Collaborative Robots: Living Amongst Us

I’m going to program a robot to do my laundry and dishes for me, and be my personal butler. Unless some enterprising entrepreneur builds one and sells it to me first. May 29’s VLAB on collaborative robots showcased robots that can work side by side- collaborate- with humans. The industrial robots of the past remain [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:47:12+00:00September 16th, 2014|Event Summary, VLAB|Comments Off on Collaborative Robots: Living Amongst Us

Algorithm Alchemy: Turning Talent Search Into Gold

How much do companies spend on people? Trillions of dollars… Winning or losing your market is based on whether or not you have not just good, but amazing people. -Dan Shapero, VP of Talent Solutions, LinkedIn As of today, no one’s found a scalable* way to provide general recruiting options. So far a cadre of startups [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:47:12+00:00July 16th, 2014|VLAB|Comments Off on Algorithm Alchemy: Turning Talent Search Into Gold

Click to Fit: How Startups are Personalizing Fashion

http://youtu.be/kI_o3ls_mNo Scalable Fashion and Personalization. What is personalization? Fabric? Check. Tailor? Check. Fashion, particularly men’s fashion, started out highly personalized. After choosing fabric from a vast selection, the clothes were tailored to a perfect fit, after which personalized changes could be made to the design before the product was hand delivered. By the late 18th [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:47:12+00:00May 4th, 2014|Fashion|Comments Off on Click to Fit: How Startups are Personalizing Fashion

Ambient IQ: Intelligence Anywhere and Everywhere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXwo8Zc78o0 "If Terminex uses connected mousetraps… they could send [staff] directly to traps that have experienced a “Downed Mouse Event… They no longer have to send staff to empty mousetraps. ” -Hugo Fiennes, Co-Founder and CEO, Electric Imp Early-Stage Connection Imagine if Home-brew Computer Club members of the 1980’s took their products directly to market [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:47:12+00:00April 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ambient IQ: Intelligence Anywhere and Everywhere

Fashion Tech Improves Personalized Style and Fit

Great preview to our Tuesday, April 18th, VLAB Event on Fashion Technologies that are Personalizing Fit and Style - Think bespoke for the masses! Click on the following link to learn more and register today: https://vlab.org/article.html?aid=491

By |2014-04-02T01:14:09+00:00April 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fashion Tech Improves Personalized Style and Fit

Innovations in Food Technology

http://youtu.be/Bk-9ndL3ykM At VLAB’s February 2014 event on “Where’s the Beef: Startups Disrupting the Food Chain,” moderator Stacy Feld, Partner at Physic Ventures, broke the ice with a survey. Only one vegan raised her hand. “How many of you are meat eaters?” Over half the crowd. “Vegetarians?” Less than half. “Vegans? … Well at least we have [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:47:12+00:00March 8th, 2014|Food Technology|Comments Off on Innovations in Food Technology

Young Entrepreneurs Are Human, Need Guidance, and Will Succeed By Force Of Will

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f01M6Q0Ot04 Adam Draper, moderator of the recent VLAB event on Young Entrepreneurs, had his work cut out for him. We may as well call him “Wrangler.” His panelists, through sheer force of personality, turned a collaborative Q and A into a Gen Y style debate. Or perhaps spirited and civil “battle of wits” would be [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:47:13+00:00February 1st, 2014|Uncategorized, Young Entrepreneurs|Comments Off on Young Entrepreneurs Are Human, Need Guidance, and Will Succeed By Force Of Will

Self-Driving Vehicles – Startups (Already) on the Road

The big question: Are we there yet? Thilo Koslowski,  the panel moderator, is truly a pioneer in the automotive industry. He has been an active participant in industry since 1997, starting the automotive division at Gartner - 16 years ago before becoming their Vice President & Automotive Practice Leader. Gartner serves as the largest technology advisory [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:47:13+00:00December 31st, 2013|Autonomous Vehicles|Comments Off on Self-Driving Vehicles – Startups (Already) on the Road

VLAB Reflections on 2013, Looking Ahead to 2014

Specials thanks to each of you for your continual support of VLAB and for making 2013 another successful year! As we transition into 2014, we hope you will join us on January 21st as we kick off the new year with Young Entrepreneurs: Under 30 and On Fire followed by our February 18th event on Lab-created Eco-foods [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:47:13+00:00December 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on VLAB Reflections on 2013, Looking Ahead to 2014

4 Ways Driverless Cars will Disrupt the World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL-CqMenOqQ Forget about self-parking vehicles, hands-free highway travel, and automatic braking. Driverless cars could change the entire car industry, car ownership, and anything connected to transportation. What’s more, such vehicles should arrive by the end of this decade.   "Disruptive innovations... don’t attempt to bring better products to established customers… they are simpler, more convenient, [...]

By |2017-05-18T17:47:13+00:00December 30th, 2013|Autonomous Vehicles, Uncategorized|1 Comment