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Author: Praire Business


Source: Praire Business


Interest: The school, part of the UND College of Business and Public Administration, will nurture faculty and students’ entrepreneurial actions, innovation, visionary leadership, networks and interdisciplinary learning, according to UND. The university’s vision is to build the highest-quality entrepreneurship school as part of a new, technology-focused business and public administration college.


Link: http://www.prairiebizmag.com/event/article/id/19773/group/Prairie News/

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Author: Benjamin Romano


Source: Xconomy


Interest: Vikram Jandhyala, newly charged with driving technology commercialization and a broader innovation strategy at the University of Washington, wears lots of hats already. His Twitter profile lists many of them succinctly: “Professor. Administrator. Entrepreneur. Researcher. Educator. Husband. Dad. Cat Parent. Sports and Health Enthusiast. Bookworm. Generalist.”


Link: http://www.xconomy.com/seattle/2014/06/26/qa-vikram-jandhyala-wants-entrepreneurship-to-be-part-of-uws-dna/

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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: Tyler Waldman


Source: Technically Baltimore


Interest: A new venture fund from TEDCO Capital Partners (TCP) is exclusively targeting an important group: veteran-owned businesses. TCP says the fund is the first of its kind — ever.


Link: http://technical.ly/baltimore/2014/06/26/tedco-veterans-opportunity-redowl/

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Author: SARAH MCBRIDE


Source: Reuters


Interest: (Reuters) - 500 Startups, the $100 million Silicon Valley venture fund perhaps best known for its incubator program for young companies, said on Thursday it would tap a new source of cash for its latest fund: the public.


Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/26/venture-fundraising-500startups-idUSL2N0P711120140626

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Author: Todd Hixon


Source: Forbes


Interest: Corporate venture capital has been quietly reborn over the last ten years. Corporate VCs were dinged, justifiably at times in my experience, for naive investments, narrow agendas, passivity, and fickle decisions. For this reason entrepreneurs often look on them as opportunistic money, not true investment partners.


Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/toddhixon/2014/06/26/the-money-source-entrepreneurs-often-overlook/

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Author: Sharifah Pirdaus Syed Ali


Source: http://www.bernama.com.my/


Interest: KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 (Bernama) -- The venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) industry must start sourcing for funds from the private institutional and corporate investors instead of solely relying on the government. Deputy Finance Minister, Datuk Ahmad Maslan, said most of the funds in Malaysia came directly and indirectly from the government and in 2013 they amounted to RM3.56 billion, or 61.36 per cent, of the total funds.


Link: http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/bu/newsbusiness.php?id=1049135

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Author: Nikita Peer


Source: http://techcircle.vccircle.com/


Interest: Kolkata-based surveillance solution company Videonetics Technologies Pvt Ltd has raised an undisclosed amount in its Series A round of funding from GenNext Ventures, according to a The Economic Times report citing its founder Tinku Acharya. Founded in 2008, the company is an incubatee of Webel Venture Capital, from which it had earlier raised an undisclosed amount. This is the first round of institutional funding for Videonetics.


Link: http://techcircle.vccircle.com/2014/06/25/surveillance-solution-company-videonetics-raises-series-a-funding-from-gennext-ventures/

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Author: Brian E. Clark


Source: WisBusiness.com


Interest: Madison will never be Silicon Valley, but a New York City venture capitalist said Tuesday he believes the city has the potential to become a hotbed for startup tech companies. “From my perspective, Madison holds great promise as a center for entrepreneurship,” said John Philosophos, a partner with the Manhattan-based Great Oaks Venture Capital firm. The Brookfield native is a graduate of UW-Madison and in charge of his company’s investments in the Midwest.


