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Author: SHOHAM GEVA


Source: The Michigan Daily


Interest: But then again, Ohanian, who has the self-professed aim of “making the world suck less,” isn’t your typical speaker. Ohanian, co-founded what is now one of the Web’s most visited sites with friend Steve Huffman after the two graduated from the University of Virginia in 2005. He spoke here Monday night to promote his new book, “Without Their Permission: How The 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed.” The book discusses the power of Internet entrepreneurship and how it can be used to achieve phi


Link: http://www.michigandaily.com/news/reddit-co-founder-inspires-would-be-entrepreneurs-speech-university

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Author: EMILY MICUCCI


Source: Worcester Business Journal


Interest: Earlier this month, Framingham State University (FSU) announced it will launch its Entrepreneur Innovation Center, creating workspace for area entrepreneurs in the earliest stages of business. According to Robert Krim, an economics professor hired by FSU to oversee the center, it's essentially an incubator, making it the second to open in MetroWest this year.


Link: http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20131022/METROWEST01/131029989

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Author: University of Texas at Arlington


Source: Phys.Org


Interest: The University of Texas at Arlington and TechFW, a Fort Worth-based technology startup initiative, have agreed to a multi-year partnership to commercialize University research and move innovation to the marketplace. TechFW@UTA will offer training and educational programs to UT Arlington faculty, staff and students. UT Arlington faculty members and research teams will gain access to the North Texas entrepreneurial community through the TechFW network. The partnership comes as UT Arlington's resea


Link: http://phys.org/wire-news/143896234/techfwuta-to-propel-university-research-innovation-toward-commer.html

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Author: The Associated Press


Source: The Kansas City Star


Interest: The South Bend Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1a4gvyq ) researchers disclosed 55 inventions to the university in 2012. That's up from 17 in 2002. The number of patent applications and licensing agreements also has grown. Office of Technology Transfer Director Richard Cox says an increase in funding and a greater awareness of the need to commercialize parts of the university are driving the numbers. Notre Dame spent almost $158 million on research during the 2012-2013 academic year. That's near


Link: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/27/4580214/notre-dame-starts-to-see-results.html

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Author: Nick Manes


Source: MiBiz


Interest: A newly-formed joint venture between the Grand Valley State University Center For Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Saginaw Valley State University wants to encourage agricultural technology startups to drive innovation in Michigan.


Link: Encouraging agripreneurs: GVSU/SVSU program to help commercialize ag-based innovations - See more at: http://mibiz.com/item/21026-encouraging-agripreneurs-gvsu-svsu-program-to-help-commercialize-ag-based-innovations#sthash.wG6i2I0S.dpuf

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Author: Rosie Lewis


Source: The Australian


Interest: Incubate appears to be the first university-based program to support start-up ventures of students, researchers and alumni by providing funding, learning space and mentors to successful applicants.


Link: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/google-backs-student-start-ups/story-e6frgcjx-1226744785549

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Author: Cromwell Schubarth


Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal


Interest: Confidence among venture capital investors is reportedly at the highest level since Sequoia Capital's infamous 2008 slide deck that forecast gloom and doom along Sand Hill Road in 2008.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2013/10/22/survey-shows-vc-confidence-at-six-year.html

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Author: Eric T. Wagner


Source: Forbes


Interest: Yes — Theobald started 10 businesses over the span of 5 years. Each one a failed mess. But herein lies the beauty from ashes — he nailed it on his 11th try. Now ranked at #454 on Inc’s Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. for 2013, Theobald’s latest creation (with the help of co-founder Erik Hansen and a team of 23) is on target to reach $3 million in revenue this year.


Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericwagner/2013/10/22/9-lessons-from-a-10-time-startup-failure/

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Author: Nick Bilton


Source: The New York Times


Interest: Superpedestrian, a start-up in Boston, announced on Monday that it has received $2.1 million in financing to help build a wheel that transforms some standard bicycles into hybrid e-bikes. The product, the Copenhagen Wheel, is a design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology SENSEable City Laboratory. The original goal of the wheel was to entice more people to more bicycles in large cities in lieu of cars by giving them help from a motor.


Link: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/21/start-up-literally-reinvents-the-bicycle-wheel/?_r=0

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Author: Adrian Rodrigues


Source: Yale Daily News


Interest: Panorama Education, a technology startup founded by several recent Yale graduates, is gaining attention in Silicon Valley. On Monday, the company announced that it has raised $4 million in funding from investors including Mark Zuckerberg’s foundation, Startup:Education, as well as SoftTech VC, Google Ventures, YCombinator and Ashton Kutcher’s A-Grade Investments.


