StartUp and Innovations Digest #15July2016

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#LifeHacks 11 Powerful Ways to Create an Instant Connection With Anyone

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood.” -Ralph Nichols

1. Leave a strong first impression.
2. Be the first to venture beyond the superficial.
3. Ask good questions.
4. Learn from them.
5. Don’t make them regret removing the mask.
6. Look for the good in them.
7. Smile.
8. Use their name.
9. Follow the platinum rule.
10. Don’t make it a contest.
11. Turn off your inner voice.

Bringing it all together

“The good news is that we’re programmed to connect with each other; we just keep getting in our own way. Try these tips the next time you meet someone new, and watch a superficial conversation turn into a real connection.” for more details read the article.

#Innovation How these 10 emerging technologies could change the world

These are just some of the breakthrough technologies identified by the World Economic Forum on the Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2016 list, compiled by the Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies and published in collaboration with Scientific American.

The list of the next emerging technologies:

  • Nanosensors and the internet of nano things
  • Next-generation batteries
  • The blockchain
  • 2D materials
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Organs-on-chips
  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Open AI ecosystem
  • Optogenetics
  • Systems metabolic engineering

Read the article for more details.

#Healthcare 5 health care startups you should meet

 developed an analytics engine to help hospitals to rein in costs associated with medical device implants. It was developed to bring more transparency so that surgeons can know what implantable medical devices cost and those who need to know understand what the hospital is being charged.”

Clinical Assistant, the app summarizes scheduled patient appointments for a given day and draws attention to changes made in patients’ charts since their last visit. It is aimed at primary care physicians and Patient Centered Medical Homes so they can address potential care gaps and improve communication with patients and care teams.”
Inscope Medical Solutions, a graduate of the TechStars accelerator with Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, built a laryngoscope with fully integrated suction. The purpose of the device is to clear a patient’s airwaves of vomit and secretions that can obstruct the physician and nurses’ view when they do a laryngoscopy for the patient.”

“ wants to contextualize data so users can make connections between their activities, their behavior, and their health. It aggregates data from apps such as Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, activity and vitals monitors, and offers insights such as how your exercise levels affect your commute. It is up to users to focus on which apps they want to use and what kind of insights they want to glean from the information such as stress levels, assessing a workout routine, etc.

“By creating these tailored experiences, we allow patients to be more in control of their lives,” said Sameer Sood, Chief Health Innovation Officer.

InSpark Technologies launched an app called Vigilant for Type 1 diabetes patients to search for patterns in connected glucometer data. With that information, it can give users feedback on how well they are managing their condition and what they can do to improve.”

#Bootcamp The 4 Essential Steps From Startup Idea to Being Really in Business

“It can be frightening to realize that others will treat your bright idea as exactly what it is: just an idea. No one pays a dime for a great idea.”

“1. Put it in numbers.
Numbers will convert more people than an hour of a perfect sermon.

2. Present the problem first.
Most people won’t act unless they have a sense of imminent danger. Simply telling them how cool your startup idea is won’t stir them into disrupting the status quo.

3. Give it a great name.
Your brand starts with a title. Naming your idea shows you’re serious about the work.

4. Develop a road map.
Don’t pitch your idea to investors without tracing a road map on your hand.”

#EquationsForUnicorns The Rise Of The Unicorns – Does Media Coverage Impact Valuations?

Unicorns are a rare species. According to fairy tales, it is nearly impossible to see at least one of them in your lifetime. That is the reason why journalists, investors, entrepreneurs and other market participants call start-ups with a valuation above or equal US$1bn unicorns (Lee, 2013)

“Media coverage of startups has increased significantly. In this paper, the impact of media coverage on global unicorn valuations between 1990 and October 2015 is empirically analyzed. The here presented results indicate that technology advancements increase media coverage for start-ups.

Investors which are typically not primarily active in the VC market are most affected by increasing media coverage. These results add new insights on the driving factors of start-up valuations and are consistent across a variety of different regression models and robustness checks.”

For more details read the article.

#History How the internet was invented

In 40 years, the internet has morphed from a military communication network into a vast global cyberspace. And it all started in a California beer garden.

“The internet is so vast and formless that it’s hard to imagine it being invented. It’s easy to picture Thomas Edison inventing the light bulb because a light bulb is easy to visualize. You can hold it in your hand and examine it from every angle.

The internet is the opposite. It’s everywhere, but we only see it in glimpses. The internet is like the holy ghost: it makes itself knowable to us by taking possession of the pixels on our screens to manifest sites and apps and email, but its essence is always elsewhere.”

Read more in the article.