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Don Katz dishes on Audible.com storytelling with ‘Invisible Man,’ Ralph Ellison

Jordan French Contributor Jordan French is the founder of the marketing firm Notability Partners and the chief marketing officer of BeeHex. More posts by this contributor: Though lots of moving parts have to be corralled together in order to found, expand and manage a business as large as Audible.com, founder …

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Meet European bootcamp Rockstart’s first AI cohort

Back in April the Netherlands-based Rockstart bootcamp announced it was adding an AI track. It’s now named the first batch of startups in the inaugural six-month program, with teams hailing from as far afield as India, Singapore, South Africa and the US. Nine teams in all are on what Rockstart …

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Evolve Foundation launches a $100 million fund to find startups working to relieve human suffering

It seems there’s nothing but bad news out there lately, but here’s some good news — the nonprofit Evolve Foundation has raised $100 million for a new fund called the Conscious Accelerator to combat loneliness, purposelessness, fear and anger spreading throughout the world though technology. Co-founder of Matrix Partners China …

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Google takes aim at medtech for Launchpad Studio’s first batch of AI-focused startups

Google has been going all-in on artificial intelligence and machine learning for some time now, and part of that is, of course, nurturing the growing ecosystem around it, from developer tools to startups. Their latest effort, Launchpad Studio, targets one vertical at a time, fostering startups looking to make deep …

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GCHQ Cyber Accelerator doubles down for second intake

A cyber security accelerator with links to the UK’s GCHQ intelligence agency is doubling down for a second program that’s larger and longer than the inaugural bootcamp which kicked off in January. The second cohort, announced today, will go through a nine month program vs three. There’s also more of …

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Australia’s Startmate accelerator announces its most recent class

As the startup tech scene blossoms in Australia, despite challenges like a small pool of local institutional investors and natural threats like the predatory Dropbear, one of the key components of its success has been the development of its national incubator and accelerator programs. One of the best of the …

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