Link: http://www.wisbusiness.com/index.iml?Article=326063

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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: John Breeden


Source: Pan Am Post


Interest: Entrepreneurs are tired of waiting for the SEC’s final regulations on crowdfunding more than a year after they were scheduled to be in place. For the less technically literate, online crowdfunding is a money-raising technique where a businessperson can pitch their idea for a movie, video game, or clothing line they’d like to create to online investors. With online crowdfunding platforms like KickStarter, Indiegogo and Crowdfunder, bringing creative and inventive ideas to life has never been easi


Link: http://panampost.com/editor/2014/06/24/move-over-sec-crowdfunding-entrepreneurs-dont-need-you/

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Author: Jim Gibson


Source: Huffington Post


Interest: No question about it; you would have to have been asleep over the last year or so to have missed out on what some are referring to as the greatest boon in the investment world, perhaps ever. Some pundits are even arguing that this will turn out to be a game-changer much like the way in which Apple redefined handheld devices with the iPad. The gamechanger is crowdfunding.


Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-gibson/venture-capital-for-the-m_b_5521561.html

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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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Author: KATHERINE CONNOR


Source: San Diego Source


Interest: At the Global Connect Summit in October 2013, University of California, San Diego Vice Chancellor of Research Sandra Brown and then-Director of the university’s new Division of Innovation and Industry Alliances Philip Bourne spoke about UCSD’s efforts to bridge the academia-industry divide, and the relatively uncharted path they were taking to do so.


Link: http://www.sddt.com/news/article.cfm?SourceCode=20140623czi&_t=UCSDs tech transfer changes making waves#.U6s5BbH4JRU

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Author: IT Business Net


Source: IT Business Net


Interest: Corporate venturing has started a new chapter with most of the largest global corporations now having some type of venturing activity. There are reportedly over 900 corporate venture groups with many only recently having started their programs. Global corporate venturing is the fastest growing venturing activity with already about $100 billion in venturing assets and more than $3.5 trillion in corporate revenues.


Link: http://www.itbusinessnet.com/article/CORPORATE-VENTURING-30:-NCET2-Announces-Showcase-and-Conference-to-Boost-Global-1000-Corporate-and-Portfolio-Transactions-3341954

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Author: Brier Dudley


Source: The Seattle Times


Interest: The head of the commercialization program at the University of Washington is stepping down after six years and being replaced by a prominent engineering professor. Linden Rhoads, vice provost of the school’s Center for Commercialization, said she’s returning to the private sector, where she may start a Web services venture.


Link: http://blogs.seattletimes.com/brierdudley/2014/06/24/uw-shuffles-spinoff-program-leaders-rhoads-leaving/

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Author: Wisbusiness.com


Source: Wisbusiness.com


Interest: Madison will never be Silicon Valley, but a New York City venture capitalist said Tuesday he believes the city has the potential to become a hotbed for startup tech companies. “From my perspective, Madison holds great promise as a center for entrepreneurship,” said John Philosophos, a partner with the Manhattan-based Great Oaks Venture Capital firm. The Brookfield native is a graduate of UW-Madison and in charge of his company’s investments in the Midwest.


Link: http://www.wisbusiness.com/index.iml?Article=326063

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Author: Julia Pimsleur


Source: Forbes


Interest: The New York Venture Summit I attended earlier this week, now in its 14th year, was packed with over 500 attendees from life sciences/healthcare, tech and education. Of the nearly 90 companies presenting, about 5% of the presenters were women. Only half of the 5% women were actually CEOs. Many of the women who pitched were in bus dev type roles. There is more Venture and Angel money being invested than ever – in 2013 alone $29B in Venture and $25B in Angel.


Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/juliapimsleur/2014/06/20/when-women-venture-to-get-venture-capital/

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Author: Cameron Conway


Source: The Motley Fool


Interest: Investing in smaller companies carries a certain amount of risk that more conservative investors are unwilling to bear, yet these types of companies are the ones that tend to offer higher returns if successful. So how about adding a middle man to mitigate the risk? That’s where these two companies come in. Think of them as a mutual-fund-style packaging of smaller up-and-coming companies all bundled together.


Link: http://www.fool.ca/2014/06/20/get-your-venture-capital-fix-with-these-2-private-equity-companies/

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