Singularity University

With $250 million, Peter Diamandis’ new startup is all about taking stem cells from placentas

Stem cells derived from a human placenta hold the key to unlocking a myriad of potentials in regenerative medicine and are the focus of X-Prize and Singularity University founder Peter Diamandis&#8217

Beyond the BS of Singularity U’s $32M raise to teach trendspotting

Twenty minutes into my interview with CEO Rob Nail, and I still couldn’t cut through the buzzwords about his online and in-person education startup. So I asked him straight up, “with as li

Columbus welcomes urban problem solvers with new accelerator

Every American city wishes it could better support technology, entrepreneurship and infrastructure, unfortunately few actually have the resources to set truly ambitious goals into motion. But Colum

Here are the frontier startups that presented at Singularity University’s third demo day

The nine startups participating in Singularity University's accelerator program presented this afternoon at Moffett Federal Airfield just outside Mountain View, CA. Singularity University, founded in

Former TechShop CEO Mark Hatch joins Network Society Ventures as General Partner

Early-stage venture firm Network Society Ventures has snagged TechShop’s former CEO and co-founder Mark Hatch as general partner. Hatch is recognized as a pioneer of the maker movement, is a cu

Singularity University Launches Accelerator To Seize Academia’s Innovation Monopoly

Singularity University, the technology think tank and incubator, on Wednesday announced a new accelerator program that aims to push technologies out of research facilities and into the real world. S

Aipoly Puts Machine Vision In The Hands Of The Visually Impaired

It's 3.30am in the featureless Singularity University meeting room I'm peering into via Skype and I've just asked Marita Cheng to take a photo of the buttons on her co-founder, Alberto Rizzoli's, shir

Matternet To Test The First Real Drone Delivery System In Switzerland

The Swiss postal service, Swiss Post, is going to attempt drone deliveries for the first time ever using Matternet, a company working on perfecting drone-based delivery systems. The first tests will h

Ray Kurzweil: “You Are What You Think” [TCTV]

Here is the second half of our two-part interview with legendary inventor and thought leader <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/raymond-kurzweil">Ray Kurzweil</a> (you can see part one <a href

Ray Kurzweil Talks Entrepreneurship, Apps, And The Future Of Education [TCTV]

Legendary scientist, inventor, futurist, and all-around tech icon <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/raymond-kurzweil">Ray Kurzweil</a> is attending the ongoing <a href="https://beta.techcrunch

Keen On… How Yahoo Screwed Up And Lessons For Other Silicon Valley Giants (TCTV)

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/salim-ismail">Salim Ismail</a> has one of the liveliest minds and most eclectic resumes in the Valley. The founding Executive Director of <a href="http://www.

Keen On… The Future of the University Might Well be Singularity (TCTV)

Late last month, I was involved in putting on an Amsterdam based <a href="http://www.whosecrazyidea.nl/">conference</a> about reinventing university education entitled “Whose Crazy Idea Is This Anyw

The 4-Hour Body: The Real App You Are Working On Is An App Called Yourself (Review)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/unx-hacker.jpg"/> Tim Ferriss is a 33-year-old Silicon Valley angel investor, consultant, Singularity University advisor, and former entrep