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Idealab, Venerable and Formidable Pasadena Tech Startup Incubator, Partners to Launch New York Operation

first_img Subscribe Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 8 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Idealab, Venerable and Formidable Pasadena Tech Startup Incubator, Partners to Launch New York Operation STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 7:47 pm Business Newscenter_img Top of the News Pasadena-based technology incubator Idealab has opened a New York office through a partnership with The Trillions Co., a breakthrough social innovation seed-stage investment company.The Pasadena company on Tuesday said Idealab New York will be a startup studio that creates and launches startups in food, education, media, and manufacturing.The new studio will be based at Trillions’ existing 10-acre campus in Rhinebeck, N.Y., ideally located in the middle of the New-York-City-to-Albany Hudson Valley corridor. It will collaborate with a number of public-private partnerships and large industry partners to sponsor and co-create startups.“Idealab New York will leverage our unique approach to generating durable startups and resilient founders and we’re excited to launch and begin collaborating with entrepreneurs who will generate meaningful change,” said Jonathan Cohen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of The Trillions Co., who’s now Chairman and CEO of Idealab New York. “With that as our mission, Bill Gross is the best entrepreneur in the world with whom we could hope to partner.”Pasadenan Bill Gross is the Founder and Chairman of Idealab, who has also joined the new Idealab New York board.As part of the new entity, The Trillions Co. is merging its Studio of Trillions portfolio into Idealab New York, according to the statement.“I believe that entrepreneurship unlocks human potential to solve big problems in the world,” Gross said. “Since there is so much human capital in New York, we are thrilled to partner with Trillions to launch Idealab New York and create important and impactful companies together. What Trillions has already created in such a short period of time is extremely impressive, and we are so excited to imagine the new companies which Idealab New York will create going forward!”Allen Morgan, a storied investor with 40 years of investing in successful Silicon Valley startups and a member of the Idealab board of directors, will join the Idealab New York board as Vice Chairman.Other major stakeholders in Idealab New York include Tony Robbins, a world-renowned peak performance strategist, and Peter Guber, CEO of Mandalay Entertainment and owner of the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Dodgers; Guber is also a New York Times bestselling author.The new studio launched Tuesday, the statement said.For more information, visit www.idealabnewyork.com. HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

News story: UK science centres to receive funding boost to inspire more visitors to explore and discover science

first_img At Wellcome we focus on people, and our public engagement activity is about helping everyone to play their own role in improving health. The Inspiring Science Fund enables science centres across the country to bring science, health and research closer to public. We’re looking forward to seeing how the successful centres develop and how they use this funding to involve ever more people in science in a way that is relevant and useful to their own lives. £13 million to be invested in 6 science centres across the UK to engage more people with science as part of our modern Industrial Strategy new immersive technology, refurbished visitor hubs and a new community hub will aim to attract new, diverse visitors to the centres the successful Science Centres in Scotland, Wales and England will also use the funding to develop sustainable business models to ensure continued success for years to come We want to bring the wonders of science to as wide an audience as possible and that’s why it is at the heart of our modern Industrial Strategy. Today’s investment will help inspire people from across the country to learn about the truly amazing benefits that science and technology has on all our lives. These Centres will all receive new funding after presenting exciting plans to connect with audiences and communities who don’t currently visit science centres or engage with learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).The funding will help each centre create new learning activities to help reach audiences, improve their facilities and develop sustainable business models.The new funding will be delivered through the Inspiring Science Fund, a joint initiative by Wellcome and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Inspiring Science Fund aims to support under-served and underrepresented audiences, delivering science learning and engagement opportunities that are accessible to all through Science Centres around the country.Science Minister Sam Gyimah said: Simon Chaplin, Director of Culture & Society, Wellcome, said:center_img 6 Science Centres across the UK today received a £13 million injection of funding to help attract thousands of new visitors: Catalyst in Widnes Dundee Science Centre Eureka! Mersey Glasgow Science Centre The National Space Centre in Leicester Techniquest in Cardiff Notes to editorsInformation about the successful centres:Techniquest – £3,000,000In Wales, The Science Capital will see a transformation of Techniquest, extending it into a contemporary STEM hub, and diversifying its audiences. It will house innovative new content, developed with businesses and academics at the forefront of STEM in Wales and supported by a programme of community co-production, highlighting the role STEM technologies shape the future of our society.The National Space Centre – £1,880,000In the Midlands, the National Space Centre’s Extended Reality for New Audiences project will engage disadvantaged young people from diverse communities in Leicester in STEM subjects using exciting new immersive technologies.Eureka! Mersey – £3,000,000In the north west, Eureka! will open a second visitor attraction on the Wirral, extending their discovery-based approach for children and young people across the Mersey region. Eureka! Mersey will be a £11 million reinvention of the existing Spaceport attraction, creating a 21st century science and discovery centre for 0-14 year olds.Catalyst – £754,600Catalyst Science centre in Widnes will launch “Catalyst for a future generation”, exploring ground-breaking thinking about the relationship between science and wellbeing. Involving the community and local partners in the design of our spaces and exhibits, Catalyst will inspire a future generation of scientists across the north west and beyond.Dundee Science Centre – £1,455,440In Scotland, Dundee Science Centre will be transformed into an inspiring community hub and lifelong learning resource that brings people together and builds capacity within the region. The spaces and programmes will be co-designed with local communities and will feel welcoming, safe and accessible for all. It will be a unique platform to co-create and disseminate new, innovative methods for science engagement.Glasgow Science Centre – £2,876,401Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) will use the Inspiring Science Funding to develop its indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces, facilities and organisational culture to ensure that the centre grows to become as inclusive, diverse and exciting for as many communities and people possible.Further informationInspiring Science FundThe Inspiring Science Fund is co-funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Wellcome. BEIS’ role will transfer to UK Research and Innovation in 2018. The scheme supports science centres to rethink what they do and what they offer to the public. The aims of the fund are to revitalise the offer of existing science centres through capital development, such as new exhibition spaces and learning centres, and the opportunity to develop meaningful engagement with under-served and underrepresented audiences. This opportunity to refresh how science centres are operating will lead to more sustainable business models, and contribute to science centre sector development through shared learning.The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial StrategyThe Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy brings together responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy and climate change. The Department is responsible for: developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the government’s relationship with business; ensuring that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean; ensuring the UK remains at the leading edge of science, research and innovation; and tackling climate change. The Inspiring Science Fund administration will soon transfer to UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).Industrial StrategyOur modern Industrial Strategy sets out a long term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK. It sets out how we are building an economy/a Britain fit for the future – how we will help businesses create better, higher-paying jobs in every part of the UK with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure.WellcomeWellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. We’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. We support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations, and spark debate.UKRIUK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the new funding organisation for research and innovation in the UK, will succeed BEIS as co-funder of the Inspiring Science Fund later in 2018. UKRI brings together the 7 UK research councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England, working closely with its partner organisations in the devolved administrations.last_img read more

