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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+00:00 March 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 December 31st, 2013|Autonomous Vehicles|Comments Off on Self-Driving Vehicles – Startups (Already) on the Road

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+00:00 December 30th, 2013|Autonomous Vehicles, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Revolutionizing Aerospace: For The Non-Rocket Scientists

Panelists contend that innovators from other industries can disrupt aerospace the same way Apple overturned music distribution. "You have to know absolutely nothing about helicopters to work with a company like Sikorsky," said Jonathan Hartman, Disruptive Technologies Lead of Sikorsky Innovations. His statement set the tone for VLAB's aerospace event on September 24. Two other [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:13+00:00 October 7th, 2013|Aerospace|Comments Off on Revolutionizing Aerospace: For The Non-Rocket Scientists

Education Technology Tsunami: Common Core Disrupts K12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmqErLWoqyg On Tuesday, September 17, VLAB kicked off the 2013-1014 season premiere with an evening program on the Education Technology Tsunami: Common Core Disrupts K12. The event started with a one hour networking session, with demonstrations by six up and coming startups. The main highlight of the evening, however, was the debate and insights provided by [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:13+00:00 October 1st, 2013|Education|Comments Off on Education Technology Tsunami: Common Core Disrupts K12

Greetings from the 2013-2014 VLAB Executive Committee!

Greetings from the 2013-2014 VLAB Executive Committee! As we head into our 23rd season, we are looking forward to welcoming you into our community of over 25,000 Bay Area influencers.  We have a fantastic line up of events planned for the year ahead.  Starting off on Tuesday, September 17th, we will explore how the adoption of [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:13+00:00 September 15th, 2013|VLAB|Comments Off on Greetings from the 2013-2014 VLAB Executive Committee!