Link: http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2013/10/21/yale-startup-catches-zuckerbergs-eye/

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Author: Robin Amlôt


Source: CPI Financial


Interest: The research, by Gary Dushnitsky, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School and his co-author Dr Alvarez-Garrido, is featured in the British Venture Capital Association’s report ‘The Missing Piece’ and finds that corporate venture capital is now the driving force behind cutting edge medical innovation. Dr Dushnitsky, also Academic Director, Deloitte Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, said, “Biotech start-ups are increasingly turning to corporate ven


Link: http://www.cpifinancial.net/news/category/investments/post/23654/corporate-venture-capital-is-driving-cutting-edge-medical-innovation

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Author: Matt Assad


Source: Allentown Morning Call


Interest: This summer, Lehigh embarked on the first phase of what's simply dubbed the Mountaintop Project. The campus is just east of Lehigh atop South Mountain. For now Lehigh is using Belair's seed money to strip the former Bethlehem Steel Homer Research Labs buildings of their massive machinery. In the longer term, with help from university money and other donors, officials envision spending $100 million to $200 million for what could be residence halls, a dining facility and maybe lodging for visitors


Link: http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-lehigh-university-invention-campus-20131016,0,1494753.story

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Author: ALLANA AKHTAR


Source: The Michigan Daily


Interest: A co-founder of Google, the inventor of the iPod and the former CEO of Skype are all University alums. Plus, the University’s Office of Tech Transfer said last week that a record number of inventions — 421 — were born at the University in the past fiscal year.


Link: http://www.michigandaily.com/article/law-clinic-helps-students-innovate

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Author: Lindsay Whitehurst


Source: The Salt Lake Tribune


Interest: USTAR, hailed as an engine for innovation, has exaggerated — by thousands — the number of jobs it has created and inflated — by millions — the amount of money it has brought in, a new audit says.


Link: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57001654-78/ustar-audit-created-jobs.html.csp

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Author: Maroon Editorial Board


Source: The Chicago Maroon


Interest: The Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE), announced last Friday, is the latest addition to the University’s growing list of collaborations, and will act as a business incubator for entrepreneurship and start-ups. To be located in multiple spaces in and near Harper Court next year, the CIE will provide mentoring, access to resources, programming, and will eventually provide a fund of $20 million for start-up ideas.


Link: http://chicagomaroon.com/2013/10/15/global-innovation-local-innovators/

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Author: Corvallis, OR


Source: http://www.nanotech-now.com


Interest: Oregon State University recorded its best year ever in technology licensing - nearly triple what it earned just five years ago - during the last fiscal year, which ended June 30. Combined with continued growth in funding from private industry, the increase cushioned a nearly 13 percent decline in federal funding stemming largely from budget cuts known as sequestration.


Link: http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=48120

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Author: Urvaksh Karkaria


Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle


Interest: Georgia Tech has launched its version of Kickstarter.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/atlantech/2013/09/georgia-tech-looks-to-crowdfund.html

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Author: http://news.stanford.edu


Source: http://news.stanford.edu


Interest: Stanford University, Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) and StartX, a student-initiated, nonprofit organization that runs a startup accelerator for Stanford‑affiliated entrepreneurs, announced today a three-year partnership in the form of a $1.2 million yearly grant and the newly created Stanford-StartX Fund to support entrepreneurial education, Stanford entrepreneurs and the advancement of emerging technologies.


Link: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/september/startx-fund-release-090513.html

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Author: Tempe, AZ (PRWEB)


Source: PRWEB.COM Newswire


Interest: Arizona State University has announced that it will expand its support for student startup companies with the launch of the Great Little Companies (GLC) Network. The campus-based program, which will be managed by ASU’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group (EIG), will support up to 30 student startups each year that apply for but are not accepted into the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative, ASU’s student startup accelerator which supports the top 20 student startups each year.


Link: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1452694

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Author: Anthony Cotton


Source: The Denver Post


Interest: Faculty at the University of Colorado attracted research awards totaling $774,079,158 during the fiscal year ended June 30, the school announced Tuesday.


Link: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24007149/university-colorado-draws-774-million-research-funding

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