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Author: Stephen T. Watson


Source: Buffalo News


Interest: Seven high-tech companies are poised to set up shop in tax-free zones tied to the University at Buffalo, creating dozens of jobs while reaping the benefits of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Start-Up NY economic development program, The Buffalo News has learned.


Link: http://www.buffalonews.com/business/first-7-companies-in-ubs-tax-free-zones-identified-20140513

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Author: Barry Levine


Source: CIO Today


Interest: The Ryden dual carbon battery, says the Power Japan Plus company, can be discharged thousands of times without diminishing its capacity, can generate more power and can be recharged about 20 times as fast as standard lithium-ion batteries. The company said its carbon battery is rated for more than 3,000 recharge cycles.


Link: http://www.cio-today.com/news/Japan-Start-Up-Creates-Carbon-Battery/story.xhtml?story_id=0310031RF77F

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Author: concentratemedia


Source: concentratemedia


Interest: Imagine military uniforms that can assess the environment they're in. Or even the condition of the soldier wearing them? An Ann Arbor start-up isn't just imagining such a thing, they're developing it.


Link: http://concentratemedia.com/inthenews/Psikickbodysensors0281.aspx

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Author: Plymouth Herald


Source: Plymouth Herald


Interest: Ellie launched EcoKitty in Plymouth University's Formation Zone, a hub for start-up enterprises. The business now trades online selling the cat- and environmentally-friendly EcoKitty cardboard playhouse and an expanding range of handmade toys and recycled products such as food bowls.


Link: http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Best-Business-Start-Award/story-21065051-detail/story.html

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Author: Ellen Abbott


Source: WRVO Public Media


Interest: SUNY campuses across central New York are working to get the final pieces in place to begin attracting business as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Start-Up NY. Start-Up NY offers businesses a chance to operate tax-free for ten years, if they set up shop within one mile of college campus, and create jobs that support the academic mission of the school they’re affiliated with.


Link: http://wrvo.org/post/suny-campuses-getting-started-their-start-ny-plans

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Author: Caitlin Dineen


Source: Star News Online


Interest: The center, which is an offshoot of the university and fosters local innovation, routinely hosts free events to bolster and advance business. Roberts said that too often people develop solutions for problems that do not exist. To be successful, however, innovators need to address what is currently being faced in the community.


Link: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140503/ARTICLES/140509923/-1/news38?Title=UNCW-s-Center-for-Innovation-offers-world-of-solutions

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Author: Noell Dickmann


Source: The Northwestern


Interest: The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh announced a partnership Wednesday with Alta Resources to support the the UWO Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.


Link: http://www.thenorthwestern.com/article/20140430/OSH03/304300419/UWO-Alta-Resources-partner-entrepreneur-center?nclick_check=1

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Author: Daniel Cochlin


Source: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/


Interest: The University of Manchester is pleased to announce that the acquisition, by Versarien plc, of 85% of the shares in its graphene subsidiary, 2-DTech Limited, has today completed. Dr Belle working with graphene at the 2-DTech labs Start-up company 2-DTech offers a wide range of graphene services, from materials supply and characterisation work, through to consulting and proof-of-principle work on applications and processes.


Link: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/article/?id=12023

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Author: PR Newswire


Source: Association of University Research Parks


Interest: In the face of rising drug research and development costs and continued pressures against increasing prices for medicines and health care services, the biopharmaceutical industry must find ways to increase innovation and efficiencies. The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) today announced that leaders from industry and academia will come together at the Janssen Research & Development West Coast Research Center in San Diego on June 23, 2014, for AURP's BioParks 2014 Meeting .


Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/university-bioparks-serve-as-source-of-innovation-as-pharmaceutical-rd-model-shifts-2014-04-29

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Author: Insurance News Net


Source: Insurance News Net


Interest: Lamar University is one of 19 universities awarded a grant in a national competition to advance and strengthen regional economies. Lamar will use the $102,590 grant to accelerate student learning, encourage innovation among faculty and students, and support fast-growing economic sectors through technology development and entrepreneurship.


Link: http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/04/28/lamar-university-receives-eda-innovation-grant-a-495556.html#.U1-u9CjYFIc

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Author: Nathan Gregory


Source: The Dispatch


Interest: A 23-year-old Mississippi State University senior majoring in wildlife and fisheries, he is active with Mississippi State University's Office of Entrepreneurship and Energy Transfer, which program coordinator Eric Hill said is a two-fold entity tasked first with taking researchers' intellectual property generated at the university and commercializing it. Secondly, it works to create start-up companies out of the technology or through students who develop products in house.


