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Technology Trends Impacting the Future of Business – JAXenter

technology trends impacting the future of business – jaxenter

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COVID-19’s Impact on Life and Work
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted life and work in ways that were unimaginable and will have long-term effects that lead to a new “normal.” With many countries and states beginning to re-open and create plans for the future, it’s becoming clear that going back to the way things were overnight (or at all) is not possible. While global lockdowns have and will continue to impact hobbies and passions, the way the world works may forever change as well.
According to a survey from Gartner, “74% [of CFO’s] will move at least 5% of their previously on-site workforce to permanently remote positions post-COVID 19.” While this decision could save organizations significant sums by reducing costs associated with renting a physical workspace, this move to more permanent remote work will have downstream impacts. Commercial real estate, for example, will take a big hit. Per the survey findings, “13% of respondents noted they had already made cost reductions in real estate expenses, with another 9% planning to take actions in this area in the coming months.”
SEE ALSO: How to keep staff motivated while working from home
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Rainmaking Pioneers ‘RISE’ – World’s First Virtual Startup Accelerator for Departing Employees

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Mission to enable one million out-of-work people to launch their own startup in the next two yearsLONDON, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Rainmaking, a corporate innovation and venture development firm, and parent company of Startupbootcamp, one of the world’s largest accelerators, today launches ‘RISE,’ a 20 week virtual accelerator focused on helping corporates empower their departing talent to build their own startups. Rainmaking’s mission for the programme is to enable one million out-of-work people to launch their own startup within the next two years. Startupbootcamp Logo (PRNewsfoto/Startupbootcamp)MoreThe International Labour Organization has warned that 430 million enterprises are at risk of “serious disruption” and nearly half of the global workforce are at risk of job losses.RISE has been developed to enable corporates to offer an alternative path to mass redundancies, by enabling its people to take charge of their future by building it themselves. It will be launched globally, with view to securing partnerships with leading corporates and governments. Rainmaking’s mission for the programme is to enable one million out-of-work people to launch their own startup within the next two years. Corporates participating will be able to actively support their departing talent to help them build their future and in the …

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Why is Virtual Reality (VR) Important In Meetings? – Express Computer

why is virtual reality (vr) important in meetings? – express computer

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Read Article Sitting in a conference room and thinking about conducting a meeting amid constellations and meteors seemed to be a far fetched reality in the past, however, not anymore as virtual meetings have been the saviours of time indeed. While there are innumerable software and video conferencing tools available for usage, yet an impeccable takeaway is the option that enables one to create a virtual background, as per their own convenience, like that of a conference room, or a cafeteria.Experts in the tech space believe that the new normal would be heralding an entirely new concept of reality, obviously banking on the newest forms of technology. Queppelin, a deep tech-focused company, has launched it’s off the shelf platform for this which is one of its kind and is set to revolutionise the way meetings are being conducted. 5 blue chip companies have already adopted to this platform, and many more are in the queue.Talking to Express Computer Prafulla Mathur, co-founder, Queppelin, talks about their latest disruption. Edited excerpts:Why do you think are VR meetings important? How is it different from video conferencing?The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for remote working like never before. Many …

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Can’t rely on foreign investors. India must become aatmanirbhar in startup financing

can’t rely on foreign investors. india must become aatmanirbhar in startup financing

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As India stares down China in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley and retaliates with boycotts of Chinese companies, it is vitally important that our economic growth be driven by innovation-driven startups. These are the companies that rapidly increase overall productivity, jobs, wealth, and thereby tax revenues.
India now has the world’s third largest startup ecosystem with more than $5 billion being invested in 2019 across 1,500 or so startups. India also has some 30 unicorns, which are startups valued at more than $1 billion. However, more than 80 per cent of the money invested in these startups comes from outside of India. Over the past few years, the Chinese have invested more than $4 billion in Indian startups and are investors in 18 of 30 Indian unicorns. We urgently need to become aatmanirbhar (self-reliant) in startup financing.

