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The Role of the Student Engineer in Medicine and Innovation

The last 50 years have seen many great technical advances in medical treatments, ranging from drug delivery and imaging to skin grafts and prosthetics. These advances—both large and small—have drawn on many fields and have transformed patient care.When examining the current state of clinical technology, the focus is naturally on the technology and its outcomes, rather than the process that led to that breakthrough. It is a popular notion that such advances are the result of “eureka moments” by i...
Tags: Startups, Education, Trends, Engineering, Healthcare, Innovation, Wisconsin, Cisco Systems, Warf, Life Sciences, Healthtech, Biomedical Engineering, Morgridge Institute for Research, Boston Xcon, Boulder/Denver Xcon, Detroit Xcon


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


First Apex Legends esports scholarship takes you from filthy casual to pro

Massachusetts-based Becker College is the first college in the nation to offer a scholarship for Apex Legends. The path-to-pro program gives players $5,000 upon admittance to the school. The post First Apex Legends esports scholarship takes you from filthy casual to pro appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, College, Massachusetts, Trends, Scholarship, Esports, Becker, Becker College, Apex Legends


Venture Deals Online Course – Spring 2019 Registration Is Open

We are running the Venture Deals Online Course again. Registration is now open and it runs from April 7, 2019 – May 31, 2019. It’s produced by Kauffman Fellows Academy and Techstars. We’ve run the course four times now and have had over 15,000 people take it. Both Jason and I make several guest appearances (online) and I always get lots of email (and try to respond to all of them) with questions during the course. It’s free, although it’s recommended that you have a copy of our...
Tags: Education, Trends, TechStars, Jason, Feld, Kauffman Fellows Academy, Venture Deals, Week 2 Fundraising Finding the Right VCWeek


Intel Reveals Ideas on Promoting AI in U.S. as Chinese Growth Looms

Even as the executive order President Trump issued last month on artificial intelligence furthered the conversation about a developing national strategy for the sector, it was met with certain criticism. A common complaint was that the plan won’t implement itself.“The administration’s American AI Initiative includes all of the right elements; the critical test will be to see if they follow through in a vigorous manner,” Jason Furman, who helped compile a report on AI for the Obama administratio...
Tags: Startups, Technology, Education, Obama, Climate Change, President Obama, Government, Immigration, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Startup, Tech, Legislation, Intel, IP


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


Robin Hauser’s Film Bias at the Boulder International Film Festival 2019

Amy and I are long-time supporters of the Boulder International Film Festival. The 2019 fes tival starts soon and runs from February 28 to March 3rd. Bias, one of the documentaries that we helped fund, is making its Colorado Premier and showing on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:00 am. Robin Hauser, the director, is spectacular. Amy and I supported her previous moving Code: Debugging the Gender Gap, which was dynamite, incredibly informative, and very accessible. I expect B...
Tags: Education, Colorado, Trends, Bias, Amy, Feld, Biff, Robin Hauser


Software Startup Portfolium Acquired by Salt Lake City’s Instructure

The software of Portfolium, a San Diego startup that hosts online portfolios for students trying to showcase their achievements to potential employers, is set to join the portfolio of Utah educational software company Instructure.Instructure (NYSE: INST) has agreed to acquire privately held Portfolium. No financial terms of the deal, which was announced Tuesday, were disclosed.Founded in 2014 by CEO Adam Markowitz, Portfolium sells academic institutions access to what it calls its ePortfolio ne...
Tags: Deals, Utah, Education, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, Tech, Higher Education, SaaS, Venture Capital, San Diego, M&a, Salt Lake City, Bridge, Merger, Financing


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


Investing, Real Estate, In-Game Ads: Sputnik ATX’s Third Accelerator

Austin—Startup accelerator Sputnik ATX has a picked five startup companies for its newest program, the third Sputnik has run. That includes software makers and entrepreneurs focused on investing, commercial real estate, advertising for gaming, and building websites.Founded in 2017, Sputnik ATX runs two programs annually, selecting a group of five startups that are seeking help with product development, mentorship, sales, and more. The accelerator gives each selected startup $100,000 to particip...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Technology, College, Retirement, Finance, Advertising, Employment, Sales, Trends, Startup, Tech, Investment, Website, App


Representative Population Recruiting in College

  Want to recruit better in college and university environments? Of course. We all do. That’s the next wave of talent for organizations, right? But most of the approaches that we’ve been using in university recruiting for the last 15-20 years are flawed, and social media has probably muddied the water even more there. While […]
Tags: Featured, News, College, Trends, Recruiting, University, Branding, Blog Posts, Diversity and Inclusion, Representative Population Recruiting


