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BIA/NYS convenes 2016 annual meeting in Utica, announces new executive director

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Our 2016 annual meeting, held this year at thINCubator in Utica, attracted more than 90 attendees from around the state. At the meeting, we announced a management transition. Marc Alessi, an attorney, entrepreneur, and former state Assemblyman, will take over from David Hochman as the next executive director of the BIA/NYS. A biography of Marc is attached.  For the second year in a row, we marketed our meetings in partnership with the Upstate Venture Association of New York (UVANY), which held one of its regional meetings the night before, also in thINCubator. The day before, our sponsor NYSERDA also held a meeting of its clean-energy incubation contractors together with partners at Empire State Development’s Division of Scien... Read More
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Tech Garden-affiliated Genius NY accelerator searching for manager

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Our supporting member The Tech Garden is searching for a manager of the Genius NY program, a state-funded, $3 million accelerator for data-technology companies. Genius NY is one of several sources of early-stage financing that operate in close partnership with the incubator. Here is the job description for the Genius NY program manager. For more on Genius NY, please see this issue of CenterStateCEO’s newsletter from last year. The Tech Garden is also searching for... Read More
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Clarkson celebrates expansion of incubator programs to additional building sites & a graduation

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Clarkson University, which operates the Peyton Hall business incubator, held groundbreaking ceremonies for additional incubator space in nearby Damon Hall and at Old Main, the old administration building at the heart of the university’s former campus in downtown Potsdam: A separate university news release also profiles The Robot Zone, a student-initiated business focusing on STEM education that has now graduated from the Peyton Hall incubator and operates from commercial space on Main Street.  ... Read More
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Two startups win $50k at AFRL Commercialization Academy demo day

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Two startups commercializing technology from the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) won $25,000 apiece at the latest demo day of the Commercialization Academy held by the Griffiss Institute and Wasabi Ventures: Xompass FaaS, a service platform providing intelligence to the energy industry, won the judges’ vote; and OneTouchTrust, which combats identity theft, won the audience vote.  Principals of AFRL/... Read More
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LaunchPad LI joins BIA/NYS

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LaunchPad Long Island, a multi-site incubator, coworking, and acceleration program, has joined BIA/NYS as our newest supporting member. The four operating sites for LaunchPad are Great Neck, Huntington, Mineola, and NYIT with a fifth arrangement with Stony Brook University’s LIHTI to be announced shortly. Started by investor-entrepreneur Andrew Hazen, LaunchPad LI is a combination of an incubator operator and a non-profit acceleration program that provides services across five sites, three controlled... Read More
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They Have Seen the Future, and It’s Wasting Zombies at the Arcade

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Climbing into the driving simulator transports you from Hubneo’s sterile confines into a rumbling car on a European racetrack, the growl of the engine blasting into your headphones. As the virtual speedometer climbs, a human driver’s jaw will clench involuntarily, or relax into a grin. The steering wheel feels heavy with the friction of the tires on the asphalt, and the machines are sensitive to what’s happening on the track. If the driver skids into a curve, the driver’s stomach lurches too.Nan Wen, 18, an attendant who was overseein... Read More
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Brimes: $400K (and 20 KW) from wave-energy history

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A Hauppauge energy company riding the waves of a leading-edge clean-gen technology is closer than ever to a critical pilot project in the waters off the Philippines. But with a signed letter of intent from one of the Southeast Asian island country’s largest utility companies to provide up to $600,000 to the cause, Brimes Energy still needs about $400,000 in working capital to proceed with its ambitious plans. That’s the breakdown from CEO Ramuel Maramara, a native Filipino who continues to make inroads with the Philippine Energy Regulatory Commission and that corporate partner, which has invoked a confi... Read More
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Team Güazú unveils stealth fighting game Shadow Brawlers for PC and consoles

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Argentina-based indie game studio Team Güazú and Latin American publisher Inca Games are announcing Shadow Brawlers, a fast-paced stealth fighting game that will come out on the PC and consoles in 2018. The game won Best Game of Show at the recent EVA 2017 event in Buenos Aires, and the companies are showing the game at the this week’s Casual Connect USA game conference in Anaheim, California. The game is one of 60 games competing for the best indie game award. Shadow Brawlers is a local party game in which players control cute, agile ninjas that h... Read More
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Big City: Selling Prisoners Cheetos, Not Chomsky

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When she visited, Ms. White, a media buyer living in Brooklyn, would bring him fresh fruit, hermetically sealed according to prison regulations, and shrimp that was fully cooked, prepackaged and tightly sealed, but not frozen. What she quickly observed is that inmates without friends and family on the outside taking caring of them — “doing a bid,” in the parlance of the system — were dependent on getting the extras that make prison life marginally less stultifying from companies that delivered T-shirts, sneakers, crackers, Funyuns, Doritos, Listerine and so on solely to convicts. And their prices are high: The 10-ounce bag o... Read More
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Big City: Selling Prisoners Cheetos, Not Chomsky

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When she visited, Ms. White, a media buyer living in Brooklyn, would bring him fresh fruit, hermetically sealed according to prison regulations, and shrimp that was fully cooked, prepackaged and tightly sealed, but not frozen. What she quickly observed is that inmates without friends and family on the outside taking caring of them — “doing a bid,” in the parlance of the system — were dependent on getting the extras that make prison life marginally less stultifying from companies that delivered T-shirts, sneakers, crackers, Funyuns, Doritos, Listerine and so on solely to convicts. ... Read More
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Overstock.com’s big bet on bitcoin technology

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Detected Closed Captioning: THAT IS BOEING, AND CATERPILLAR AT ALL-TIME HIGH AT 169. OUR NEXT GUEST IS BIG ON THAT COIN. WHERE YOU ARE IN THE >> YES. I WOULD AMEND ONE THING YOU SAID. I HAVE BEEN ON BLOCKED CHAIN FOR FOUR YEARS. WE WERE THE FIRST COMPANY OVER $1 MILLION, SORT OF A KEY PLAYER IN THE BLOCKED CHAIN REVOLUTION AND FOUR YEARS AGO WE PICKED SIX FUNDAMENTAL INVESTMENTS WE WANTED TO OWN IN SIX SPECIFIC AREA THAT WE HAVE MADE THESE INVESTMENTS. STUART: I THINK OF YOU AS AN ONLINE RETAILER. ARE YOU OUT OF THE RETAIL BUSINESS? >> NOT AT ALL. THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS OF SEEING IT. THERE'S AN OLD SAYING THEY USED TO SAY IN BUSINESS SCHOOL, THE TRAIN INDUSTRY IN THE 1850s OR 1880s THAT UNDERSTOOD IT WAS IN THE ... Read More
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Heartland Tech Weekly: ‘Flyover Country’ rises, but Silicon Valley eats up more venture capital

