Posts By Mark D. Drapeau

What You Need To Know About TEDMED 2012

Chris Seper (Cleveland, OH) — What is TEDMED? That’s an odd question, if you’re coming from the perspective the event has been around for years. But this is not last year’s TEDMED (it’s not as heavily associated with the thought-leadership series TED as you may think). Last year, founder Jay Walker bought TEDMED forRead… Read more »

Is Gainesville the Silicon Valley of the Southeast?

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) – At the University of Florida – perhaps best known for its championship Gators football teams – innovation isn’t the first thing on people’s minds. But that football team famously invented what you now know as Gatorade. And now they’re building Innovation Square, which they hope spearheads their town of GainesvilleRead… Read more »

Navy Launches Public Wargame About U.S. Energy Crisis

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) — In May 2012, the U.S. Navy will launch a week-long multiplayer online wargame in order to tackle America’s energy crisis as a national security issue. This effort is being spearheaded by the Department of Innovation of the Office of Naval Research (ONR), an academic-oriented applied research facility based on theRead… Read more »

AboutOne Provides On-the-go Personal Health Info

Stephanie Baum (Philadelphia, PA) — A web-based organizer is helping users keep their healthcare records and data in one place to make it easier to access the information when they need it. Joanne Lang, who was a software executive at SAP and worked with cloud computing, said AboutOne was sparked by a medical emergency involvingRead… Read more »

Young Entrepreneurs And Leaders Innovating The Rust Belt

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) – Typically, when you see a story in the mainstream media about innovators, entrepreneurs, and thinkers, it’s about someone on the east or west coast, and within that in a few cities like New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. But the April 2012 issue of Details magazine (of all places)Read… Read more »

Health Technology Startup Incubator Launches in New York

Deanna Pogorelc (New York, NY) – In the midst of a good deal of discussion about incubators, a new health and wellness tech incubator has launched in New York. Rather than focusing on traditional medical and healthcare devices and drugs, WellTech Funding is targeting “bold and buildable” companies that tackle unsolved problems in the $2Read… Read more »

Meet Five Hot New College Startups

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) — Most people still approach their time spent in college in a traditional way: Try to get into the best one you can, take what you think are useful classes and get good grades, and when you get close to graduation look for a “good job.” But some of the mostRead… Read more »

Temple University Opens Early Stage Biotech Incubator

Stephanie Baum (Philadelphia, PA) – A university is offering early stage companies from its academic community office space in an incubator as the institution doubles its technology transfer office staff. Philadelphia-based Temple University has opened an office in the University City Science Center that serves as an incubator for many life science and technology companies.Read… Read more »

Should Governments Crowdsource Science Research Funding?

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) — Recently, I wrote about the trials and tribulations of social networks focused on scientific researchers. I painted a fairly dim picture. Some people disagreed with me at the Huffington Post and other places. Nevertheless, it is clear that there are those in the scientific community who are interested in disruptiveRead… Read more »