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WI Watchlist: Foxconn Fund, UW Accelerator, MSOE A.I. Hall & More

It’s time to catch up on Wisconsin innovation news:—Jason Franklin will manage the Wisconn Valley Venture Fund, a $100 million fund formed last August by Foxconn Technology Group and three leading Wisconsin businesses and organizations: Advocate Aurora Health, Northwestern Mutual, and Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI). Foxconn, a Taiwanese manufacturing giant, has said it’s building a massive (and controversial) electronics factory in southeastern Wisconsin.Franklin is a University of Wisconsin-Madi...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Education, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Healthcare, Nvidia, Wisconsin, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Cleantech, Foxconn, Life Sciences

Ex-Google CEO: New MIT College Could Help Shrink A.I. Talent Gap

Eric Schmidt believes we’re entering an era where artificial intelligence will underpin most facets of human life. But we don’t yet have enough people with the right skills to build that future.Schmidt, the former CEO of Google and former executive chairman of its parent company Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL), argues that the A.I. talent shortage is the most pressing challenge facing the industry today. Estimates of the current global number of skilled A.I. researchers and professionals differ, rangi...
Tags: Google, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Jobs, Talent Gap, Education, Boston, Trends, Tech, It, People, Mit, Software, Machine Learning, Talent

Want Better Tech Employees? Give Students More Data, Educators Say

San Antonio—Developers, analysts, and data scientists: Every tech company needs them, particularly in hot areas like cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that computer and IT jobs would grow 13 percent by 2026 from 2016, which is faster than the average of all occupations.Even though there’s demand for workers, educators say the companies that need them are holding back something that would help universities and coding schools train potential employee...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Texas, Technology, Education, Developer, Trends, Training, Startup, Tech, Research, Data, It, Computer, Cybersecurity

Educational Play Kit Company Osmo Sold to India’s Edtech Firm Byju’s for $120M

Byju’s, an edtech company based in India that claims a $3.6 billion valuation based on its sales success there, announced it has acquired Palo Alto, CA-based learning-through-play firm Osmo for $120 million.Named after the teacher Byju Raveendran, who founded the company in 2011, Byju’s is making its first acquisition in the United States to advance its goals of expanding globally and adding very young children to its user base. The company, which announced the deal Wednesday, had already made ...
Tags: Google, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Education, Internet, Entrepreneurship, India, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Vc

After 33 Exits in 5 Years, WI Seeks “More and Bigger” Startup Deals

When Propeller Health’s founders initially tried to raise funding for their new healthcare technology venture, many of the investors they spoke with were hesitant to take the risk.It was the early part of this decade, and Propeller was navigating the FDA’s regulatory process for medical devices. The company believed it had a chance to become one of the first to earn market clearance from the agency for a software product, says Propeller co-founder and CEO David Van Sickle. Propeller’s idea for ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, Education, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Cybersecurity, Walgreens, Vc, Software, Healthcare, M&a

Travelex and Warwick Business School ‘Accelerate’ Future Leaders

Travelex, the category leading foreign exchange specialist is pleased to announce their partnership with Warwick Business School, in delivering the first module of their leadership development programme, Accelerate. The collaboration is the first of its kind, having particular focus on Read more… The post Travelex and Warwick Business School ‘Accelerate’ Future Leaders appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: Business, Education, Seo, It, Travelex, Warwick Business School, Financialservices, News Trends

Udacity Achieves 50,000 Nanodegree Grads Amid Company Reorganization

Udacity, a pioneer in the online teaching of IT skills, is celebrating a milestone today—50,000 students have now graduated from one of its revenue-generating “Nanodegree” programs.Launched four years ago, the Nanodegree courses allow students worldwide to gain expertise in areas such as data analytics, machine learning, and autonomous flight engineering by completing coursework that can take as little as six months.In a blogpost touting student successes, Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun (pi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Lyft, Hardware, Talent Gap, Education, Microsoft, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco

