Where Einstein Meets Edison

A Smartphone for the Blind

Say you are running late to a meeting with a friend. You would simply communicate the delay to your friend through a text / call. But what if your friend is blind and can’t read? According to the World Health Organization, 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired, of which 39 million are people blind[i]. Sumit Dagar has a breakthrough solution to...

Using Big Data Takes Discipline

Using Big Data Takes Discipline

Jun 26, 2013

“It’s like saying, I gave Stacy a pen, therefore she’s a journalist,” said ZestFinance CEO Douglas Merrill at GigaOM’s Structure:Data conference this March. We’re not automatically great decision makers just because we have big data. In fact, the hazards of relying strictly on data to make decisions have received a good amount of press, including a...

Suits in Silicon Valley

Suits in Silicon Valley

Jun 16, 2013

During the month of March, nearly a hundred MBA candidates from MIT Sloan visited Silicon Valley to visit 62 companies, ranging from very early stage companies to titans like Google and Facebook.  We learned that the Bay Area is thriving and picturesque, but would our MBA open doors?  Or are Silicon Valley startups so focused on building cool products that...

A Conversation with Hemi Weingarten, Founder & CEO, Fooducate

A Conversation with Hemi Weingarten, Founder & CEO, Fooducate

Mar 25, 2013

Over the past 5-10 years, numerous web and mobile businesses have been established with the goal of promoting nutrition and fitness in America.  Consider companies such as FitBit and MyFitnessPal that have seen great success by creating more ways for individuals to manage their health.  Earlier this month, we sat down with Hemi Weingarten, Founder and CEO of...

Netflix as a Parable for the Difference Between Discovery and Invention

Netflix as a Parable for the Difference Between Discovery and Invention

Mar 7, 2013

Many claim that Netflix is a disruption agent – Hollywood’s version of a startup. In a way, it is: Netflix has one of the most successful business models for capitalizing on existing trends. The company not only recommends films to users based on their past behavior, but also uses data to determine which shows to produce. The company launched its first...

Critical Features for Multi-Device Applications

Critical Features for Multi-Device Applications

Oct 29, 2012

  Whether or not morphing devices will become the norm, an increasing number of mainstream consumers are interacting daily with devices that have different-sized displays: PCs, smartphones, tablets, TVs, cars, smart watches, smart glasses etc. To be successful, software developers must build “morphing” applications that elegantly adapt to these...