Tue.Sep 10, 2019

pop-up classes: a simple, effective approach to supporting young innovators

Venture Well

We’ve compiled some of the key elements to think about as you create your pop-up classes, and outlined a variety of options to keep in mind. The post pop-up classes: a simple, effective approach to supporting young innovators appeared first on VentureWell.

Applying to YC Early Decision – Rent the Backyard (YC S19)

Y Combinator

We began offering the option to apply to Y Combinator Early Decision last September. If you’re a student, applying Early Decision to YC allows you to apply one batch ahead of the current one. For example, you can apply to YC in September, get your acceptance in October, and start the program in June after you graduate. We tried it as an experiment and it worked so well that we’re offering it permanently now, for both Winter and Summer batches.

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How Profitable Are Coworking Spaces in 2019?

Deskmag

90% of coworking spaces generate a profit if they meet at least four conditions: they have more than 200 members, are older than one year, are profit-oriented and do not subsidize their operation through other businesses. The first condition is the only one that actually requires any special effort.

Bring Back The SE

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Today Apple is going to announce three new iPhones. One of them should be a small form factor like the old SE. Apple discontinued the iPhone SE at the tail end of 2018 and has stated that the next iOS update will not run on the old SE hardware. I have a number of friends and family members who have the old SE, love the small form factor, and do not want a larger phone in their pockets, purses, and hands.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Student Startup Nominations Open for 2019 LaunchPad Propel

TechStars

LaunchPad Campuses Submit Up to Four Teams for 3rd Annual Program by September 20th. Nominations for Propel, a 2-day student entrepreneurial event convening in New York City this November, have opened for the 25+ schools around the world in the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars network.

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[Klook in Yahoo Finance] Klook Celebrates 5th Anniversary and will Surpass 60 million Trip Bookings in 2019, Outlines Global Expansion Plan

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Klook, a world-leading travel activities and services booking platform, marks its 5th anniversary today. As one of the fastest-growing companies in the travel industry, Klook has achieved numerous milestones while connecting travelers with local operators. Read more here.

[Klook in Tech in Asia] Klook to double workforce by 2020 to drive global growth

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Travel-booking platform Klook is looking to grow its 1,200-person workforce to over 2,500 in more than 30 offices by 2020 in a bid to bolster its international presence across Asia Pacific and Europe. Read more here.

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[Labs/02 in Yahoo Finance] Leading IT Distributor Ingram Micro Teams up With Israeli Cybersecurity Startup ITsMine For AI Based Data Loss Prevention

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ITsMine, a cybersecurity company focused on protecting organizational data will distribute its AI-based data loss prevention solution on Ingram Micro’s Cloud Marketplace as a trusted vendor partner. Read more here.

[ThetaRay in PR Newswire] ThetaRay Continues Global Expansion With Mexico Office Launch

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ThetaRay, the leading provider of AI-based big data analytics, today announced the opening of its Latin America headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico. Read more here. The post [ThetaRay in PR Newswire] ThetaRay Continues Global Expansion With Mexico Office Launch appeared first on OurCrowd.

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State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.

[NSLComm in Yahoo Finance] C-COM Antenna Tracks NSLComm LEO Satellite

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C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. TSXV: CMI), the world’s leading provider of commercial grade auto-acquire mobile satellite antennas, announced today its successful integration of its 74cm Flyaway antenna system with NSLComm’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) nanosatellite. Read more here. The post [NSLComm in Yahoo Finance] C-COM Antenna Tracks NSLComm LEO Satellite appeared first on OurCrowd. News Center Communications nslcomm portfolio news