Wisconsin Watchlist: Gravy, Semba, Steamchain, OnCourse, GenoPalate

Time to catch up on recent headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community:—Madison-based Gravy snagged the first investment from Rock River Capital Partners, which recently closed its debut fund. Rock River partner Andy Walker told Xconomy the venture funding round for Gravy totaled about $2 million. Other investors in the deal included MSA Capital, a Chinese firm that invests in “social e-commerce” companies, according to a press release.When Xconomy profiled Gravy last year, the company was ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Education, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Genetics, M&a, Wisconsin, Genomics, Bertelsmann, Gravy

Finastra’s Hour of Code program connects more than 1,000 kids to the world of coding

Finastra to support Computer Science Education Week December 3-9 London, UK – December 4, 2018 – Since the end of September, Finastra has hosted more than 1,000 children at its offices around the world for programming that introduces young people to Read more… The post Finastra’s Hour of Code program connects more than 1,000 kids to the world of coding appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: Education, Seo, It, London UK, Financialservices, News Trends, ConsumerTechnology, Computer Science Education Week December

Rocket Software and APT Solutions launch global coding competition for computer science students

Regional winners will receive a cash prize and an all-expenses paid trip to Boston London, UK., November 2018 – The 2018 Rocket APT Challenge launches in universities across EMEA, the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions. Entrants will have the chance to receive an all-expenses Read more… The post Rocket Software and APT Solutions launch global coding competition for computer science students appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: Education, Americas, Seo, It, Asia Pacific, EMEA, News Trends, ConsumerTechnology, Boston London UK

X·CON 2018: Photos From Three Innovation Days in November

View the Slideshow On November 4-6, Xconomy organized a meeting of the minds—an elite gathering of leaders in technology, business, healthcare, education, and energy—to discuss and demonstrate the key trends in their fields, heading into next year.Our expert speakers and attendees at X·CON 2018 tackled everything from the impact of artificial intelligence on enterprises to the emerging cybersecurity threats on the horizon; from data science as applied to healthcare to the ethics of genetic tes...
Tags: Startups, Education, Boston, Trends, It, People, Cybersecurity, Mit, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Software, Harvard University, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Carbonite

HESA Selects Confirmit to Support Innovative Graduate Outcomes Programme

New research programme will deliver richer insights to drive higher education developments London, UK and Oslo, Norway: 15 November 2018: Confirmit has today announced that the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the experts in UK higher education data and analysis, Read more… The post HESA Selects Confirmit to Support Innovative Graduate Outcomes Programme appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: UK, Education, Advertising, Marketing, Seo, It, Pr, London UK, Oslo Norway, News Trends, Confirmit, HESA, Higher Education Statistics Agency

Cornerstone Launches Content Anytime Subscriptions for Europe

New curated subscription offerings for Europe provide localised learning content in multiple languages LONDON – 13 November, 2018 – Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software, today announced the availability of new Content Anytime subscription offerings for Read more… The post Cornerstone Launches Content Anytime Subscriptions for Europe appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, ...
Tags: Europe, London, Education, Seo, It, Humanresources, News Trends

Entrepreneurs Thinking Inside the Box

Hackathons usually involve thinking outside of the box. But for myself and four other MIT students, brainstorming, eating, and sleeping inside a 16-foot by 16-foot glass cube on campus for four days straight in mid-September proved just as effective at getting our creative juices flowing.The experience was part of InCube 2018, a global startup pitch competition organized by the ETH Entrepreneurship Club. We met for the first time the week before, and we were competing against four other cubes in...
Tags: Startups, Students, Education, Medicine, Entrepreneurship, Boston, Trends, It, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Sensors, Healthcare, Switzerland, Stryker, Hackathons

Citing Regulatory Uncertainty, Origin Code Academy to Close

Origin Code Academy, one of San Diego’s few coding schools—for-profit companies that offer short-term vocational training in computer programming—said this month it will shutter on Nov. 16 after about three years in business.The company opened in late 2015, offering a 12-week course for $13,500 and promising graduates a software job within 90 days of graduation. Since then, more than 100 of its students have been hired as full-time developers, according to CEO Jeff Winkler, who started the prog...
Tags: Startups, Florida, Jobs, Education, Trends, It, Developers, Software, Coding, San Diego, Corinthian Colleges, Talent, General Assembly, Mindtouch, Kaplan, Dev Bootcamp

