Unreasonable at Sea is a radical experiment in global entrepreneurship, design-thinking, and education, designed to scale-up effective technological solutions to the greatest challenges of our time. We do this by hedging our bets on the most thrifty, resourceful, creative, and disruptive class amongst us: entrepreneurs. We are a mentor-driven accelerator for tech-entrepreneurs who desire to take their ventures into new international markets, and we choose to work exclusively with companies working on “intractable” social and environmental challenges. We could think of no better way to accelerate our portfolio companies’ ability to scale across borders than to put them all on one ship, align them with some of the world’s greatest mentors, and set sail more than 25,000 nautical miles while visiting 13 countries over the course of 100 days.”
MentorMob isn’t just for learning guitar, in the above example, you can learn how to program Ruby on Rails.
In this slidecast, Collin Willardson from Hickies describes the company’s innovative elastic lacing system that is taking the shoe market by storm. Along the way, he tells us some of the secrets of the company’s digital marketing strategy.
Startups like RYNO Motors are stepping up to make science fiction into reality.
Based on a Japanese anime video game, the RYNO, is a multiple use, self-balancing, one wheel electric “microcycle” (similar to a scooter), designed for urban dwellers who want the ease of commuting by bike but with the style of a motorcycle. The RYNO can travel up to 10 miles before it needs to be recharged. Because the RYNO is small and compact, it is easy to park and store. The battery simply slides out and charges in approximately four to six hours.
So, how much and when? The company has starting taking deposits of $150 for a limited amount of handcrafted RYNOs, for delivery in the fall of 2014. They’re built right here in Portland, and a RYNO back will set you back $5295.
Bezos weighed the pros and cons over and over again. And finally, he came to a realization that made the decision to pursue his startup idea “incredibly easy.” He called it the regret minimization framework, in which he imagined himself as an 80-year-old man looking back at his life. Foremost, as an elderly man, he knew that his life’s regrets, more so than anything, would keep him tossing and turning late into the night. At the same time, he strongly believed that the 80-year-old Jeff Bezos would not regret having tried building a startup that had a chance to make real impact — even if it most likely ended in failure. What would deeply haunt him would be the regret of having watched the opportunity pass him by.
In what may be their best ad ever, Harley Davidson applied the Regret Minimization Framework in their marketing for great effect.
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How do you plan on getting your startup funded? When is the right time? And from whom? These questions vex all founders during their finance process and are a constant source of frustration and challenge. There are various models and ideas out there, but few get creative enough to stay lean and cash comfortable. For some industries, (Enterprise & B2B) making a viable product without any funding is nearly impossible, while for some consumer startups, their go to market strategy can be as simple as developing a mobile app.
As a writer, I was so intrigued with the possibilities of Shadow that I decided to weave it into my latest Sci-Fi original story, The Observer Effect.
This video trailer is a teaser for The Observer Effect, which is featured in the PrintN’Fly Guide to SC13 Denver.
Tagline: A scientist uses Big Data to try and prove the existence of God.”
Sponsored by Mellanox, the PrintN’Fly Guide to SC13 Denver will feature interviews on Exascale, high performance networking, and the 25th anniversary of the conference as well as restaurant and bar reviews for downtown Denver. Look for it right here in early November!
A new Startup called Fasetto from Superior, Wisconsin could soon enable you to share all file types across all devices instantly without additional hardware, software, or even a broadband connection.
Fasetto’s new family of patent-pending applications is called Pretty Darn Quick (PDQ). With the speed to transfer a 5GB file from one device to another in less than 30 seconds, PDQ will enable users to share videos, pictures and files without compromising file quality.
PDQ’s network layer utilizes all available transport layers supported by the device, giving a user the ability to always be in touch with another user regardless of location, connection or device. We built the network layer algorithms from the ground up to support many complex network scenarios, without ever needing to ask the user how they need to connect to share information and what is the most beneficial layer to use.” said Coy Christmas, CTO Fasetto LLC.
Fasetto will show PDQ for the first time in person at the Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara November 4-7. Founders Coy Christmas and Luke Malpass will present their “Agnostic Cloud Theory” and discuss their intrinsic API framework. Fasetto PDQ will reportedly be available for download in January 2014.
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In this video, Nihal Mehta comes to Grind Space to talk about the future of marketing for startups.
In this video, Teresa Carlson from Amazon Web Services explains why cities and over 70% of tech startups are using cloud computing as a safety net to scale faster or fail.
- Opening Remarks: Hitachi, Frank Priznar, Senior Vice President, Hitachi Consulting
- Moderator: Steve Clemons, Editor-in-Chief, AtlanticLIVE, and Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
- Dr. Daniel Huttenlocher, Dean, Cornell Tech Campus
- Rob Kitchin, Professor & Director of the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
- Caterina Fake, Founder, Findery; Co-Founder, Flickr, Hunch
- Teresa Carlson, Vice President Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
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