In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs participate in weekly training and feedback sessions that are led by Founder Institute Mentors.Our Mentors provide the passion, experience, and support that helps our Founders launch meaningful and enduring companies.The Founder Institute is about practical, actionable training and feedback - not theory.To achieve this, we bring in experienced Founders and CEOs to give our companies the most relevant and valuable advice.In a confidential setting, they share horror stories, best practices, and realistic feedback to help our Founders avoid "rookie mistakes" and be successful.In the upcoming Silicon Valley Semester, we have secured a truly exceptional roster of Founder Institute Mentors, including many from out of town.
The Founder Institute, world's premier startup bootcamp for talented entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications for the Silicon Valley Winter 2019 Semester.The flagship Silicon Valley semester will now be in its 15th edition, with previous semesters having graduated great companies like Udemy, Retailigence, Cake Health, Getable, Breezy, Shopalize, Skimble, Yumvy, Spikes, and many more.Those who apply by the Early Admissions Deadline (2018-11-11) will have their application fees waived (typically $50) and are eligible for Founder Institute Fellowships.In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs "learn by doing" and launch a company through structured training courses and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors.Plus, you are not required to quit you day job to participate, so you can begin building a business around your ideas without putting your livelihood at risk.In order to celebrate the launch, the Silicon Valley Founder Institute will host a "Pre-Curriculum" of free startup events for the general public:
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For young people pursuing a career in Silicon Valley, enrollment can be a golden ticket to elite technology companies.Over the years, Stanford has educated some of the biggest names in tech, including Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin and Yahoo's Marissa Mayer.Founded in 1891, Stanford University has built a reputation as a feeder school for Silicon Valley.Source: Silicon Valley Business JournalIn CoHo, a coffee house where I found many students sitting on couches with laptops in hand, portraits of alumni hang on the wall.Stanford has educated titans of tech including Yahoo's Marissa Mayer; Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin; cofounder of PayPal, Peter Thiel; former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer; and cofounders of Hewlett-Packard, Bill Hewlett and David Packard.
U.S. Patent Office Today, when a car runs into a pedestrian, it often carries the person along until the driver brakes, throwing the victim from the vehicle, possibly leading to further injury as they hit the road or some other hard surface, or get hit by another car, the patent said."An eggshell-like layer covering the adhesive would protect the sticky surface during everyday driving, but shatter in an accident to reveal the glue.The Google patent comes at a time of rising pedestrian traffic fatalities, with preliminary data suggesting a 10 percent increase nationally last year from 4,884 deaths in 2014, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association."Manufacturers have gotten remarkably good at protecting the occupants of the vehicle, but there's been much less attention to protecting the people outside.But, Smith said, Google's patent highlights a problem central to safety engineering: solutions create their own concerns.Contact Ethan Baron at 408-920-5011 or follow him at Twitter.com/ethanbaron
Autonomous car manufacturers might start to look at the United Kingdom as a viable alternative to Europe or the U.S., thanks to proposed new reforms on insurance legislation that now covering autonomous cars.Announced in the Queen s Speech to Parliament earlier today, the reforms allow autonomous cars to be tested and purchased in the U.K.See Also: General Motors flags down Lyft to start autonomous taxi trialWe don t think this means fully autonomous cars are purchasable, but autonomous features will be allowed inside U.K. cars.This means things like Tesla s Model S autonomous lane switching or Ford s self-parking should be available in the next few years.Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover are testing autonomous cars in the U.K. already, in project cities like London and Milton Keynes, and will now be able to test the cars across the country.We suspect other European-based automotive companies may look at the U.K., which is less restrictive than other European countries on autonomous cars.
Oracle Chief Executive Officer Safra Catz put an Old Testament spin on her company's software copyright battle with Google as she told jurors about an encounter with her adversary's top lawyer at a bat mitzvah in 2012.Catz's testimony in San Francisco federal court was intended to buttress what Oracle claims was Google's brazen theft of Java code to build its Android operating system, and to begin to explain how that theft caused the database maker damages of $9.3 billion.Catz's message: Google undercut Oracle's licensing revenue by co-opting Java to develop Android into the operating system now used in 80 percent of the world's mobile devices.Google took a language designed to "write once, run anywhere" across different computing platforms and "forked," or split into two, Oracle's Java community of programmers, she said.AdvertisementGoogle lifted and employed the code so that it would only run on Android, leading smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics, ZTE., and Motorola to adopt that platform, which the search engine company offered for free, and to cease paying Java licensing fees to Oracle, Catz testified."They use Android instead of taking a copy of our software."
