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Author: Shomit Ghose


Source: Venture Beat


Interest: The University of California recently announced its entry into the venture capital arena with a $250 million commitment to spinning promising technologies out of its top-notch, 10-campus system. Perhaps every major research university in the US — collectively, recipients of over $40 billion in federal research funding yearly, not to mention the inflows of corporate research funds — wishes to emulate Stanford’s success in capitalizing on the market successes of...


Link: http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/25/6-things-weve-learned-about-launching-university-origin-companies/

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Author: Jeff Schweers


Source: Gainesville.com


Interest: Infinity Hall, a first-of-its kind public-private partnership between the University of Florida and Signet Development, will have dorm space for 308 students to live, eat and sleep, and another 20,000 square feet of space for them to pursue their projects.


Link: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20141026/ARTICLES/141029731/1002/news01?Title=Innovative-new-UF-dorm-will-combine-living-learning

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Author: Foster's Daily Democrat


Source: Fosters.com


Interest: UNHInnovation at the University of New Hampshire recently announced the establishment of a new center as well as a mentoring network and a seed fund to expand entrepreneurship throughout the university and the state using the research output of faculty, staff and students to drive economic development in the state.


Link: http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20141026/GJBUSINESS_01/141029467/0/SEARCH

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Author: Diane Mastrull


Source: Philly.com


Interest: "I call this a disruptive innovation in higher education," says Donna De Carolis, dean of new Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship.


Link: http://articles.philly.com/2014-10-26/business/55451114_1_close-school-drexel-university-business-school

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Author: Jeffrey M. Gallagher


Source: Times Dispatch


Interest: The research conducted at Virginia universities is a major contributor to the state’s economic development and a significant component of its higher-education enterprise.


Link: http://www.timesdispatch.com/opinion/their-opinion/gallagher-academic-research-yields-impressive-returns/article_a8d84c32-f20e-58ff-b026-6b9737028221.html

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Author: Chris Carpentier


Source: University Press


Interest: On Friday, Oct. 17, the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship held its premiere event of the season – the VIP Launch of the Tech Runway at FAU, a 27,000 square-foot building in the research park north of the Boca Raton campus. Tech Runway is a formal program for mentoring entrepreneurs and their ventures based on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Venture Mentoring System. New startup companies will be able to get funding, mentoring and office space at the facility.


Link: http://www.upressonline.com/2014/10/silicon-valley-is-coming-to-faus-backyard/

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Author: Gregg Bayes-Brown


Source: Global University Venturing


Interest: One thing has become clear about the University of California system over the past month – it doesn’t mess around. The creation of UC Ventures, a $250m university venturing fund, comes just a couple of months after the institution overturned a 25-year ban on investing in its own startups, allowing the university’s 10 campuses, including research and tech transfer heavyweights Los Angeles, Berkeley and San Diego, to put their money where their mouth is.


Link: http://www.globaluniversityventuring.com/article.php/4028/what-starts-in-california

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Author: JENNY CALLISON


Source: Wilmington Biz


Interest: The entrepreneurial journey is being viewed through several different lenses as University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business holds its sixth annual Entrepreneurship Week Monday through Friday. “We’re trying to ramp up the entrepreneurship virus at the Cameron School of Business,” said Stephen Harper, a professor of management, who coordinated the week’s events.


Link: http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/education/2014/10/20/uncws_entrepreneurship_week_ideas_hard_work_welcome/12453

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Author: KAITLIN DEWULF


Source: The Daily Iowan


Interest: More Iowans will soon have access to a prestigious University of Iowa business-training program. The UI is expanding the Venture School program through the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center to include Council Bluffs and the Quad Cities. The program will expand in those cities by March 2015. The Venture School is a six-week training program designed to accelerate the start-up process of a business while increasing the chance of success for entrepreneurs.


Link: http://www.dailyiowan.com/2014/10/13/Metro/39475.html

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Author: Joelle Lang


Source: The DiamondBack


Interest: Sophomore Adrienne Baer always knew she wanted to help people. That’s why she started college on the pre-med track. But after enrolling in an entrepreneurial course at this university, Baer realized there were other ways to help others — so she swapped all pre-med courses for non-profit courses in the business school.


