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Peter Voss was blessed with a ten-year sabbatical. Not from academia, but from business.
After listing his first commercial software company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (he lived in South Africa at the time), Peter sold it, and the next ten years were dedicated to learning about... learning.
I've been fortunate as of late to communicate with many young and budding emerging tech entrepreneurs in the past month (despite everything else going on here), and Sagie Davidovich is certainly counted among them. Still a young man, Sagie is founder and CTO of multiple companies (most recently in the domain of the "semantic web"), he's now founder and CEO of SparkBeyond, a company aiming to revolutionize software and it's adaptability.
"VCs" is a buzzy term.
Saying something like: "Yeah you know, we're looking for VCs," or "I have a meeting with some VCs" makes you extra cool - especially if you're wearing plaid and can brandish the newest iPhone.
Prathik Gadde’s experience in business was that he didn’t have any. A graduate of Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing – and studying under Professor Karl F. MacDorman – Prathik headed back to India to start a robotics lab and a user experience design lab. As it turns out, India doesn’t have the dwindling population issues that a country like Japan does, and the populace happens to be less embracing of human-like machines than the robot-happy Japanese. So… he got more committed to design and development company in India. With 26 employees and a lot more on his plate, he returned to get his PhD from Indiana University, and he continues to expand his sights on new applications of technology to better our experience of the world. Now he is working with Dr. Davide Bolchini in conceptualizing accessible web navigation strategies for Blind and Visually Impaired individuals.
In the 21st century, our privacy doesn't have much to do with our "paper trail," but instead involves our "digital trail." From cell phone GPS to email to Google Glass, secrets are harder to keep than ever - and private is beginning to lose it's "private-ness." Dr. Ashraf Aboshosha, Editor-in-Chief at of the International Congress for Global Science and Technology (ICGST), believes that this transition to transparency may be necessary in order for us to create a better world.
One thing that all emerging companies need? A great tagline. See “brains for botsTM”, and automatically think Neurala, a Boston-based company at the forefront of developing brain-mimicking software for cost-effective, efficient, and more intelligent robots. A recent interview with Neurala’s CEO Massmilano Versace sheds light on the company’s roots, progress, and vision for the future.
Neurala got its start in 2006, after Versace and fellow PhD students, who were pursuing computational neuroscience at Boston University, enrolled in a business course “for fun” and later realized that neuronal-based technology had profound commercial implications. These experiences fed the seed of an idea that sprouted into Neurala. The organization’s first project was in collaboration with another BU colleague, who was working on developing a sniper-detecting robot for the U.S. Army. After the first few years of taking a more consultory approach, Neurala decided to build a software business in 2011.