He and his siblings later moved in with a basketball coach to flee an abusive, alcoholic father.But Willis' remarkable story of empowerment and reinvention might not have happened this way at all.This February, Athlon ranked Willis the 22nd-best linebacker in NFL history — a plaudit that's double impressive when you consider his career lasted half as long as those of some other players."Apple's Steve Jobs Would See Himself in Tech Pioneer Eren Niazi," squawked a headline on TheStreet two years ago.As the two neighbors got to know one another more, Willis found himself impressed by Niazi's rags-to-riches story and tech-industry success.And now Willis: "It just felt like, a lot of times in my other occupation, it was all about you as an individual.
The investor Nicolai Wadström traveling money to the venture capital company Bootstrap Labs next fund. Today Bootstrap Labs total of 18 employees, four full-time experts and advisors part time. The basic idea is still alive, it is useful to combine human capital with venture capital, says Nicolai Wadström. We aggregate massive amounts of data in the world. Nicolai Wadström think it will be a good investment fall, also in the correction of the market that has taken place in the spring. Many other US companies have also opened offices in the valley to get closer and buy into various startup companies.
It will let users add live-updating spreadsheets to documentsCredit: QuipQuip, a Silicon Valley startup that s taking on the giants of the productivity software market, announced a major update to its spreadsheet capabilities Wednesday that s aimed at bringing its service more in line with Microsoft Excel.The service s spreadsheets now include features like the ability to merge cells, validate data and filter information in a sheet.These updates are key to helping Quip compete with its biggest rivals in the cloud productivity suite space: Microsoft s Office 365 and Google Apps for Work.That means the executive summary of a report can have the same data in a spreadsheet table and in a paragraph, because they re linked together.Taylor estimates they make up 80 percent to 90 percent of the users in a company.Of course, Quip s competitors aren t standing still.
It will let users add live-updating spreadsheets to documentsCredit: QuipQuip, a Silicon Valley startup that s taking on the giants of the productivity software market, announced a major update to its spreadsheet capabilities Wednesday that s aimed at bringing its service more in line with Microsoft Excel.The service s spreadsheets now include features like the ability to merge cells, validate data and filter information in a sheet.These updates are key to helping Quip compete with its biggest rivals in the cloud productivity suite space: Microsoft s Office 365 and Google Apps for Work.That means the executive summary of a report can have the same data in a spreadsheet table and in a paragraph, because they re linked together.Taylor estimates they make up 80 percent to 90 percent of the users in a company.Of course, Quip s competitors aren t standing still.
When it launches this summer, Allo will offer an incognito mode that switches on an end-to-end encryption system known as Signal, designed by the privacy-focused non-profit Open Whisper Systems.And in the wake of Apple s landmark fight with the FBI over the encrypted iPhone of San Bernadino killer Syed Rizwan Farook, the move represents another step in Silicon Valley s shift toward user-controlled encryption in defiance of law enforcement.Allo s incognito mode represents a far more limited approach to encryption than Whatsapp s, Apple s, Viber s, or even what it s offering with Duo: Unlike with those apps, you must purposefully turn on incognito mode to send encrypted Allo messages; the app doesn t hide all messages by default.But Google s launching its encrypted communication apps as new tools that may or may not catch on, rather than Whatsapp s far bolder move to turn on encryption for its existing, massive userbase.Gmail and Google Hangouts, meanwhile, still lack end-to-end encryption, leaving them open to government surveillance orders.Allo and Duo s new security features, in other words, are Google s baby steps towards a fully-encrypted future, not the sort of bold moves to elevate privacy above profit or politics that some of its competitors have already taken.
After a seven month wait Google has now brought Android Pay to the UK, meaning you can finally use your Android phone to pay for your coffee in the morning.You'll need to be with a participating bank though, with options limited to Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M Bank, MBNA and Nationwide Building Society for now.NatWest and Santander have confirmed to techradar support will come at a later date, while those with Barclays can use the bank's own contactless payment app instead.Earlier this year Google launched a public trial - in Silicon Valley, of course - for a system called Hands Free, which will allow you to make payments by just saying "pay with Google".In the meantime, get yourself set up on Android Pay by download the app from the Google Play Store.Just remember you will be using real life money before you get carried away with swiping on every reader in sight.
