Solve this! In just 5 days, UB student teams addressed a critical problem plaguing colorectal surgeries

This summer, five teams of University at Buffalo students who didn’t know each other from Adam came together in a startup boot camp to develop a medical device to solve the devastating and costly surgical complication of anastomotic leaks. Such leaks, occurring after some colorectal surgeries, are difficult to detect early. The consequences are severe: an ostomy bag, sepsis or even death.

2019 e.Builders Forum in Niagara Falls to Focus on Strengthening Entrepreneurial Ecosystems


For immediate release May 20, 2019   Niagara Falls, NY – The International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), a global network for entrepreneurship centers, will be hosting their 2019 Ecosystem Builders (e.Builders) Forum from October 3-4 at the NGTI’s new TReC incubator in Niagara Falls, New York in partnership with CGLR.

The International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) will partner with the Niagara Global Tourism Institute (NGTI) and the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) to share contemporary ecosystem building practices, particularly under the lens of multijurisdictional clusters and collaboration, diversity, and inclusion.

6 Most Active Angel Investors In Indian Startup Ecosystem in H1 2019

The angel investment landscape in India has significantly changed over the last decade. Global platforms such as AngelList are now extremely active in the Indian market, and the quality of deals has improved tremendously, along with the ease of investment for both startups and angels. This has the potential to disrupt the conventional angel network.

IU Ventures announces new startup support – investment programs

IU Ventures, formerly the Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation, has announced new programs designed to foster connections among investors, IU faculty, students and entrepreneurs throughout the global IU community to support, invest in and grow innovative new enterprises with IU affiliations.

Everest Education raises US$4M to expand its tech-based after-school learning centres in Vietnam

Everest has developed its own classroom management software and courses to empower students to succeed in international academic environments.

Vietnamese startup Everest Education has raised US$4 million in a Series B round of funding led by Hong Kong-based private equity firm Hendale Capital, alongside Viet Capital Ventures and Singapore-based family office Nullabor.

VMware acquires San Francisco cybersecurity startup

With the purchase Palo Alto-based VMware, an enterprise software company that sells products that companies can use to run software in their own data centers, continues to incorporate cloud technologies in its business

New innovation hub at Heriott-Watt to help start-ups and entrepreneurs

The new GRID (Global Research, Innovation and Discovery) facility will provide incubation space for entrepreneurs, start-ups and link academia to industry.

Heriot-Watt’s Graduate Apprenticeships (GA) initiative, already established as one of the largest of its kind in the Scottish university sector, is welcoming a record number of candidates this September in what will represent the third cohort since the programme was launched in 2017. 

$50,000, 5 teams, 1 summer – Summer Founders Program results

A signature program of Invent Penn State, the Summer Founders Program is a 13-week accelerator that provides teams $10,000 in funding, resources and mentorship to accelerate their ideas over the summer. Teams work full time on their startup, attend weekly dinners and meet regularly with advisers throughout the summer. The program does not take ownership or equity in participants’ businesses or nonprofits. All that’s asked is participants commit to working hard on their project for the summer and making an impact in their community.

Bitcoin Miners Are Heating Homes Free of Charge in Frigid Siberia

Hotmine makes a bitcoin mining rig that doubles as a home heating appliance. It’s targeting places where winter is brutally cold.