This week, I had the pleasure of visiting Carnegie Mellon University, as the guest of Lenore Blum, Co-Director of the CMU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. (She is also a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science)….» Continue Reading
Propel(x) is an exciting new service that connects “deep technology” startups with angel investors. We spoke with Co-Founder & CEO Swati Chaturvedi and Chad Trainer, Director of Investor Development, to learn how their crowd-investing platform bridges…» Continue Reading
At this year’s meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington D.C., Longevity Biotech will be presenting results from their collaboration with Howard Gendelman‘s laboratory at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Longevity is…» Continue Reading
We funded the natural language processing company Skyphrase in April 2013. Yahoo! acquired the company in December 2013, before Skyphrase could complete the project for which Breakout Labs funding was given. This preprint summarizes the work Skyphrase began with…» Continue Reading
Lost in Translation: How Can Science Have an Impact on Society Without Entrepreneurs Carrying Ideas Into the Marketplace?
Of the so-called academic pursuits, scientific research is disproportionately well funded. Grants for biomedical research easily value in the millions of dollars; the same cannot be said of grants to art historians or archaeologists. The reason…» Continue Reading