Tech roundup: Northwestern launches funds, Chicagoans compete in TBS contest, & more

Northwestern launches two innovation funds In a move to support its entrepreneurial students and faculty, Northwestern University launched two funds last week, managing a total of $14 million in capital: the $10 million N.XT Fund for startups building on university-owned patents, and the $4 million NUseeds Fund for student-owned businesses. Applications for both funds open this month. [Chicago Tribune]  Detecting concussions on the national stage Three Chicago inventors are participating in America’s Greatest Makers — a televised inventor competition centered around wearable devices that premiered on TBS on Tuesday. Their team, NWTN (named after the physicist of apple-falling fame), is working on a device that attaches to helmets, chin straps and mouth guards to detect concussion-inducing head trauma. [Chicago Tribune]  Livongo raises $44.5 million for chronic disease management tool Health…


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