Affinity Workforce awarded new CCS Framework for Managed Services of supply teachers to academies and MATs

UK, 29th August 2018: Affinity Workforce has successfully been awarded a place onto the prestigious new Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Supply Teacher Framework. This landmark award for Affinity Workforce covers the provision of Managed Recruitment Services for Supply Teachers and Read more…
Tags: UK, Education, Seo, It, Humanresources, News Trends, Managed Recruitment Services for Supply Teachers

Google, Dell EMC, Esther Dyson Join XCON 2018 Lineup

While the weather’s on the cool side, get ready for November.We at Xconomy are cooking up a special treat in Boston this fall: a three-day conference on technology and transformation called XCON 2018. It’s happening November 4, 5, and 6 at three different venues: Café ArtScience, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and Google’s Kendall Square office.This conference will examine the business and societal impact of leading efforts in artificial intelligence, healthcare, education, smart cities, an...
Tags: Google, Startups, Education, Boston, Events, Trends, It, People, Cybersecurity, Mit, Vc, Software, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Philips, Dell-emc

Inoapps’ Sprint Makes The Grade At Ofqual With Oracle Cloud

Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) has chosen to implement Oracle Cloud Finance, HCM, Recruitment and Onboarding solutions. In modernising its systems, the organisation selected Oracle Platinum Partner Inoapps ( from the G-Cloud procurement framework. In time it Read more…
Tags: Cloud, Business, Technology, Education, Seo, It, Humanresources, Oracle Cloud Finance HCM Recruitment

Saïd Business School launches online Algorithmic Trading Programme

Algorithmic, or systematic, trading is gaining momentum as funds benefit from market efficiencies and performance of investments improve. With algorithmic trading estimated to account for 20% of hedge funds, traders are looking to understand how to engage with funds and Read more…
Tags: Education, Seo, It, Financialservices, Saïd Business School, News Trends

Cambium Networks Launches Advanced Enterprise Class Outdoor Wi-Fi Access Point for Enterprise and Industrial campuses, and Events and Public Access Applications

149cnPilot™ e700 provides Gigabit throughput and 802.11ac Wave 2 connectivity with 512 Client Capacity ROLLING MEADOWS, IL, July 11, 2018 – Cambium Networks, a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, today announced the new cnPilot e700, a cloud-managed enterprise class outdoor Read more…
Tags: Education, Seo, It, Telecom, News Trends

Xconomy Mourns the Loss of San Diego Editor Bruce Bigelow

It is with profound sadness that we at Xconomy say goodbye to our longtime friend and editor of Xconomy San Diego, Bruce Bigelow. An outstanding journalist, colleague, and friend, and a fixture of the San Diego innovation scene, Bruce passed away today at age 63 after a brief illness. We are in shock at this awful turn of events. We are a close-knit team despite being spread out around the country, and just two weeks ago several of us had the rare pleasure of catching up with Bruce in per...
Tags: Startups, Education, California, Trends, It, People, Cybersecurity, San Diego, Obituary, Cleantech, Fintech, Agtech, Life Sciences, Healthtech, Bruce, National blog main

William Clarence Education announces new partnership with educational guardianship organisation, AEGIS

The leading UK education consultancy announced the collaboration this week, and offered new guidance to parents of international children studying in the UK. The majority of UK schools require international students to have a UK-based educational guardian. Stephen Spriggs, Managing Read more…
Tags: Europe, UK, Education, Lifestyle, Seo, It, Consumer, William Clarence Education, Stephen Spriggs

Bill Gates on Saving Babies, Educating Kids, and Picking a Major

On a sunny spring afternoon, William Henry Gates III strolled into the Harvard University science center. Several hundred students and invited guests were waiting for him in the auditorium. Security was tight, but not overly so (he’s used to it). Gates was there Thursday for a conversation with Frank Doyle, Harvard’s dean of engineering and applied sciences (pictured on the left with Gates), and to take questions from students on a variety of topics: his time at Harvard, his advice to you...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Science, Education, Microsoft, Climate Change, Entrepreneurship, Boston, Trends, Poverty, It, People, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Software, Harvard

