From civic engagement to artificial intelligence to the changing landscape of work itself, Day 1 of the GeekWire Summit covered a wide range of issues. While speakers ranged from early-stage entrepreneurs to industry titans, a common theme emerged: The human element.
Startups play an important role in Singapore’s future economic structure and the Government wants to help them develop in a sustainable way, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, speaking on the sidelines of a tour of JTC LaunchPad @ one-north on Friday (Oct 2).
Venture capitalist Dave McClure takes an unusual approach to startup investing, spreading smaller bets over a lot of startups instead of attempting to pick a few winners. He gets a lot of criticism for the strategy, but he had a clear message for the GeekWire Summit crowd on Thursday: just wait.
Startup gurus and the stars of Syfy channel’s recently canceled series “The Bazillion Dollar Club,” Dave McClure and Brady Forrest, say they may have missed out on television stardom for now, but there’s still hope.
Echelon Malaysia 2015 in Kuala Lumpur started off strong with high-energy and meaty keynotes from three tech heavyweights.
Just two months since its last round of funding, Sequoia Capital-backed KFit is seeking to raise another $10 million to help expand throughout Asia, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Shopping for clothes as a queer, masculine woman or transgender man is no easy task. Traditional department stores are typically geared towards heterosexual people and don’t take into account those who are gender-queer or gender non-conforming. Enter Saint Harridan, a 500 Startups-backed company that creates and sells masculine clothing and accessories for women and transgender men.
There is hope for those saddened to hear Dave McClure’s new reality show Bazillion Dollar Club was yanked just one week after airing its first episode on SyFy. We hear Zero Point Zero, the production company behind the show, is looking for a new home.