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We Have the AI Technology, But is it Ethical?

Around five years ago, everyone was talking about IoT and how it was going to change everything as we connect billions of devices. We seem to go through cycles where… Read more »

Can Technology Solve India’s Healthcare Accessibility and Affordability Issues?

In prehistoric and ancient times magic and religion played a large role in the origin and the cure of disease. Diseases were thought to be of supernatural origins such as… Read more »

The trials and tribulations of widespread technology use

Social media platforms and other technological companies must prevent undesirable outcomes, including Russia’s Facebook and Twitter hacking during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign period. We should employ common sense to… Read more »

The Five Most Overlooked Paths To Innovation

Bring together a group of highly intelligent individuals who are passionate about their business and dedicated to finding solutions, and innovation is inevitable, right? Actually, no. In working with C-level… Read more »

Calling All HR Tech Startups: HR Technology Conference & Exposition Announces Details of New Pitchfest Event

Acknowledging the significant innovations and funding trends in the HR tech category, this year’s HR Technology Conference & Exposition® is adding its first annual “Pitchfest” event. From the founders of… Read more »

EdTech is having a renaissance, powered by the emerging world

So-called ‘EdTech’ has seen many false dawns over the years. After being lauded as the teaching platforms of the future, most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course platforms) have not quite… Read more »

Smart marketing still hinges on humanity, not technology

Remember what life was like before we had smartphones? We flipped through inches of white pages without a thought, carried impossible-to-fold maps wherever we traveled and never left home without… Read more »

Why partnerships between medtech companies and doctors are so important

As new devices and technologies are being developed in the medtech industry, doctors and physicians have to learn about the devices on platforms that are different from what they know…. Read more »

How Other Cultures Think of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship often seems distinctly “American. After all, it encapsulates the American Dream of unlimited upward social mobility and the belief that as long as you have a good idea and good work ethic, you… Read more »

8 women medtech innovators you need to know 

As we celebrate more women becoming medtech leaders and paving the way for innovation, it’s important to remember the many accomplishments women have already made when it comes to the advancement of… Read more »

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Innovation Marketplaces, Explained

1. What is an innovation marketplace? It’s an e-commerce platform for indie manufacturers. As much as e-commerce has been transformative for consumers, many manufacturers and inventors have been left out of the… Read more »

Best practices (and common pitfalls) of edtech privacy policies

Edtech vendors should strive for clarity and specificity in their privacy policies to enable school administrators to make smart choices. Source: Best practices (and common pitfalls) of edtech privacy policies

4 Ways to Advance Telehealth Through Innovation

When it comes to telehealth adoption, it appears that the industry has reached the tipping point. Increased consumer demand, research activity and investment in telehealth are all at a stage where… Read more »

HR tech tools can help employers comply with GDPR

Too many businesses seem to be embracing Satchell Paige’s famous admonition: “Don’t look back, something might be gaining on you.” The General Data Protection Regulation, the European Union’s new personal… Read more »

Amazon Could Enter Hospital Supply Chain — Why Medtech Shouldn’t Worry

Medical supplier stocks collectively toppled to a 10-month low intraday Tuesday with Becton Dickinson (BDX) among the biggest losers after reports emerged that Amazon.com (AMZN) is planning to sell supplies to hospitals. But analysts… Read more »

Why Does Internal Innovation Often Fail? ‘Entrepreneur’ Is Not The Same As ‘Innovator’

Today I had a conversation with a client in which he spoke of the internal entrepreneurial groups in his well-established $3 billion company. He referred to these internal teams and… Read more »

How Distributed Ledgers Are Disrupting HR Technology

When it comes to enterprise IT discussions, human resources (HR) technology has not gotten the same hype enjoyed by other technologies like blockchain, big data and the Internet of Things…. Read more »

Amazon’s new healthcare company could give smaller healthtech players a boost

JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have joined forces with Amazon to form a new healthcare company for all U.S. employees. Right now details are so sparse there’s not even a name associated… Read more »

7 Common Misconceptions Young People Have About Entrepreneurship

Google recently conducted a survey to see what young people think about popular brands. It turns out that brands with an entrepreneurial story behind them are considered the coolest. Companies with cachet among… Read more »

Education technology is a global opportunity 

$8.15 billion. That’s the amount global investors staked in edtech companies in the first 10 months of 2017. Education used to be simple: there was a blackboard, a teacher and desks in… Read more »

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Are the Most Innovative Companies Just the Ones With the Most Data?