Saïd Business School launches Future of Real Estate Initiative

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford has launched the Oxford Future of Real Estate Initiative to research and predict the changes faced by the industry over the next decade. Led by Professor Andrew Baum – real estate industry veteran and Read more…
Tags: Education, Seo, It, Property, Retail, Construction, Saïd Business School, News Trends, Saïd Business School University of Oxford, Andrew Baum

Xconomy Roadmap 2018: Top 15 Innovation Areas to Watch

View the Slideshow With the first quarter in the books, it’s time to step back and lay out Xconomy’s editorial map for the rest of the year. As readers know, we strive to cover a wide range of innovation sectors, from tech and life sciences to healthcare and education—all with a mix of on-the-ground reporting, daily news stories, in-depth features and analysis, and events and conferences. It’s a daunting task, made more daunting by today’s short news cycles and media saturation on certai...
Tags: Security, Startups, Transportation, Leadership, Hardware, Education, Privacy, Finance, Cancer, Trends, Strategy, E-commerce, It, Cybersecurity, Vc, Artificial Intelligence

Degreed Scores $42M to Grow Worker Training and Skills Platform

Degreed, a portal to online education and training resources for employers who want their workers to keep learning, announced today that it raised $42 million in a Series C fundraising round. The new capital, which brings Degreed’s fundraising total to $75 million, will fund a salesforce expansion that could make the company profitable within a few years, says Degreed co-founder and former CEO David Blake, who is now executive chairman of the board. San Francisco-based Degreed is part of ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Education, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, Cisco, Unilever, Web, It, Vc, Founders Circle Capital, Software

Credtech Report Card: HackerRank, CodeFights, Credly, ACT, More

Educational technology companies are augmenting the traditional educational system with their online coursework offerings, but they’re also creating a competing universe where students can find alternate learning experiences that may qualify them for a job, even if they don’t have an academic degree. A core element in this universe is the invention of new kinds of credentials that attest to an independent learner’s mastery of skills that are in demand by employers, such as coding, critica...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Education, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Evernote, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, Web, It, Vc, Software, Innovation, Dropbox

Forget Austin or Toronto, Indianapolis Has What It Takes to Win HQ2

Twenty North American cities have made the final cut in Amazon’s search for the location of its second headquarters, or HQ2, and the Seattle tech giant has the world on pins and needles as it finishes deliberations. With a project so large in scope—HQ2 is expected to create thousands of jobs and generate billions in economic development benefits—it would likely be a gamechanger for whichever city it lands in. All of the finalists have the tech talent, available space, and government incen...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Education, Entrepreneurship, Toronto, Trends, Indiana, It, Software, Austin, Innovation, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Logistics, Seattle, Fedex

College Testing Firm ACT Invests in Edtech Startup Smart Sparrow

ACT, the big college admissions testing organization whose CEO aims to make it an educational venture as well, is investing $7.5 million in interactive online learning startup Smart Sparrow. Smart Sparrow specializes in online courses that teach students how to master skills that have a physical component, such as biological laboratory techniques and drawing for engineers. The company was founded in Sydney, Australia, in 2011, and now has a second headquarters in San Francisco. ACT’s inve...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Education, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Web, It, Vc, Software, Innovation, Venture Capital, Financing, Edtech

Google Launches a MOOC to Train Entry-Level IT Support Staffers

Big tech companies like Google are facing heat for developing disruptive technologies that can make traditional jobs obsolete. But at the same time, the tech industry is growing fast, and is eager to recruit workers outside the sector to fill entry-level jobs that often go begging, a Google executive says. Google is betting on online learning as an on-ramp to tech jobs for displaced workers and others with little exposure to information technology—even those who lack a college degree. In ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Education, Microsoft, Internet, San Francisco, Trends, It, Innovation, Coursera, Online Learning, Brad Smith, Disruptive Technology, National blog main, New York blog main, Seattle blog main

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