Where Einstein Meets Edison

Bridging Beauty and Science: Inspiring an Unconventional Path

Bridging Beauty and Science: Inspiring an Unconventional Path

Apr 19, 2013

Career choices classically result in anything but a clear, direct trajectory. Yet, an inherent stigma is many times associated with changing fields or exploring diverse work experiences. If startups are encouraged to pivot during their development process, why is the opposite not true for individuals? There is something to be said about the person who follows an...

Design in entrepreneurship: essential or a luxury?

Design in entrepreneurship: essential or a luxury?

Oct 29, 2012

  What is the role of design in improving the world we live in? This was the central question at the annual “A Better World by Design” (ABWxD) conference, hosted by Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) last weekend. While some may associate design with beautiful buildings or intuitive software interfaces, conversations at ABWxD...

Musings of a Serial Entrepreneur: A Journey from Physics to Life Sciences to Cleantech

Musings of a Serial Entrepreneur: A Journey from Physics to Life Sciences to Cleantech

Sep 14, 2010

Everyday, technically minded PhD students around the world toil in their labs and meticulously document their findings. Whether they are spinning their wheels or are on the brink of revolutionary discoveries, they work with the hope that one-day the pages of their lab notebook will tell the story of a new breakthrough technology. Dr. Ory Zik knows this feeling...

A Match Made in MIT

A Match Made in MIT

Sep 14, 2010

If you have heard Joe Barillari speak about his company, Virebo, and MIT’s role in Virebo’s launch, you probably walked away thinking it was a perfect union between two entities. Virebo is a young software startup on a mission to reduce customer costs by tracking and analyzing the usage of printers and intelligently providing important feedback about the...

Student To Founder Series: Interview With Frederic Kerrest

Student To Founder Series: Interview With Frederic Kerrest

Sep 14, 2010

“Three weeks before graduation when everyone went off and partied in the Caribbean, I came back out to San Francisco and my co-founder and I sat down and did a lot of work.  I went back to MIT for graduation, graduated on a Saturday and two days later on a Monday morning we started fulltime in our new office together.  We hit the ground running,”...

Entrepreneurship in NYC: Interview with David Lerner of Columbia University Tech Ventures

Entrepreneurship in NYC: Interview with David Lerner of Columbia University Tech Ventures

Aug 12, 2010

Oftentimes, the Big Apple – the city seemingly perfect for entrepreneurs – gets lost from view behind the Charging Bull of Wall Street.  But today is different.  The Big Entrepreneurial Opportunity of NYC is back, a change that’s underpinned not least by the burgeoning entrepreneurial environments in universities across the city. In this interview...