Monthly Archives: August 2013

3D Printing Human Tissue? Organovo Leads the Way

     3D printing has been all the craze over the past few years, with commercially available 3D printers bursting onto the scene in 2010 and improving in quality ever since. In the commercial desktop 3D printer sector, MakerBot’s Replicator 2 leads the way, but mobile/wireless printing seems to be catching steam. Looking at The […]

MOOC Review: Steve Blank’s How to Build a Startup

     Steve Blank, an extremely successful tech entrepreneur has turned to educating the public about his novel startup platform called “The Lean Launchpad”. In 2013, he was named by Forbes as “One of the 30 most influential people in Tech” and has garnered serious critical acclaim for his teaching. To learn more about Steve and […]

Upcoming Hackathons to Look Out For

There are some great hackathons to be on the lookout for this coming fall (some in just a few weeks!) all around the country. Be sure to check some of them out! mHacks 2013 September 20-22, 2013 Located at the University of Michigan and hosted at their massive football stadium, this hackathon is bound to […]

Rise of the MOOCs: edX vs. Coursera

     Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been booming for quite some time now, with hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world enrolling in courses offered on the web by real professors and real institutions. Though these courses don’t offer anything in terms of credit, many of them are free to […]

MOOC Review: Startup Engineering

     Startup Engineering is a Coursera-hosted course that is built around a college course offered at Stanford University. It extends beyond Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup that was also offered as a MOOC through Stanford’s online courseware. Where Thiel’s course was mostly philosophical – what a startup needs, how to come up with the vision, etc. – […]