This discussion was held at the KDD 2013 Conference in Chicago. The title says it all. Here is the full discussion. A Data Scientist's Guide to Start-Ups The following people were involved in the discussion. Foster Provost - Professor at NYU Geoffrey I. Webb - Research Professor at Monash University Ron Bekkerman - Assistant Professor … Continue reading Data Scientist’s Guide to Startups – Round Table Discussion
Individualized Online Data Science Training - Create a series of training materials that can walk a student through different data science topics. The student should be able to go as slow or fast as possible, and it would be even better if mentors could be crowdsourced for help with projects. The training should cost a … Continue reading Data Science Startup Ideas
This infographic is packed with good data. I especially enjoyed the section about big data startups that were acquired in 2013. Courtesy of: BigData-Startups
Just launched, Data Elite is a new startup incubator for big data, analytics, and data science startups. Actually, here is the exact description from their website. Data Elite is an institution that provides world-class early stage funding, top tier counseling and a home to aspiring Big Data start-ups. The program will be highly selective (5 … Continue reading Data Elite: YCombinator for Data Science
Startup50's list of 42 Big Data Startups. The voting the done, but the list contains plenty of startups working in the data science field.
If you are looking for public data, Enigma.io is a new startup just for you. Enigma searches, finds, and connects a variety of formats of public data. The data is then linked and made accessible. Watch the video below for more details.
About a week ago I posted a link to a free data mining textbook. Hacker News got wind of the book as well, and I am guessing a flood of traffic hit the textbook's site. The flood happened to take the site completely down for a couple of days. It was a shame because the … Continue reading Online Textbook Publishing Platform?
Kaggle They make data science a sport, enough said. DataKind DataKind may not technically be a startup because it is a nonprofit, but they are doing cool stuff. They match nonprofit organizations with people that love to analyze data and create visualizations. Cloudera They call themselves "The Platform for Big Data". They are working hard … Continue reading Top 5 Data Startups
Yesterday, I made some predictions about the startups I thought would win at the Strata Startup Showcase. Here are the winners. Fred Wilson selected Placed Tim O'Reilly selected Privacy Analytics The audience selected Hadapt So how did I do? Well, I got one of the winners correct. I selected Placed. Hopefully videos of the demos … Continue reading Startup Showcase – How did I do?
As part of New York City Big Data Week, a startup showcase is being offered. It will consist of 14 startups. Each startup will get to give a quick demo/presentation. Then Tim O’Reilly and Fred Wilson will select 3 winners. Also, numerous investors and journalists will be present. A complete list of the startups presenting … Continue reading Data Startup Showcase