Interest: Very few of us think about the possibility of getting funded when we launch our companies. And once we figure out that we need money to help our companies grow or scale, most of us don't know where to start. I've worked with hundreds of savvy business owners who know the ins and outs of running a company. But luring the interest of investors? That's a whole new ballgame.
Interest: Seymour Innovative, a startup from ASU’s successful Edson Entrepreneur Initiative, has received an undisclosed angel funding round from the MAC 6 incubator. Seymour Innovative provides Ella’s Monitor, a revolutionary, low-cost device that will save infants from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Interest: Companies in the Boulder Valley received more venture-capital investment — $375.7 million — than any other region of its size in the nation in 2011 and the first quarter of 2012, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association, using data from news company Thomson Reuters.
Interest: Bain Capital Ventures is launching a “Startup Academy,” which will seek out technical talent from top-tier undergraduate, masters and PhD programs throughout the country, including Duke, Harvard, MIT, University of Michigan, Princeton and Stanford, the firm said Friday. The program will place students in engineering and product management positions at startups funded by Bain Capital Ventures.
Interest: Seeking to boost the pace of commercialization coming out of his labs at Wake Forest University, the director of the school’s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials has set up a partnership with an outside firm designed to mine early-stage research looking for potential money-makers.
Interest: A vaccine strategy that protects against all strains of seasonal influenza and avoids the need for annual vaccination is the ultimate goal of a research collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh (http://www.pitt.edu/) and vaccine-maker Sanofi Pasteur (http://www.sanofipasteur.com/). Ted M. Ross, Ph.D., and his laboratory scientists at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Vaccine Research (http://www.cvr.pitt.edu/) (CVR) are exploring new vaccine technologies intended to protect aga
Interest: The Department of Energy should move quickly to approve a request by the University at Buffalo and Sen. Charles E. Schumer for a $120 million grant that would make UB a national center for materials research.
Interest: The Oregon Built Environment & Sustainable Technologies Center (http://www.oregonbest.org) (Oregon BEST) has awarded a commercialization Grant to a collaborative project involving Portland State University researchers and Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc. (http://www.stevenswater.com), an Oregon manufacturing company, to accelerate commercialization of a wireless water, air and environmental sensing technology that integrates data collection with web-based analysis to help users more effici
Interest: The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology will award a total of $745,000 to the three successful applicants in the Oklahoma Nanotechnology Applications Project.
The research projects, to be completed within three years, require an improved likelihood for commercial success and collaboration with a for-profit Oklahoma company.
Interest: On April 5, after overwhelming bi-partisan support in Congress, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act). The act substantially changes a number of laws and regulations that could create significant opportunities for many of Birmingham’s emerging businesses
Interest: A group of financial advisers and economic development specialists expressed cautious optimism Thursday that the federal Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act will spark the business startup efforts key to putting the regional economy back on track.
Interest: A group of leading scientists said Monday private venture capital investment in select science and technology industries declined to less than $10 billion in 2010 from $43 billion a decade earlier.
Interest: Three University of Pennsylvania dropouts are getting venture capital and the backing of Ivy League universities in their quest to get college students to use Lore.com, an interactive Web-based tool designed to make the academic process more efficient.
Interest: Philadelphia is a great incubator of innovation and stands at the forefront of America's new economy. It once had an international reputation as a center for manufacturing — Budd train cars, Stetson hats, textiles, and everything in between.
Interest: U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (D-NC) announced Thursday, July 5, new resources for the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Fayetteville State University to spur economic development. UNC and FSU were each selected to receive a $128,592 investment award from the Economic Development Administration to fund the first year of a five-year University Center Economic Development Program.
“These resources will support innovation at UNC and Fayetteville State and strengthen our state’s economy,” Hag
Interest: Venture capitalists have started looking at less capital-intensive energy investments in response to mixed U.S. policy signals, hedge fund managers said Friday at the Silicon Valley Energy Summit.
Interest: Want to invest in the next Google or Apple while it’s still on the ground floor? Equity crowdfunding allows you to do just that. Thanks to the recent passage of the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, non-accredited investors* can now invest in private companies, something that the SEC has prohibited since the passage of the Securities Act of 1933. In exchange for this investment, the company offers equity to the investor in the form of stocks, bonds or “revenue bonds” (i.e., bonds that
Interest: The N.H. Inspires Innovation program, a collaboration of the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC) and the New Hampshire Innovation Research Center (NHIRC), is offering expert grant proposal assistance and a series of statewide workshops for companies interested in applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants.
Interest: A proposal led by a Texas A&M University chemist, Dr. Hongcai “Joe” Zhou, was awarded a $3 million grant through the Department of Energy this week to develop natural-gas storage technology aimed at commercializing the fuel for passenger vehicles.
The proposal was one of 13 selected nationwide to share in a $30 million grant aimed at promoting natural gas energy research, and is a collaborative project involving General Motors, Research Triangle Institute and Lawrence Berkeley National Laborato