Jacob is a journalism and political science student at Arizona State University. He likes to learn and write about anything that isn’t cliché. His primary interests are foreign policy, solutions to global poverty, and tech innovation. He has helped lead multiple student groups on campus that have hosted a range of speakers on international issues and has acted as moderator for a couple himself. In his free time, he likes to watch movies, read weird books, and drink offensive amounts of coffee.

 

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6 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to be a Startup In Los Angeles

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On the streets of Los Angeles, there’s an on-going bubble of technology startups percolating close to the sun and sand. We delved into what is known as Silicon Beach, an innovation hub for tech startup activity that includes the cities along the LA coastline, and…

8 AgTech Accelerators That Are Changing The Game

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Farming has been the age-old way of making a living and keeping people working. It’s also very sustainable if you didn’t notice. But what many don’t realize is that agriculture technology has been blossoming in recent years. Big “Farma” companies, along with venture capital…

Study: Daytime Stress Is Crushing Your Quality of Sleep

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We all know that sleep is important for a healthy lifestyle, but it might be making the difference between a day of crossfire with your friends and family and a day of social harmony. Researchers in the Department of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State…

10 Food Incubators That Are Helping Entrepreneurs Thrive

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We all know that starting a business can be a rough-and-tumble experience, but getting into the food industry can be one of the most challenging of them all. Food entrepreneurs who want to stake a claim in the industry have to traverse through the…

PureCarbon Launches Wearable Fitness Tech For Strength Training

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For a lot of fitness-savvy techies out there, exercise tech has helped enrich their workout routine and provided them with a way to really see the positive impact their making on their body. But this type of tech has only been able to tackle cardio workouts like…

Meet The Finalists of SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards

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Entrepreneurs, techies, and anyone with an appetite for innovation began to crowd the halls as the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards announced the winners of its competition. Thirteen awards and six special honors were given to exceptional innovators of all fields, including sustainability, music, healthcare,…

How Sleep Deprivation Can Crush Your Career

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We’ve all been through it: you’re up late at night, you’ve got work in the morning, and you’re not going to get the sleep you need. At first, you think you can make up for it by inhaling some coffee after you wobble out…

Meet The Finalists From Venture Madness in Arizona

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One of the most anticipated competitions of the year in the Southwest for startups is Venture Madness, taking place March 8-10. Venture Madness brings the innovation of startups with the expertise of successful entrepreneurs by pitting 64 startups against each other in a bracket…

3 Innovative Ways Companies Are Helping People Diagnosed with Autism

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For someone diagnosed with autism, a path forward can certainly be challenging to navigate. Autism comprises a wide spectrum of qualifying symptoms with varying degrees of intensity. One of the most important things we can do is find positive approaches to empowering people with…

3 Edtech Startups That Make Cramming For a Test Easier Than Ever

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A lot of people have had to stay up late to cram for an important test. Your textbooks are sprawled out in disarray, you’ve got empty coffee cups crowding your desk, and anxiety is perforating the room like a bad smell. Lucky for us, three startups…

3 Rocky Mountain Startups Win Big at Cleantech Open

Cleantech Week welcomed the Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open Regional Finalists with open arms as the three teams received a piece of the $100,000 grand prize in investment and services. The three teams were acknowledged during the Cleantech Open Global Forum as part of an effort…

NASA Looking for Bright Ideas to Help With Space Travel

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After NASA’s discovery of seven Earth-size planets orbiting around a single star, we’ve all been reinvigorated with extra terrestrial excitement. One of these planets might have life on it, or at the very least be suitable for life, and that’s truly a crazy next…

Blacktech Weekend: Showing Why Diversity in Tech Is Important

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Diversity is a crucial component to a thriving entrepreneurial environment. Many times, people tend to focus solely on the product or service without taking a look at the innovators behind them. Blacktech Weekend is filling that gap by giving a platform to entrepreneurs, techies,…

This New Nanotech Coating Makes Fingerprints Disappear

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Say goodbye to those pesky fingerprints that blur your iPhone screen and sully your kitchen appliances: NBD Nanotechnologies has introduced a patented coating solution, InvisiPrint, that prevents fingerprint marks from showing up on glass and metal surfaces. While there are other products already out on the market that…

SXSW To Host Student Finalists for Digital Startup Tournament

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SXSW is a smorgasbord of music, film, and innovation. In fact, they’re so committed to innovation that they’re giving college student entrepreneurs who’ve innovated in the digital media sector a chance to prove their worth. That’s right eight student startups will be competing for…

Community And Affordability Make Phoenix a Growing Startup Scene

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Being a small fish in a large pond is often considered a bad thing. You don’t get to stretch your legs and grow because you’re not being challenged by other, more impressive fish. Plus, startups could get lost in the mix, explained Michael Young, founder and CEO…