The evening begins Google's huge developer conference in Silicon Valley - here are the points we want to know more about. Earlier in our test we ran a preview version of Android, N, and was able to report on the news that split screen, new notifieringsfunktioner and several other exciting news interface. Read also: We have tested the Android N - here are 6 smart improvements However, I / O Reveals certainly more Androidfronten. Android Auto and self-driving cars Google's self-driving cars have gone around the streets of Mountain View for over a year now and have been involved in traffic accidents. Virtual reality Google reported a large bet on the vr, and the prerelease version of Android N line includes expanded support for the technology. We have already been introduced for super cheap Google Cardboard, but there are low odds on Google within a few days has published its very own VR platform.
You look at some of these tech stocks that are so, so weak as a concept and a company, and they re selling for so much money.He slammed companies that have never made any money and that have a bad concept.Trump s less nuanced version ruffled some feathers.Finally someone calls it out, veteran VC Marc Andreessen tweeted sarcastically, prompting one commenter to suggest Trump might try to build a firewall and get San Francisco to pay for it.The phrase make bubbles great again began popping up on social media — a play on Trump s make America great again campaign slogan.Trump also managed to anger some people on the other side of the Bay this week by calling Oakland one of the most dangerous places in the world in an interview with The New York Times.The comment prompted a biting reply from Mayor Libby Schaaf.Chris Christie, left, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference on Super Tuesday primary election night in the White and Gold Ballroom at The Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., March 1, 2016.
Google has received a patent to coat the front ends of self-driving cars with glue so that in case of collision a pedestrian would stick to the vehicle and escape further injury.Advertisement
Xavier Niels Photo: @jibees for LeWeb11 Conference @ Les Docks -Paris- / Flickr 10,000 students get the opportunity to train as a programmer in Silicon Valley for free - but there's a catch. The school, named 42, welcomes everyone between 18 and 30 years and the selection process has clear similarities to the TV series The Hunger Games. During the four weeks around the clock, get all the inmates the students compete against each other in different encoding and logic tests. The school calls it themselves for an imaginary swimming pool where you throw in all the students - and then you get to see who is able to swim. After the four weeks so thinned the best students out and these will then go to university for three to five years. Billionaire Xavier Niels invest to begin with nearly 800 million in school that will train 10,000 new programmers the next five years it is planned.
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg plans to meet with roughly a dozen prominent conservatives Wednesday to quell concerns that the social network is biased against conservative ideas.The meeting, at Facebook s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., marks the company s latest attempt at damage control after a report last week that curators of Facebook s trending topics feature suppressed news about conservative events and from conservative sources.In 2012, digital ad spending was less than $200 million.Mr. Zuckerberg co-founded Fwd.US, a group that lobbies for more open U.S. immigration policies, including expanding a work-permit program that has brought thousands of foreign engineers to Silicon Valley.Mr. Zuckerberg also appeared to criticize Mr. Trump during remarks last month at Facebook s annual developer conference when he said, Instead of building walls, we can help build bridges.Facebook is a corporate sponsor of both the Republican and Democratic conventions this summer.
Valentina PalladinoFitbit devices are known for being easy-to-use, fitness-first products, but now the company that makes them may be planning to tack on extra features.Fitbit released a statement today announcing that it has acquired "wearable payment assets" from the Silicon Valley company Coin.Existing Coin users will be able to use their devices for the duration of their "lifetime"; the card itself can last two years without any recharging.One of the biggest differences between standalone fitness trackers and all-purpose smartwatches is mobile payment support: the Apple Watch has Apple Pay, and Google has Android Pay for its smartphones while Android Wear users eagerly await its inclusion on their wearable devices.Jawbone was the first big fitness tracker company to integrate mobile payments into its Up4 wristband, but that feature is in partnership with American Express, so only AmEx cardmembers can use it.Earlier this year, MasterCard and Coin announced a partnership to bring mobile payments to a bunch of fitness-related wearables, including the Atlas wristband, but there's no word on whether that plan will continue now that Fitbit essentially owns that technology.
The median price of a single-family home in Santa Clara County hit seven figures for the first time last month: $1 million on the button."And even at $700,000, you're going to be in second-tier schools.AdvertisementThe numbers reflect a crisis that is squeezing low-income earners and the middle class.Even in desirable Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda and Walnut Creek, she said, "We do have a little more inventory, but then you have to weed through that and find the few that are ready to go."Last month, they also bought their new place in Orinda: four bedrooms, four baths and 3,700 square feet on a hillside with 100-year-old oak trees and "tons of wildlife."Contact Richard Scheinin at 408-920-5069, read his stories at www.mercurynews.com/richard-scheinin and follow him at Twitter.com/RealEstateRag.
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