Case Study of a Biotech Startup - with Prospero BioSciences CEO Jonathan Rodriguez

Case Study of a Biotech Startup – with Prospero BioSciences CEO Jonathan Rodriguez

If getting funding was easy, it wouldn't be called "getting funding."

Prospero Biosciences CEO Jonathan Rodriguez came on for an interview at Emerj to talk about his company and technology, as well as to shed some light on the real world experiences that a Biotech founder will face.

#WatchOutForTheRobots - Musical Swarm of Flying Robots Play the James Bond Theme Song

#WatchOutForTheRobots – Musical Swarm of Flying Robots Play the James Bond Theme Song

It's #WatchOutForTheRobots Wednesday!
"Watch out for the robots" is just a phrase we use whenever we see a crazy technology that clearly has the potential to be pretty darn scary if it ever were to go awry. No, no, this isn't because we have a pessimistic view of the future (though phronesis in all technological developments / applications is important), we just love finding/sharing this stuff. :)

RockPaperRobot Founder Jessica Banks Talk About Emerging Technology and Design

RockPaperRobot Founder Jessica Banks Talk About Emerging Technology and Design

RockPaperRobot just sounds fun, even when you have no idea what it's all about.

When you do learn what this startup company is about, things only get more interesting, not less. The company is driven by it's founder Jessica Banks, MIT roboticist by training, now the designer of some of the world's coolest furniture and fixtures. I found Jessica's work by keeping an eye on startups out of MIT, and seeing the name RockPaperRobot, I had to check it out.

#WatchOutForTheRobots - Roll, Roll, Kill, Kill

#WatchOutForTheRobots – Roll, Roll, Kill, Kill

WIRED's "Danger Room" is aptly named.

If you like robots, and you like guns - this thing is like your birthday + Christmas. If you have even a subtle fear of either, this thing will keep you up at night. Here's how this robot is described:

3 Tips for Creating and Growing a Successful Makerspace - with Entrepreneur and Hacker Scott Converse

3 Tips for Creating and Growing a Successful Makerspace – with Entrepreneur and Hacker Scott Converse

The term "Makerspace" didn't really leave the startup inner circle until later this year, and - upon studying Google Trends - I realized that 2011 is when the term actually got it's legs.

Relationships + Collaboration = Success

Networking and Finding a Home Base for Your Venture – with Launch Haus Founder Chris Snook

"Fitting in" isn't often what entrepreneurs do best. However, when it comes to finding an in-group of like-minded, ambitious, intelligent people, we all need some kind of crowd to help us learn, find new partners or employees, or at least have some kind of "life" amidst the hustle and bustle of startup-ness.

#WatchOutForTheRobots - Dawn of the Three-Parent Child

#WatchOutForTheRobots – Dawn of the Three-Parent Child

I don't dig into Discovery News for everything newsworthy, but for a blog-length breakdown of technology they do a pretty good job. At #WatchOutForTheRobots, we take Wednesday to break down some potentially troubling - yet fascinating - developments in technology.

Interview with MIT's Charles Fracchia (Founder of BioBright) - Why Does Getting Information From Biology Seem Prehistoric?

Interview with MIT’s Charles Fracchia (Founder of BioBright) – Why Does Getting Information From Biology Seem Prehistoric?

With a burning desire to combine his passions for digital fabrication, biology and computer science, Charles Fracchia came to MIT and Harvard eager to learn. Going to "bio to bits" (gleaning meaningful information from biological data) is something that Charles had never had an opportunity to do at such a high level, and he had high expectations. "I though: Oh, surely, I'm coming to these awesome labs here in Boston... I'm sure I'll come in and have an awesome dashboard to work with, like the movie Iron Man. I'll have my cell growth rate here, heart rate here... you know... something fantastic."

#WatchOutForTheRobots - Big Dog Throws Cinder Block

#WatchOutForTheRobots – Big Dog Throws Cinder Block

It's #WatchOutForTheRobots Wednesday!
"Watch out for the robots" is just a phrase we use whenever we see a crazy technology that clearly has the potential to be pretty darn scary if it ever were to go awry. No, no, this isn't because we have a pessimistic view of the future (though phronesis in all technological developments / applications is important), we just love finding/sharing this stuff. :)

Living in the Robotic Jungle - Progress in Home Robotics with Dr. Daniel Polani

Living in the Robotic Jungle – Progress in Home Robotics with Dr. Daniel Polani

The Jetsons cartoon show of the 1960's portrayed a "futuristic" household that admittedly seems humorous to us today. An all-capable robotic maid, moving sidewalks and jet packs might have seemed realistic then, but didn't end up being the picture that seems to have taken shape.