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“The Lean Startup” is an unproductive legend

The only real measure of success for a startup is not to stay a startup. And yet, the gurus of innovation and entrepreneurship admonish us to …

Startups

You Physics Teachers Really Ought to Teach Numerical Calculations

I love including numerical calculations in my introductory and advanced physics courses. I find that including coding in the introductory physics …

Mathematics

Flow Battery Funding Flows On: ViZn Lands $10M for Zinc-Based Energy Storage

Investments are flowing in the flow battery business, with ViZn Energy Systems the latest to raise funds to scale up its zinc-based chemistry. The …

Cleantech Venture Capital Roundup: Batteries and Smart Windows Pick Up Millions

While investors bet billions on ephemeral-photo-sharing platforms like Snapchat, those same investors have been frustrated in their efforts to grow …

Google, BMW and Lowe's Invest in Metal 3D Printing Startup

<i>This article first appeared in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers. Subscribe here.</i><p>Two years after it was created, Desktop …

VentureCapital.org Announces its 2017 Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference with 27 Firms Slated to “Pitch” their Stories in Front of Hundreds of Potential Investors

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 1, 2017–<p>VentureCapital.org today announced that 27 companies will “pitch” their stories in front of hundreds of investors at the upcoming <b>2017 Investors Choice™ Venture Capital Conference</b> in an effort to raise between $200,000 to $10 million per company.<p>This …

Salt Lake City

The Protectionist Who Nearly Wrecked America

The man behind the most famous protectionist tariff in U.S. history was a religious freedom icon and crusader against smut.<p>When Utah Senator Reed …

NASA is close to figuring out how to put space crews in cryostasis on long space journeys - IBTimes India

Longer trips to say Europa, Titan or even the Outer Oort cloud will almost certainly require some form of suspended animation, in the form of …

Nanoscale view of energy storage

In a lab 18 feet below the Engineering Quad of Stanford University, researchers in the Dionne lab camped out with one of the most advanced …

10 reads for Angel Investors

Whether you’re an active or aspiring angel investor, or just looking to learn about the practice, check out ten insightful reads below from leaders …

Why VC Dollars Are Going to So Few States – Bloomberg

Why VC Dollars Are Going to So Few States<p>Why VC Dollars Are Going to So Few States<p>Why VC Dollars Are Going to So Few …

Venture Capital

John Doerr On Why He Joined Bill Gates' Billion Dollar Energy Fund

It’s been nearly a decade since famed investor John Doerr—overcome by his emotions —fought back tears while wrapping up his now famous TED talk on …

Long-Duration Energy Storage: Flow Battery Industry and Technology Survey, Part 2 | GTM Squared

Are you a Square?<p>GTM Squared delivers premium content in the form of in-depth article series, research highlights, and multimedia extras. Go beyond …

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Venture Capital (But Were Afraid to Ask)

VC sounds appealing, but is it for you? Here's what you need to know to navigate a "typical'" series of fundraising rounds.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Venture capitalists are gradually reining in startup investments, a trend toward normalization since the spike in …

Venture Capital

Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion have a new fund to fight climate change via energy innovation

Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation.<p>The Microsoft co-founder and his all-star line-up of fellow investors plan to announce tomorrow the Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund, which will begin making investments …

Clean Energy

About TerraPower

2006<p>Bill Gates and like-minded visionaries determine the private sector needs to take action to develop energy resources to raise global living …

Despite the hype, batteries aren't the cheapest way to store energy on the grid

<i>The Australian government is reviewing our electricity market to make sure it can provide secure and reliable power in a rapidly changing world.</i> …

Unleashing the power of entrepreneurship in science

A partner of venture-capital firm Atlas Venture, Bruce Booth, explains how investment assists pharmaceutical innovation.<p><b>Venture-capital firm</b> Atlas …

Managing the “Unmanageable”: Radical Innovation

In recent decades, one of management’s objectives has been to add discipline to innovation. Companies have greatly improved the efficiency of …