Inspired by a similar feature in the MIT Technology Review, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite (vaguely tech-related) reads from the past week. Check them out!
This is part of a larger series on Stanford startups that we’ll have throughout this year. We’ll cover interesting and promising startups around campus and from alums as they come up. The first is a YC-backed startup founded by Stanford alum Ricky Yean (’10).
HelloWorld (as we reported a few months ago here) was founded by Ernestine Fu, Michael Carter, Max Goodman, Jeff Himmelman and David Li. A hackathon project coded over a few hours in August at YCombinator’s YCHacks, the product was a mobile app for iOS and Android that allowed users to make text and photo location-based updates.
Our open letter to our readers about our mission and purpose as Stanford’s tech blog and tech hub.
On July 2, Dfly Systems, a startup founded by three Stanford students, was acquired by SunPower, a solar technology company with Stanford origins. The acquisition was announced later in the summer.
SmileyGo, a student-founded social enterprise founded approximately two months ago, has built foundations internationally with the help of its Stanford sponsors Tina Seelig Ph.D. ’85, Tomas Kosnik, Ernestine Fu ’13 M.S. ’13 Ph.D. ’19 and Rebeca Hwang ’11.
Twitter has allowed a space for anyone to converse in real-time with its 255 million active users. To know there’s a big audience waiting for you can be dangerous and heighten self-importance.
Ten Stanford startup companies presented at the annual LaunchPad Beta Trade Show on Tuesday at the Stanford d.school.