MIAMI – A group of university officials, lawmakers, and venture capitalists from Florida have proposed legislation that would appropriate $35 million of the state budget to encourage early-stage investments in emerging companies statewide, establish a “one-stop shop” for marketing university-bred technologies, and provide seed grants for university start-up companies, BTW learned last week.
 

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