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It’s no secret that despite talk of a tech bubble, the amount of money venture capitalists are willing to throw at startups isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. But a year-end report from PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association still offered up one surprise: 2017 saw the most capital invested in startups since the height of the dotcom era. My colleague Bérénice Magistretti and I found that the areas that are seeing the most increased interest from venture capitalists are traditional tech hubs. While the Great Lakes region saw a respectable 70 ... Read More
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France’s NUMA launches IoT accelerator in smart city Angers

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About 90 minutes southwest of Paris, the city of Angers has embarked on an ambitious program to become a model smart city. Almost three years after launching, its efforts are getting another boost thanks to a partnership with the country’s leading startup accelerator. NUMA, based in Paris, has announced that its newest accelerator will be based in Angers and will focus on Internet of Things (IoT) startups. The program is designed to attract advanced startups from across Europe to this western city to leverage its growing ecosystem of IoT startups and its local electronics manufacturing base. Dubbed NUMA Angers IoT, the n... Read More
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Neo: A Tech Incubator For Relationships Is Silicon Valley’s Latest Disruption

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Last weekend, 150 of tech’s most gifted engineers traveled to an Arizona resort to spend three days at an event that, despite having never happened before, is called Reunion. The group ranged from the semi-famous, like PayPal founder Max Levchin and Microsoft chief technology officer Kevin Scott, to the spectacularly promising, like Stanford junior Nancy Xu. There were a few panels, some company presentations, and a smattering of horseback rides and hikes in the afternoons. The retreat is the formal beginning of a new kind of institution, one that’s becoming increasingly popular among Silicon Valley’s elite and soon-to-be elite. It’s an ostensibly modern take on a very old idea: the social club.... Read More
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The Sgnl wristband lets you hear phone calls through your fingers

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Innomdle Lab is a South Korean startup that was spun out of Samsung’s incubator, and it’s just about ready to launch its first product: Sgnl, a wristband-slash-watch strap that turns your fingers into a phone receiver. When paired with a phone, you can hear callers by touching your finger to your ear; the vibrations travel down your wrist to your fingertip. The device also has fitness tracking and notification functionality, and it can be fit to pretty much any analog or smart watch or worn by itself. The audio quality was decent in my brief testing, and Innomdle says that Sgnl should be shipping in March, so we shouldn’t have long to find out how well it works in practice. ... Read More
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Heartland startups can avoid Silicon Valley’s pitfalls by being better neighbors

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Most articles written about startup scenes outside of the coasts use the phrase “the next Silicon Valley.” As in, St. Louis or Pittsburgh is poised to be the “next Silicon Valley.” But do these cities really want to be the next Silicon Valley? It’s a serious question. While the Bay Area is known for innovation, it’s also known for ridiculously high housing prices that keep even some relatively well-paid tech workers (to say nothing of teachers, police officers, and nurses) struggling to afford a place to live. In an era where income inequality is a growing concern, Silicon Valley remains one of the country’s m... Read More
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Ars Nova Finds a New Theater in Greenwich Village

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Ars Nova’s humble home on 54th Street has long been an incubator for emerging talent. Its theater, which is roughly half the size of its new venue on Barrow Street, has hosted performances by Bridget Everett and Billy Eichner, as well as “Freestyle Love Supreme,” Mr. Miranda’s first production in New York. Plays and musicals there have attracted award-winning directors like Sam Gold and Rachel Chavkin.But some of Ars Nova’s biggest hits quickly outgrew the space. “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” ... Read More
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Chicago startup Savant helps gig workers track earnings and calculate taxes

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For those who work for several gig economy platforms, like Uber, Airbnb or Turo, keeping track of earnings can be overwhelming when they are coming from so many different companies. Calculating tax rates on those earnings and filing them correctly can be even more daunting. That’s the need Savant is looking to address. The Chicago-based online platform, which launched in beta mode in December, is designed to help gig economy workers track their earnings and efficiently file their taxes. It was founded by former senior vice president at Motorola, Google, and Lenovo Iqbal Arshad; former Techweek COO Chris Bordeaux; and tech entrepreneur J... Read More
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SBIR/STTR Workshop – NIH Focused

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SBIR/STTR WORKSHOP – NIH FOCUSED Wednesday January 17 & Thursday January 18, 2018 (1.5 days)  Long Island High Technology Incubator Hosted by the Center for Biotechnology* with support from Empire State Division of Science, Technology and I... Read More
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Is Your Startup Stalled? Pivot to Blockchain

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In the high-stakes world of venture-backed startups, not growing is the same as dying. Historically, stalled companies sought a sympathetic acquirer or quietly shut down. Now, startups have a new potential lifeline: They pivot to blockchain. Kik kicked things off in September. The messaging app, which has struggled under competition from Facebook and Instagram, created its own cryptocurrency called Kin, which can be used to buy and sell things via the Kik app today, and other apps in the future. The company sold tokens for the project, raising nearly $100 million from institutional and individual investors. Since then, a flood of startups, including ... Read More
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Samsung is making a neck speaker that might not annoy everyone else

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A bunch of odd stuff comes out of Samsung’s C-Lab incubator each year, and today Samsung is unveiling a handful of its latest projects. The highlight is a produc... Read More
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Samsung announces 3 new C-Lab projects, including smart glasses for the visually impaired

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Samsung has given a glimpse of three new projects that are brewing in its in-house incubator program. The Korean electronics giant will officially showcase the products at CES 2018 in Las Vegas next week, but for now the company has revealed some details of what’s been cooking in C-Lab. A few months back, Samsung launched Relúmĭno, an app that works in conjunction with the Samsung Gear VR headset to help the visually impaired see more clearly using virt... Read More
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MIGS 2017: Brain dump reveals the worries and hopes of game developers

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It’s below freezing in Montreal now, and I’m happy I’m not still there. But for the third year in a row, I enjoyed my recent trip to the Montreal International Game Summit. The event drew around 2,600 people across dozens of sessions. The closing talks, where prominent developers speak for five minutes each in a session dubbed the MIGS Brain Dump 2017, once again captured the worries and hopes of game developers. This year, they spoke on the topic of “No easy answers,” in a session moderated by ... Read More
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3 disruptive industries that will thrive in the southern U.S. next year

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In the U.S., the Southeast’s tech ecosystem is traditionally strong in a few defined sectors: Fintech, SaaS, and health IT are among the industries thriving in terms of successful exits, high-growth companies, and venture dollars. But just as the broader tech scene is constantly changing, new industries will emerge and pick up steam in the region. Over the next year, driven by support from public and private entities, as well as innovation from new startups, these disruptive technology sectors stand to grow in the South. Cybersecurity It’s no secret that  cybersecurity is mission-critical to every compa... Read More
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Tech Can’t Solve the Opioid Crisis on Its Own

