Tristan Walker’s Goal: Make Health & Beauty Simple for People of Color

Tristan Walker used to hate buying health and beauty products—so much so that he decided to start his own company and reimagine the process.

Tristan Walker’s Goal: Make Health & Beauty Simple for People of Color

True innovation

An App with Aptitude: Using Smartphones to Fit Amputees for Prostheses

—This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup news on the 1776 site– In a war, when a soldier loses a limb, a medical worker often has to fly in to take three different rounds of measurements to fit the wounded man or woman for a prosthetic. The process is inefficient and costly. Amman-based Project X has developed something simpler and quicker: a mobile application that uses 3-D imaging to fit an amputee for a prosthesis. The company also uses the technology powering that product, which they call “Anaken,” to fit individuals for shoes using just a smartphone. In the future, cofounder Sami Yabroudi envisions a wide array of measuring applications that could benefit from this 3D imaging procedure Project X won the health category of the Amman Challenge Cup early last week. Yabroudi and cofounder Ahmad Sadeddin sat down after their victory to explain their startup’s origins and how the […]

An App with Aptitude: Using Smartphones to Fit Amputees for Prostheses

Challenge Cup | True innovation

1776 Challenge Cup is a global startup competition taking place in 16 cities across 11 countries to identify the most promising startups solving the biggest challenges in four categories – education, energy, health and cities.

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Q&A With F.T.C. Commissioner Julie Brill

Julie Brill has been a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission since 2010. In this video Q&A, she talks about the F.T.C. & the promise and perils of data.

Q&A With F.T.C. Commissioner Julie Brill

Smart government | True innovation

Can Mobile Technology End Food Waste?

Roughly 40% of food is wasted in the U.S. With Food Cowboy, Roger Gordon hopes to reverse that.

Can Mobile Technology End Food Waste?

Doing good | True innovation

A New Era in Detroit Music Begins at D.I.M.E.

Kevin Nixon and his partners, Sarah Clayman and Bruce Dickinson, founded the Detroit Institute of Music Education (D.I.M.E.) after selling B.I.M.M., their independent U.K. music schools in England and Ireland, in 2010.

A New Era in Detroit Music Begins at D.I.M.E.

America at work | Creating opportunity | True innovation

Disrupting the North Pole (INFOGRAPHIC)

Our friends over at 1776 put together a great infographic that we loved so much we couldn't help but share it with everyone. Inspired by the holiday season, the infographic explores areas that startup members of the 1776 co-working space could potentially help Santa Claus and his elves run a more efficient, streamlined operation. With billions of people to visit in a single night, Santa and Mrs. Claus need all the help they can get.

Disrupting the North Pole (INFOGRAPHIC)

Challenge Cup | True innovation

From Beyoncé to Google, 4 Things You Need to Know About the First Amendment

223 years ago today our founding fathers sought to make the union just a little more perfect, and drew up 10 amendments to the Constitution now known as the Bill of Rights. Here are four things that you can thank the First Amendment for.

From Beyoncé to Google, 4 Things You Need to Know About the First Amendment

Smart government

Putting Public Insights to Good Use in Tel Aviv

– This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup news at the 1776 site– It’s becoming common practice for government agencies to ask for public input in making decisions about programs and policies that affect citizens. Often though, what comes out of that ask is a long list of suggestions that leaders aren’t able to make sense of. That’s where Insights comes in. The Tel Aviv-based startup is a crowd-consulting platform that sorts through citizens’  feedback data and provides meaningful, actionable insights that leaders can use to be more inclusive and responsive. Insights won the smart cities category of the Tel Aviv Challenge Cup and will go on to compete in the Challenge Festival in D.C. in May. After the event, Founder and CEO Gal Alon gave some examples of the work his company is doing and how he plans to make an impact longterm. You want to help government agencies […]

Putting Public Insights to Good Use in Tel Aviv

Challenge Cup | Smart government