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The Cautious Case for Climate Optimism

Believing in a comfortable future for our planet probably means some giant carbon-sucking machines.


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It’s not too late. In fact, it never will be. 389 more words

Waterloo incubator starts fund to let investors bet on future startup stars

The University of Waterloo is shaking up the way it supports startups by replacing a grant model with one that allows angel investors to make direct equity investments in local early-stage companies. 778 more words

Innovation

From 0 to 1M customers, a conversation with Y Combinator

Eric Migicovsky is a Partner at Y Combinator, one of the top of U.S. startup accelerators, and he was previously Founder and CEO at Pebble, the company that created the first commercially successful smartwatch. 742 more words

Companies

1 in 5 Female Founders Has Been Sexually Harassed By Investors, Y Combinator Survey Shows

One in five female founders who passed through influential Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator have been sexually harassed or assaulted by an investor, according to a survey… 476 more words

Tech

Dear Spotify, Please let me unlink my Facebook Account

I came across this  via Y Combinator. I can only echo, pretty much word for word, Eduardo Garcia’s letter:

Dear Spotify

Please let me unlink my Facebook account…

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Music

Costa’s Chatty Café scheme: a ‘water cooler’ for business nurseries

Learning from each other’s experience plays a big part in Incubators and Accelerators, so I am often surprised that some of them have no cafeteria-type space for encouraging participants to meet and hob-nob with one another; and others make poor use of such spaces. 506 more words

Why Arielle Zuckerberg and Y Combinator's Jessica Livingston Invested in This Coding Startup

We have Girls Who Code, Black Girls Code, and Kode With Klossy, but some major names in Silicon Valley think there’s something missing from computer science education. 591 more words

Tech