How Tech And Blockchain Innovators Can Come Together To Survive The Coronavirus

Technology entrepreneur, angel investor and Founder of InQube.

With a second wave of the coronavirus, the crypto and tech industries are experiencing a significant boom. According to KPMG’s Enterprise Reboot report, nearly two-thirds of executives see potential in emerging technologies when they are used together.

Many companies already started using completely different combinations to improve performance. The most popular is the use of AI and blockchain. Such adoption can help streamline public health processes and provide information for screening people with Covid-19 symptoms and recommend them whether they need to be diagnosed. 

Blockchain is being used as a point of trust to track medical supplies or medications, according to joint research conducted by medical institutes and developers. Whether you work at a hospital or as a first responder, having a single point of reference that organizes and assesses the relevant data can help in the efforts to combat 

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Meet The Young Innovators Engineering The Future

This year’s ambitious upstarts are making their mark through innovations in 3D printing, low-cost construction, apparel and aerospace.

Starting a manufacturing business or industrial operation from scratch is tough in the best of times. With a pandemic, a sharp economic downturn and a divisive, endless election, 2020 certainly wasn’t the best of times. Yet it didn’t hold back the 2021 crop of entrepreneurs in the Manufacturing & Industry category of Forbes 30 Under 30, who are building businesses in areas including low-cost construction, high-tech jeans and unique applications for 3D printing. 

Icon cofounder Alex Le Roux, this year’s featured entrepreneur, epitomizes the latter. While studying at Baylor University, he wondered: “What if 3D printers were a lot bigger? What if we could use concrete?” That led to the creation of Vulcan, a nearly 12-foot-tall 3D printer that can produce a concrete house in just 24 hours and up to

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Why The Tech Space Needs More Innovators Like Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

I was sitting on the roof of one of those trendy Las Vegas eateries.

Not the fake ones at the Venetian hotel modelled after an Italian villa where the walls and the sky are painted blue but you’re actually in a casino. Instead, it was a real roof under brightly lit stars.

I was nursing an Arnold Palmer (I haven’t had a real drink since high school) and a bad headache after a few days at a tech conference, lounging on an outdoor sofa with a couple of PR reps and a photographer friend. The eatery was

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QF’s Stars Of Science Invites Aspiring Innovators To Apply For Season 13

Young Arab innovators with ideas and solutions designed to tackle global challenges – such as the COVID-19 pandemic – are encouraged to apply and transform their concepts into tangible innovations.

For over a decade, the impact of Stars of Science has been felt through its significant contribution to creating a vibrant entrepreneurial culture among young people in Arab countries, which is reflected by the successes achieved by its many alumni.

Stars of Science has thus far empowered more than 147 innovators representing 18 Arab countries, instilling the values of collaboration and scientific excellence during their time on the show. Collectively, the show’s alumni community have become drivers of change to catalyse social progress and create a culture of innovation across the Arab region and beyond.

Stars of Science not only provides funding and technical assistance, but also grants contestants the necessary tools to develop their ideas and projects. Furthermore, participants

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Founder of Epic Queen receives the Innovators Under 35 LATAM award from MIT Technology Review magazine

Ana Karen Ramírez standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera

© Cortesía de Epic Queen

  • Each year, the magazine owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) awards 35 young Latinos who positively transform the quality of life.
  • Ana Karen is CEO of Epic Queen, a social enterprise that inspires girls and women to be curious and courageous through STEM education.

Ana Karen Ramírez , founder of Epic Queen , is recognized by MIT Technology Review magazine with the Innovators under 35 (IU35) award , which places her as one of the brightest minds in Latin America for her work in empowering girls and women with training in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Each year, the magazine owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) awards 35 young Latinos who positively transform the quality of life around the world in five categories: Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Visionaries, Humanitarians, and Pioneers.

The founder of Epic Queen was awarded in the Visionaries

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What gives you hope? Inspiration from scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators on eve of historic election

Well, here we are: rattled, unsettled and full of anxiety.

Less than 24 hours before a historic U.S. election, we are perched on the edge of a precarious precipice. And we are not alone. A recent SWNS OnePoll just arrived in our inbox showing that 67 percent of Americans want 2020 to be over as soon as possible and that more than half of respondents anticipate election day being the most stressful day of their lives.

There’s no eliminating the anxiety. And there are plenty of excellent tips and coping mechanisms — from The New York Times story “Don’t give into ‘Election Stress Disorder” to Psychology Today’s piece on “How to cope with election stress.”

Here at GeekWire we’ve found another way to deal with what certainly could be several days, or weeks, of negativity. Over the course of the past three weeks at the 2020 GeekWire Summit, we asked

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New York City Neighborhood Challenge program offers grants for tech innovators to help small businesses

The program is looking for plans that either digitize businesses, redesign physical operations, manage curbsides or activate vacant storefronts.

New York last launched the challenge in 2017, when small businesses were facing stress but certainly nothing that compares to the Covid-19 crisis.

There are about 7,500 technology companies in the city, each capable of new ideas to help small businesses, said Robinson Hernandez, executive director of the Urban Tech Hub, a space for startups in Midtown.

“This is about finding ways to bridge the gap between them,” Hernandez said.   

Projects could include plans for livestreaming events at performance venues and connecting old-school businesses with customers online for the first time. Up to two proposals will be selected for each category to receive support from a public-private grant, the EDC said.

Three years ago, the Rockaway Business Alliance used a Neighborhood Challenge grant to launch a mobile app that encouraged beachgoers

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