Miami based healthcare startup called Papa was started in 2016 by Parker are currently striving to link ageing seniors with college students in order to reduce the problems of loneliness and social isolation that comes with age. It also serves as a major upgrade to the caregiving industry with its idea of bridging the gap between generations that adds enthusiasm, joy and delight, also these acts of empathy make one’s life worth living. Owing to Papa’s success another California-based startup Mon Ami has stepped into the same market and recently announced a $3.4 million seed financing round. Read More>>
Derek Rucker, a professor of marketing at the Kellogg School, and PhD student Rebecca Krause were intrigued by the fact narratives that help as a powerful tool for persuasion sometimes backfire to a great extent, they further studied the link between narratives and persuasion and understood that in many cases the reliability of the facts being used in telling a story is the deciding factor , If the facts are very strong it is better to convey them directly in the form of lists rather than narrating them. However, the advantage of the story is that it can hinder the listener’s ability to process facts and you could get away with flimsy facts. Read More>>
50 years after men first walked on the moon, on 26th September 2019 in the Russian segment of the international space station an International collaboration that uses 3D Bioprinting solutions succeded in synthesizing muscle tissue in small scale under microgravity conditions. The cutting edge technology aims at cultivating beef steaks, this experiment is the first big step in sustainable food production methods that could potentially feed the rapidly growing population.Read More>>
Tech startups deal with software, cloud computing and mobiles. on the other hand, Hard tech startups are mostly concerned with materials, energy and Lifesciences. It is shocking that the criterions governing the success of both are completely different and thus a basic playbook cannot be used for both categories by an entrepreneur. However, in the past decade, tech startups have followed a particular trend in order to remain successful such as;
- Building products that fit into the big market by taking advantage of the rising smartphone market and also cloud computing technologies.
- Putting together a team of engineers, managers and designers to facilitate lean software development and growth methodologies.
- Using the right mix of “Tried and true” as well as the “out of the box” business strategies in order to expand larger and faster with the assistance of right executives.
Although it sounds really simple, it is extremely difficult to implement them and the pattern is completely different for Hardtech startups. Read More>>