Link: http://www.diamondbackonline.com/news/article_76920754-48f4-11e4-a7c4-001a4bcf6878.html

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Author: Tucker Echols


Source: Washington Business Journal


Interest: The District is getting another launch pad for startups. On Friday, American University's Kogod School of Business will take the wraps off its new startup incubator for current students and recent graduates, The Washington Post reported. The Kogod incubator will provide mentors and work space for entrepreneurs as well as $1,500 in cash to pay for initial expenses.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/morning_call/2014/09/incubator-debuts-at-american-university.html

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Author: Higher Education


Source: Higher Education


Interest: THE University of California has announced plans for a $US250 million venture capital fund to finance start-ups created by students and faculty. It signals a growing interest from the state’s revenue-strapped university system to cash in on companies created in dorm rooms and classrooms.


Link: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/uni-of-california-plans-to-capitalise-on-student-startups/story-e6frgcjx-1227061852599?nk=729db3f3952e01ba17a8aec50a94b22b

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Author: ERICA E. PHILLIPS


Source: The Wall Street Journal


Interest: The University of California is planning a $250 million venture-capital fund to finance startup companies stemming from research conducted by its faculty and students. The fund, seeded with money from the UC endowment, would be one of the largest of its kind, targeting work done at the university's 10 campuses, five medical centers and three national laboratories. A proposal to establish the fund is set to be presented to the governing UC Board of Regents on Wednesday. The plan was posted onlin


Link: http://online.wsj.com/articles/university-of-california-plans-fund-for-campus-startups-1410816743

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Author: ZORAN BASICH


Source: The Wall Street Journal


Interest: The University of California is planning a $250 million venture fund to finance startups springing from research conducted by its faculty and students, the WSJ’s Erica Phillips reports. The effort is part of an overall trend toward increased entrepreneurism arising from campus research. Stanford and other universities have created incubators and accelerators.


Link: http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/09/16/the-daily-startup-uc-plans-250m-fund-amid-rise-in-campus-startups/

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Author: The Economic Times


Source: The Economic Times


Interest: JAMMU: Universities today need to become drivers of innovation and their focus should be on collaborative relationships with industry and government, President Pranab Mukherjee said today. Addressing the 14th convocation of Jammu University, he said entrepreneurial activities in universities could take various forms such as contract research, consultancy, patenting, licensing, spin outs, start-ups and incubating companies.


Link: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/universities-need-to-become-drivers-of-innovation-president-pranab-mukherjee/articleshow/41439111.cms

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Author: Simon Thompson


Source: NM State


Interest: 32 of New Mexico’s fastest growing tech companies saw collective growth of 14% since the recession. That is according to the ‘The Flying 40’, a list that reports on New Mexico’s tech industry progress annually. But when it comes to tech companies in the southern part of the state few are even mentioned.


Link: http://krwg.org/post/boosting-high-tech-southern-nm-means-faster-commericalization-university-technology

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Author: Andy Brownfield


Source: Cincinnati Business Courier


Interest: Northern Kentucky University has launched its new entrepreneurship center that will leverage local businesses to teach all students – not just business students – about starting their own businesses and working with startups.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2014/06/26/exclusive-nku-launches-new-rebranded.html

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Author: wbtw.com


Source: wbtw.com


Interest: HARTSVILLE, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - A year after contributing initial funding to the Duke Energy Center for Innovation (DECI), a technology-oriented business incubator serving the Hartsville area, the shareholder-funded Duke Energy Foundation has granted $75,000 toward a second year in which DECI will continue to help innovators bring their business ideas to life.


Link: http://www.wbtw.com/story/25869999/duke-energy-foundation-grants-75000-for-incubator-program

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Author: Silicon Republic


Source: Silicon Republic


Interest: The Dublin-based NDRC (National Digital Research Centre) is the only Irish incubator ranked in the top 25 of the UBI Index. The index has also ranked the NDRC among the top 2.5pc of incubators worldwide. In what has been the highest placement for an Irish incubator, the NDRC has been ranked 19th worldwide and seventh in Europe because of its “exceptional economic impact”


Link: http://www.siliconrepublic.com/start-ups/item/37394-ndrc-listed-among-top-2-5pc/

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Author: Zlati Meyer


Source: Detroit Free Press


Interest: AOL co-founder Steve Case came to Detroit on Tuesday hoping to find a start-up worthy of a $100,000 prize. He found a winner — and more, declaring Detroit on the rebound: “Start-ups can help save the American dream.”


Link: http://www.freep.com/article/20140624/BUSINESS06/306240021/start-up-funding-steve-case-detroit

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