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As a fourth year medical student at Yale, Matthew Erlendson says he had to think long and hard about whether to participate in a recent hackathon at the Department of Health and Human services. The two-day event seemed like an innovative way to confront the opioid crisis, which kills more than 90 people in the US every day. But Erlendson found that hard to square with President Trump's calls for the health care system to "fail," and the administration's reported efforts to ban words like "science-based" and "diversity" from official Center for Disease Control records. "The direction health care is heading is deeply concerning for me as a future provider," he says. "I believe in science, and I believ... Read More
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Tech Alone Can’t Solve the Opioid Crisis

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As a fourth year medical student at Yale, Matthew Erlendson says he had to think long and hard about whether to participate in a recent hackathon at the Department of Health and Human services. The two-day event seemed like an innovative way to confront the opioid crisis, which kills more than 90 people in the US every day. But Erlendson found that hard to square with President Trump's calls for the health care system to "fail," and the administration's reported efforts to ban words like "science-based" and "diversity" from official Center for Disease Control records. "The direction health care is heading is deeply concerning for me as a future provider," he says. "I believe in science, and I believ... Read More
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5 Chicago VCs predict 2018’s top funding trends

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Predicting the future is never easy, especially when it comes to business. As so much is based on the economy, politics, and other factors, guessing what industries will thrive or take a back seat can be difficult. But to try to get a sense of what to expect in 2018, ChicagoInno talked to five Chicago venture capitalists to gauge what might happen in the coming year. Their answers varied, but they mostly agreed that health tech and fintech startups will flourish and that Chicago startups across all industries will see even more funding in 2018, especially since the area has seen ... Read More
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WeWork’s New Startup Incubator Promises ‘Fertile Paradise’

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If you work in a WeWork co-working space, you are used to seeing New Age versions of vaguely Soviet-era propaganda imploring you to “Hustle Harder” and “Do What You Love.” It’s a place for idealistic strivers, consumed by business success. Now, the real-estate company aims to help some startup founders take their hustling to a new level. WeWork is quietly recruiting startups to a new project called Area 51 Paradise Ranch, WIRED has learned. The invite-only program is meant to be an incubator and “launchpad” for startups. Despite its Nevada-oriented name, Area 51 will start with a “beta” program at WeWork's Hudson Stre... Read More
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3 ways local governments can make their state or city more startup-friendly in 2018

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Contrary to popular belief, government bureaucrats aren’t trying to thwart entrepreneurs at every turn. In my experience, the opposite has been true. The state and local government officials I meet with in my role as a vice president for an economic development organization in St. Charles, Missouri, increasingly see startups as important to the future of their economy. They understand that encouraging entrepreneurship is key to maintaining a strong employer base. However, there are a few things that state and local governments can do better to support 21st century startups. Embrace the scope of economic changes We’ve only just begun to see the impact Amazon will have on local retail. If your employment or tax b... Read More
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The IndieBeat: TSA Frisky comes out of a student incubator and into our VR headsets

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Air travel can be particularly nightmarish during the holidays. But indie studio Out There Entertainment has found humor in one of the many indignities you’ve been forced to endure: Going through airport security. In its debut virtual reality game TSA Frisky, you play as a frantic Transport Security Administration employee, tasked with scanning harried passengers and their luggage as quickly as possible. A demo should hit the HTC Vive headset in January, with a port to the Oculus Rift to come in the future. Founders Remy Bustani, Preston O’Bryan, and Christian Willet met while they were students at the ... Read More
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East Coast cities band together to compete with Silicon Valley

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Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenewsSubscribe to CGTN America on YouTubeFollow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtnamericaFacebook: @cgtnamericaGoogle+: CctvamericaTvnews»» Watch CGTN ««Washington, DC (and greater area)• MHz - Channel 3• COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273• FIOS - Channel 277New York City• Time Warner - Channel 134... Read More
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Micro-Revolutions: Spidersilk, Edible Drones, Artificial Wombs, and More.

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Food Flier Photograph by Steve Harries for The New Yorker A few years ago, a Royal Air Force wing commander visited the British aeronautics engineer Nigel Gifford, to discuss the idea of dropping aid from the sky to besieged civilians in Syria. Airdrops are extremely rare in urban environments; beyond the political obstacles, there are the logistical difficulties of landing giant pallets in small areas of a city. Even successful drops can endanger civilians. “While unpacking one and... Read More
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How A Woman Engineer Built A Public Case Against A Sexual Harasser In Silicon Valley

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Enlarge this image Niniane Wang, an experienced engineer with a startup incubator, says she was harassed by a male investor. She wanted to be certain that when she came forward, she wouldn't be ignored like others had been. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Fortune hide caption ... Read More
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Long Island REDC rebounds with ‘Top’ $84.3M haul

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The Long Island Regional Economic Development Council is back on top, once again ranked as a “Top Performer” in Albany’s annual REDC sweepstakes with a hefty $84.3 million haul. That’s terrific news for the “priority” and “regionally significant” projects on the LIREDC’s 2017 wish list, which included funding for a waterfront revitalization effort in Greenport, a new technology-focused Digital Ballpark business incubator in the Wyandanch Village development and 31 other projects that... Read More
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How 34 Illinois tech organizations are working to close the diversity gap

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Diversity is a major topic of conversation in tech, but so far, that conversation hasn’t significantly improved representation of women and minorities in the industry. In a recent survey conducted by First Round Capital, nearly 68 percent of founders across the country believe that the tech industry will not become representative of the general population in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity for at least 10 years, if not more than 20 years. Among the reasons the founders gave were a lack of women and minorities going into tech, unconscious bias, poor college recruiting into STEM, and lack of industry mentors or role models. Th... Read More
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The IndieBeat: How Studio Oleomingus is crafting its Indian post-modern fairy tale

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For the last three years, Indian indie studio Studio Oleomingus has been crafting its first game, a post-modern fairy tale called Somewhere. It’s gifted the internet with occasional peeks into its magic realist world of stories within stories, notably with the interactive parable Timruk and the delightfully weird conversation-generator Menagerie. This weekend, it plans on releasing a new short PC demo called A Museum of Dubious Splendors, which will be available on its ... Read More
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Northwell sings the praises of $15 million CHIOR

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Heralding “an incubator for innovation,” Michael Dowling and the Northwell Health system have opened the doors of the Center for Health Innovations and Outcomes Research. Dowling, president and CEO of the New Hyde Park-based health system, presided over a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event in November, officially christening the 20,000-square-foot, $15 million Manhasset facility, part of the Feinstein Institute for M... Read More
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2 LI startups win Shark Tank-style event

