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U. Minnesota Invests in Student Tech

 

University of Minnesota

According to Campus Technology, the University of Minnesota is finding a way to gets its innovative students and faculty started on the path to successful entrepreneurship. The school’s new Discovery Capital Investment Program will provide up to $350,000 in early-stage funding to startup companies coming out of the university that have a viable business plan, qualified management, and can match or exceed that investment with another external investment.

“Administrators said they believe the new program will allow the school to keep expenses down, raise matching equity more easily from outside sources and expedite the movement of university discoveries into their start-up phases,” according to the article.  The Star-Tribune reports that the program will be funded by royalties acquired from past technologies and products.

Spirit of Innovation Challenge

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The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge invites teams of students to combine education, innovation and entrepreneurship by creating commercially viable products in sustainability to benefit humanity. They work in four categories: aerospace and aviation, cyber security, energy, and health. Currently the challenges are open to the U.S. and 72 other countries, and many students go on to patent and/or deploy their product ideas, receive honors from the White House, and appear on media such as CNN and PBS.

Winning students are not only named Pete Conrad Scholars, but have a chance at being awarded seed grants, scholarships, patent support, and other opportunities to turn their ideas into small businesses. For the first year, the competition is open to university students, college-age active military, and veterans ages 19-25. The 2015 challenge starts off with teams submitting an investor pitch from mid-August to mid-October 2014.

eams compete for a chance to be named Pete Conrad Scholars as well as seed grants, prizes, scholarships, patent support and opportunities to grow their solution into a real business.

The Conrad Challenge offers two levels of competition: secondary (ages 13 to 18) and post-secondary (college students and college-age active military and veterans ages 19 to 25).

– See more at: http://www.stemeducationnews.com/leadership/the-conrad-foundation-honoring-a-legacy#.U6iJbPldWSo

eams compete for a chance to be named Pete Conrad Scholars as well as seed grants, prizes, scholarships, patent support and opportunities to grow their solution into a real business.

The Conrad Challenge offers two levels of competition: secondary (ages 13 to 18) and post-secondary (college students and college-age active military and veterans ages 19 to 25).

– See more at: http://www.stemeducationnews.com/leadership/the-conrad-foundation-honoring-a-legacy#.U6iJbPldWSo

eams compete for a chance to be named Pete Conrad Scholars as well as seed grants, prizes, scholarships, patent support and opportunities to grow their solution into a real business.

The Conrad Challenge offers two levels of competition: secondary (ages 13 to 18) and post-secondary (college students and college-age active military and veterans ages 19 to 25).

– See more at: http://www.stemeducationnews.com/leadership/the-conrad-foundation-honoring-a-legacy#.U6iJbPldWSo

eams compete for a chance to be named Pete Conrad Scholars as well as seed grants, prizes, scholarships, patent support and opportunities to grow their solution into a real business.

The Conrad Challenge offers two levels of competition: secondary (ages 13 to 18) and post-secondary (college students and college-age active military and veterans ages 19 to 25).

– See more at: http://www.stemeducationnews.com/leadership/the-conrad-foundation-honoring-a-legacy#.U6iJbPldWSo

eams compete for a chance to be named Pete Conrad Scholars as well as seed grants, prizes, scholarships, patent support and opportunities to grow their solution into a real business.

The Conrad Challenge offers two levels of competition: secondary (ages 13 to 18) and post-secondary (college students and college-age active military and veterans ages 19 to 25).

– See more at: http://www.stemeducationnews.com/leadership/the-conrad-foundation-honoring-a-legacy#.U6iJbPldWSo