Data Scientist’s Guide to Startups – Round Table Discussion

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

Data Elite: YCombinator for Data Science

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

Top 5 Data Startups

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

Startup Showcase – How did I do?

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?