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Two East End startups shared $25,000 in winnings in a recent Shark Tank-style event held at the Southampton Arts Center. The inaugural Riptide: $ink or $wim event was hosted by i-hamptons, a networking organization for entrepreneurs. The first-prize winner, Tote Taxi, took home $15,000 in funding to help it grow to the next level. The runner-up, Five North Chocolate, was awarded $10,000. Tote Taxi is a courier service transporting luggage, golf clubs and other personal items from Manhattan to Montauk; clients can schedule pickups through an app. Five North Chocolate makes vegan and fair-trade chocolate. After i-hamptons invited members and other local businesses to apply, 20 semi-finalists were chosen to compete onl... Read More
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Gov. Deal announces expansion of cybersecurity complex

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — The next phase of a multimillion-dollar cybersecurity training center taking shape in downtown Augusta is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced an additional $35 million in funding for the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center. The second building will be an incubator hub for technology startups and a training space for state cybersecurity initia... Read More
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Facebook opens new London HQ and plans 800 more U.K. jobs

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(Reuters) — Facebook opens its new London office on Monday and said it would add 800 more jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit. The social network said more than half of the people working at the site in central London will focus on engineering, making it Facebook’s biggest engineering hub outside the United States. It will also house Facebook’s first in-house start-up incubator, called LDN_LAB, designed to help kick start fledgling British digital businesses. EMEA vice president Nicola Mendelsohn said Facebook was more committed than ever to the UK and supporting the growth of the country’s innovative start-ups. “The UK’s ... Read More
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Facebook creates 800 jobs as it opens new London office

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Facebook is opening a new London office that will allow it to create 800 new UK jobs in 2018.By the end of next year about 2,300 people will work for the social media company in the UK.The office will be Facebook's biggest engineering hub outside the US, and opens during its tenth year in the UK.Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook's Europe, Middle East and Asia vice-president, said the company was "more committed than ever to the UK".She said Britain's "entrepreneurial ecosystem and engineering excellence" made it an ideal location for technology firms.The seven-floor building at Rathbone P... Read More
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How Middle America can ensure Silicon Valley doesn’t hog the startup spotlight in 2018

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Paying more attention to the reality of the workers and businesses in so-called “Flyover Country” isn’t a fad. Mark Zuckerberg may no longer be writing about his travels across the U.S., but the work still continues to bring more attention to startups outside of the coasts. Creating strong startup ecosystems is how cities, towns, and rural areas across the country will build new economic identities. Because of that, the work of entrepreneurs, funders, community organizations, and local governments supporting startup scenes in the Heartland is too important to stop. We need to keep buildin... Read More
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3 industries poised to grow outside of Silicon Valley

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For decades, incumbents in industries such as energy, health care, and finance have enjoyed the luxury of regulatory protection. This has provided a moat against competition and minimized the need for innovation, leaving behind inefficient businesses and frustrated consumers. However, rapidly changing customer expectations have put pressure on these industries and opened a major opportunity for those prepared to build impactful, durable businesses. Unsurprisingly, the concentration of talent in some of these industries is higher outside of Silicon Valley, in cities where those sectors play an outsized role in the local economy. This density enables several of the qualities — such as network effects and proximity to potential cus... Read More
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Andy Rubin, Android Creator, Steps Away From Firm Amid Misconduct Report

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“Any relationship that Mr. Rubin had while at Google was consensual and did not involve any person who reported to him,” Michael Sitrick, the spokesman, said. “Mr. Rubin was never told by Google that he engaged in any misconduct while at Google and he did not, either while Google or since.”Google declined to comment on Wednesday on the circumstances surrounding Mr. Rubin’s departure. The company’s policies do not prohibit co-workers from having romantic relationships, but its code of conduct states that such relationships can create actual or apparent conflicts of interest. If that happens, the code of conduct says, “It... Read More
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Amid fake news scandal, Facebook launches effort to innovate in digital journalism

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Facebook announced that it’s teaming up with the DMZ university incubator and the Ryerson School of Journalism at Ryerson University to support Canada’s efforts to advance innovation in journalism. The move takes place amid controversy over fake news, in which Facebook played an unwitting role, that has allowed providers of false news and sensational headlines to cash in on the gullibility of the public and steer political opinions. The aim of the ... Read More
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The Left-Wing Tech Investor Running For Governor

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Enlarge this image Ben Jealous was the NAACP's youngest president and one of Bernie Sanders's earliest supporters. Jealous then become a venture capitalist investing in startups. Now he's seeking office in Maryland. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption toggle capti... Read More
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Seeing the Beautiful Intelligence of Microbes

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Intelligence is not a quality to attribute lightly to microbes. There is no reason to think that bacteria, slime molds and similar single-cell forms of life have awareness, understanding or other capacities implicit in real intellect. But particularly when these cells commune in great numbers, their startling collective talents for solving problems and controlling their environment emerge. Those behaviors may be genetically encoded into these cells by billions of years of evolution, but in that sense the cells are not so different from robots programmed to respo... Read More
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Sioux Falls Startup Weekend highlights the city’s tiny but growing tech sector

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Sioux Falls Startup Weekend (SFSW) brought over 40 participants out to the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship to take part in a 54-hour business building competition. But SFSW is more than just a fun weekend for aspiring business owners to test the entrepreneurial waters. It’s also a chance for the local startup community to demonstrate how it’s coming together to raise Sioux Falls’ national profile. Earlier this month, Forbes ranked Sioux Falls first in its listing of “... Read More
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France invests in ventures focused on advanced defense tech

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PARIS — France has launched a €50 million (U.S. $59 million) equity fund investing in small and medium enterprises (SME) specializing in advanced defense technology, Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly announced. “I am very happy to tell you that in a few minutes, a few meters from here at Brienne House, I will launch Definvest, the first investment fund for defense SMEs,” Parly told a conference, “Financing Defense: What solutions for what requirements.” ... Read More
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Google’s Chatbase bot analytics platform opens to all

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Google’s chatbot analytics platform is now open to everyone, more than six months after its quiet debut during the company’s I/O developer conference. Called Chatbase, it’s intended to help developers better analyze and optimize their bots so they can improve conversion rates and accuracy — and avoid having users feel bots are useless. Anyone can use Google’s Chatbase for free, similar to Google Analytics, and it’ll work across any platform, including Facebook Messenger, Kik, Slack, Viber, and Skype. But it’s more than messaging services where Chatbase could prove invalu... Read More
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No. 258: Northwell’s big week, Winthrop’s ambitious diabetes study and the Center on Rural Innovation

