In Africa, where countries strive to expand agriculture to keep up with growing populations, data is a key element in mapping plans to provide food for billions.
Despite improvement in agriculture in many African countries, urban population in the continent has tripled over the past 30 years, leading to a net decrease in key food exports. The African Union estimates that 80 percent of farms in Africa are family-run operations less than five acres.
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This summer, 30 students worked at 19 early-stage startup companies in New York City as part of the Keller Center's new Princeton Start-Up Immersion Program. Participants lived as a group in University-sponsored housing at the Princeton Club of New York, and participated in programs — including speakers, workshops and visits to other companies — aimed at broadening their understanding of entrepreneurship.
Over two days in Princeton and New York City, eight student teams presented new ventures they founded at the fifth-annual Demo Days organized by Princeton's Keller Center.
HackPrinceton's organizers adopted a space theme for this year's event, so they asked hackers from around the country to come up with out-of-this-world ideas. The teams that gathered in the engineering school did not disappoint — they emerged at the end of 36 hours of tinkering with with a $20 3-D scanner, an ethical personal assistant and even a tank.
A smartphone application that alerts drivers to local road hazards could help avoid accidents and be a step towards improving transportation policy, Princeton University professor Garnet Chan told an audience during the hackathon sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) and Code for Princeton on February 27 and 28.
It takes more than just a good idea to begin an entrepreneurial venture, Tom Leighton, a Princeton University alumnus and CEO of the Internet infrastructure company Akamai Technologies, told a Princeton University audience on Oct. 13.
Ten years ago, the founding director of Princeton University's new center for engineering education set a simple goal: "To inject more engineering into the liberal arts and inject more of the liberal arts into engineering."
Teams presented pitched startups ventures to packed audiences at the Keller Center's annual Demo Day events -- at Princeton on Aug. 11 and the following day at AppNexus in Manhattan.
Princeton University is opening a new incubator space to advance entrepreneurial initiatives and education for faculty, students, and alumni. Called the Entrepreneurial Hub and located at 34 Chambers Street, the space will house the Keller Center's annual eLab program as well as shared working space for startups founded by faculty, students and alumni.
Emphasizing the importance of recognizing Earth’s limited resources, the CEO of the outdoor gear company Patagonia told a Princeton University audience April 23 that businesses need to take on social and environmental responsibilities.
In the age of big data and artificial intelligence, the young generation is poised to revolutionize the way humans and computers interact, said Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, speaking to an audience of more than 500 students at the biannual HackPrinceton on campus on April 11.
Sophomore-level course, open to students from all disciplines, allows undergraduates to work with a team of successful entrepreneurs to "develop their thinking and sophistication about how entrepreneurship plays out."
Princeton researchers have demonstrated that bubbles bursting at the surface of a liquid don't just spray particles upward but also push some down into the liquid -- a finding with potentially broad industrial uses.
Seven student teams presented their business ideas at the Keller Center's annual Demo Day Aug. 11 and 12, the culmination of the center's eLab summer accelerator program.
Mung Chiang, a noted researcher in communications networks who also is an entrepreneur and a leader in online education, has been appointed director of Princeton University's Keller Center, effective March 31.