India Aspires For Greater Startup Ecosystem

social CANDY-India-startupIndian entrepreneurialism is due to get a major boost thanks to the new state-backed India Aspiration Fund (IAF) designed to stimulate the country’s startup economy.

Launching at Rs 20bn ($300m), IAF is the delivery of a pledge made by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made on the country’s Independence Day to support Indian entrepreneurship.

IAF will act as a fund of funds to support India’s venture capital scene, and provide advice to VCs on how to get the best out of their investments.

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Announcing Tech.London

Tech.LondonAs an epic milestone for London’s rapidly growing technology ecosystem, Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced yesterday the launch of Tech.London, a comprehensive online hub designed to connect, support and grow London’s tech and startup community. The result of a public/private partnership between Mayor of London, IBM and Gust, Tech.London is the city’s place to meet tech and startups and will bring together detailed information about over 1,000 London-based tech and digital companies. 

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U-M to lead statewide Tech Transfer Talent Network to bring more inventions to market

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To turn an invention into a marketable product that can benefit society, you need, above all else, the right people involved. That’s the premise behind a new $2.4 million statewide program called the Tech Transfer Talent Network. It is led by the University of Michigan and funded through a grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

The network includes seven universities and regions with strong research-based technology opportunities or clusters of talent, and in some cases, both.

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University Unplugged: Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Course Comes to London

Stanford University, one of the world’s great institutions for turning hi-tech ideas into huge businesses, is going to start teaching in London from the autumn.

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The Californian university, where Google began as a PhD project, is going to offer its “Stanford Ignite” entrepreneurship course in London for the first time from September.

Universities around the world have been experimenting in ways to teach students beyond their own campuses.

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