Category: Entrepreneurship and Business

Moonshots Through Failure

Today Astro Teller talked about how to shoot for the metaphorical moon by failing up. “I fear thoughts that fear technology. You have to approach the changing world with knowledge and confidence, not fear.” Teller talked about bringing the internet to the world with balloons designed to fail… … and self driving cars that learn...

SXSW Accelerator With Bob Metcalfe

SXSW 2015 marked the seventh year of the SXSW Accelerator. More than 500 startups pitched their business ideas to the Accelerator judges this year, and  six winners were chosen from six different Accelerator categories: Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies, Entertainment and Content Technologies, Digital Health and Life Science Technologies, Innovative World Technologies, Social Technologies, and Wearable...

An Interview With Yik Yak’s Founders

SXSW Interactive saw Yik Yak founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington sitting down Monday with Carmel DeAmicis of GigaOm for what DeAmicis called a rare interview. This is the first SXSW experience for both founders, who related that a year ago they were still working furiously on the app and probably wouldn’t have believed they would...

BIG Health Data & HIPAA

When trying to understand the many different view points on Health data being at a place like SXSW is very helpful. The panel Why HIPAA Won’t Save You covered a verity of topics ranging from the patients, the health care companies to the scientific researchers who will use this data. How to keep everyone’s health...