researchers. Traditionally, governmental funding agencies have chosen to invest in basic science and in projects that are more advanced in their technological development. Until now. Biofuels researchers at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) recently received funding from OUR&D, […]

Seed Funding Speeds Growth for TreeCo — an NC State Startup

The world’s largest and most advanced collection of gene-edited wood presumably lives on Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University. Stacked on shelves in a corner closet of the Forest Biotech Group’s lab, these bundles of sticks sit mere feet from the incubation freezers that contain the tree stem cells they started out as. Directly […]

TEDCO’s Pre-Seed Builder Fund Invests in Maryland Medical Device Start-up · BioBuzz

COLUMBIA, Md. (March 18, 2022)—TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today its Builder Fund invested $100,000 in Astek Diagnostics, a medical device start-up based in Maryland. TEDCO’s Builder Fund invests in and provides executive support to Maryland-based technology companies run by entrepreneurs who demonstrate economic disadvantage. “We know that getting the correct anti-biotics to patients […]

CUNY Startups program holds inaugural ‘CLASH’ 

The CUNY Startups program is hosting its first CLASH, a pitch competition between the seven CUNY colleges this spring. The competition allows students to develop an idea that solves a problem facing the world today. There will be three rounds within the competition, and the finalist will have the chance to compete for the grand prize of […]

Texas Medical Center Doubles the Size of the TMC Venture Fund

Texas Medical Center (TMC) today announced that it has increased the size of the TMC Venture Fund to $50 million dollars, doubling down on its vision to foster and invest in life science entrepreneurship. The $50 million investment, combined with the recent launch of the TMC 3 campus – the world’s largest life science campus – further […]

Aspiring entrepreneurs called to compete in New Venture Competition

The New Venture Competition provides University of Nebraska–Lincoln students the opportunity to stretch their thinking, pitch business plans and compete for a $15,000 grand prize, alongside additional cash prizes. The top four students have the opportunity for further investment up to $25,000 from the Husker Venture Fund. Undergraduate and graduate students must register for the April 5 and 7 competition […]

New UB program ‘cultivates’ WNY startups with funding, mentorship 

Startup companies looking to grow and scale their businesses in Western New York have a new source of early funding to help them navigate the entrepreneurial journey. Through Cultivator — a new program from the startup ventures team at Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP) — UB invests up to $100,000 and nine months of mentorship in early-stage companies founded […]

IU Ventures ranks among Indiana’s most active venture firms

Indiana University’s early-stage venture and angel investment arm, IU Ventures, has once again been recognized as one of Indiana’s most active professional investors. A list of those firms appears in the 2021 Indiana Venture Report from Elevate Ventures, a year-end assessment of venture investment activity in the Hoosier state. IU Ventures, which manages multiple early-stage funds to support […]

These 3 Johns Hopkins research teams got seed funding to develop their medical devices –

With the Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund, John Hopkins University School of Medicine is bringing seed funding to three teams of researchers creating innovative medical devices. Each of these devices, which are being developed by Hopkins professors and fellows, aim to dramatically decrease costs on hospitals and improve patient care by taking anesthesia out of the equation. Recipients were […]