This story about a startup that converted rice hulls, which are a waste product, to a high-grade, industrial additive called Silica used in the manufacture of paints and as soil nutrient.
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“This is what I was told. Hey Bill you’re out of your mind! This will never work. You’ll need 15 million dollars to build the first prototype and it won’t work. It’s hardware and software, too complicated. You should pick one. And lastly, physical security is not an investment thesis, you need to go away”
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The cheating scandal in university admissions may well be just the tip of the iceberg. Test cheating itself has become pervasive in the growth of credentialed certifications, in areas such as computer network engineering, vendor-specific network, and data communications protocols.… Read More
Barbara, the entrepreneur met Alicia, the investor, during the first phase of a company review and qualification process. The first conversation initiated an understanding of the Ponga product, the problem being solved, the market, team, traction, all good stuff. There was great chemistry in those meetings. Barbara provides personal insights … Read More
Megabots proved the popularity and mass appeal of robot battles which feature innovation in mechanical engineering, robotics, and maneuverability. Matt Oehrlein’s perspective: When you’re building hardware especially hydraulics, I mean you just have a ton of power moving through these hoses. … Read More