Kenzie Academy raises $7.8M in venture capital

The tech apprenticeship and coding school said it plans to use the cash infusion to help it expand its tech-focused educational offerings and grow its enrollment nationally and in Indianapolis.

Exclusive: Meet the 176 startups in the Harvard Innovation Lab’s Fall Venture Program

This year, the 12-week acceleration program will gather 176 startups from all 13 Harvard schools. Participating students will dedicate time to their projects using the experiential education resources provided by the I-lab.    The Innovation Lab combined the incubation program with iLab’s pre-existing program originally meant for ventures in their early stages, Connect. The merger explains the uptick in participants this coming fall.  

Startup Sandbox Graduates First Class of Innovators

Startup Sandbox, a bioscience entrepreneurial incubator, today announced that six members have successfully transitioned from the incubator to commercial operations as strong, viable startup companies. With innovation spanning next-generation DNA sequencing, drug discovery, and cancer screening to bioceramics, biofoam, and smart gardening, Startup Sandbox graduates are poised to deliver breakthroughs with global impact.

Pulaski Tech set to talk business; entrepreneurial program offered

Future entrepreneurs at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College will have access to “real-life” business experience through a partnership with a Little Rock nonprofit beginning next month. At a Friday luncheon focused on increasing female participation in science, technology, engineering and math, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Pulaski Tech administrators announced the school’s new partnership with the Venture Center.

ISU to celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Week

Iowa State University will join more than 150 universities and colleges in celebration of Women Entrepreneurship Week, happening Oct. 19 to 26. “It’s important for women to start businesses in Iowa, as they have many ways to solve problems and improve our quality of life. It’s our desire at the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship to build the blueprint for supporting women entrepreneurs in Iowa and beyond. We want to be the catalyst for women who aspire to start, grow, scale, or sell businesses,” said Diana Wright, marketing and program coordinator at the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship.

Young Innovators: New program opens doors for student start-ups

A University of Saskatchewan student entrepreneur team has applied to incorporate as a business to commercialize a new medical oral airway device that could help save patient lives. “The program gives students first-hand, practical experience in entrepreneurship. We have been working with mentors from Saskatoon businesses who have incredible passion and desire to pass their experience to the next generation of entrepreneurs,” he said.

Applications For The Student StartUp Summit Now Open

Elevate Trust will be hosting the 2019 Student Startup Summit (SSuS) from the 12th-14th of December. SSuS is an annual get together for inventors and investors and this looks like it will be an exciting event. The summit is a platform for students from different educational institutions throughout Africa to showcase their world-class innovations, startups and tech talent. Startups have the opportunity to connect with mentors, donors/funders, successful entrepreneurs, researchers, corporates, executives and media for exposure. The 2019 edition will focus on startups in the following areas; Med/Bio-Tech – Startups that focus on Medicine, biotechnology, biology and health technology

Collaboration in Waterville: Startups growing out of coworking space

Nick Rimsa and RJ Anzelc are two young people who have made a difference in Waterville, using the coworking space Anzelc founded as a base of operations to foster entrepreneurs like Rimsa and his tech startup, Eariously.

15 student startups selected for new FastForward U accelerator program

FastForward U, the center for student innovation and entrepreneurship for Johns Hopkins University, has selected the first cohort of 15 teams to participate in a new accelerator program that provides guidance and funding to fledgling student startups.

California’s Newest Community College Has a Tech Startup Vibe

Everything about Calbright, the state’s 115th community college, is different, from the lingo – it enrolls “learners” not students – to what it teaches: medical coding, information technology and cybersecurity