Engineering Success for Women in STEM

Women still remain underrepresented in STEM fields, even as companies seek more and more qualified workers.

Engineering Success for Women in STEM

Creating opportunity | Doing good

Saving Grace for Forgetful Diabetics

–This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup News at the 1776 site– About 387 million people around the world are diabetics who face many daily challenges related to their medication. A Berlin startup wants to make their lives a little easier. Insulin Angel is a smartphone-compatible device that monitors medication and alerts users when something isn’t quite right with their insulin. Winner of the Berlin Challenge Cup health category, Insulin Angel is excited to advance to D.C.’s Challenge Festival in May. Each member of the Insulin Angel team has a connection to diabetes and wants their product to eventually be the number one device in the diabetic market. Following the pitches, we talked to the company’s founder—and Type 1 diabetic—Amin Zayani. Tell me about how Insulin Angel came to be. I myself suffer from Type 1 diabetes, so I depend on many insulin injections throughout the day to stay alive. […]

Saving Grace for Forgetful Diabetics

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Detroit’s Rising Startup Culture

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes– Detroit’s motto. Detroit can sometimes feel like a city chasing its own shadow. The once mighty city aspires to reclaim some of its former glory, the memories of which, in admittedly depressed times, have sustained its people’s pride and hope for a renaissance. But the ideal Detroit is a shifting mark. Whether it’s the celebrated economic heyday as the Motor City, the heroic mid-century transformation into the Arsenal of Democracy, or, even now, the people sitting two tables down from me at lunch who miss “2005 Detroit” and lament the rent hikes and the consumer-hipster trappings of a modern city on the mend, you’ll find that agreement about what the Detroit of the future should look like varies widely. Betting business-minds and sensible local politicians have made their position clear though – they don’t think […]

Detroit’s Rising Startup Culture

America at work | Challenge Cup

4 Stories for Anyone Who’s Ever Flown (or Just Loves Business)

To celebrate the 14th annual Aviation Summit, here are four of our favorite aviation stories from the past year.

4 Stories for Anyone Who’s Ever Flown (or Just Loves Business)

Creating opportunity | True innovation

26 Years at SXSW: A Q&A with Festival Director Hugh Forrest

SXSW Interactive director Hugh Forrest discussed Interactive’s unprecedented transformation and spoke candidly about the tech and startup economies in a recent interview.

26 Years at SXSW: A Q&A with Festival Director Hugh Forrest

America at work | Creating opportunity

A Way to Give It Away

On this #FreeEnterpriseFriday, we feature Rafflecopter, founded in 2011. Based out of Boulder, CO, and run by a team of only eight, Rafflecopter claims a client list that includes GAP, Hallmark, Uber, Yelp, Intel, and Virgin Media, to name a few. The platform enables brands to easily set up and run online giveaways, without requiring experience in coding, web development, or even the legalities around such programs. From Colorado’s 9news.com: “There are a lot of potential legal landmines when it comes to running a giveaway program, particularly over the Internet. However, with their years of experience Rafflecopter has made the process of doing something fun for the customers a lot less stressful and worrisome. Rafflecopter makes it a little easier to bring the fun into running a small business.” Headed to South by Southwest? If you’ll be in Austin for SXSW, get to know Rafflecopter–and loads of other awesome growth-stage […]

A Way to Give It Away

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