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Young Entrepreneur Council members suggest looking for these things when applying to a startup accelerator.PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS.One path for starting a business is to leverage a startup accelerator. These programs offer mentorship and education to new business owners while providing funding opportunities in exchange for equity. You may even find there are certain nuances and eligibility requirements to abide by during your search for the right startup accelerator.

Image: Young Entrepreneur Council members suggest looking for these things when applying to a startup accelerator.PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS.

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Rock climber at sunset kalymnos island greece 2022 02 02 05 06 51 utcFive years ago, Alex Honnold scaled the sheer face of the 3,000-foot El Capitan escarpment alone and without ropes—the only person to have ever done so. Honnold has great skill and discipline, but he is also blessed with a special brain: an MRI scan has shown that his brain doesn’t register fear.

 

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Healthy lifestyle 2022 02 17 16 58 04 utcWe all open social media and are reminded of others' successful lives: a picture perfect viewpoint of a struggle-free life. We know it's not an accurate representation of the ups and downs, yet we still compare that "lookbook" to our actual lives.

That feeling you get while comparing yourself to them? Yeah, we all feel it. As business owners, it's even further drilled into our hearts and minds by the sharing of Gary Vaynerchuk-esque motivational videos and other meme-formatted graphics that portray the path to success is a constant grind and long-term sacrifice.

 

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Scout Autonomous Software. Photo: ScoutNASA is awarding nearly $50 million total in awards to small businesses and research institutions to support space technology, the agency announced May 26. The funds are part of Phase I of the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program.

The investments are spread out over 39 states and the District of Columbia, supporting 333 proposals from 257 small businesses and 41 research institutions. Each proposal team will receive $150,000 – a 20% increase over previous years’ funding. Phase I SBIR contracts are awarded to small businesses and last for six months, while Phase I STTR contracts are awarded to small businesses in partnership with a research institution and last for 13 months.

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F7331037 2e38 44ce ab98 f284d87fb499You may be surviving in the marketplace, but is your business really thriving and winning? In my role as a mentor, I challenge every business leader to be more open-minded as they face the challenges of change and new competitors entering their space. Most are reluctant to tip that balance between hard-won experience versus new thinking that can take them to the next level.

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Credit: D. Zachlod, Julich Brain Atlas
The analyzed areas: visual system (purple line), auditory (orange) and motor area (dark grey), and the somatosensory area (green line)Newswise — Specific cellular, molecular and gene expression patterns in brain areas are linked to function, but their precise relationships remain largely unknown. New findings by scientists at the Human Brain Project (HBP) shed light on these relationships and enable a more comprehensive understanding of human brain organisation.

The HBP researchers conducted a study that targeted three levels of cortical organisation: cytoarchitecture, neurotransmitter receptor architecture and neurotransmitter receptor gene expression. The study elucidates principles of human brain organisation across the visual, auditory, somatosensory and motor functional systems, going beyond the simplified view of a ‘mosaic’ of areas forming the neocortex. The results were published in the journal NeuroImage.

Image: Credit: D. Zachlod, Julich Brain Atlas The analyzed areas: visual system (purple line), auditory (orange) and motor area (dark grey), and the somatosensory area (green line)

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Robotics engineer operating robot aided cnc machin 2022 03 04 01 43 21 utcWTWH Media today announced that the Call for Presentations for the RoboBusiness Conference & Expo is now open. The event takes place October 19-20, 2022 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. The entry deadline for submitting speaker proposals is June 30th, 2022.

The RoboBusiness Conference & Expo has been reimagined for 2022 to better serve RoboBusiness attendees, as well as the robotics sector as a whole. The event is specifically designed to reveal the most impactful research advances, identify the most promising opportunities, illustrate the leading technical, business and investment trends, as well as highlight public and private sector robotics business development initiatives designed to support robotics innovation and sector growth.

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Artificial intelligence 2021 08 31 09 47 01 utc  2Chestnut Hill, Mass. (6/2/2022) – Differences in behavior among people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are closely related to differences in neuroanatomy – the shape of a brain – a team of Boston College neuroscientists report today in the journal Science. This discovery could help to understand the causes of ASD, and to develop personalized interventions.

The team used artificial intelligence (AI) to study magnetic resonance imaging data from over 1,000 individuals with ASD and compared those images to AI-generated simulations of what the brains would look like if they did not have ASD.

 

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Artificial Intelligence Based Cancer Nanomedicine Diagnostics Therapeutics and Bioethics 9789815050578 Medicine Health Science Books AmazonSmileThe book “Artificial Intelligence Based Cancer Nanomedicine: Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Bioethics” gives a comprehensive explanation of the role of machine learning and artificial intelligence in cancer nanomedicine. It presents 10 chapters that cover multiple dimensions of the subject. These dimensions are:

– The need of AI and ML in designing new cancer drugs

– Application of AI in cancer drug design

– AI-based drug delivery models for cancer drugs

– Diagnostic applications of AI

– Intelligent nanosensors for biomarker profiling

– Predictive models for metastatic cancer

– Cancer nanotheranostics

– Ethics of AI in medicine

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8367d868a905883e0f5d896f5eddad18New Delhi, June 2 – The pandemic brought the urgent need for enterprises across the spectrum to adopt new and emerging technologies. The global banking sector has been at the forefront in investing in the latest technologies like AI/ML, advanced analytics and Metaverse.

NatWest, a major retail and commercial bank in the UK, has made strong progress over the last 4-5 years embracing technologies like private and public Cloud, RPA tools, AI/ML, Blockchain and Metaverse.

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Husband working on laptop while owning family busi 2022 02 02 21 46 50 utcIt's been said that there's no business like show business. Although I have no doubt that Hollywood is in a league of its own, my experience is that there's no business like family-owned business, and there are 32.4 million family-owned businesses in the United States as validation.

Family-owned businesses are the engine of the American economy, generating 78% of new job creation and accounts for $80 million jobs, according to research by Family Enterprise USA. Studies have also shown that approximately 35% of Fortune 500 companies are family-controlled. In fact, the greatest part of our country's wealth lies with family-owned businesses; contributing 54% of the private sector GDP, or $7.7 trillion dollars.

 

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Young man reading book at home 2022 03 08 01 24 03 utcOne of my first jobs after I got out of the Marine Corps was at a software company during the dot-com bubble. There, I was responsible for selling training software designed to help network engineers, software developers and database administrators pass their certification exams.

 

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