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Our analysts actively scout more than 350 research institutions including U.S. and Canadian universities, federal labs, research hospitals, university affiliated technology incubators and university affiliated business plan competitions to identify early-stage, high-tech startups. Here is a representative list of the institutions and programs that we regularly scout:

$200K Entrepreneurs Challenge - New York University
ACC Clean Energy Challenge
Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Argonne National Laboratory
Arizona State University
Arkansas State University
Auburn University
Ball State
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor University
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Binghamton University
Boise State University
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston College
Boston Medical Center
Boston University
Bowling Green State University
Brandeis University
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Brigham Young University
Brock University
Brown University
Carleton University
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Chapman University Business Plan Competition
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children's Hospital, Cincinnati
City of Hope & Beckman Research Institute
Cleantech Open Regional
Clemson University
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland State University
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Colorado State University Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge
Columbia University
Commonwealth Medical College
Concordia University
Cornell University
CUNY City College
CUNY Queens College
Dalhousie University
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dartmouth College
Donald W. Reynolds GovernorÕs Cup Business Plan Competition
Drexel University
Drexel University Students Competition
Duke Start-Up Challenge
Duke University
Duquesne University
East Carolina University
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Ecole de technologie superieure
Edward K. Aldag Jr. Business Plan Competition
Emory University
Emory University School of Medicine
Evergreen State College
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Business Plan Competition
Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida International University
Florida State University
FLoW Regional Clean Energy Business Plan Competition
Foster School of Business, University of Washington Business Plan Competition
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition - University of Wisconsin Madison
George Mason University
George Washington Business Plan Competition
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Regents University
Georgia State University
Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech Business Plan Competition
Grand Valley State University
Harding University
Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition - Seattle University
Harvard Business School New Venture Competition
Harvard University
Humboldt State University
Idaho State University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Indiana University
Institut national de la recherche scientifique
International Computer Science Institute
Iowa State University
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University Business Plan Competition
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Kansas State University
Kansas State University Research Foundation
Kent State University
Lakehead University
Laurentian University
Lawrence Livermore National Labs
Lehigh University
Liberty University
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial StudiesÕ New Venture Seed Competition - University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University AgCenter
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans
Louisiana Tech University
Loyola University of Chicago
Marquette University
MarquetteÕs Business Plan Competition
Marshall University
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mayo Clinic
McGill University
McGinnis Venture Competition - Carnegie Mellon University
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Medical College of Georgia Research Institution
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin Research Foundation
Medical University of South Carolina
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Miami University
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Mississippi State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition
MIT Clean Energy Prize
Moffitt Cancer Center
Montana State University
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance
National Jewish Health
NC State FAST 15
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
New Mexico State University
New Venture Challenge at Chicago Booth
New York University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University
North Dakota State University
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Northern Illinois University
Northwestern University
University of Notre Dame
Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oakland University
Ohio State University
Ohio State University Business Plan Competition
Ohio University
Oklahoma State University
Old Dominion University
Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon New Venture Championship
Oregon State University
OWL Open Business Plan Competition
Pace Business Plan Competition
Panasci Business Plan Competition - Syracuse University
Partner's Healthcare
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Student Business Plan Competition
Pennsylvania State University
Pirates Pitch - Seton Hall University Venture Fund Competition
Polytechnic University of New York
Portland State University
Princeton University
Purdue Life Sciences Business Plan Competition
Purdue Research Foundation
Purdue University
Queen's University
Randall Family Big Idea Competition - University of Pittsburg
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Research Foundation for SUNY
Rhode Island Business Plan Competition
Rice Business Plan Competition
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rockefeller University
Royal Military College of Canada
RUSH University Medical Center
Rutgers University
Ryerson University
Saint Mary's University
Salk Institute
San Diego State University
Sandia National Laboratories
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Simon Fraser University
South Dakota State University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern Texas Technology Management
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
St. Francis Xavier University
St. MichaelÕs Hospital
Stanford University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stony Brook University
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
SUNY Fredonia
Syracuse University
Taylor University
TechArb - University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship, the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and the Office of Vice President Research
Technology Ventures Corporation
TEDCO - Maryland
Temple University
Texas A & M University
Texas Tech University
The Hospital for Sick Children
The Jackson Laboratory
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
The UAB Research Foundation
Thomas Jefferson University
Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute
Trent University
Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition
Tufts Medical Center
Tufts University
Tulane Business Model Competition
Tulane University
UC Berkeley Startup Competition
Union College
United States Air Force Academy
Universite de Moncton
Universite de Montreal
Universite de Sherbrooke
Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi
Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Universite du Quebec a Rimouski
Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres
Universite du Quebec en Abitibi-Temiscamingue
Universite du Quebec en Outaouais
Universite Laval
University at Albany
University at Buffalo
University Health Network
University of Akron
University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Alberta
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of California
University of California Berkeley
University of California Davis
University of California Irvine
University of California Los Angeles
University of California Merced
University of California Riverside
University of California San Diego
University of California San Francisco
University of California Santa Barbara
University of California Santa Cruz
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton Business Plan Competition
University of Dayton Research Institute
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Guelph
University of Hawaii
University of Houston
University of Idaho
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Iowa Research Foundation
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Lethbridge
University of Louisville
University of Manitoba
University of Maryland
University of Maryland Baltimore
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Maryland Business Model Challenge
University of Maryland College Park
University of Massachusetts
University of Memphis
University of Miami
University of Miami Business Plan Competition
University of Miami Miller School Medicine
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of Missouri
University of Missouri -Kansas City
University of Missouri-St. Louis
University of Montana
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nevada
University of Nevada Reno
University of New Brunswick
University of New Hampshire
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Texas Health Science Center
University of Northern British Columbia
University of Northern Illinois
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Ottawa
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
University of Pittsburg
University of Prince Edward Island
University of Regina
University of Rhode Island
University of Rochester
University of Rochester Medical Center
University of Saskatchewan
University of South Alabama
University of South Carolina
University of South Dakota
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee
University of Texas
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at El Paso
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
University of Texas San Antonio
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
University of Texas System
University of Texas-Pan American
University of Toledo
University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation Business Innovation Competition
University of Toledo Health Science Campus
University of Toronto
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Waterloo
University of West Florida
University of Western Ontario
University of Windsor
University of Winnipeg
University of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Madison
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Utah State University
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University Elevator Competition
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wayne State University
Weill Cornell Medical College
West Virginia University
Wharton Business Plan Competition - University of Pennsylvania
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Wilfrid Laurier University
William and Mary
Wistar Institute
Wright State University
WV Collegiate Business Plan Competition
Xavier University of Louisiana
Yale School of Medicine
Yale University
York University
Texas Tech University