December 6, 2023

Cayman: Lessons from Silicon Valley

#UniTalks Lessons from Silicon Valley You’re invited to a special lecture by a Serial Silicon Valley Software Entrepreneur   Friday, 25 November 2022 • 1pm-2pmAt the UCCI Cascade Room • Free Admission Light Refreshments Served at 12:45pm  What’s behind the top tech giants’ elusive code of success? Learn how a fusion of innovation, culture, and customer-focused productivity […]

Re-Imagining the OECS: Discover Opportunities & Innovate Forward

Monday, May 30, 2022 — Join the Caribbean’s present and future leaders this summer for an insightful and powerful dialog on advancing the OECS as a global innovation hub. The dialog is a CEO breakfast hosted by the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). You’ll learn the latest […]

How the customer interview illuminates innovation

By Christie Nicholson From Core77 Few companies set up their customer conversations in ways that lead to accurate and useful data. The key is to ask better questions. Often our most painful experiences lead to our best lessons. Here’s a story of an awkward moment that inspired one of the most widely used practices in […]

Destination of the week

Inside a secretive luxury estate hidden in the Spanish mountains, where homes can cost $30 million and include helipads, horse paddocks, and Michelin-star chefs By Ruqayyah Moynihan and Christina Esteban From Business Insider La Zagaleta, located in Benahavis in the South of Spain, is one of the most exclusive, luxurious, and secretive estates in Europe. […]

VC Lior Susan has a big idea that seems to be working: building next-generation industrial companies

By Connie Loizos From TechCrunch Many investors in Silicon Valley are waiting for the next big platform. That’s fine with Lior Susan,  a former Flex exec who in 2015 co-founded Eclipse Ventures with the legendary venture capitalist Pierre Lamond, long of Sequoia Capital. The duo, along with a team that has now grown to 13 people — happen to […]

A Peruvian ex-president was arrested at a Silicon Valley restaurant on charges of being drunk in public

Reuters From Business Insider Alejandro Toledo, a former President of Peru, was arrested in San Mateo, Calif. for being drunk in public. Toledo, 73, served as the South American country’s president from 2001 to 2006. Toledo denied being arrested and said the information about his arrested was part of a conspiracy by political opponents. Peru’s […]

US: FDA warns against using young people’s blood to halt aging

From Newsmax Taking a young person’s plasma and infusing it into an older person to ward off aging — a therapy that’s fascinated some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley — has no proven clinical benefit, the Food and Drug Administration said. The agency issued a safety alert on Tuesday about the infusion of […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Congress: It’s time to stand up for the right to privacy

By Matt Binder From Mashable Apple CEO Tim Cook is on a crusade to make tech companies care more about their users’ privacy. In an op-ed for Time Magazine, Cook once again called for a sweeping change within the tech industry and how companies handle online data. The Apple CEO is pushing Congress and the Federal […]

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be

By Kate Clark From TechCrunch On stage at Disrupt SF, investors agreed you no longer have to be in the Bay Area to win the startup game In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the […]

Breaking the bank or the myth of blockchain brotopia – or both?

By Nisa Amoils From Forbes If ever there was a question as to whether NY is the capital of fintech or blockchain, it was answered this week. Through a series of events from May 11 – 17, “Blockchain Week New York City,” anchored by headline event Consensus, included a first-ever Blockchain Job Fair.  Attendance was […]