Contact Tracing and Technology Conference

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

As I wrote about a few weeks ago , I am excited about the possibility that technology, particularly mobile computing technology, can supplement the work of manual contact tracing to keep us all safer until a permanent solution is found to this pandemic. The organizations behind this series of online events are The COVID Tech Task Force, Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center, NYU’s Alliance for Public Interest Technology, TechCrunch, Betaworks Studios, and Hangar.

Which emerging technologies are enterprise companies getting serious about in 2020?


They buy technologies that can solve problems they know about today, rather than those they may face a couple bends down the road. We asked survey respondents to assess a list of 16 technologies, from advanced analytics to quantum computing, and put each one into one of these four buckets.

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REEF Technology raises $700M from SoftBank and others to remake parking lots


Even after the collapse of WeWork, the investors are doubling down on a similar business model as part of a syndicate investing $700 million into REEF Technology. These restaurants are, in some cases, taking advantage of the employees that REEF Technology has operating its network of kitchens.

Addressing the Gaps: Auckland University of Technology // Auckland, New Zealand


Sabrina Nagel is the CO.STARTERS Program Director (or “Dot Connector,” as she is reverently called by her colleagues) at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). The post Addressing the Gaps: Auckland University of Technology // Auckland, New Zealand appeared first on CO.STARTERS®. “There is a gap in Auckland that we are trying to fill.” .

The Recruiting Crossword Puzzle

Test your recruiter-brain with this crossword puzzle, which reveals the best ways to move forward in your efforts with every answer!

Interview with Captain Steve Lauver, Director of Technology Accelerators, AFWERX


Captain Steve Lauver is the Director of Technology Accelerators for AFWERX, a program that seeks to foster innovation within the US Air Force. This interview originally appeared in a report from Innovation Leader , sponsored by Techstars, “Startup Engagement: Best Practices for Large Organizations.” ” Read the complete report here. .

how technology transfer offices can close the gender engagement gap

Venture Well

As more technology transfer offices work to close the gender engagement gap, we outline some best practices to help administrators enhance their efforts. The post how technology transfer offices can close the gender engagement gap appeared first on VentureWell. Inclusive entrepreneurship open 2020 STEM


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Every year, dozens of PA startups get their start with Ben Franklin Technology Partners. technology to mid-market producers across several manufacturing verticals. The technology improves the productivity of legacy equipment at a fraction of replacement cost. Using the company’s technology, retailers can effectively enforce return policies, efficiently manage the return process, and improve the bottom line.

Creating Jobs and Helping Grow the PA Economy: Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests in 17 Tech Startups!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Seventeen companies located in central and northern PA recently received an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners that will allow them to further develop and commercialize new products, processes, or software applications.

Juniper Networks acquires Boston-area AI SD-WAN startup 128 Technology for $450M


Today Juniper Networks announced it was acquiring smart wide area networking startup 128 Technology for $450 million. With 128 Technology, the company gets more AI SD-WAN technology. 128 Technologies was founded in 2014 and raised over $97 million, according to Crunchbase data. In addition to the $450 million, Juniper has asked 128 Technology to issue retention stock bonuses to encourage the startup’s employees to stay on during the transition to the new owners.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

How Many Technologies Can a Company Adopt at Once?

Tomasz Tunguz

How many technologies can a company adopt at once, successfully? How quickly an IT team can train people, onboard them, and make them successful with all the different technologies procured by a central unit. The second answer is that the company can absorb an infinite number of technologies - if it flips the model. Instead of IT managing change, each employee learns the technologies they need at their own pace. An IT executive recently asked me this question.

Persistence is the key to this YLAI Fellow’s success in the technology industry in Bolivia

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

I am most passionate about finding new ways to discover how technology can help people. Technology has the power to change people’s lives, and by determining how to effectively utilize it, I can help facilitate people bettering their lives. My two companies Kumi Solutions (a division of Zékiri ) and Panal Fresh are both focused on providing ways to utilize technology to better people’s lives. By Jewelle Saunders.

At Ten-Nine Technologies, lessons learned from both science, entrepreneurship

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Paige Johnson, founder and CEO of Tulsa-based Ten-Nine Technologies, is a noted research chemist, nanotechnology inventor, and entrepreneur who comfortably wears both hats — science and entrepreneurship. Johnson invented the technology for a new class of non-toxic nanomaterials with energy equivalence to fossil fuels. The technology (with four approved and another 15 filed patents pending) was validated by two independent sources. By Scott Meacham.