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Welcome, dear readers: To another Wednesday edition of your exclusive Innovate LI newsletter, coming to you on this Ides of November. Before we highlight another busy week in Long Island socioeconomics, a gentle reminder to send your congratulations, corrections and questions to editor@innovateli.com. We love hearing from you. It’s Nov. 15 out there: On which we remember late greats including German-British Astronomer William Herschel (born 1738, discovered Uranus and a bunch of moons), American artist Georgia O’Keefe (born 1887, founded “American modernism”) and Judge Joseph Wapner (born 1917, presided over “The People’s Court”), am... Read More
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NSA veterans catch the eye of Silicon Valley investors

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FULTON, Md. (AP) — With a newly minted PhD in “pure math” in 2004 (it was actually a dual degree in math and machine learning), Ellison Anne Williams saw her work going in one of three directions: the National Security Agency, IBM or academic research. She chose classified government intelligence work and spent the formative years of her career laboring away in secret, immersed in the agency’s mission. She climbed the ranks to become a senior technologist at the agency. ... Read More
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No. 257: Kids at work, cereal milk and crack pie, doing the math and selling Dylan’s guitar

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A happy end of the week: Welcome once again to Friday, dear readers. While many of you are enjoying the start of a three-day weekend, please remember that doesn’t excuse you from sending complaints, compliments and hot story tips to editor@innovateli.com. Some of the best Innovate LI content this week came from our inbox. Who’s next? Day trader: It’s Nov 10, and that’s swell, but let’s skip ahead a day for a few interesting Veteran’s Day factoids. The holiday originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an... Read More
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Top 5 advantages of an internal incubator program

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The challenges of innovating as a large business are well-documented and formidable. Fundamentally, large companies are designed to generate revenue and margins for existing lines of business.  In other words, they have a proven business model. Innovations have no revenue, no margins, no existing lines of business and no proven business models – the objective is to find them. Large businesses are also designed to deliver the predictability and trust their brands represent.  Failure means brand, and career, damage. Innovation, on the other hand, is a journey into the unknown.  Without well-worn paths, many of these journeys result in dead ends – however, the learnings gathered along the way move innovati... Read More
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At Stony Brook’s CEWIT, never too old to incubate

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A Stony Brook University business-development program known primarily as a haven for startups has opened its doors to a 24-year-old tech innovator. Islandia-based “medical informatics” firm ZyDoc Corp. has been accepted into SBU’s Incubator Program and will move a research-and-development team this month into the university’s Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology. Although CEWIT’s own mission statement lists “new enterprise d... Read More
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Cryptocurrency Mania Fuels Hype and Fear at Venture Firms

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Bart Stephens has found himself in high demand lately. After four years of investing in cryptocurrency and preaching its gospel, his venture-capital peers are finally listening. During a recent briefing at a storied Silicon Valley venture-capital firm, the young analysts in the room nodded along to his words in excitement, Stephens says. But not everyone was sold. In the middle of his presentation, a gray-haired senior partner stood up, yelled “PONZI SCHEME!” and stormed out. “Most generalist venture capitalists do not believe in this sector,” Stephens says. If investing is driven primarily by greed and fear, few subjects elicit either more greed or more fear among venture capitalists... Read More
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Blockbuster Virginia Election Should Mean Bigger Risks from Democrats

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As Democratic wins started piling up on election night in Virginia, you probably saw the names of a few key winners circulating in social media and the press. But while the victories of Virginia governor-elect Ralph Northam, and Danica Roem, the first transgender person to ever be elected to a state legislature, rightly resonated, one key to understanding Tuesday's significance could come from a Democrat who lost: Veronica Coleman. When Ravi Gupta, an Obama campaign alum and co-founder of the progre... Read More
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The Virginia Election Will Boost Data-Driven Progressives, Win or Lose

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Catherine Vaughan doesn't let herself get excited on election night anymore. She learned that lesson the hard way a year ago, over too many glasses of whiskey at a Cleveland bar, where she and the rest of Hillary Clinton's Ohio field team were supposed to be celebrating. Instead, they were mourning. Now, as CEO of the progressive startup Flippable, which she co-founded to raise funding for Democratic state house races, Vaughan faces yet another test of a year's worth of work. Flippable has raised $125,000 over the last seven months, with the goal of electing five Democrats to the Virginia House of Delegates. Tonight's electi... Read More
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Ann Arbor cements its status as a tech hub to watch with first unicorn

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Last month, Ann Arbor-based startup Duo Security announced that it had raised a new $70 million round, valuing the company at $1.17 billion. That made Duo Security — which creates a two-factor authentication app for enterprise companies –the first unicorn company in Ann Arbor, and its $70 million Series D the largest round of venture capital raised by any company in Michigan history. Duo Security’s fresh round of funding is just one in a number of positive signs of growth for Ann Arbor. According to the Michigan Venture Capital Association, the A... Read More
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How Russia ‘Pushed Our Buttons’ With Fake Online Ads

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Many Americans this week got their first looks at fake Facebook ads placed by Russian propagandists during the 2016 election campaign to sow discord in the US. The ads, made public during congressional hearings with social-media executives, targeted Americans on both sides of divisive issues such as Islam, gun rights, and the Black Lives Matter movement. O... Read More
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Business Incubators Grow In Brooklyn

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Entrepreneurs and craftsmen have new opportunities to get high-tech equipment help at business incubators in Brooklyn. Vanessa Murdock reports.Detected Closed Captioning: A MASSIVE MAKER SPACE THAT JUSTIFY OPENED IS DOORS IN BROOKLYN. VANESSA MURDOCK HAS MORE. FURNITURE MAKER CHARLES GRANTHAM HOPES HE IS CUTTING A PATH TO SUCCESS IN LOOK, BROOKLYN. A FEW YEARS BACK HE MADE HIS DECISION. NO ONE CAN AFFORD A 5000 SQUARE FOOT WORKSHOP IN NEW YORK. Reporter: ALL THE EQUIPMENT NEEDED STOOD AT THE READY. SUPER SMITH IS A BUSINESS INCUBATOR FOR CRAFTS MEN. WALK IN, YOU'LL MEET BONES THE DOG. NATALIE EXPLAINS WHY SHE SET UP SHOP BACK IN 2014. YOU COULD SORT OF HAVE A JOB AND BUY A HOUSE AND HAVE A MORTGAGE AND THERE WAS A ... Read More
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Heartland Tech Weekly: Recruiting beyond the typical tech entrepreneur

