AI


As we approach the end of 2017, trends in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning continue to capture our attention. Last week there were reports of “Tech Giants Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent” (link) Earlier in the year, White House released a new report on the ways that artificial […]

Eric Schmidt : America needs to ‘get its act together’ ...


Every few years we come across a technology that has begun to graduate from a buzz-word by solving real-world problems. Earlier this year we ranked trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI) among the “Top 25 Digital Startup ideas and technologies for 2017.”  The potential for artificial intelligence has been imagined by […]

Advances in AI continue to polarize techies and business ...


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A few weeks ago, we featured Nana.io ‘s story as our ‘Startup of the Week.’ Here is a guest post on the Gig-Economy from its CEO and founder David Zamir. The gig economy is often touted as providing opportunity, but with gig workers employed as contractors without benefits or job […]

Startup advice – From Appliance Repair to $5 Million App: ...



Earlier this year we ranked trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI) among the “Top 25 Digital Startup ideas and technologies for 2017.” Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been in Research and Development (R&D) for nearly three decades and computer science researchers are beginning to visualize use cases across industry verticals. The potential […]

Banks eager for Artificial Intelligence, but slow to adopt


We generally feature emerging digital enterprises for the weekly ‘startup of the week’ feature. This week we review the emerging giant in peer-to-peer marketplace, OLX.. Those of us living in North America think of craigslist as being synonymous with peer-to-peer marketplace. Even craigslist has competitors in North America, including local […]

Startup of the week: OLX – the craigslist for emerging ...


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This week we feature Nana.io, $5M Startup that was inspired by mom to go live on Mother’s Day Nana is disrupting appliance repair and domestic cleaning services, but it isn’t just another chore app. The Nana difference: Its founder has worked in the very industry that he’s disrupting, taking the […]

Startup of the Week: Alameda, CA based Nana.io



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This week we feature the California based hi-tech startup StackShare. StackShare (previously Leanstack), started in May 2013 as a side project. The founders wanted a better way to find and choose things that would help them build apps. Fast forward over a year later, and they have built up a […]

Startup of the Week: San Francisco SaaS and Tech startup ...


Calling all UAS Startups What Happens When a Drone Hits You in the Head? Does your technology help avoid collisions with people, buildings, or other flying objects? Well, even if it doesn’t we are interested in hearing from UAS startups. UASCI invites you to Pitch at the upcoming 2017 UAS […]

Pitch your startup at the upcoming 2017 UAS Tech Forum ...


This week we feature the South African fin-tech startup Strider. The Johannesburg fintech startup, Strider (formerly called Stock shop), aims to “build the future of fintech” by simplifying the complex world of finance and create meaningful products, services and technology. The offerings include a conversational user interface including a bot that […]

Startup of the Week: Johannesburg fintech startup Strider



African startups seem to be in the news a lot this week. First comes news of World Bank Group launching a business acceleration program. The World Bank Group has launched XL Africa, a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa. As […]

How to launch your startup with World-Bank support ?