Thursday, April 25: Tonight is the Demo Day for the Longhorn Startup Lab. If you’re planning to attend, you’ll see nine companies in these eight areas: grocery delivery (now cool again), the interactive self (wearable social media), gaming (Flash and html5), classroom augmentation for primary and secondary schools, data analytics to improve stroke treatment decision making, stock trading algorithms, student organization management with a corporate recruiting benefit, and data-driven restaurant management tools. This is quite a diverse selection, and you’ll enjoy hearing the details and me
Longhorn Startup Lab
In the Longhorn Startup Lab last evening Professor Metcalfe gave his primer lecture on spreadsheets to the gathered undergraduates. You are probably facile with spreadsheets and consider them to be a basic skill – these days listing “proficiency with Microsoft Office” on a resume looks like filler. However, the undergraduate students soaked up this information, and for many of them this good foundation on the basics was a necessary step toward modeling their business plans for
Your editor has been busy with field research in recent days. The week after Thanksgiving seemed to be an ideal time for every tech organization’s last big meeting of the year, and the calendar was full.
Quoth Aesop: “Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.”