Technology & Innovation

Making Science Pay With the SBIR, James Brown Tells Us How

Making Science Pay With the SBIR Finding funding support is a constant struggle for a lot of people, but especially for entrepreneurs and researchers. If you’re entrepreneur AND developing technologies based on science, you’re in luck. There’s a large pool of government funding put aside for something called Small Business […]

Finding Your Internal Compass With Asha Dektor, PhD

Finding Your Internal Compass With Asha Dektor, PhD My students often feel the pressure of having to know exactly what they want to do with the rest of their lives. It’s a feeling most people can relate to. You’re about to graduate high school, college, graduate school. What now? Society […]

Interview with Wei Wang: Will Machines Replace Humans?

Does the Field of Big Data Mean that Machines will Replace Humans? Companies, government, and nonprofits are spending a lot of time and money on the promise that big data can solve big problems. They’re looking to people like Dr. Wei Wang to help them. Wei is a Professor of […]

Goodbye Silicon Valley, Hello Brazil

He was always interested in world, politics, business, and entrepreneurship. That’s how I met him. We were both undergraduates living at the International House at UC Berkeley. After leaving for his Master’s at Harvard, he came back to Stanford to study how to build companies. But Raj Patel’s hometown San Francisco felt like well-traveled territory already. He needed a change in lifestyle and culture. He needed something more international. So he packed his bags to become an entrepreneur in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In this week’s interview, Raj Patel will tell you what it’s like to pack your bags and head to Brazil to start a company.