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Spotlight on CareHeart from the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge

To think we’re already approaching the end of the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge! We’ve seen some great startups and ideas from the community throughout the year. We continue our coverage with semi-finalist CareHeart.

Stern Oppy: Can you tell us about CareHeart?

CareHeart: CareHeart is a heart failure disease management app geared towards keeping patients healthy and out of the hospital. Patient engagement is the cornerstone of our solution as we need patients to use the app on a regular (daily) basis. Our app will delight users (or patients) with its simple design that works with any lifestyle. It also helps our customers (or hospitals) by reducing costs, lowering readmissions, and improving heart failure quality metrics.…

Meat the Future: Exploring Lab-cultivated Meat in our Supermarkets

How long do you think it will take to be able to eat a delicious, organic and healthy burger that was made using lab-cultivated meat? Although I can’t give you a definite answer, I can assure you that it will not be too far out in the future — perhaps even in the next 5-10 years, depending on regulation.

If you think about the agriculture industry, we’ve come a long way. Up until the end of the 18th century, the vast majority of people were farmers. The 18th and 19th centuries accelerated an ongoing revolution in agriculture, with the use of animal and human labor as key sources of power.…

Stanley Fu Leads Sense Innovation’s Grand Prize Win in Hong Kong

On January 23, Sense Innovation became the Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Asia Social Innovation Award (ASIA), a pivotal win for COO Stanley Fu (Stern MSBA ’19), who has been with the company since 2016. Staged in Hong Kong, ASIA is a social startup competition partnering with JUMPSTARTER. 

JUMPSTARTER is a startup platform curated by the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, a not-for-profit that aims to “build, empower and boost Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem by bringing entrepreneurs, corporates, investors and the public together.” 

In its 10th year, the competition centered on the “Impact of Things” (IMoT). Inspired by the term “Internet of Things” (IoT), the competition highlighted the significance of the connection between social entrepreneurship and the startup ecosystem. “Eventually,…

Eyes on Xiaomi: A Worthy Challenger to the Maker of the iPhone

During one January intensive course, the class talked about how
the Beijing-based electronics company Xiaomi grew so fast, so soon. In just
eight years, Xiaomi went from a team of eight engineers to a publicly traded
company with an implied valuation of $54 billion that could rival Apple. With
Apple predicting lower revenue generation this year, eyes are on Xiaomi, whose
differentiated product strategy and vision about global consumerism may prove
to be more enduring.  

Many refer to Xiaomi as China’s Apple. While true that Xiaomi
learned a lot from Apple in terms of strategy, the company has developed its
own path to success.…

Digital Technology Changes the Game for Emerging Economies

A diverse group of students from diverse backgrounds engaged in a thought provoking Fireside Chat with Nobel Laureate Professor Michael Spence and Professor Thomas Pugel on October 3.

During the event, which was hosted by the Emerging Markets Association, Spence shared the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on the dynamics of information flows and market mechanisms.

Currently, Spence is  a William R. Berkeley Professor of Economics & Business at Stern, while Pugel is a Professor of Economics and Global Business whose research focuses on international industrial competition, with an emphasis on market structure, strategy, and performance, and on government policies toward international trade and industry.…

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