Austin — When Jason Bornhorst created Filament Labs about three years ago, the goal was to build a business that promotes healthy habits, intended to be distributed through insurance companies.
“We pretty quickly figured out there was not a strong business... Read more »
The water crisis in Flint, MI, funding announcements, and personnel changes are among these recent headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community:
—The physician who detected problems with Flint’s water supply and escalated her findings, bringing to light the city’s current water crisis,... Read more »
The biggest news on the West Coast this week came from Stanford University. The school has lured decorated neuroscientist Marc Tessier-Lavigne away from New York’s Rockefeller University to be the 11th president on The Farm, as Stanford is often known. It’s... Read more »
What is the best way to build a startup?
Naturally there are lots of different answers, but a few misconceptions and wrongheaded ideas should get put to rest while chasing unicorn dreams.
Thursday morning in New York, David Klein, CEO of... Read more »
Dallas—The garage sale has gone mobile.
5miles, a year-old online marketplace, is based in China but has its U.S. headquarters in Dallas. Last week, it announced a Series B+ fundraising round of $30 million from IDG, Morningside, and individual investors... Read more »
There was biotech news up and down the East Coast this week. In Boston, all eyes were on the first biotech IPO of the year—and the sector let out a collective sigh when things went well. New York, meanwhile, suffered a... Read more »
You’re a film director whose last feature was a blockbuster, and now you’re funded to make a movie from a fabulous script of your own. It’s a dream job, but there’s just one hitch. Every day, a fan is released onto... Read more »
This week one of my favorite podcasts, WNYC’s Note to Self, is featuring a project called Infomagical. Every day the show is sharing new challenges designed to help listeners cope with information overload.
We all know that feeling of being so... Read more »
Ten nascent businesses applying machine learning to everything from answering medical questions to recruiting university students were tapped for Microsoft Ventures’ latest accelerator, kicking off this week in Seattle.
It’s the third running of the accelerator program in Seattle. The focus this... Read more »
[Updated, 2/5/16, 7:06 am ET] Marc Tessier-Lavigne spent much of his professional life on the West Coast before becoming president of Rockefeller University in 2011. From that perch, the neuroscientist was a ringleader in New York’s emerging life sciences... Read more »