Alternet expands board of directors with new addition

Alternet has added Fernando Cisneros to its board of directors. Cisneros is a partner at Octagon Group. He is also the former vice president at LXG Capital. Based in Miami, Alternet is a business accelerator focused on digital currency and mobile commerce.


Scivantage, Stevens Institute start fintech incubator program

Scivantage and Stevens Institute of Technology said they kicked off the Scivantage FinTech Incubator Program. The initiative is a 12-week program aimed at encouraging startups to develop disruptive technology in the financial services industry. Startups could receive an investment of up to $25,000 in seed capital.

Stanford Accelerator StartX Raises $400K

Palo Alto, Calif.-based StartX, which runs a startup accelerator program for students of Stanford University, announced today it raised $400,000 from Cisco, Founders Fund, AT&T, Groupon and The funding amount also includes a $100,000 grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.

isocket Secures $8m Series A led by Foundry

isocket has received $8 million in a Series A round of funding. Foundry Group led the investment. New investor Costanoa also joined with participation from seed investors DFJ, SoftTech, Accelerator, Quest and Blumberg Capital.

Healthbox To Launch Cambridge Accelerator With $50K For Health Care Startups

Healthbox said it will launch an accelerator program for health care startups in the Cambridge, Mass., area, where up to ten New England-based companies will be selected for a three-month program and receive $50,000 in seed capital. The program also provides access to a mentor network of industry experts, collaborative workspace and strategic guidance. PRESS […]

Carnegie Mellon Launches Startup Accelerator Program In Silicon Valley

Carnegie Mellon University said it will launch an entrepreneurship program at its Silicon Valley campus aimed at encouraging students to germinate their own startup projects. The accelerated one-year program will offer students a master of science degree in software management and teach management, metrics, product definition and strategy. The first program is to begin Aug. […]

ICAP Launches Specialized Financial Technology Seed Fund And Accelerator

ICAP, the U.K.-based money broker, said Wednesday it has launched a seed fund and accelerator program for startups developing specialized financial technology, such as post trade risk management systems. The new fund, Euclid Opportunities, will seek to support and commercialize promising under-funded technologies, the firm said. It did not say how large a seed fund Euclid would […]

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