Jim Plummer M.S. ‘67 Ph.D. ‘71, dean of the School of Engineering, recently announced that he would step down from his position after a 15-year tenure.
StartX, the Stanford-affiliated nonprofit start-up accelerator, hosted its fall campus Demo Day on Saturday, Sept. 28 with returning presenters and members of the latest StartX class.
The event featured start-ups aiming to tackle various problems, from simplifying consumer retail to solving issues of information availability in the private equity market. Here are a few standout companies worth learning more about.
A new venture fund jointly established by StartX, the Stanford-affiliated startup incubator, Stanford University and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, enables Stanford to directly invest in student-founded companies.
It’s wonderful to smell fresh fruit and vegetables, and it doesn’t hurt that the smells of fresh flowers are all around you.
That’s what it’s like when you enter the two farmers’ markets in Palo Alto, both of which are a short walk or bike ride from campus. The Palo Alto Farmers’ Market on Hamilton Avenue in downtown Palo Alto, parallel to University Avenue, is open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The California Avenue Farmers’ Market on El Camino Real is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays. Both markets are fantastic alternatives to grocery stores because they offer fresher produce. Farmers and vendors come from all over the area, selling everything from a huge variety of mushrooms to delicious macarons and pastries.
“Big Data” could become much more personal in the near future, as Chatous – a startup founded by Stanford alumni and backed by Stanford-affiliated incubator StartX – aims to leverage big data algorithms in pairing people with similar interests in an online chat environment.