Archive for November 2014

Reimagining the Way We Eat, Part II

Food Production Beyond using technology to improve the consumer food purchasing process, some companies are attempting to reimagine the way we produce our food, from 3D printing meat to hydroponic rooftop greenhouses. As the world population and the cost of producing animal byproducts to feed everyone continues to climb, many entrepreneurs have identified the growing…

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Reimagining the Way We Eat: Technology and the Food Industry, Part I

Food Logistics With Thanksgiving coming up later this week and food on our minds, we took a look at some of the more interesting startups coming out of the food industry that are changing the way we think about meals. Though we looked last week at how one restaurant in Paris is using mobile and wearable…

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Vivek Wadwha on Entrepreneurship in India

As we’ve discussed here before, it seems as if India is poised to become another tech center similar to Silicon Valley. Recently, Vivek Wadwha, of Stanford and the Singularity University, gave a talk at INK2014, Mumbai (similar to TED conferences) discussing entrepreneurship in India that came to a similar conclusion. He predicts that within the next…

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The Future of Retail is a Hybrid Between Online and Brick and Mortar Stores

After years of slowing sales at stores, it seems as if there are finally reasons for brick and mortar retailers to be optimistic.  Recently, there has been a growing trend of online retailers opening physical locations or partnering with smaller retailers, which would increase revenues and better serve customers for both parties. If successful, it…

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Another Use for Wearable Technology- Improving Service at Restaurants

In another example of the many different ways to use wearable technology, Paris bar and restaurant Who’s recently announced that it is implementing a new system for taking orders using a system of Samsung tablets, smartphones, and smartwatches. The new system, coordinated by an Apybox server, will help reduce wait times for food and drink while streamlining…

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“Beyond the Horizon”- Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit 2014

We attended the Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit last week in New York, and were excited to see how the arrival of the new Cornell tech campus and its continued presence in NYC will help support and anchor the NYC tech ecosystem, as Stanford has in Silicon Valley. The event highlighted the breadth of talent in the…

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India’s Potential to Become a New Startup Hub

Over the past few months, India’s startup scene has recently gained more international attention, as it seems poised to explode in growth in the near future. Many different factors, from a new potentially more business friendly government to increased involvement in the country by US tech companies, seem to be coming together for India to become…

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