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Released: 9-Jun-2021 3:05 PM EDT
DOE Awards $54 Million to 235 American Small Businesses Developing Novel Clean Energy And Climate Solutions
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced 235 small businesses, across 42 states, will receive $54 million in critical seed funding for 266 projects that are developing and deploying proof-of-concept prototypes for a wide range of technological solutions needed to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

Newswise: Innovation District draws tech startup to Athens
Released: 8-Jun-2021 10:10 AM EDT
Innovation District draws tech startup to Athens
University of Georgia

A Dallas, Texas-area health care startup is expanding to Athens, Georgia, to establish its product development headquarters in the University of Georgia’s growing Innovation District.

Released: 7-Jun-2021 5:35 PM EDT
The Sorenson Impact Center Launches National Project to Create a More Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
University of Utah

The Sorenson Impact Center is launching the first stage of Project DEEP (Developing Equitable Economies Program) with the mission of closing the equity gap in entrepreneurship.

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Released: 7-Jun-2021 5:05 PM EDT
ORNL Names New Innovation Crossroads Cohort of Manufacturing, Building and Clean Energy Technology Entrepreneurs
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Six science and technology innovators from across the United States will join the fifth cohort of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Innovation Crossroads program in June. As the Southeast’s only research and development program for entrepreneurs based at a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory, Innovation Crossroads provides unique support to science-based startups to help advance game-changing technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace.

Released: 24-May-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Sorenson Impact University Venture Fund Joins Leading Investors to Close $10M Financing Round for Global Leader in Brain-Computer Interface Technology
Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

University Venture Fund II has joined lead investor Christian Angermayer’s re.Mind Capital, an SPV sponsored by Peter Thiel, German entrepreneur Tim Sievers, and with investment advice from local investor LDD (Lead Dog Development) in closing a $10 million financing round for Blackrock Neurotech, the world’s leading platform for brain-computer interface (BCI) technology and manufacturing.

Released: 20-May-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Expert: How new CDC mask guidelines will impact businesses
Washington University in St. Louis

The new CDC guidelines may help businesses – especially restaurants and bars – if customers feel safer with the new recommendations, according to Olin Business School's Raphael Thomadsen and Song Yao.

Released: 20-May-2021 12:55 PM EDT
UA Little Rock Launches Leadership Academy to Provide Professional Development Opportunities for Business Community
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has launched a new Leadership Academy to provide customized and affordable professional development training for local businesses and organizations.The Leadership Academy provides leadership development to support professional growth within the organization. The Leadership Academy offers a variety of training in areas including business decision-making, personnel management, and communication.

Newswise: The torch is passed: Perimeter Institute names a new Board Chair
20-May-2021 12:05 AM EDT
The torch is passed: Perimeter Institute names a new Board Chair
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Twenty years after launching the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, founder Mike Lazaridis is confident the future looks brilliant under the guidance of his successor as Board Chair, Canadian entrepreneur Mike Serbinis.

Released: 18-May-2021 6:50 PM EDT
Innovative Award-Winning Responses to America’s Housing Crisis Announced
Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Amidst a raging housing market and rapidly declining affordability, Ivory Innovations announced the 2021 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability winners.

Newswise: First Students Complete Lassonde+X Program
Released: 13-May-2021 3:05 PM EDT
First Students Complete Lassonde+X Program
University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

A group of 45 students were the first to compete the new Lassonde+X program during the 2020-21 academic year. Lassonde+X is a three-course program that allows any undergraduate student at the University of Utah to “entrepreneur your major” – the “X” is their major. The program is offered by the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, in partnership with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, at the David Eccles School of Business.

Newswise: Donald and Nancy Ross Support SLU’s
Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship With $1 Million Gift
Released: 7-May-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Donald and Nancy Ross Support SLU’s Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship With $1 Million Gift
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University has announced that Donald and Nancy Ross have made a $1 million gift to the University in support of the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship and Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.

Released: 6-May-2021 4:05 PM EDT
“Maryland Business Adapts” to Showcase Best Practices in Global Operations During the Pandemic
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

When COVID-19 halted the global economy, business still carried on across borders. Maryland Smith identified, for a June 3 virtual roundtable, five companies that stand out for weathering the storm to give deep dives into their pivots and practices that proved effective.

Newswise: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Released: 30-Apr-2021 4:20 PM EDT
An Idea Whose Time Has Come
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Economic recovery following the pandemic will require an entrepreneurial skill set. Fortunately, the CSU offers inquiring minds a multitude of resources. No wonder CSU alumni are leading the way.

Newswise: IU Ventures recognized for investing in diversity with Investor of the Year Mira Award
Released: 30-Apr-2021 12:05 PM EDT
IU Ventures recognized for investing in diversity with Investor of the Year Mira Award
Indiana University

A group that invests in Indiana University-affiliated innovation has been awarded TechPoint's 2021 Investor of the Year Mira Award in recognition of their intentional effort to invest in women and minority-led startups.

