That’s what Filipino-American Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom thinks about. Her group’s mission: to help use technology to impact a billion people in the next decade – and she thinks that can change the Philippines.
The road to entrepreneurial success is littered with mistakes. However, in the case of fund manager-turned-entrepreneur Adarsh Radia, all that he touches is gold. Born into an entrepreneurial family in Kenya, Radia grew up seeing his father start and grow multiple businesses.
The Laredo Development Foundation got a glimpse Tuesday into new technology aimed to save lives as well as learn about an organization whose goal is to address humanity’s grand challenges in their communities.
A Brooklyn-based startup called Modern Meadow has raised $40 million to become a top source of leather for the world’s makers of fashion and accessories, luggage, sporting goods, upholstery and furniture.
In seven months, Barack Obama will leave the White House as president of the United States. He’s going to need a job. In an interview with Bloomberg on June 13, he hinted at the possibility of joining entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in Silicon Valley.
Picture a restaurant future in which a T-1000 scrambles eggs in a frying pan hand while aJetson-esque robot waits tables out front, her sass-meter dialed to a Siri-torching 11. Then un-think that because that’s not how it’s going to be at all. As more and more restaurants implement automation, robotics, and human-replacing tech into their business models, the rough outline of our food’s future is emerging. And it definitely doesn’t involve Skynet (most likely).
Elon Musk’s proposal for Tesla to buy SolarCity in an all-stock deal is being met with the usual moans of disbelief. Still, the central core of the complaints — that Musk is making an endless capital call on the markets to fund some futuristic idea of a solar utility giant — is essentially correct. And that’s good news. You can argue with his execution — or whether this combination with Tesla was the right way to do this — but the vision is big and bold and the technology is moving in his direction.
Barclays Africa Group has a market penetration problem. Though its parent company, the $1.8 trillion-asset Barclays PLC, has had operations in Africa for more than 100 years, today Barclays Africa has only 12 million customers, about 1% of the continent’s total population. Clearly, said Stephen van Coller, Barclays Africa’s chief executive for corporate and investment banking, “you’ve got an opportunity to bank significantly more people than you currently are banking.”
More than half of the world’s cities already experience water shortages on a recurring basis. Karachi – the largest city in South Asia – is facing another summer of water shortages, one out of three of India’s big cities are facing a water crisis, and at the height of the drought in São Paulo last year, 9 million Brazilians were subject to government-enforced water rationing.
The Exponential Finance 2016 conference, organized by Singularity University and CNBC, was held in New York on June 7 and 8. Once again, distributed ledger technology and applications were extensively featured, with MIT Media Lab director Brian Forde giving attendees a glimpse of current initiatives.