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Last week, we republished a story on the Heartland Tech section about American Underground, a hub for tech programming in Durham, North Carolina and a partner organization of Google for Entrepreneurs. Phillipe Charles, the director of communications and member experience for American Underground, spoke with author Muriel Vega about the steps American Underground takes to ensure that its programming appeals to people who don’t fit the mold of the stereotypical young, white, male entrepreneur, and why it’s important to do so: We’re at an exciting point in the cit... Read More
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Obama Foundation kicks off first leadership summit in Chicago

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Former US President Barack Obama has kicked off a two-day leadership summit in his hometown of Chicago.He's addressed 500 young people at the event, which is the first to be run by his foundation.Presidential foundations have a chequered history, ranging from questions of the Clinton Foundation's funding sources to the Nixon library's alleged whitewashing of the Watergate scandal.Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Chicago.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Canada’s Balancing Act On Immigration

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Enlarge this image Mike Tippett is telling companies worried about U.S. immigration policy to move to Vancouver. Ian Stewart/NPR hide caption toggle caption Ian Stewart/NPR Right after the U.S. election last year, Mike... Read More
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Canada’s ‘Welcome’ To Immigrants Has Some Unintended Consequences

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Enlarge this image Mike Tippett is telling companies worried about U.S. immigration policy to move to Vancouver. Ian Stewart/NPR hide caption toggle caption Ian Stewart/NPR Right after the U.S. election last year, Mike... Read More
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LICA cooks up tasty Food & Beverage investor forum

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Bring your appetite to the Long Island Capital Alliance’s next Capital Forum. After three quarterly innovator-meets-investor events with a decidedly high-tech flavor – early-stage technology in March, cybersecurity in June, healthcare in September – LICA will wrap up its 2017 series with a Food & Beverage Capital Forum, spotlighting “premier growth companies” in the gastronomical realm. As always, the event will feature a handful of what LICA calls “dynamic, emerging companies” – including some from Long Island – making short presentations to a panel of industry professionals, before an audie... Read More
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American Underground seeks to build a more inclusive startup community in North Carolina

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In the early 1900s, downtown Durham’s Parrish Street was a thriving entrepreneurial hub for African American-owned businesses and financial services — so much so that it earned the name “Black Wall Street.” Today, with the help of players in the Triangle area’s startup community, that legacy has come back to life. Raleigh and Durham have been earning recent accolades as one of the country’s emerging technology centers. Behind the scenes, Google for Entrepreneurs tech hub American Underground... Read More
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Neil deGrasse Tyson tries Soylent and talks future of food with CEO Rob Rhinehart

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Watch the whole series: https://www.facebook.com/RisingStarsWithNeildeGrasseTyson/ Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsider INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tech_insider/Detected Closed Captioning: For Science! Hi, I'm Neil DeGrasse Tyson And This Is "Rising Stars." Today, We're Featuring Rob Rhinehart, Who's Founder And CEO Of Soylent, A Meal Replacement Product That's All The Rage In The Tech Universe. Rob, Welcome. Thank You Very Much For Having Me. Soylent! How Old Were You When You Started This? 24. Your Company's Now Valued At $100 Million That Was A Few Years Ago. We've Grown Substantially Since Then. - That's ... Read More
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Pentagon’s tech advisers want cyber career track, ‘innovation elevator’ for big thinkers

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WASHINGTON — A group of tech industry heavyweights believes the Pentagon needs to protect tech and cyber experts and innovators from the department’s traditional up-or-out career path if the department has any hope of keeping up with a wave of new technologies. The Defense Innovation Board, or DIB, a group empowered to report directly to Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on the best way to grow America’s military technological edge, believes the traditional system simply is no longer viable for meeting technological needs.... Read More
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CorInnova Awarded Seminal Patent for Minimally Invasively-Delivered Soft Robotic Heart Device to Support Heart Function

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Company Announces Residency at Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s JLABS @ TMC in the Texas Medical Center $6.1 Million Lead Investment From UK-based The Wellcome Trust is Being Used to Develop Less-Invasive, Non-Blood-Contacting Soft Robotic Heart Device to Treat Heart Failure (HF) HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 26, 2017– CorInnova Inc., an emerging medical device compa... Read More
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The Pentagon’s tech advisers want special career track, ‘innovation elevator’ for big thinkers

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WASHINGTON — A group of tech industry heavyweights believes the Pentagon needs to protect tech experts and innovators from the department’s traditional up-or-out career path if the department has any hope of keeping up with a wave of new technologies. The Defense Innovation Board, or DIB, a group empowered to report directly to Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on the best way to grow America’s military technological edge, believes the traditional system simply is no longer viable for meeting technological needs. ... Read More
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Samsung’s incubator lab spins off seven more weird little companies

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Samsung’s incubator hub C-Lab, is known for producing things like a waistline tracking smart belt and a Bluetooth headset that attaches to helmets. Now C-Lab is spawning seven new start-ups created by Samsung employees that range from useful to quixotic. The projects will be ... Read More
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Why is this floppy disk joke still haunting the internet?

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There’s a joke that circulates online every few years. It’s a picture of a floppy disk, accompanied by the claim that a kid thought it was a real-life version of the “save” icon. Every time it pops up, people laugh, hit “like,” and marvel both at their own age and the cluelessness of kids today. Over the last week, this gag has been making the rounds on Twitter yet again, thanks to a user under the name Bill Gross. His tweet went viral, with more than 174K retweets to date. The catch? There is no smart-mouthed kid in this equation. Gross was just repeating a laugh he’d once enjoyed. Gross, the founder of a tech incubator, was watching a talk by Michael Wolf at the WSJ... Read More
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Franchising seminar set for Thursday

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Would-be franchisees can learn about the model at a seminar on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Stony Brook University Incubator at Calverton. Stuart Levenberg, a consultant with FranNet and The Kensington Group, will explain what goes into purchasing and owning a franchise. This workshop is for anyone interested in franchising, even if they are considering it for the first time. More information is available online. ... Read More
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No. 250: Bionic eyes, cop cameras in the classroom and Brickhouse finally turns legal

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Howdy: Yep, it’s Wednesday out there. Welcome new readers Norm, Beth, Jiv Monkey, Sandeep and three more who go by numbers. Happy to have you aboard. Don’t forget to send story ideas, news, promotions, carps, complaints and corrections to editor@innovateli.com. Brand incubator: Roosevelt Field has established a scalable retail platform to help startups and established brands find their footing or launch new products and directions. And, believe it or not, it’s b... Read More
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Google Serves Fake News Ads in an Unlikely Place: Fact-Checking Sites

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The Snopes and PolitiFact ads show how broad the problem of online misinformation can be, said David Letzler, research scientist at Impact Radius, a digital marketing intelligence firm. “Even websites whose mission is to promote accountability can inadvertently wind up getting used by snake oil salesmen,” he said.Google declined to explain the specifics of how the fake news ads appeared on the fact-checking sites. The accounts that advertised on Snopes and PolitiFact were terminated from Google’s ad platform after The Times asked about t... Read More
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Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs strikes deal to turn 800 acres of Toronto into an ‘internet city’