How to Style the Trend: Boyfriend Blazers

Of course, blazers are commonly worn in the workplace, but who said they can't be fashionable? Recently, oversized boyfriend-style blazers have been trending everywhere: in magazines, blogs, Youtube videos and on Instagram. Everyone is adding a blazer or two to their wardrobe, myself included. Because of this, I want to share with you how to style this easy fashion trend.The reason I love this trend so much is that it adds a classy finish to any outfit. Whether you are wearing a crop top and je...
Tags: College, Trends, Jackets, Outfit, Blazers, Fashion Trends, Styling, Business Casual, College Fashion, Navy Blue Blazer Lulus Striped Pants Forever


2019 Will See Progress on Personalization’s Last Frontier: Education

Today, technology and data science have combined to create artificial intelligence—data-driven algorithms that seemingly provide us with options for a fully personalized life.Gone are the days of Henry Ford’s “You can have any color so long as it’s black.” There are way more than three major network TV channels. We live in an era of practically unlimited personal choice of products, experiences, and beliefs.On the face of it, we live in the best of times. But could there be a dark side to this? ...
Tags: Startups, Education, Trends, Software, Ford, Wisconsin, Personalization, Edtech, Henry Ford, No Child Left Behind, Foundry, Hewlett Foundation, Boston Xcon, Boulder/Denver Xcon, Detroit Xcon, National Xcon


Geekdom Co-Working Space Opens Six-Week Entrepreneurship School

San Antonio—Co-working space Geekdom is starting a short-term night program for people interested in learning about entrepreneurship.The school, to be called The District, is accepting 36 students for its first six-week session, which begins Feb. 4. The program will run three times a year, Geekdom says. Classes will take place Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. so that people who work a typical day-job schedule can attend, the organization says.Geekdom is developing the curriculum wi...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Technology, Education, Entrepreneurial, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Entrepreneur, Trends, Business Model, Startup, Tech, Mit, Workshop, San Antonio


Microsoft targets Chrome OS with $189 Windows 10 laptops for education

Microsoft announced seven new low-cost Windows 10 laptops, all priced under $300 to take on Chromebooks and iPads in the education market, along with a new Microsoft Allora stylus for students using the Surface Go tablet. The post Microsoft targets Chrome OS with $189 Windows 10 laptops for education appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Education, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Windows 10, Microsoft Allora


Why I Don't Love Kitten Heels

Just when I thought I had found my purrfect match... Urban Outfitters So I had a problem. About a year ago, I discovered my absolute adoration of heels of all kinds. You could catch me falling for a stiletto, catching feelings for a pump, or lusting over a new pair of block heels. However, I noticed that I had one issue with all of this that I had left out of the equation -- heels can be painful and they're hard to walk in. These two things combined left me searching for a new solution, one wh...
Tags: College, Shoes, Trends, Heels, Kitten Heels


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


Get Started for Spring: Here Are Our 5 Favorite Runway Trends for S/S 2019

Get your hands on these trends before they're everywhere.To be in fashion, it means to be a step ahead of everybody else; to be sensitive to all of the up-and-coming, rising trends; to be creative in how to think outside the box with current and past trends and produce something previously unseen. Designers in the fashion industry's 'Big Four' cities (Paris, Milan, New York, London) are the pioneers in pushing boundaries on garment creation. However, let's not forget that we, ourselves, are the ...
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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


Meet Living Coral, the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year (& How to Rock It)

Introducing the 2019 "Color of the Year" and sharing some ideas how you can add it to your style. Every year since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has announced an annual "Color of the Year." Now that we are in a new year, we are officially saying goodbye to 2018's "Ultra Violet" and hello to the color of 2019, "Living Coral", a coral pink with golden undertones.So why "Living Coral"?? This color was chosen by Pantone because it "energizes and enlivens with a softer edge." According to Panton...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, College, Trends, Paris, Coral, Lulu, Colors, New Year, Pantone, Bella Hadid, Pantone Color Institute, Becky G, Fashion Trends, Fashion News, Living Coral, Ultra Violet


How to Achieve *THIS* High Fashion Trend On a Budget: Glitter Boots

This week we’ll show you how to get glitzy boots for a great price!Although high fashion may be exclusive, the trends that it highlights are accessible to all. Thankfully, high fashion trends trickle down to popular fashion brands all the time. So all of us can achieve these looks if we just do a little digging.This week, let’s check out ways to rock the fun glitter boots trend: HIGH FASHION TREND: GLITTER BOOTS These extravagant boots made their debut in YSL's Fall 2017 runway show: View the or...
Tags: Boots, Rihanna, College, Trends, Michelle Obama, Kendall Jenner, Glamour, Venus, Glitter, Balenciaga, Jeremy Scott, Runway Looks for Less, YSL, Trendy, Thigh High Boots, Thigh-highs