Do you still use Yahoo? Do you still remember MySpace? Compaq? Kodak? The cases of startups with superior ideas dethroning well-established incumbents are legion. This is the beauty of “creative… Read more »

HR tech to watch in 2018

While rising costs, complex billing systems and health care illiteracy remain today’s top benefits-related challenges, new software solutions and tools geared toward the HR function have made them easier to… Read more »

National MedTech Skills Academy to launch in Leeds

As part of a £6.1 million investment from Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Bradford College will work with educational institutions and medtech companies in Leeds. The project will… Read more »

Business incubator aims to help small firms win government work

Business incubators have been all the rage in the D.C. area in recent years, as local leaders try to step beyond the region’s dependence on federal money. But the area’s… Read more »

Lessons for HR Tech Vendors and Buyers

The importance of an enterprise HR systems strategy is further accentuated by the need for integration within various HR applications and from HR applications to other enterprise applications. The report… Read more »

5 Ways to Change Your Thinking, According to Entrepreneur’s Editor in Chief

This article is excerpted from Entrepreneur magazine editor-in-chief Jason Feifer’s monthly newsletter, The Feifer Five. Each month, he sends out five insights to help you think more creatively. Subscribe here. It’s… Read more »

The Next Big Step for AI? Understanding Video

For a computer, recognizing a cat or a duck in a still image is pretty clever. But a stiffer test for artificial intelligence will be understanding when the cat is… Read more »

How HR tech keeps staff aligned with an organization’s strategic goals 

When used effectively, human resource systems can elevate HR’s role in supporting organizational strategy. A critical component of any such effort is identifying and fulfilling talent requirements — present and… Read more »

Why, and how, warranties should guide edtech purchasing

School technology leaders are faced with the buying decisions of products for an entire school or district. These types of edtech purchases are a sizeable investment and, unfortunately, funding can… Read more »

Top health tech predictions for 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will revolutionize clinical trials and GDPR will positively impact targeting capabilities, according to PulsePoint’s General Manager EMEA, Gareth Shaw, who predicts how valuable new… Read more »

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Advancements in AI Are Rewriting Our Entire Economy

Once theorized as visions of a future society, technology like automation and artificial intelligence are now becoming a part of everyday life. These advancements in AI are already impacting our economy,… Read more »

11 women who prove that health tech investing isn’t a boys’ club

Women continue to represent a tiny sliver of investors in Silicon Valley and other tech hubs. But in health tech, the divide isn’t quite as stark as in other sectors…. Read more »

The Surgeon Who Wants to Connect You to the Internet with a Brain Implant

Eric Leuthardt believes that in the near future we will allow doctors to insert electrodes into our brains so we can communicate directly with computers and each other.   Source:… Read more »

11 Amazing Examples of Disruptive Technology

The pace of innovation is incredibly fast with new things being discovered daily. Here are eleven examples of the most disruptive technologies at the time of writing.   Source: Richtopia; 11… Read more »

The 4 People Who Will Help You Achieve Your Goals

Now is the time of year when we are all looking ahead with hopeful and determined eyes. “This is going to be my year. This is the year that I become… Read more »

What It Takes to Build Your Own Successful Business

In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jason Saltzman sits down with two successful entrepreneurs to hear about their stories. Joe Regal, the founder of Zola Books, wanted to change the… Read more »

Genetic Programmers Are the Next Startup Millionaires

A two-year-old company developing molecular “logic” for cancer treatment has been snapped up for $175 million by Gilead Sciences amid a surge of interest in ways to battle disease using engineered… Read more »

These 3 Voices Build A Bridge Between EdTech Startups And Teachers

There is no shortage of edtech entrepreneurs who want to bring more technology into the classroom or within higher education institutions. Over the past five years, an ecosystem has emerged… Read more »

How a Fast-Growing Startup Built Its Sales Team for Long-Term Success

It’s common for leaders of sales teams to focus almost exclusively on short-term tactics and current operations while failing to think and act in a way that supports the longer-term… Read more »

Best Stocks 2018: 4 Biotech and Healthcare Stocks to Buy Now

As far as industries go, few are quite as complex, multifaceted, and, as T. Rowe Price Health Sciences fund portfolio manager Ziad Bakri puts it, “idiosyncratic” as health care. The… Read more »

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HR Tech: Why customers should be at the centre of every software investment