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Sidewalk Labs, the smart city subsidiary of Alphabet with the stated goal of “reimagining cities from the Internet up,” now has a very big sandbox in which to conduct its high-tech experiments. The Google spinoff announced a deal with the city of Toronto to develop 800 acres of waterfront property into its own digital utopia. Waterfront Toronto, a city agency tasked with overseeing the development along the shore of Lake Ontario, is teaming up with Sidewalk Labs to create a new venture called Sidewalk Toronto. On Tuesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined top executives from Alphabet, including executive chairman Eric Schmidt, to announce the deal, which includes a $50 million commitment fro... Read More
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Ultimate Chicken Horse: From game jam prototype to hilarious party game

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Presented by Intel “We screwed up our launch pretty badly, but we managed to recover from that.” Richard Atlas at Clever Endeavor in Montreal, Canada didn’t mince words about the launch pains of his game, Ultimate Chicken Horse. It’s a competitive platformer (out now on PC) where up to four players can dynamically build their own levels as they play. The goal is to make it impossible for each other to get through the finish line. “I’ve never been a huge gamer, but always got sucked in when I did start playing something,” he says. So there’s no World of Warcraft obsession here, but there is a fascination with the potential of games and a conviction that these games matter. A backg... Read More
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Texas startups report dip in venture capital funding in Q3

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In what is turning out to be a roller coaster of a year for Texas, the state’s third quarter performance marks its lowest both in terms of number of deals reported and dollars raised in at least five years, according to Crunchbase data. (Note that numbers will likely go up as more deals are reported, but are likely not significant enough to make the above statement untrue.) Venture capitalists put $268.2 million into Texas startups across 38 known deals in the third quarter of 2017. In perspective, that is less than what was invested in all of Austin alone during the second quarter. VC funding in the Lone Star state was down a whopping 56 percent compared to the $609.7 million raised in the second quarter, and 21 percent ... Read More
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FogHorn raises $30 million to provide IoT edge computing analytics

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FogHorn, which provides data analytics software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) applications, announced today that is has secured $30 million in funding. Intel Capital and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures co-led this round, with new investor Honeywell Ventures joining in. All previous investors also participated, including March Capital, GE, Dell, Bosch, Yokogawa, Darling Ventures, and The Hive. “In the industrial application of IoT, such as manufacturing facilities, oil and gas production sites, and transportation systems, there are often hundreds or thousands of physical and video/audio sensors continuously producing a massive amount of hig... Read More
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New York Today: New York Today: What Are New York’s Gun Laws?

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Photo Weapons of New York. Credit Colleen Long/Associated Press Good morning on this mild Wednesday.New York continues to mourn the victims of the ... Read More
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Las Vegas program teaches cybersecurity skills to homeless

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A business innovation center in downtown Las Vegas hosted a training program that aimed to teach cybersecurity skills to people who are homeless. The business incubator RedFlint partnered with a workforce development program last week to offer training in a field that’s experiencing a workforce shortage, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Hero School Initiatives has offered training an... Read More
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3 vital lessons I learned starting up in the Midwest

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To be fair, I have no idea what it’s like to be a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. My wife and I spent most of our 20s living in Phoenix, Arizona, and I was recruited by a few employers in the Bay Area. But, since life with three kids under 10 becomes that much harder when you live in a shoebox, we never moved to California. Then, we got the opportunity to move to St. Charles, Missouri, just outside of St. Louis. After a year and a half of living in the Midwest, I started my company and learned what it is like to be a Silicon Prairie entrepreneur. Here are three of the takeaways I’ve gained so far: Your community will root for you The Midwestern sense of community and overall niceness you hear about when you... Read More
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Why ‘job creation’ is the wrong benchmark for economic stability

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I’m not going to pull any punches — too many cities think of job creation or the number of new jobs added this month as a reliable indicator of long-term economic viability and success. These people are wrong. Will there continue to be high-paying jobs in our country? Yes. Will there continue to be high-paying jobs in abundance? No. There are currently thousands of companies raising tens of millions of dollars to destroy your job. Breakthroughs in software, robots, and medical technology will create a brave new world that we couldn’t have imagined even 15 years ago. As you think about this reality, ask yourself, “Why is my city celebrating the relocation of a factory that is semi-automated already and will so... Read More
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Tech Incubators Hatching Startups Across Long Island

In Business, Education, Emerging Technology, Government, Science & Nature, Security, Start Up by Long Island Press

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Biocogent, a provider of biotech-based products and services to the personal care and cosmetic industries, is an anchor at Stony Brook University’s Long Island High Technology Incubator. (John Griffin, Stony Brook University) The state’s Start-Up NY program may be a bit of a dud, but that hasn’t slowed the pace of other university-based programs that seek to support and commercialize innovation from students, staff and the region’s sundry entrepreneurs. The latest: Long Island University’s Post campus, where nationally renowned startup expert Dane Stangler has taken the Vorzimer Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and will help steer the school’s T. Denny Sanfor... Read More
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Bringing education to life

In Business, Education, Emerging Technology, Government, Security, Start Up by Long Island Business News

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As the nation breaks out of one of the worst economic slumps in history, firms are hungry for a fresh batch of college graduates to add to their workforce. And while demand for highly skilled professionals may be increasingly high, both students and companies are beginning to expect more out of the college experience. A 2014 survey of recent college graduates from CareerBuilder revealed that while nine in 10 college students think education is a worthy investment in the long run, four in 10 don’t feel college prepared them for the real world. A 2016 CareerBuilder survey of employers echoed that sentiment; while 67 percent of employers said they intended to hire recent graduates, nearly half thought college put too much emphasis ... Read More
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New (old) place for students

In Business, Education, Emerging Technology, Government, Start Up by Long Island Business News

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Students returning to Farmingdale State College this fall had a new place to hang out. Fresh from a $12 million overhaul, 19,700-square-foot Conklin Hall is the new home of student clubs, student government and the campus radio station. The newly renovated century-old building includes conference rooms and offices, along with a high-tech media lounge, game room and two outdoor patios. When the building opened Sept. 5, “it was mobbed with students,” said spokesperson Kathy Coley. “They’re really enjoying having their own place. The radio station is there, and there are workstations for all the student clubs and plenty of meeting rooms and technology to facilitate meetings.” Conklin Hall – the oldest operat... Read More
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Corporate innovators: How to get your slow organization moving faster

In Business, Education, Finance, Government, Legal, Security, Start Up by Venture Beat