Newswise: Grub with Gratitude Supports Restaurants, Celebrates Healthcare Workers
Released: 29-Apr-2021 9:25 PM EDT
Grub with Gratitude Supports Restaurants, Celebrates Healthcare Workers
Henry Ford Health System

DETROIT (April 29, 2021) – Henry Ford Health System has launched an appreciation and giveback program dubbed Grub with Gratitude that will support multiple restaurants across Michigan that have donated meals to its hospitals and facilities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, while celebrating its team members for their heroic efforts caring for patients.

Released: 29-Apr-2021 4:45 PM EDT
Expressing variety of emotions earns entrepreneurs funding
Washington State University

Putting on a happy face might not be enough for entrepreneurs to win over potential investors.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Better marketing for a better world
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Newly published research contained in the Special Issue of the Journal of Marketing features fourteen global author teams focused on the topic of Better Marketing for a Better World.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Diversity in ClimateTech program to support diverse founders leading clean tech startups
Cornell University

Cornell University and Chloe Capital launched Diversity in ClimateTech, a new program to recruit, educate, inspire, and support capitalization in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and women founders developing startups with clean tech innovations.

Released: 15-Apr-2021 3:15 PM EDT
Relative Concerns: Family-Run Businesses Increasingly a Focus of Academic Research
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Family businesses have increasingly drawn the attention of academia over the past several decades. A new book co-edited by Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Professor Phillip Phan – "Innovation, Growth, and Succession in Asian Family Enterprises" (Edward Elgar Publishing/Johns Hopkins University Series on Entrepreneurship) – furthers the discussion, with nine chapters by a range of researchers who specialize in the topic.

Released: 8-Apr-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Argonne National Laboratory a founding partner in nation’s first startup accelerator program dedicated exclusively to quantum
Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is a founding partner of Duality, the first startup accelerator program in the nation that is dedicated to startup companies focused on quantum science and technology — a rapidly emerging area that is poised to drive transformative advances across multiple industries.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Embed your start-up in the ‘Secret City’
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Innovators and start-up companies working to solve national security challenges through advanced materials, advanced computing, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and space technology are invited to apply for a two-year entrepreneurial fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Nation’s first quantum startup accelerator, Duality, launches at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center and the Chicago Quantum Exchange
University of Chicago

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Chicago Quantum Exchange today announced the launch of Duality, the first accelerator program in the nation that is exclusively dedicated to startup companies focused on quantum science and technology—a rapidly emerging area that is poised to drive transformative advances across multiple industries.

Released: 29-Mar-2021 10:00 AM EDT
D.C. Entrepreneurial Instruction and Mentorship Network helps Jamaican native catapult her tech-forward beauty brand
George Washington University

The Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded the George Washington University a $75,000 grant to launch the Entrepreneurial Development Network DC (EDNDC).

Released: 25-Mar-2021 12:05 PM EDT
In Certain Circumstances, Outsourcing Poses Risks to Vendors
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Outsourcing routine tasks, like payroll, customer service, and accounting, offers well-known benefits to businesses and contributes to an economy in which entrepreneurial vendors can support industry and expand employment. However, new research from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute discovered that not all client-vendor relationships are beneficial for the vendors.

Released: 22-Mar-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Eccles School’s MBA Online Program ranks Top 15 in the world by Financial Times
University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

The MBA Online program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah has ranked No. 1 in the West, No. 6 in the United States, and No. 13 globally in the 2021 Financial Times Online MBA rankings.

Newswise: Writing a New Chapter on Innovation
Released: 17-Mar-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Writing a New Chapter on Innovation
University of California San Diego

In order to build and sustain a more robust innovation ecosystem, University of California San Diego is the first University of California campus to establish a chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Released: 17-Mar-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Marketplace literacy as a pathway to a better world: evidence from field experiments
San Diego State University

If you are a consumer and/or entrepreneur who can make decisions based on cost, competition, supply and demand, you probably possess an element of marketplace literacy.

Newswise: Maxine Clark: The curious entrepreneur
Released: 8-Mar-2021 1:35 PM EST
Maxine Clark: The curious entrepreneur
University of Georgia

Maxine Clark’s sense of curiosity led her on a journey from working an early job at a department store company to founding Build-A-Bear Workshop to redeveloping a dilapidated hospital in St. Louis.

Released: 4-Mar-2021 2:10 PM EST
Maryland Smith Experts Weigh Bitcoin’s Viability as a Currency and Asset
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

With Bitcoin’s recent hot streak, finance expert David Kass and “Bubbles and Crashes” co-author Brent Goldfarb, both professors at Maryland Smith, share their views on the cryptocurrency’s viability as a market asset and currency for trade.