Here's What I'm Buying to Keep My Wardrobe Current for the New Year

Another year, another four seasons of trends. Here's how I'm getting my wardrobe up to speed.As we ring in another year and prepare for the spring fashion releases, it’s important to take stock of what's new and see if our wardrobes need updating. While recent trends such as animal print will still be in style for 2019, new releases will be seen on the runways and the streets before you know it. As always, we're fans of picking and choosing which trends to follow based on your own taste. Today, ...
Tags: Shopping, College, Trends, Gucci, Sneakers, Neon, Balenciaga, Faux Fur, Jumpsuits, Platform Shoes, Spring 2019


How to Wear Four of Spring 2019's Hottest Trends

These are about to become your new go-tos. Start thinking ahead! Although Spring still seems like a long way away, the fashion world has already introduced tons of new fashion trends for Spring 2019. With all of the options out there, though, you might be wondering which ones to pay extra attention to, and also how to wear them.So, with that in mind, I've rounded up the top four spring 2019 trends that I think will be some of the hottest of the season. I have also put together an outfit for ea...
Tags: College, Trends, Designers, Spring, Stella Mccartney, Shorts, Gucci, Modern, 1990s, Feathers, 1980s, Chanel Fendi, Kaia Gerber, Tie Dye, Feminine, Tops


Comparing the Hottest Fashion Trends of 2018 & 2019 (& What They Mean for Your Wardrobe)

What was big in 2018 and what is going to be trendy in 2019, and how do the trends compare? We have all the answers! Products: Blazer - Zara, Top - Zara Just a few days ago, we waved goodbye to 2018, a year that – in terms of fashion – surely set itself apart from the previous years. 2018 showed us that “something borrowed” can really make the difference in your marriage to style. From bright, eccentric colors to roaring prints, 2018's throwback-oriented trends made a statement to be remembere...
Tags: College, Trends, Kylie Jenner, Cher, New Year, Flares, Neon, Fringe, 1980s, 1970s, Animal Print, Spring 2019, Zara Top Zara


How to Wear the Snakeskin Print Trend That's Everywhere Right Now

Leopard isn't the only animal print dominating the fashion world this season. We talked about cherry prints being the up-and-coming print in the summer... now that we are in the middle of winter, what is the IT print for the season? The answer: Snakeskin print. The python-inspired print dominated the runways a couple years ago and is coming back in a huge way thanks to the 2000s fashion revival we're seeing! It has been so popular that you can find basically anything in a snakeskin print right ...
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In 2019, the Dam Will Break: Student Debt Predictions and Solutions

With the density of colleges and universities in the Boston area, we don’t often recognize how inaccessible higher education has become for the majority of the country. In fact, seven out of 10 college graduates today have outstanding student loans. And while many of us believe that education is a “must-have,” it’s alarming how structurally straining—in many cases prohibitive—the education system has become.In 2018, student debt hit a record high of $1.5 trillion, with no signs of abating. We en...
Tags: Startups, Education, Boston, Trends, Tech, Debt, Vc, Student Loan Debt, Edtech, Boston University, David Chang, Boston Xcon, Boulder/Denver Xcon, Detroit Xcon, National Xcon, New York Xcon


How to Style a Camel Coat

Your new go-to coat that is classic and timeless. Everyone has a different opinion on what is considered a wardrobe essential, but there's consensus on our featured item today, the camel coat. The camel coat is a must-have for any and every occasion, your trustworthy outerwear choice for the cold months. This camel coat that I picked out is worth the investment and will last you many winters: J.Crew's Daphne topcoat in Italian boiled wool. Not only is it made in great quality and will keep you ...
Tags: Winter, College, Trends, Jackets, Coats


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


Teach a Woman to Fish & Go Global, and You’ll Feed Her & Her Business for a Lifetime

Everyone knows the classic adage, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” But wegg® knows, “Give a woman a fish, and you feed her for a day. Teach a woman to fish and go global, and you feed […]
Tags: Education, Inspiration, Sales, Trends, Social Entrepreneurship, Environmental, How-to, Culture, Global Economy, Innovation, Equality, Emerging Markets, Global Growth, Economic Growth, Gender Equality, Women's Issues


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



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