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Saving Lives With Tech Amid Syria’s Endless Civil War

On the Morning of April 11, Abu al-Nour was lounging at home in a small town in Syria’s Idlib Province. It was a pleasant day, and his seven …

Middle East

22 Acronyms, Colloquialisms, and Idioms That Will Help You Speak Like a Startup

Inside the crazy terms startup founders and investors often use.<p>All industries have jargon--business more than most. Sometimes, in a hyper-insular niche like the startup world, slang develops a life of its own.<p>Over the last 20 years, I've heard so many acronyms, colloquialisms, and idioms that I'm …

‘Stay in touch means no’: Five VCs reveal what they really think about your startup pitches

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> The Entrepreneurial Bible To Venture Capital: Inside Secrets from the Leaders in the Startup Game<i>, by Andrew Romans.</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Under The Radar - How To Thrive In Enterprise Software Without VC Finance

As founder Sumir Karayi acknowledges, digital security company, 1E has not achieved the same level of industry recognition as some of its larger and often better-funded rivals. “Not many board members know us as yet,” he admits.<p>And yet 1E is doing rather well. Founded as a consultancy around 20 …

Cyber-attacks

New facial recognition tool tracks targets across different social networks

The open-source program is designed for security researchers<p>Today, researchers at Trustwave released a new open-source tool called Social Mapper, which uses facial recognition to track subjects across social media networks. Designed for security researchers performing social engineering attacks, …

Social Media

Don’t fear the big company ‘kill zones’

Do you worry about the so-called “kill zones” of big tech companies? The Economist thinks you should. The theory basically suggests that if your product or service is anyway threatening or accretive to one of these incumbents,  they will either force-buy your company or clone it and destroy your …

Project Management

How contracts drawn up as comic strips are being put to use in South Africa

Contracts are an important part of our lives. We need to sign them if we want to have a job, a place to live, medical services, insurance, a bank …

Blockchain

How to name your company, according to the go-to gurus of startup branding

Don’t be literal. Think about feelings. Tag lines are useless.<p>To create an effective brand in the startup age, you sometimes have to challenge established rules of corporate marketing.<p>That was the key takeaway from a talk given by Emily Heyward and Jonah Fay-Hurvitz, two strategists at the …

Startups

To Capture The Middle East & North Africa's Population Of 400 Million, Look To This Country

Entrepreneurs in the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region face an uphill battle. From distinct languages and dialects, to different political models and currencies, there’s very little that binds the markets in this region. There’s much potential to be realized in populous markets such as Egypt …

North Africa

The What, Why and How of React (High Order Components)

Hi, in these series of articles I will talk about React concepts, try to explain what exactly means that concepts, why you could need it and how use …

JavaScript

Who needs painkillers when you have virtual reality?

Virtual reality, in most cases, can replace pain medication or be used as a sedative.<p>Introduction<p>10-year-old Blaine Baxter injured his arm in a …

A team of Toronto researchers examined nearly 300 suicide notes. Here's what they found

Powerlessness, battling with mental illness and self-blame are common themes found in suicide notes, according to a study from Canadian researchers …

Mental Health

Three Breakthroughs That Will Disrupt The Tech World In 2019

We may have never before been in an era of such rapid technological change. Of course, much more is coming. Last fall, Gartner research predicted some of the big tech trends of 2018 and beyond, and it was quite a bounty: The continued rise of artificial intelligence and cloud-based computing, new …

Artificial Intelligence

The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories …

Small Business

Meet the 29-year-old who founded a company that's using technology to find treatments for diseases thought to be incurable

The drug development process is laden with problems that make it lengthy and expensive. Right now, it takes 12 years and $2.6 billion to get a single drug to market, with the drug discovery and development process costing $1.4 billion.<p>Verge Genomics, run by 29-year-old Alice Zhang, is trying to …

Machine Learning

10 African startups selected for Startupbootcamp accelerator

<b>The recently rebranded Startupbootcamp AfriTech has announced the 10 African tech startups selected to participate in the multi-corporate backed</b> …

Farmcrowdy wins Digital Business of the Year Award in Africa for 2018

Humans are very good at forming habits. We grow accustomed to doing things a certain way, and then the behavior …<p>Community Internet service provider …

This Startup Is The First To Really Disrupt The Mental Health Space

You've got to think about it this way: How can you serve both the clients and the professionals at the same time?<p>The U.S. spends an estimated $201 billion on mental illness, including anxiety, depression and stress, making it among the costliest health conditions in the country. Almost half of us …

Smart Ports: unblocking the biggest barrier to Nigeria's economic growth

Africa's largest economy is struggling with ports infrastructure that simply can't keep up with demand. Nigeria imports a very high proportion of its …

The Startup Aiming to Wipe Out Blockchain’s Carbon Footprint

The United Nations is supporting a startup that aims to get rid of the carbon footprint produced byblockchains — by using a blockchain.<p>Carbon Grid …

Machine learning to predict component failure

The Army will be using cloud-based machine learning software predict when Bradley Fighting Vehicles need maintenance.

Amazon buys prescription delivery startup PillPack

PillPack is pitched as a way to bring convenience to people who take multiple medications every day.<p>Amazon said Thursday that it's buying PillPack, …

Amazon just acquired a little-known startup that mails medicine to your door, and it sent pharmacy stocks into a frenzy — here's how PillPack works

PillPack<p><b>PillPack, a digital pharmacy startup founded in 2013, is being acquired by Amazon.</b>• <b><br>PillPack simplifies the process of managing medications for</b> …

Litesprite, maker of games that treat mental health, wins inaugural TRAILS healthcare competition

Seattle startup Litesprite, which develops mobile games that treat mental health disorders, took home the crown at the inaugural TRAILS competition …

4 Simple Ways to be the High Achiever in the Room

The most successful people intentionally don't behave like everyone else.<p>Living an exceptional life isn't something that's just going to happen--you need to be intentional. Often, the people who achieve the most in life rise early, exercise every day, and read voraciously, plus dozens of other …

Former Cisco CEO-turned-VC John Chambers: ‘We’ve got to become a startup nation again’

Former Cisco Systems CEO and Chairman John Chambers, who now invests in startups as a venture capitalist, says the U.S. needs to pare down business …

Chattanooga, Tennessee has found a way to reinvent itself as a startup center of the South

My introduction to Chattanooga, Tennessee hinted at what I'd find during my visit there. Mayor Andy Berke, who's led the city since 2013, visited my New York office in March accompanied by Bellhops CEO Luke Marklin, whose moving company has raised $30 million. They told me the story of the city's …

32-Year-Old Founder Sells His Pharmacy Startup To Amazon

Amazon announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire startup PillPack. Started by Forbes 30 Under 30 list member TJ Parker, 32, and Elliott Cohen in 2013, PillPack is an online pharmacy that prepackages customers’ medication by dosage and has been seen as potentially rivaling Walgreens or CVS in …

Startups

This young woman turned the classic yoga class model upside down and people love it

There is no question that yoga can be super beneficial to your career. It can help you focus better, improve the way you interact with your …

Are You an Artist (or Artistically Inclined)? License Your Work: You'll Make Money.

And you don't need an agent or a booth at a trade show.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a creative person, I've always found the opportunity to license my ideas rather than sell them myself irresistable. Over the years, I haven't wanted to run a business so much as …

Licensing