Released: 3-Mar-2021 12:30 PM EST
Federal investment in small businesses could revive economy after the pandemic
Indiana University

Recent efforts to support businesses reeling from revenues lost during the pandemic, such as grants and loan programs, have been criticized for favoring larger companies. New research finds that federal agencies get more bang for their buck when they channel grant dollars into smaller startups.

Released: 2-Mar-2021 5:00 AM EST
Utah Coal Country Strike Team continues to serve as a national model to help coal communities
University of Utah

The Utah Coal Country Strike Team will invest another $251,185 in nine projects that support small businesses, affordable housing, tourism infrastructure, and student scholarships in Carbon and Emery Counties, awarded by Schmidt Futures.

Newswise: Small IT business wins Sandia’s largest single subcontract
Released: 25-Feb-2021 12:35 PM EST
Small IT business wins Sandia’s largest single subcontract
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories awarded an information technology subcontract of potentially up to $700 million over a possible seven years to a New Mexico small business. This is the largest subcontract Sandia has issued to date.

Released: 22-Feb-2021 2:30 PM EST
Eyecelerator Kicks Off 2021 Schedule With Free Live Stream on Financing in the Time of COVID
Eyecelerator

Coming off a successful inaugural year, Eyecelerator this week announced its slate of virtual and in-person programming scheduled for 2021, beginning with a complimentary live stream on Wednesday, March 3, 8 to 9:30 a.m. PST: Financing in the Time of COVID.

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Released: 17-Feb-2021 5:35 PM EST
Initiative to Bring $100 Million to 1,000 Black-owned Businesses
Humboldt State University

Looking to take a bite out of COVID-19 losses and rebuild a suffering segment of the economy, The Inclusivity Project, led by Humboldt State University’s Northern California Small Business Development Center, launched with the goal of securing $100 million for 1,000 Black-owned businesses.

Released: 10-Feb-2021 9:05 PM EST
How D.C.-Maryland Restaurants are Adapting to COVID
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Washington Post Food Columnist Tim Carman moderates a panel discussion by restaurateurs on how they have survived the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Good customer service can lead to higher profits, even for utilities without competition
Released: 2-Feb-2021 9:25 AM EST
Good customer service can lead to higher profits, even for utilities without competition
Indiana University

New research finds that satisfied customers mean increased profits even for public utilities that don’t face competition. Professors found that customer satisfaction does not lead to increased profits via higher rates or greater demand suggests current regulatory controls are effective. Their findings suggest regulators should view investments in customer satisfaction as recoverable costs.

Released: 1-Feb-2021 10:10 AM EST
Entrepreneurs look to score in NFL innovation competition
Cornell University

As millions of football fans eagerly await this year’s Super Bowl, researchers and entrepreneurs are huddling up for another competition hosted by the National Football League — one designed to spur new ideas for athlete safety and performance.

Newswise: Entrepreneurs benefit more from emotional intelligence than other competencies, such as IQ
Released: 28-Jan-2021 12:05 AM EST
Entrepreneurs benefit more from emotional intelligence than other competencies, such as IQ
Indiana University

Running a successful business has its challenges, but the COVID-19 pandemic has required many owners to pivot and look for new ways to operate profitably while keeping employees and consumers safe. Research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business found that emotional intelligence – the ability to understand, use and manage emotions to relieve stress – may be more vital to a business’ survival than previously thought.

Released: 26-Jan-2021 2:10 PM EST
Cannabis use both helps and hurts entrepreneurial creativity
Washington State University

When entrepreneurs dream up ideas for new businesses, cannabis use might help, and hinder, their creativity, according to a new study in the Journal of Business Venturing by Washington State University researchers.

Released: 26-Jan-2021 1:35 PM EST
Price is ripe: Study finds increase in menu prices means decrease in restaurant ratings
Washington University in St. Louis

A pair of business researchers, from Washington University in St. Louis and Harvard University, studied the relationship between price and reputation. What they found: Ratings are price-adjusted rather than objective reviews of quality.

Newswise: Marketing has major benefits for entrepreneurs in emerging markets, study shows
Released: 26-Jan-2021 11:20 AM EST
Marketing has major benefits for entrepreneurs in emerging markets, study shows
University of Notre Dame

New research from Notre Dame shows marketers can help entrepreneurs in emerging markets grow their businesses, which in turn helps them to improve lives, sustain livelihoods, enhance overall living standards and strengthen societies.

Newswise: University of Chicago’s Polsky Center Launches New Deep Tech Accelerator
Released: 19-Jan-2021 1:10 PM EST
University of Chicago’s Polsky Center Launches New Deep Tech Accelerator
University of Chicago

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has launched the Compass, a first-of-its-kind deep tech accelerator program for early-stage startups and technologies created by researchers at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Released: 7-Jan-2021 10:05 AM EST
For the Right Employees, Even Standard Information Technology Can Spur Creativity
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In a money-saving revelation for organizations inclined to invest in specialized information technology to support the process of idea generation, new research suggests that even non-specialized, everyday organizational IT can encourage employees’ creativity.


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