Walking Pain-free again
Fung Institute Faculty Director Lee Fleming presented his work on Independent Boards and Innovation to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The work (co-authored with Gustavo Manso and Ben Balsmeier) looks at firms whose boards were forced to become more independent by Sarbanes Oxley. While such firms invent more patents, those patents are much… Read More »
Crowdfunding is changing the future of finance by fostering the exchange of capital through new technology channels and by providing a more equal playing field for funding investors and recipients. A new partnership at the University of California, Berkeley, now provides a premier hub of education, research, and learning engagement on all topics related to… Read More »
The secret to Silicon Valley’s triumph as the global capital of innovation may lie in a quirk of California’s employment policy, a new study suggests. Unlike most states, California prohibits the legal enforcement of non-compete clauses, which force people who leave jobs to wait for a predetermined period before taking positions at rival companies. That… Read More »
Congratulations to Connor Landgraf (BS’13, MEng ’14 BioE), CEO and Co-Founder of Eko Devices, a bioengineering startup for raising $2 million in funding for its Eko Core digital attachment on stethoscopes. View Eko Core video
Alice Agogino’s Capstone on off planet locomotion has been featured in the Economist. The MEng team consists of Kyunam Kim, Andrew Sabelhaus, and Deaho Moon. Good work team! Click here to access article.
Taken from Berkeley Engineering Globally, 360 million people suffer from disabling hearing loss — that’s 5 percent of the world’s population. In the demographic over 65 years old, that number increases to 40 percent. Thibault Duchemin (MEng ’14 IEOR) isn’t one of them, but he understands the many challenges that deaf people face. Duchemin grew… Read More »
Taken from Forbes 30 under 30 Congratulations to MEng ’14 Connor Landgraf & his Eko Devices Team for being named in Forbes 30 under 30! The Eko Core attaches to a regular stethoscope and allows doctors to visualize, record, share, and analyze heart sounds using a cloud-based algorithm. Angel investors including Founder.org and Michael Baum… Read More »