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Innovation in theory and innovation in practice are radically different. Here are some simple tools to get your company’s innovation pipeline through the obstacles it will encounter. Pete Newell and I have been working with Karl, the Chief Innovation Officer of a large diversified multi-billion-dollar company I’ll call Spacely Industries. Over the last 15 months his staff got innovation teams operating with speed and urgency. The innovation pipeline had been rationalized. His groups whole-heartedly adopted and adapted Lean. His innovators and stakeholders curated and prioritized their problems/idea/technology before handing t... Read More
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ARKit games roundup: What’s coming to the Apple App Store and iOS 11

In Business, Government, Mobile Technology, Science & Nature, Start Up by Venture Beat

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Apple showed off some upcoming augmented reality apps at last week’s keynote event. With the iOS 11 launch today, people will be able to download and give AR a try for themselves. Earlier this year, Apple tried to hype up developers by unveiling its ARKit software development kit at its Worldwide Developers Conference and showing its commitment to the future of that technology. In addition to apps like ... Read More
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No. 242: CEO comp, ash-boring beetles and meet Hubert the Humanoid

In Business, Education, Emerging Technology, Government, Healthcare, Legal, Start Up by Innovate LI

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TG it’s F: The last week of summer is upon us. Oh, and today is National Double Cheeseburger Day. Please celebrate responsibly. Today’s birthday duo: Two guys who loved pasta – Marco Polo and William Howard Taft. The rich get richer: Median pay for CEOs of Russell 3000 firms was $3.8 million last year, up 5.9 percent from 2015. CEOs of S&P 500 firms earned a median of $11.5 million, up 6.3 percent, according to a comprehensive study by The Conference Board. The biggest driver of the increases was stock awards, which accounted for more than a third of the total compensation of Russell 3000 CEOs and nearly half of the compensation of S&P 500 CEOs, the highest eve... Read More
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Rural Impact Hub wants to bring a startup mentality to Heartland communities

In Business, Education, Start Up by Venture Beat

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As Brent Comstock grew BCom Solutions, his Auburn, Nebraska-based digital marketing agency, two things became clear. One, that the business was reaching a point where it needed to expand outside of Auburn. And two, in order to expand, he needed to figure out a way to reach other rural communities. “We were struggling to figure out how do we get our foot in different rural communities on a level that doesn’t literally require us to go to every small town,” said Comstock. “That’s just not scalable, nor is it very entrepreneurial.” The solution that Comstock came to was a realignment of BCom’s mission to be a digital provider of online solutions for campaigns,... Read More
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NYSERDA: Four more years for clean-energy incubator

In Business, Education, Emerging Technology, Start Up by Innovate LI

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By GREGORY ZELLER // CEBIP is back in business. More accurately, the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program – a jewel of Stony Brook University’s commercialization ecosystem – will continue business uninterrupted, thanks to renewed funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Although NYSERDA has made no official announcement – and authority spokespeople declined to comment this week – Innovate LI has learned that the state has re-upped its financial support of CEBIP with a fresh $1.5 million grant, to come ... Read More
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Re-Nuble targets USDA over ‘organic’ certifications

In Business, Education, Emerging Technology, Government, Healthcare, Science & Nature, Start Up by Innovate LI

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A “waste-to-value” biotech with Long Island roots is taking its food-for-all message to the people – and is taking on the U.S. Department of Agriculture over critical “organic” certifications. Re-Nuble Inc., which operates out of facilities in Brooklyn and Long Island City but remains a “virtual tenant” of Stony Brook University’s Clean Energy Business Incubator Program, is presenting Wednesday at Food Tank Summit NYC, a celebration and exploration of food and food systems. A self-billed “think tank for food,” ... Read More
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Indie games + press + peers = MIX

In Business, Government, Start Up by Venture Beat

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Presented by Intel Of any professional fraternity, the bond between indie game developers is fierce. Whether sharing stories, suggestions, and solutions at meet-ups or simply offering moral support, help is easy to find. But where time-taxed indie devs can struggle is in the nuances of the business: promoting, marketing, and selling games, and generating attention from the games media. Having experienced these issues first-hand as ‘Creative Domepiece’ at Interabang Entertainment, Justin Woodward recognized an opportunity to help. At an Indie Press Day, Woodward met long-time games industry marketer, Joel Dreskin. Motivated by the notion that there were important elements of the games business still in pla... Read More
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Using Silicon Valley Tactics, LinkedIn’s Founder Is Working to Blunt Trump

In Business, Education, Emerging Technology, Government, Science & Nature, Start Up by New York Times

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But how effective a Silicon Valley approach to political change can be is a question — and Mr. Hoffman has experienced stumbling blocks before.Photo ... Read More
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Aided several Indian firms to go digital in one year: Dell EMC

In Business, Security, Start Up by Gadget Snow

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MUMBAI: A year after the historic merger of Dell Technologies and EMC, the company has empowered several Indian enterprises transform their information technology (IT) infrastructure, a top executive said here on Friday.Dell EMC has emerged as a holistic solutions provider and holds the second spot in the India mainstream server market (by revenue), with a share of 26.5 per cent."According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), in Q1 2017, Dell EMC was No 1 in the India storage market with 43.4 per cent market s... Read More
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IBM partners with MIT for $240 million “fundamental AI research” project

In Business, Education, Emerging Technology, Healthcare, Security, Start Up by Ars Technica

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Enlarge / In the movie Her, a man falls in love with a commercially available AI. Maybe it was developed at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab?Annapurna Pictures In one of the most lucrative partnerships ever between a corporation and a university, IBM will team up with MIT to engage in 10 years of "fundamental AI research." The $240 million deal will go toward the ... Read More
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Silicon Valley Wants To Dust Off The Democratic Establishment

In Business, Education, Government, Mobile Technology, Security, Start Up by National Public Radio

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Enlarge this image Jessica Alter is a co-founder of Tech For Campaigns. The San Francisco-based startup focuses on state races and is currently working on campaigns in Virginia. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption toggle caption Aarti Shahani/NPR... Read More
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Alumnus of Michigan incubator wins Department of Energy contest

In Business, Education, Emerging Technology, Energy, Government, Start Up by Venture Beat

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Monitoring electricity use to drive energy efficiency is not a new concept, but as the technology for doing so has rapidly advanced, cost has remained a barrier to widespread adoption. However, a Greek startup that settled into a business incubator in Michigan last year to grow in the U.S. market may have broken that cost barrier, advocates say. The technology, known as submetering, offers users a precise account of energy used in spaces or even devices (as opposed to just metering an entire home or building) and has vast potential in the market to drive energy efficiency. Meazon, the company whose technology won the U.S. Department of Energy’s ... Read More