With new HR technologies being released all the time and the pace of change accelerating, it was important to hear who had “been there, done that”. Source: HR Tech: Why… Read more »

AI Is the Next Phase of Human Evolution | HuffPost

I think we’re missing the bigger picture when it comes to AI. Once again humanity tricked itself into thinking that this time, it’s the end. That the looming technological revolution… Read more »

4 key trends in VC healthtech investment

People are living longer. The global average lifespan has risen steadily since 2000, and in the EU, it’s topped 80 for the first time, according to a study released last… Read more »

The Best AI Companies To Work For In 2018 Based On Glassdoor

Facebook, NVIDIA, Adobe, Microsoft, Uber, and Accenture are the five best AI companies to work for in 2018 based on Glassdoor Research and % of employees who would recommend this… Read more »

The Startup World’s Debt to the Public Sector

A lot of entrepreneurs don’t understand that government’s support is critical to many of the innovations they rely on. Source: The Startup World’s Debt to the Public Sector

Before You Launch A Startup, Learn This First

My 2011 startup with Y Combinator imploded, largely because we couldn’t get enough traction. What was I going to do next? And more importantly, how was I going to avoid… Read more »

How to choose the best digital marketing channel for your business

Is digital marketing relevant to my business? Would Facebook be relevant for my products and services or should I start with LinkedIn? Will I be able to reach out to… Read more »

6 Broad Trends Emerge for Future of Ed Tech

People researching education technology and learning science — cyberlearning — populate the landscape. A new report from the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning has undertaken the ambitious project of sifting through… Read more »

What Is Blockchain Technology?

Few people understand what it is, but Wall Street banks, IT organizations, and consultants are buzzing about blockchain technology. It’s hard to remove blockchain from Bitcoin, so we’ll start with… Read more »

Artificial Intelligence Is Now Your Coworker

Last fall, Google Translate rolled out a new-and-improved artificial intelligence translation engine that it claimed was, at times, “nearly indistinguishable” from human translation. Jost Zetzsche could only roll his eyes. The German native… Read more »

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HR Technology For 2018: Ten Disruptions Ahead

For many years the focus on HR technology was to automate and integrate HR practices. This meant online payroll, record-keeping, learning management, resume capture, interview and hiring, assessment, performance appraisals,… Read more »

The #1 Problem in EdTech? It’s Not What You Think!

Like other fields that are driven by technology, innovation and research — such as cyber security, biotech and unified communications — EdTech is constantly changing; sometimes for the better, sometimes… Read more »

Medtech Employers Need to Keep Pace with Job Market

The medical device and diagnostics industry is a smart place to build a career. Professionals working in the field say they enjoy the work for the chance to pioneer new… Read more »

4 Top Growth Picks to Avoid Tax Tangle in MedTech

According a report by Business Insider, the Republican tax plan repeals an itemized deduction that applies to healthcare expenses. If the new bill gets implemented, families with high healthcare expenditure will be… Read more »

As Entrepreneurship Thrives, Women Are Starting More Innovative Businesses Than Men

Americans are feeling pretty good about starting companies. More than 25 million Americans were starting or running new businesses in the United States in the past two years, and more… Read more »

The Top Reasons Startups Fail

Down through the years, some startups really struck gold. When Accel Partners invested $14.8 million in a website called “thefacebook.com” back in 2005, they made a return of $5.6 billion… Read more »

Google takes aim at medtech for Launchpad Studio’s first batch of AI-focused startups

Google has been going all-in on artificial intelligence and machine learning for some time now, and part of that is, of course, nurturing the growing ecosystem around it, from developer… Read more »

Where venture capital has peaked | TechCrunch

“Peak startup” is a phrase that no doubt strikes terror in the hearts of entrepreneurs and startup investors alike. But saying “peak startup” is not the same as saying that… Read more »

The Innovation Health Care Really Needs: Help People Manage Their Own Health

Finally, health care, which has been largely immune to the forces of disruptive innovation, is beginning to change. Seeing the potential to improve health with simple primary-care strategies, some of the… Read more »

Amazon’s Latest Idea to Get Packages Into Your Home Might Require You to Change the Locks

Amazon.com has plans to drop off packages directly into shoppers’ homes. The world’s largest online retailer on Wednesday announced Amazon Key, a lock and camera system that users control remotely to let delivery… Read more »

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Do Ex-Startup Founders Make The Best Venture Capitalists?

