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UCeed Neuro Fund

Empowering neuroscience innovation through investment and mentorship to early-stage, research-based, brain and mental health startups.

UCeed Neuro was launched thanks to a $2.5 million USD investment from the T. Boone Pickens Foundation as part of a remarkable $12.5 million USD legacy gift to the Hotchkiss Brain Institute from the late entrepreneur and philanthropist, T. Boone Pickens.

Every human brain is different - the brain makes each human unique and defines who he or she is.

Stanley B. Prusiner (Nobel Laureate)

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UCeed accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

Investment and fund eligibility


$50,000 up to $300,000 


  • Applicant must have an established relationship with the University of Calgary as a current, past or visiting faculty member, a student, or has licensed or assigned intellectual property developed at the University of Calgary
  • For-profit enterprise
  • Technology Readiness Level (TRL): Stage 1-9
  • Must be incorporated prior to receipt of funds
  • Minimum one (1) full-time employee within six (6) months of UCeed investment
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Our Investments

Learn more about other UCeed investments and how they are making an impact.