High Alpha Innovation, an Indianapolis-based venture builder, has announced partnerships with two universities to launch venture studios. One is with the University of Notre Dame, and the other is with the University of Louisville (UofL).
In both relationships, High Alpha will bring what the company describes as “its proven playbook” model to building, staffing and launching innovative and “advantaged” start-ups.
The Notre Dame initiative, which is a collaboration with the institution’s IDEA Center, is described in this news release. At the UofL, there is a third partner in the venture studio that has been named Cardinal Direction. It is Louisville-based Craftsman Capital. The plans for the UofL program are described in this article from The Lane Report.
Founded in 2015, High Alpha has launched more than 30 companies and invested in more than 60 world-class founders. Four years later, it founded the Venture Studio Collective as an exclusive platform for accomplished venture studios to learn from one another, collaborate on ideas and deals, and advocate for the venture studio asset class.