3 Ways Technology Companies Can Serve Small Businesses

Smart Hustle Magazine

Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are the primary source of jobs and innovation in both the US and abroad today, yet they are consistently underserved by technology companies. And increasingly, SMBs are proactively searching for technology solutions that will help them: Adapt to changing business models. With an understanding of the SMB segment and a genuine approach to solving problems and delivering value, technology companies can gain traction in a whole new market segment.

3 Mistakes Organizations Make While Developing ABM Programs

While B2B research suggests organizations are thriving through successful ABM programs, getting just one campaign off the ground is more difficult than it seems. From building an account universe to understanding to orchestrating sales and marketing alignment around touchpoint and messaging, there are a number of variables to consider before launching a program.

Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

Both Sides of the Table

Back in 2006/07 when I sold my company and then worked at there were very few options in SF for technology folk to build their careers at big, growing companies. Technology innovation doesn’t occur in a vacuum. And sci-fi writers are but one example of the way society impacts technology. And it is one of the reasons that NYC is developing a vibrant technology community.

Technology Trends: 10 Areas of Innovation to Watch for 2012

This is going to be BIG.

Election years tend to be good for technology diffusion. Well designed services can be built more and more easily using off the shelf technology and outsourced development--if you know what you're building and why right off the bat--at least to start off with anyway. Tweet. One of the best things any investor can do is to pull back from the day to day of getting pitches and think about high level trends. What areas are going to change? What areas need to be disrupted?

Stillwater’s HostBridge Technology bridges gap between legacy mainframes, emerging mobile technologies

Innovation 2 Enterprise

STILLWATER – Don’t look for a sign in downtown Stillwater advertising the presence of HostBridge Technology, which has maintained its headquarters just off Main Street for two decades. Founded by Russell Teubner in 2000, HostBridge Technology occupies a historic building along E. Stillwater is where we live and work,” Teubner told me and a colleague from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) when we visited the HostBridge HQ in early January.

Six More Tech-Startups Will Get “Their Start” With Ben Franklin Technology Partners!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA provides investment capital and business support services to tech-startups and small manufacturers located in our 32-county footprint. Also located in Erie, PA, Olympia Technologies , created Hippoh, a crowdsourcing happy hour app, that helps users discover local events by hosting in-app promotions related to the food and beverage industry.

Five Essential Pieces of a Prospecting Solution

As organizations chase new revenue targets, B2B sales leaders must examine cutting edge prospecting solutions that proactively help reps identify, connect with, and close qualified buyers faster. This eBook aims to help B2B sales leaders better understand the five essential features your prospecting solution must include.

A Theory of History and Society: Technology, Constraints and Measurement (TCM)


In my book World After Capital , I propose a theory of history in which technology changes the binding constraint for humanity. With that set of technologies (planting, irrigation, domestication of animals, etc.), Then only a couple hundred years ago a series of new technologies (steam, electricity, chemistry, mining, etc.) I have been happy with this characterization of the role of technology in human affairs.

VCs eating our own dog food: Using technology and analytics to make better investments

David Teten - VC

When I met my now-wife, I realized that any technology that can find me a spouse is a killer app. I’d argue that the same type of technologies that have revolutionized dating can revolutionize our industry. . In liquid markets, most of the calories expended on technology and analytics are focused on trade selection, or “ origination ”. I walk through below how progressive investors are using technology and analytics throughout all of their operations.

Three Big Ideas on Technology Innovation Cycles

Tomasz Tunguz

Recently, New York seed investor Jerry Neumann spoke on the show and talked about three key ideas on the technology innovation cycle. First, he discussed reading Carlota Perez Technological Surge Cycle. The key idea is each technology cycle lasts 70 years, and is broken into two phases installation and deployment. During the deployment phase, new technology advances diffuse through the world and change people’s lives.

How This Founder Wants to Apply Her Technology to Help Save the Planet’s Resources

Both Sides of the Table

How This Founder Wants to Apply Her Technology to Help Save the Planet’s Resources was originally published in Both Sides of the Table on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. There are so many moments from the Upfront Summit that I want to share with you — it just takes time to watch through all the videos, do write ups and still do my day job.

i2E Management Co., Inc. leads $1.25 million investment in Tulsa-based MS Pen Technologies, Inc.

