Jean Njoroge

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I Didn't Think There Were Many African Women Scientists. Then I Checked Twitter

Recently, an online survey asked me to name African women scientists I admired. I found myself struggling — even though I'm a Kenyan entomologist, researching sustainable ways to feed our expanding population amid a changing climate. I thought to myself, why are there so few of us?<p>I was wrong: We …

Women of Color

2017 Syracuse University Arents Award Recipient Mary Spio ’98

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

Venture Capital

How I Tackled the Biggest Project of My Professional Career While Crushing My 9-to-5 Workload

By the time you’re reading this, my final InDesign files will have been buttoned up and sent off to my book publisher, and the layout of the <i>The</i> …

The rise of predictive maintenance is upon us

In McKinsey & Company’s June 2017 report, “Artificial Intelligence: The Next Digital Frontier,” the institute writes about how artificial intelligence will induce a shift from preventative to predictive maintenance “in the future.” This is absolutely true. But it’s also true that this capability …

Artificial Intelligence

Data Science and the Data Scientist – Simply Put.

Data Science is the intersection between Computer Science, Math and Statistics and Subject Matter Expertise.<p>Machine Learning (a type of artificial …

Data Science

Women in STEM: bias and bridging the gap

Just a few years ago, Lindsey Elliott didn’t know anything about engineering and didn’t think it would be part of her future.Elliott’s plans changed …

Reaching Deep in Low-Income Markets: What Have We Learned?

Can we provide essential goods and services to low-income populations profitably? Yes, with important caveats.<p>Fifteen years ago, C.K. Prahalad and …

What Sephora Knows About Women in Tech That Silicon Valley Doesn’t

More than 60% of the retailer’s technology workers are female<p>In a San Francisco office an hour’s drive from some of the biggest companies in Silicon Valley, Sephora has managed a corporate feat that would make the leaders of Google Inc., Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. envious: a majority of the …

7 Essential IP Law Considerations for Startup Entrepreneurs

Startups derive immense value from intangible assets. Startup valuations are based heavily on things you can’t touch: passion, brainpower, expertise, …

And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 Is… Agrilyst

At the very beginning, there were around a thousand startups. We hand-picked the 25 greatest companies so that they could compete in our incredibly competitive startup competition — the Startup Battlefield. They all presented in front of multiple groups of industry leaders serving as judges. The …

Startups

7 Angel Investors to Watch in the Startup World

Angel investors are the people who make it their mission to help fund and foster growing startups through their own contributions. Angel investing is …

Empowering a Billion Women Global Summit Launches and Opens Funding Accelerator With Goal to Get $1B Into Hands of Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020) hosts its inaugural EBW Global Summit in Austin, TX on Nov …

The 17 best startup logos of 2017

When it comes to launching a startup, logo design is not usually at the forefront of people’s minds. And rightly so. Finding a product or service …

Graphic Design

Big tech goes five for five

Alex Wilhelm Contributor<p>Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Live from Disrupt SF: Equity talks Slack, Lyft and flying cars<br>• Understanding Roku’s IPO and its growing platform …

Elon Musk Thinks We're Living In The Matrix. If He's Right, It's a Good Thing

The man who famously warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence believes we all may actually be artificially intelligent beings.<p>Elon Musk thinks it's almost certain that we're living in some version of <i>The Matrix.</i> In fact, he believes that there's a "one in billions chance" that reality as …

The end of the cloud is coming

We’re facing the end of the cloud. It’s a bold statement, I know, and maybe it even sounds a little mad. But bear with me.<p>The conventional wisdom about running server applications, be it web apps or mobile app backends, is that the future is in the cloud. Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are adding …

Blockchain

90 Percent of Hiring Managers Surveyed Say This Interview Skill Makes Job Candidates Irresistible

Glassdoor recently surveyed 750 hiring decision makers to find out what they thought were the critical skills a job candidate should have.<p>Do a Google search on "interviewing skills" and you'll get 526,000 results on anything from dress and hygiene, body language, story-telling, and questions to ask …

Inside GE’s Transformation

A CEO has different tasks in different cycles. Some CEOs are founders and builders. Others have the luxury of managing momentum through a stable economy or a period when business models aren’t being disrupted. My task was different: remaking a historic and iconic company during an extremely …

Google and NASA Have A New Quantum Computer

Meet the D-Wave 2X<p>It looks like the holiday season came early for Google’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab.<p>Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association announced today that they’re getting the D-Wave 2X, the newest and most powerful quantum computer on the market. The 2X …

Quantum Computing

These Tiny Homes Are Changing the Lives of Tennessee's Homeless

Just wait until you hear what the man behind this micro community did to raise the funds.<p>In the era of smartphones and a 24/7 news cycle, it takes extreme measures to get people's attention — which Reverend Jeff Obafemi Carr knows first hand. When he set out to raise money to build a micro …

Enterprises Don’t Have Big Data, They Just Have Bad Data

PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel commonly harps on the tech community for overusing buzzwords like “cloud” and “big data.” He’s not the only one who’s been saying this, but the message still doesn’t appear to be sinking in with most enterprises.<p>Companies often tout all their …

Stride | Group messaging & video meetings for teams

Turn a discussion into a presentation with screen sharing from any video meeting.<p>Best of all, Stride Meetings go with you anywhere, from desktop to …

How I grew a startup the hard way

When I founded Datto in 2007, I didn’t really know what I was getting into. I had a simple product idea, and I wanted to take a chance, even knowing that most startups fail. I wanted to deliver insurance against downtime to small businesses that couldn’t afford traditional enterprise backup …

Startups