Briefskate / Seed Funding


It’s part skateboard, part briefcase. It’s the Briefskate: a skateboard you can open up and put your personal items inside of. We’ll introduce you to the Briefskate and its creator, USF graduate Alexei Novitzky, on University Beat on WUSF TV.

Seed Funding

As USF officials announce plans to open a Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, they’re also offering up to 50-thousand dollars in seed funding for certain aspiring university entrepreneurs. Find out more on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

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Seed Funding
USF Research Foundation's Seed Capital Accelerator Program
Round One Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2013
For applications & eligibility information, visit the Accelerator's webpage or call the Technology Transfer Office at 813-974-0994.
Kericure website

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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