New Iowa startup investment fund on the horizon

A new fund that would invest in Iowa startups is in the works after receiving certification from the state. River Glen Venture Partners aims to raise a pool of $25 million it would invest in early-stage companies, fund founder Matt Busick said. “We think that’s the right number to build a portfolio over four to five years of 10 (startups) […]

University of Iowa Research Foundation increases proof of concept capabilities

Before this year, the foundation had been able to finance the proof of concept research through the state’s Grow Iowa Values Fund (GIVF). Last year, the foundation doled out $525 thousand in grants, with each grant ranging from $10,000 to  $50,000. But this year, foundation officials were not sure if they would receive funding from […]

Iowa Innovation Acceleration Program supports a state-based medical device start-up

CORALVILLE, Iowa — A medical device maker co-founded by a Siouxland native recently received a major financial boost. A state economic development board awarded Corvida Medical $500,000 to help the company commercialize its innovative device, designed to protect healthcare providers and patients from exposure to chemotherapeutics and other hazardous drugs during preparation and delivery.

University of Iowa Centers for Enterprise set to fund 2012 POC projects

The Iowa Centers for Enterprise (ICE), in conjunction with the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), is pleased to announce seed funding that is designed to expand the commercialization of UI technology. The funds are to support the development of innovations with commercial potential, with the result that more UI technology reaches the […]