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Genio Technologies, Inc. has acquired exclusive rights to the MasSpec Pen System, a revolutionary technology from the University of Texas at Austin that is proven to accurately identify the difference between cancerous and normal tissue during surgery. million seed-round investment in Tulsa based MS Pen Technologies, Inc., A subsidiary of MS Pen Technologies Inc., Genio Technologies, Inc., Green, President and CEO of Genio Technologies, Inc. “As

Some Quick Thoughts on Exits for Technology Startups

Both Sides of the Table

Later today I’m presenting at the annual Rincon Ventures Summit in Santa Barbara. Startup Exits: A Primer from msuster. I thought you might like to see an advance copy of what I’m going to cover. I speak privately a lot about getting an exit at a startup. I haven’t spoken publicly about it much but since Rincon asked – I agreed.

Whiteboard Technology and the importance of growing sales for a startup

Innovation 2 Enterprise

And growing sales is an expertise that Brian Bomar, CEO of Whiteboard Technology knows very well. Bomar took everything he learned from 15 years in the mortgage industry, and before that several years more working for a local technology startup to create a best-practices customer relationship (CRM) platform specifically for the mortgage industry that accelerates sales and revenue growth. a nonprofit corporation that mentors many of the state’s technology-based startup companies.

Who is building the Renaissance Technologies of Private Markets?

David Teten - VC

The AIR Summit (“Alpha Innovation Required”) just posted the video and slides from my keynote on, “Who is building the Renaissance Technologies of Private Markets?” The post Who is building the Renaissance Technologies of Private Markets? ” I wrote a detailed paper on this here. If this was helpful to you, please sign up for my newsletter. appeared first on David Teten.

Oklahoma Investors Lead $5 Million in Funding for Tulsa Battery Material Developer and Manufacturer, Ten-Nine Technologies:

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Ten-Nine Technologies to onboard engineering and management talent, develop prototypes, and build production facilities to supply a leading battery manufacturer – major funding provided by i2E Management Company, Inc., iMCI) and Ten-Nine Technologies ([link] are pleased to announce the closure of $5 million in Series A financing for new research and development facilities as well as a manufacturing plant capable of tonnage battery material production.

Helping entrepreneurs to commercialize technology

Carol Lauffer

Accelerators and incubators can be very effective at helping entrepreneurs to commercialize technology. Five barriers to commercialization often prohibit entrepreneurs from getting to market: (1) business model and strategy, (2) market, (3) technology and intellectual property (IP) protection, (4) management, and (5) capital. On the other hand, accelerator programs for technology businesses utilize a cohort process to help clients to move their products to market.

Great Startups Are Where Soul and Technology Meet


Some entrepreneurs forget that they can’t use people the same way they use technology to build a startup. Inventors, for example, are skilled in manipulating technology, but may have little interest or experience engaging people to make an effective team. Unfortunately, startups are not one-man shows, so entrepreneurs need to study leadership as much as they study technology. Focusing on the technology doesn’t do it. Invested Interests entrepreneur soul technology

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

Both Sides of the Table

And we’re left with a city with idyllic weather, major commerce, the media center of the world, and a great emerging technology scene. But we have a great city for building technology companies. You can find very talented technology executives. But we do have great technology developers. You can hire a talented head of marketing, business development, technology and sales. Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it.

[Varo Money in Wired] Making banking better for billions with next-gen technology


The post [Varo Money in Wired] Making banking better for billions with next-gen technology appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. By partnering with Temenos, Varo, which launched in 2017, has been able to quickly develop and launch a range of products and bring them to market in record time.

Personal experience leads PhotoniCare’s groundbreaking technology to detect ear infections

Innovation 2 Enterprise

That’s the back story on PhotoniCare, a young company that provides a ground-breaking imaging technology, called the TOMi Scope, which allows physicians, for the first time ever, to non-invasively. About eight years ago, PhotoniCare CEO and co-founder Ryan Shelton, a biomedical engineer by training and an Oklahoman from Perkins by birth, was pursuing post-doctoral research on a technology that used light to see through tissue. By Scott Meacham.

Investors Fund Solutions Rather Than Technology


The best startups find a way to drive the market with their technology, rather than push their new technology-driven ‘solution’ on the marketplace. An example of market-driven technology is the basic automobile, but combining a car with an airplane is technology looking for a market. New technology really doesn’t have any value, until it is integrated into a market-driven solution. These are usually called ‘disruptive’ technologies.

OKC’s Monscierge adapts technology during pandemic to help patients communicate with hospital staff

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Oftentimes technology is considered cold and distant, but the nurses and doctors have been commenting that it is more empathetic to use video and communicate with patients through technology than talking through a mask or a hazmat suit.”. It’s a rapid shift, from an industry that has been a bit reluctant to adopt technology although guests have been asking for it for years. a nonprofit corporation that mentors many of the state’s technology-based startup companies.