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Displaying items by tag: Red Cedar Ventures

Sunday, 28 March 2021 18:45

Medical startup raises $1M for equipment to move patients, protect nurses

GRAND RAPIDS — The $1 million raised from investors moves medical product startup Patient Co. closer to the marketplace for an innovation designed to assist nurses and other caregivers moving hospital patients.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 06 December 2020 18:15

Reporter's Notebook: Getting to know you

Raising capital for a startup company is never easy, though there are steps entrepreneurs with a dream and a vision can take to help their cause.

Published in Finance
Thursday, 08 October 2020 12:46

Conquer Accelerator selects five Grand Rapids startups for seed funding

Conquer Accelerator, a business accelerator run by the Michigan State University Foundation, has selected its first five cohort companies in Grand Rapids.

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 14 May 2020 12:27

Lakeshore clean energy firm secures $250K accelerator grant

HOLLAND — Jolt Energy Storage Technologies LLC has received $250,000 to further advance its utility-scale energy storage solutions.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 26 April 2020 17:51

MSU Foundation to manage state-backed $5.5M pre-seed fund

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. plans to put $3 million into a capital fund that will invest in early-stage technology companies.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 01 March 2020 15:30

MSU to open satellite Conquer Accelerator in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — A business accelerator in East Lansing wants to extend into Grand Rapids this fall to tap into the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and support more high-tech startups.

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 12 May 2019 22:45

MSU’s student-led VC fund offers new hands-on learning

EAST LANSING — With a new investment fund at Michigan State University, students can gain experience on either side of the venture capital industry. The Student Venture Capital Fund offers students with an idea for a business or an innovation “priceless” experience in seeking capital and pitching to prospective investors, said Jeff Wesley, the executive director of Red Cedar Ventures at MSU.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 27 November 2016 15:51

With Red Cedar Ventures, MSU looks to seed early-stage growth for university startups

EAST LANSING — A new venture capital firm formed by Michigan State University’s research foundation targets a critical need for early-stage capital for startups in the state.

Published in Finance
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 10:42

MSU Foundation launches new $5 million venture capital fund

Michigan State University researchers seeking financial backing to commercialize an innovation now have a potential capital source available right on campus.

Published in Breaking News