Managing Your Startup In 2016: New Rules For A New Environment

sunrise ocean It’s a new environment for startups in 2016. Financing will get harder. Valuation inflation will dissipate. Profitability will be in vogue again. And old-fashioned business fundamentals will balance out the disruption frenzy of the past five years. Given the new investment climate, what’s an entrepreneur to do? To answer that, let’s first examine the factors behind Silicon… Read More

‘Appocalypse,’ Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love AI

terminator t-800 The force has been strong for AI (artificial intelligence) over the last few weeks, what with Slack announcing a fund for bots, Elon Musk announcing OpenAI and, of course, the release of Star Wars. This has given all of us new hope — and even more reason to talk about AI and bots controlling every aspect of our lives. Read More

Kenzen Wins For Best Startup In The Future Athlete Category At The NFL’s 1st And Future

24229506513_82f66d0e3d_k Twelve startups campaigned for their chance to win the prize at 1st and Future, the startup pitch hosted jointly by the NFL, Stanford and TechCrunch, but only one could take home the prize in each category. Kenzen, the startup billing itself as a “personal health lab,” was among the chosen few today, winning in the category of Future Athlete. Kenzen competed against some… Read More

HYP3R’s Location-Based Engagement CRM Wins The “Future Stadium” Category At 1st and Future

hyp3r We’ve reached the end of 1st And Future — a sports-centric startup competition thrown as a joint effort between the NFL, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and TechCrunch.
The final of three categories in the competition today was “The Future Stadium”, focusing on technology that would advance the stadium experience of tomorrow. Read More

LiveLike’s VR Spectator App Wins The 1st And Future Bringing Home The Game Category

LiveLike VR Sports Virtual reality, body cameras, and the Internet Of Things are poised to change the way we watch sports. Today we saw how at TechCrunch’s 1st And Future startup competition held at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The home viewing category winner, LiveLike, lets you watch games in virtual reality from multiple angles. The contest featured twelve finalists competing in three… Read More

Twitter May Introduce An Algorithmic Timeline And People Are Losing Their Minds

twitter-down Remember Twitter? Or, at least, that would seem to be the sentiment from parts of Twitter that are now shocked that the company is considering switching to an algorithmic timeline, according to a BuzzFeed report. Everyone panic! This changes everything! Twitter will never be the same. #RIPTwitter. There’s even a top trending hashtag for it. Update: CEO Jack Dorsey said in a… Read More

Gillmor Gang: Passion Plate

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, February 5, 2016. The Gang’s ears are burning as expletives fly around our heads in augmented reality. Plus, the latest G3 with Rebecca Woodcock, Francine Hardaway, Mary Hodder, and Tina Chase Gillmor.
@stevegillmor, @scobleizer, @jtaschek, @kevinmarks, @kteare
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Watch 12 Startups Pitch The NFL At 1st And Future Here

featured Tomorrow, the Broncos and Panthers will battle it out for the right to call themselves the champions of Super Bowl 50.
Today, just miles away from the stadium, twelve startups are battling it out in front of a room full of NFL executives, team owners, and investors.
Want to watch it go down live? Here’s the live stream. Read More