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Innovator Q&A: Diego Rey

A graduate of USCB (BS) and Cornell University (MS and Ph.D.), Diego founded GeneWeave Biosciences in 2010, which was acquired by Roche in 2015. For the last seven months, Diego has been sharing his knowledge and experience as Visting Partner at… 647 more words


Paul Graham's no-nonsense advices on startups

This week has been as thrilling as exhausting for me. Therefore, I am posting a quick and dirty bulletized summary of my most useful knowledge input of the week : YCombinator’s founder Paul Graham’s Stanford talk about starting a startup. 239 more words

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Y Combinators Jessica Livingston on Dropbox IPO: It was just a dream of ours

Dropbox, after more than a decade, eventually went public this morning — and the stock soared more than 40% in its initial trading, building it a marquee success for one of the original Web 2.0 companies( at the least for now ). 1,486 more words


MIT Ends Contract With Nectome, the 100% Fatal Brain Freeze Startup

Nectome, the brain preservation startup that has raised more than $200,000 in deposits from people who want to use the 100% fatal process, has lost a contract with MIT. 444 more words


Badgers All The Way Down

Warning: scary maths and computation theory ahead

The fixed-point (“y-“) combinator is an incredibly important concept in Computation Theory. It’s what turns Lambda Calculus from an unwieldy and useless logic formalism into and unwieldy model capable of general computation.  417 more words

13 Startup Ideas

Some interesting startup ideas!

Social Network for Children
This is a super tough nut to crack. You have to be cool and offer a safe and private environment for kids to communicate with each other while enabling trusted adults to peer in/interact, etc… The company that can build something that is used and useful for all parties can build something of great value throughout a person’s entire life.

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Pagedraw UI builder turns your website design mockup into code automatically

For years, one of the holy grails of web design has been trying to automate turning front-end design into clean code. Early tries included tools like Dreamweaver and FrontPage. 373 more words