Also read: Can’t keep making money by buying cheap Chinese raw materials: JSW Group CMD Sajjan Jindal

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To that end, we must be able to attract substantial domestic capital to finance our startups. Three major sets of reforms may be considered to unleash domestic capital. First, unlisted investments in startups must be placed on par with investments in listed …

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Palantir, One of Silicon Valley’s Oldest Startups, Files to Go Public

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Palantir Technologies Inc. said it has confidentially filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public, ending an extended wait that made the data analytics company one of Silicon Valley’s oldest private startups. Palantir had teased the market with plans to list shares for at least half a decade. Co-founded in 2004 by famed investor Peter Thiel, it sells software to aggregate big data for governments and corporations world-wide. The Palo Alto, Calif. company’s analytics were credited with helping the…

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Victress Capital, a fund founded by women to back women founders, just closed its second fund

victress capital, a fund founded by women to back women founders, just closed its second fund

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Women start 40 percent of the businesses in the U.S., but they receive just 3% of venture funding. It doesn’t take a math whiz to recognize that such an extreme funding gap could spell opportunity, but it might help if you are math minded, a longtime investor, and happen to be woman and so conceivably understand certain products and pitches better than some men.
That was certainly the thinking of both Lori Cashman and Suzanne Norris, who came together in 2016 to form Boston-based Victress Capital, a consumer-focused, seed- and early-stage firm that just closed its second fund with nearly $22 million in funding to back gender diverse teams, meaning there is at least one woman on the founding team.
Cashman is a Duke grad who has spent her career as an investor, including previously cofounding a private equity firm, Linear Capital, to invest exclusively in owner-managed businesses. Norris, meanwhile, with two degrees Harvard, has been an investment banking analyst, a management consultant, and spent nearly four years as a VP focused on e-commerce with the company Kate Spade.
The two friendly acquaintances originally joined forces to enhance their “cognitive diversity,” says Cashman, scraping together a total of $2 million from friends and …

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Here’s To You…..Here’s To Me: On Reality

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BY E.M. FORTIERLos Alamos
“I created the OASIS because I never felt at home in the real world. I didn’t know how to connect with the people there. I was afraid, for all of my life, right up until I knew it was ending. That was when I realized, as terrifying and painful as reality can be, it’s also the only place where you can find true happiness. Because reality is real.” – Ernest Cline, Ready Player One, character James Halliday
In Ernest Cline’s book Ready Player One, the premise is that humans live their physical lives on earth while living their social and emotional lives in an alternate virtual world called The OASIS. I’ve been pondering whether we too will soon realize that we have faltered into a false sense of normalcy in a virtual reality of our own making. While people argue and debate whether children should return to school this Fall, they seem to be missing something. Regardless of when or how they go back, none of the options are for the schools to be the same as they were prior. This is a new reality and to hide behind “remote learning” or “ …

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Virtual Reality #11: Jessie Imbriglio’s Senior Story

virtual reality #11: jessie imbriglio’s senior story

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By Jessica Caterson
For some incoming freshmen, the idea of high school is extremely daunting. Many rising high schoolers are filled with nerves and fears about the unknown, choosing to ease themselves into their new environment gradually to adjust. Jessie Imbriglio, however, was not one of these freshmen. For her, having an older sister allowed her freshman self to be more aware of the opportunities EGHS had. “With my sister being there and her prior knowledge on teachers and classes and the environment, I was able to utilize her as a source of knowledge going into high school,” she reflected. Even with all of her sister’s insight, Jessie still feels like she could’ve done more as a freshman. “I wasn’t the student I could’ve been,” she said. “I wasn’t the student I am now. I was still taking honors classes at the time, but that doesn’t mean I was putting in more time or effort than those who didn’t.”
As a freshman, Jessie admits to having been more relaxed. While she wanted to be the best she could, at the time she wasn’t sure what that entailed. It wasn’t until sophomore …

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Car-Sharing Startups Take U.S. Loans After Covid-19 Disruptions

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(Bloomberg) — Getaround Inc. and Turo Inc., car-sharing companies that have been valued at more than $1 billion by private investors, said Monday that each took at least $5 million through the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program, a government program intended to help small businesses ride out the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The San Francisco-based startups are among the most valuable technology companies to say they applied for and kept financial aid from the loan program after Covid-19 levied a severe toll on the transportation business. Several large companies, including Shake Shack Inc., gave back the money under public pressure.According to federal data released Monday, each company received between $5 million and $10 million in federal loans approved in late April. Some companies included on the list of loan recipients have said they did not actually apply for or accept the money, casting some doubt on the official data, but Getaround and Turo both confirmed they’d taken the loans, though they didn’t respond to questions about their exact values. “On a global basis, our business was drastically impacted by the lockdowns and restrictions stemming from the coronavirus pandemic,” Getaround said in an emailed statement. “The PPP program helped reduce …

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