“Hatch It” pitch competition set for next Wednesday

Students will pitch creative business ideas at an online pitch competition hosted next week by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and sponsored by the Downtown Council of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce and EPB. The virtual “Hatch It” event, set to begin at 3:30

Black Venture Institute launched by UC Berkeley, three VC firms

A program aimed at doubling the number of Black investors in venture capital over the next three years has been launched by BLCK VC, Operator Collective, Salesforce Ventures and the University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The new Black Venture Institute will provide intensive education and networking opportunities for Black leaders who

Early celebration held to commemorate “Bayh-Dole Act”

If you have ever licensed an invention funded by federal dollars, you should salute those who organized a celebration yesterday commemorating the 40th anniversary of passage of the “Patent and Trademark Law Amendments Act” (Pub. L. 96-517). The virtual event that drew nearly 800 attendees occurred just a little more than six

NYU launches “Female Founders Fellowship” program

The “Female Founders Fellowship” is a new program launched at New York University to support student entrepreneurs by plugging them into the institution’s ecosystem of resources. After graduating, the Fellows are eligible to apply for grants of up to $50,000 to help alleviate the financial burden of early-career start-up costs.