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Tags results for 'entrepreneurship'

Silicon Valley Is Partying Like It’s 1999 Once More

Posted in Business on 30th Nov, 2013 02:18 AM
by AlexMuller
“All business activity is driven by either fear or greed, and in Silicon Valley we’re in a cycle where greed may be on the rise.”

Intergalactic Entrepreneurs Prepare for Blast-Off

Posted in Science on 16th May, 2014 08:25 PM
by AlexMuller
A unique gathering of 13 companies showcases a coming year of launches.

Google Ventures goes to Europe with new $100M fund

Posted in Business on 11th Jul, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Ventures might be only about five years old, but the venture capital firm is expanding to Europe.

Sleep sensor breaks through $1m on Kickstarter

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2014 02:38 AM
by AlexMuller
A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking kit has cracked $1.2m (£708,000) in its first week on Kickstarter's crowdfunding platform.

PlanetTech News interviews RE.WORK Conference founder Nikita Johnson

Posted in Interviews on 7th Aug, 2014 01:04 AM
by AlexMuller
The RE.WORK Technology Summit brings together entrepreneurship, science and technology to re-work the future and tackle the world’s greatest challenges.

'Let’s create the OS of life'

Posted in Business on 23rd Oct, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
The fund’s charter is to invest in entrepreneurs, scientists, and inventors who aim to benefit humanity by rewriting the operating systems of life, Johnson says.

Despite Antares and Virgin Galactic setbacks, space entrepreneurship is about to be huge

Posted in Hardware on 12th Nov, 2014 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
In conversations on and off stage, all sounded a common theme: We are on the cusp of an exciting new era in space entrepreneurship.

Emergency repairs for cracked phones

Posted in Business on 29th Nov, 2014 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
A US firm is launching an emergency repair service for broken or damaged smartphones in the UK. Services are springing up offering fixes for cracked screens or broken home buttons.

Finland’s Latest Educational Move Will Produce a Generation of Entrepreneurs

Posted in Business on 5th Apr, 2015 01:02 PM
by AlexMuller
The new approach aims to encourage different kinds of learning, shifting from facts to problem solving, individual work to collaboration.

PlanetTech interviews Penny Power OBE, social networking pioneer

Posted in Interviews on 24th Apr, 2015 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Penny Power was among the first to start an online social networking business by founding Ecademy. We interview her about the future of social media:

Disruption by Tech Companies Expanding Into New Markets

Posted in Business on 27th Oct, 2015 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Very few companies have actually successfully disrupted themselves. Most successful companies leverage their existing assets to expand into new, high growth markets.

Congress Says Yes to Space Mining, No to Rocket Regulations

Posted in Business on 18th Nov, 2015 05:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The bill protects private spaceflight from regulatory oversight, and lets entrepreneurs keep whatever nonliving treasures they find out there.

SAROS is a portable unit that turns seawater into drinking water

Posted in Hardware on 21st Nov, 2015 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A North Carolina startup has come up with a method of desalination powered by the sea itself.

Cheap DNA Sequencing Is Here. Writing DNA Is Next

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2015 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
When Twist launches its beta program in 2016, it will offer gene synthesis at 10 cents per letter with a guaranteed turnaround time of 10 days.

MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New Type of University Without Lectures or Classrooms

Posted in Online on 7th Feb, 2016 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
What if you could start a university from scratch for today’s needs and with today’s technology?

Google reportedly starting an in-house startup incubator

Posted in Business on 25th Apr, 2016 01:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The plan is to allow entrepreneurial Googlers and their teams to develop their ideas with Google's support and funding and potentially branch out with Google as an investor.

VCs are getting serious about spacetech

Posted in Business on 17th Jul, 2016 07:46 PM
by AlexMuller
What's clear is that we've entered a virtuous cycle in spacetech, where VCs are encouraged enough by a handful of successes to invest further in the sector.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos thinks space can be the new internet

Posted in Science on 21st Oct, 2016 03:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Bezos says that space is the next frontier, a new internet, that is desperately lacking in infrastructure to support new entrepreneurs.

US Venture Capital Investing Hits Highest Since Dot-Com Boom

Posted in Business on 11th Jan, 2018 01:09 PM
by Alex Muller
U.S. venture firms deployed $84 billion in more than 8,000 companies last year, according to research firm PitchBook.

2018 could bring the IPOs that tech has been promised for years

Posted in Business on 17th Jan, 2018 09:20 PM
by Alex Muller
In the past few years, there has been a surprising dearth of IPO activity.

The 9 types of startups Y Combinator thinks the world needs in 2018

Posted in Business on 7th Mar, 2018 05:43 AM
by Alex Muller
Thousands of startup founders apply to Y Combinator in the hope that their company will join the ranks of alumni like Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Instacart and reddit.

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