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Headshot of Tony Oman
Apr 1, 2022

According to Tony Oman, valuation is not a hard science – it’s more like a craft. Still, he had concrete wisdom to impart in the Startup Valuations 101 webinar.

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Portrait of Beth Stadler
Feb 17, 2022

Professor Beth Stadler invented microscopic nanowires that can be rapidly heated for use in nanoelectronics and potentially help make cryogenically-preserved organs available for donation.

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Stock photo of a workspace with arms of workers gesturing to items on a desk
Feb 9, 2022

The University of Minnesota's Discovery Capital Investment Program helps to accelerate the process of turning breakthrough research into commercial products by providing startups the seed funding needed in the highly critical early stages.

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medical grafting procedure in action, very close image of materials and gloved hands
Feb 2, 2022

TRUE Tissue technology is one of three finalists in AUTM's 2022 Better World Project story competition. Read about this amazing UMN tech and cast your vote today! 

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Beth Lindborg portrait, standing against a brick wall
Jan 12, 2022

Inventor Beth Lindborg is CEO of an early-stage startup company that develops novel treatments for osteoarthritis using stem cells to restore and repair existing joint cartilage.

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$5k Prototyping Prize
Nov 23, 2021

A funding opportunity for students and researchers to develop “Minimum Viable Product” prototypes. The MVP Challenge will award 20-30 grants of $1,000 - $5,000 each. Application deadline December 10, 2021.

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Chan Lan Chun in NRRI laboratory holding a petri dish
Nov 16, 2021

Environmental engineer Chan Lan Chun is working to remove harmful toxins from Minnesota's freshwater systems in order to preserve and protect our natural ecosystem, including the waterways that support wild rice.

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Banner reading "Sironix" in a laboratory
Oct 27, 2021

Sironix Renewables uses a patented method to make nontoxic, sustainably-sourced surfactants that replace their counterparts made from petroleum.

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Alina C. Zdechlik in a laboratory
Oct 11, 2021

Postdoc Alina Zdechlik tapped into the broad network of support and educational opportunities available at the UMN for young innovators to increase her research impact and jump start her career.

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"Minnesota's 2021 Tekne Awards Finalist"
Sep 29, 2021

UMN and Launch Minnesota have been recognized for their partnership in connecting technology entrepreneurs across the state with a multifaceted array of education, resources, and advising.

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