Link: http://www.cdispatch.com/news/article.asp?aid=32957

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Author: HYDE PARK


Source: Mid Hudson News


Interest: The Start-Up NY (SUNY Tax-free Areas to Revitalize and Transform Upstate NY) program was the topic of a special presentation at the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation quarterly (DCEDC) meeting Thursday. Leslie Whatley, executive vice president, Empire State Development Corporation, the state’s economic development agency, explained the program to the 34 members of the DCEDC Board.


Link: http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2014/April/24/DCEDC_Start-UP-24Apr14.htm

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Author: The Associated Press


Source: The Republic


Interest: Eastern Illinois University will open a new Center for Clean Energy Research and Education on Friday. The university said in a news release Tuesday that the 5,000-square-foot building will be home to a research facility where faculty and students can experiment with biomass as a fuel. That includes a lab and a lab-scale gasifier to turn plant matter into fuel.


Link: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/cf983093c30c420c93af7830777416dd/IL--Eastern-Illinois-Energy-Center

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Author: Abraham Aboraya


Source: Orlando Business Journal


Interest: The University of Central Florida is in early talks to bring one of its award-winning incubators into downtown Orlando — possibly with a tech focus. And it could happen by the end of the year. Tom O’Neal, associate vice president for research and commercialization at UCF, said he’s in early talks for a downtown location site.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/blog/2014/04/exclusive-ucf-considering-tech-focused-incubator.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: bizj_orlando (Orlando Business Journal)

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Author: Mark Wilcox


Source: Wyoming Business Report


Interest: A company with 11,000 employees will soon start up a new technology laboratory in a temporary warming nest at the University of Wyoming's business incubator. UL, or Underwriters Laboratories is a global "safety science company" established 120 years ago as a safety certification company. In 2012, it swallowed what was once a UW spinoff company called IDES, eventually rebranding it UL Prospector.


Link: http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429988

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Author: HILLARY CRAWFORD


Source: The Michigan Daily


Interest: At the Rackham Building Friday, students pitched their start-up ideas as part of the second annual optiMize Social Innovation Showcase. OptiMize is a student organization that provides resources for those seeking to implement world-changing projects and start-ups. LSA, United Way of Washtenaw County, Innovation Blue, Central Student Government and other University affiliates provide funding for the event.


Link: https://www.michigandaily.com/news/social-innovation-showcase-presents-finalists

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Author: Buffalo Rising


Source: Buffalo Rising


Interest: Both Buffalo State and the University at Buffalo have been approved to be tax-free areas under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s START-UP NY program. The program enables universities to identify areas for expanding and allows for new businesses to operate tax free for up to 10 years. The inclusion of the areas in the plan will allow NYS businesses within the boundaries to avoid business, corporate, income, sales, property or franchise taxes.


Link: http://buffalorising.com/2014/04/buffalo-state-and-the-ub-have-been-approved-to-be-tax-free-areas/

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Author: Geert De Lombaerde


Source: Nashville Post


Interest: The backers of the newly launched American Born Moonshine have raised approximately $6 million from more than 40 investors, money they plan to invest in taking their liquor national.


Link: http://nashvillepost.com/news/2014/4/1/start_up_distillery_raises_6m

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Author: Hollie Slade


Source: Forbes


Interest: As a founding partner at Y Combinator, Jessica Livingston helped shape some of Silicon Valley’s greatest hits – Dropbox, Airbnb, Reddit and Stripe to name just a few. To date, Y Combinator’s invested in 630 startups. These embryonic businesses move to Silicon Valley for a three month boot camp to get them in the best possible shape for Demo Day, when the startups pitch their business plan to a select audience.


Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/hollieslade/2014/04/15/early-stage-startups-the-biggest-killers/?utm_campaign=forbesfbsf&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

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Author: Zlati Meyer


Source: Detroit Free Press


Interest: A digital marketing software company that a University of Michigan MBA student-run venture capital fund invested in 14 years ago is being acquired by IBM for an undisclosed amount. The Wolverine Venture Fund put $200,000 in the Atlanta-based Silverpop during the dot-com bubble, but stuck with it.


Link: http://www.freep.com/article/20140414/BUSINESS06/304140100/IBM-venture-capital-vc-university-michigan-MBA

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