NY Woman Accused of Killing Twin Two-Year-Old Daughters

first_imgA Long Island, New York woman is accused of killing her twin toddler daughters, according to authorities.Tenia Campbell’s mother called 911 on Thursday and told the dispatcher that her 24-year-old daughter was “threatening to kill herself and her twin 2-year-old daughters,” Suffolk County Police said.A written police statement shows that the mother, Vanessa McQueen, explained to the 911 operator that Campbell told her, “I killed them with my bare hands, “and that, “she was sorry, but she didn’t want to live anymore.”Officers found Campbell at a county park and took her into custody. They found the girls, Jasmine and Jaida, strapped in car seats inside a vehicle. Both were in cardiac arrest, according to Suffolk Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart.Despite CPR efforts, the twins were pronounced dead at a hospital. Homicide squad detectives have charged Campbell with two counts of second-degree murder.last_img read more

First two COVID-19 cases confirmed in Palm Beach County

first_imgThe first two cases of coronavirus in Palm Beach County and five more in Broward County were confirmed, among 15 new ones in the state announced Thursday night by the Florida Department of Health.The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Florida stands at 50, including 42 people currently in the state, according to the department.The Palm Beach County cases are two males in their 70s and both are travel related. The department said they will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials.The 73-year-old’s case is associated with a Nile River Cruise/Tour in Egypt and the 74-year-old man’s case is associated with travel to Europe.Two other cases have been linked to Palm Beach County. A 37-year-old New York man who remains in quarantine inside his parents home in South Florida after arriving at Palm Beach International Airport aboard a JetBlue flight from New York on Wednesday night. Passenger Scott Rodman told WPTV the man found out he tested positive while on the flight.On Sunday, the Health Department in Palm Beach County announced a Pennsylvania person who attended a Palm Beach County convention in February tested positive for the virus.Eleven cases are linked to Broward County.Three of the cases announced late Thursday are travel related in Broward County — a 25-year-old female, a 36-year-old male and a 20-year-old female who is a Texas resident who went to Europe. It is unclear whether a 28-year-old wman’s case is travel related, and a 68-year old female is associated with Port Everglades.Four cases are associated with Port Everglades — all connected to or employed by Metro Cruise ServicesThe 20-year-old victim is the youngest case in the state. The oldest is an 81-year-old woman in Manatee County.Two additional cases in Broward were announced earlier Tuesday — men who are 61 and 65.On Tuesday, Broward County officials declared a state of emergency.Three other cases in the state are travel related: a 24-year old female in Alachua County, a 49-year old female who is a Hillsborough County resident associated with travel to Europe and a 70-year old male in Volusia County who is associated with a Nile River Cruise/Tour in Egypt.last_img read more