Thursday, December 20th, 2012
by Theras Wood
‘Data, Design & Dollars’: America’s Venture Capital Conference (AVCC) likely hit the sweet spot with this year’s event name, as these three elements are now so closely entwined. Simply put: “The AVCC highlights the global challenge of fusing data and design to create value,” says the AVCC site.
Last week, UrtheCast’s CFO, Issa Nakhleh, visited Miami for this year’s AVCC event, which annually features well-known speakers, company showcases, and the opportunity to network with seasoned investors. Of course, all eyes were on the potential for strategic alliance.
“This is going to be closer to a conference like LeWeb or TechStars than it is your usual academic conference,” Jerry Haar told the Miami Herald. (Jerry is an AVCC co-chair, associate dean of Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business, and director of the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center.) Read more.
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Well, that’s a wrap! Between the food, the awesome response to Alpha One, and the amazing attendees, SXSW Interactive has treated our team well. Armed with new insights into how users will want to interact with the platform, and loads of info on how the interactive world is evolving, the team back at HQ can’t wait to implement everything the SXSW crew brings back with them (including any awesome food stuffs).
Next week, the blog will get back to the regularly scheduled space talk. In the meantime, check out a few more highlights from UrtheCast’s time in Austin, Texas: Read more.
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, UrtheCast president Scott Larson met with some senior CMA students at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University to talk space numbers. This past weekend, Scott teamed up with other savvy students at the Enterprize Canada conference in downtown Vancouver. These future movers-and-shakers gave us their take on everything we’ve accomplished so far, and what’s in store for UrtheCast in the near future: Read more.
Saturday, January 14th, 2012
This week’s astronomy conference contained some major findings presented by the brightest stars of the space science and astronomy world. These astronomers and scientists congregated from all corners of the globe in Austin, Texas, from January 8 to 12, for what was heralded as the ‘Super Bowl’ of Astronomy.
Telescope Array Field. Credit: Shutterstock.com
Held in the summer and winter of each year, this season’s conference had the potential for scientific buzz, and it delivered. In the face of a floundering economy and numerous cut-backs, the 219th American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting left a nice array of impressive discoveries in it’s wake: