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With AgTech, the Slow Food Movement Is Gaining Speed

Think “sustainable food” and most likely an image of an overly expensive farm-to-table restaurant pops into your mind. Perhaps the $260 multi-course tasting menu at chef Dan Barber’s swanky Blue Hill at Stone Barns, located Upstate and once featured on the Netflix Original “Chef’s Table,” would be the perfect incarnation of this.

Or, maybe it’s the intimidating selection of frighteningly-named, locally brewed beers at that Brooklyn brewpub.

Believe it or not, sustainability in the food industry is more than just a trend that increases the presence of hipsters in overalls and farm-style Michelin-starred restaurants.

In fact, it’s a growing global movement that has the power to impact not only people on every social strata and in societies worldwide, but also the planet as we know it.…

Fintech Conference Brings Industry Leaders Together on Blockchain, Machine Learning and More

On Friday, October 19, NYU Stern kicked off its third annual Fintech Conference, which was co-hosted by Stern’s new Fubon Center for Technology, Business, and Innovation. It was a tremendous success; 560 people from various industries and geographies attended the event.  The emcee was Kathleen DeRose, Director of the Fubon Fintech Initiative and Clinical Associate Professor of Finance at Stern. This year’s theme was ‘Data Science Disruption in Fintech,’ focusing on machine learning, Blockchain implications, data aggregation in financial platforms, and much more.

Continuing last year’s tradition, the morning keynote speaker was Matt Harris, Managing Director at Bain Capital Ventures.

Leibler strengthens blockchain presence on campus

New York University is emerging as an increasingly important hub in the blockchain ecosystem. Renée Leibler, an Executive MBA candidate at NYU Stern, has become a leading figure in the space, both on campus and in the broader blockchain community. Leibler is the President of the NYU Stern Blockchain Digital Asset Forum, a group that brings blockchain and digital asset speakers to campus events. She is also the co-founder of Harmonic Chain, a blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital asset firm focused on business, financial and advisory services.

Leibler began her EMBA program at NYU Stern in 2017, while she was a professor of entrepreneurship at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York.…

Alumnus launches crypto-fund HODL Capital

As Bitcoin continues to make headlines, the famously grassroot and libertarian cryptocurrency ecosystem is becoming more institutionalized. You can find out all about bitcoin at or from similar sites who specialize in cryptocurrency. Established financial institutions continue to dip their toes in the water and once scrappy start-ups have begun to transition into more institutional roles. HODL Capital, a cryptocurrency hedge fund founded by New York University alumni Thomas Pacchia, is one such firm.

While most people use online signals groups such as altcoin signals reddit, Pacchia is hoping that users will transition into more of a paid and official model.…

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