We crunched the data to see if there was a correlation between prior entrepreneurial experience — which we defined as having founded or co-founded a company — and VCs’ placement… Read more »

23rd annual Cucalorus Festival is headed back to downtown Wilmington

For 22 years, the Cucalorus Festival has incubated some of the finest creative minds in the southeast. This year, you can expect to see the same setup of independent films,… Read more »

How to Be Startup CEO | The Startup Guide – Creating a Better World Through Entrepreneurship

Being the CEO of a startup is one of the most challenging roles out there. Your job is to build a product customers love; recruit a team; find funding from… Read more »

As artificial intelligence makes the future, UMN researchers look to contribute 

Twenty-five years ago, Nikos Papanikolopoulos started working in the University of Minnesota’s Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Vision lab.For the first five years, the lab researched and developed robotics that were… Read more »

Digitize your data to elevate your business strategy

Research shows many wealth management firms recognize that digital strategy for customer engagement and operational excellence is a top priority. But the idea of digitally transforming a business can feel… Read more »

Swell Systems Provides Businesses With An Affordable All-In-One Solution For Increased Team’s Productivity

Swell Systems, Inc is a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider which develops and maintains software applications using cloud computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence to automate and increase productivity for… Read more »

Five Mind-Blowing Reasons Why Virtual Machines Could Revolutionize Your Business

Since being widely adopted in the 1980s, computers have dramatically changed the way we do business. They forever transformed the workplace, replacing old-fashioned typewriters and word processors. And in the… Read more »

10 Cool Companies from the CED Tech Venture Conference

For the second year in a row, ExitEvent interviewed more than 50 startup founders over two days at the CED Tech Venture Conference. It was all-hands-on-deck effort leaving us with pages of… Read more »

5 Things You Need to Ask Yourself Before Launching Your Business

When you’re watching other people play Scrabble, it’s easy to see ample opportunities to place tiles and score more points. But, when you’re actually in the game yourself, it can be… Read more »

Billions pour into LA as it gears up to be the next Silicon Valley

When Snapchat parent company Snap went public in a $3.4 billion IPO offering in March, it proved yet again what a growing number of venture capitalists have been betting on for months:… Read more »

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Apple Is Going After The Health Care Industry, Starting With Personal Health Data

The market opportunity in health care is huge, and Apple sees health care and wellness as a core part of its app, services, and wearables strategies. Now the company is aiming to become… Read more »

How to choose a PR firm that’s right for your startup or scaleup

For any startup, choosing the right service providers can have a strong bearing on the success or failure of your venture. Whether it’s IT maintenance, HR support, accountancy or PR,… Read more »

7 Startups to Watch in the Triad

When Brian Platz co-founded HR tech firm SilkRoad Technology in Winston-Salem 13 years ago, it was hard to find technical talent and even harder to keep it. Fast forward to 2017, and his summer… Read more »

NC has already sweetened the pot for Amazon-size jobs and spending

Amazon’s plan to build a second headquarters somewhere in the United States, setting up a ferocious nationwide competition, is just the kind of project the North Carolina legislature had in… Read more »

Amazon’s Biggest Acquisitions

CB Insights discovered in theiranalysis of Amazon’s M&A strategy, Amazon has traditionally been a conservative buyer of companies. Despite the historic Whole Foods mega-acquisition ($13.7B) as well as a few big-name buys… Read more »

What Apple’s Patents In AR, AI, And Facial Recognition Mean For Future iPhones

With Apple’s release of the iPhone 8 line and the high-end iPhone X (which commemorates the iPhone’s 10th anniversary), we have a new vision of where we are in personal technology today…. Read more »

Wilmington’s Elite Innovations gets products to market

Andrew Williams, founder and CEO of Wilmington-based Elite Innovations, one of the lynch-pins of the evolving startup ecosystem in the Wilmington area, has been inventing things since he was in… Read more »

Videos, Tweets, Photos & Slides From SalesJam 4.0

A full recap of our fourth half-day sales training event, held last Friday in downtown Durham Check out the media below to get a full picture of SalesJam 4.0, the half-day… Read more »

If You’re Serious About Faster Startup Growth Get Serious About Diversity On Your Team

Turning a startup into a successful high-growth business is a constant race against time. The entrepreneur is driving to achieve the milestones that make the company profitable as investors and… Read more »

What’s next in HR Tech?

HR technology is evolving at a rapid pace, as technology itself advances. HR and business leaders are turning to the latest technologies to make their people processes efficient and effective,… Read more »

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