Cultured Protein: A Guide To Every Cell-Based Meat Startup In The World Right Now

The alternative protein market is on fire right now, estimated to be worth approximately $2.2Bn, and cultivated meat is expected to play an important role in the shift from traditional meat products. Experienced scientists are engaging in so called cellular agriculture with the aim of reducing animal-based agriculture’s negative impact on both the planet and the suffering of animals and at the same time feeding a growing population.


YCombinator Backed Indian Startup Skill-Lync Launches Master’s Autonomous Driving Course In India

YCombinator backed, India headquartered startup ‘Skill-Lync’ announces the launch of a special master’s course for Autonomous Driving. The startup provides job leading courses for Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Computer Science Engineering students in India and across the world. This unique course is designed to give students a hands-on approach to learn and develop model-based control strategies for driver-assist systems.  This special course offers a good experience to the students following a balanced approach with both in-depth theoretical and on-hand practical knowledge. It will help them get comfortable with control strategies for driver assist systems and teach them how to develop those strategies in a simulated environment. The program is divided into 5 modules, each one of which is accompanied by projects to add on to the practical approach, which will give a better understanding to the students of what they are learning.


Despite A Turbulent 2020, Dubai-Based Travel Startup Pickvisa Is Betting On A Brighter 2021

“I wanted everyone to enjoy traveling like me, without any barriers.” That’s the reason why Baba Aghayev, back in 2014, decided to found Pickvisa, a web platform that helps in easing the visa application process for travelers across the globe. “We are here with Pickvisa to remove at least one of the obstacles– visa processing hustle.’’ It was while planning for a trip to South Africa in 2014 that Aghayev realized just how much of a hassle it can be to find details relating to applying for a visa to visit a country. Soon after, he decided to create a user-friendly platform that helps minimize an applicant’s involvement in the processing of travel, study, and business visas to any country.


IU student, alumni startups receive $220,000 from Elevate Nexus Pitch Competition

Five startups with connections to Indiana University students or alumni received $220,000 in total during the fall 2020 Elevate Nexus Pitch Competition. Deep Word and ShuffleMe both received $20,000 in the pre-seed category for the Southern Indiana region. Reezy received $20,000 in the pre-seed category for the Central Indiana region. Blueprint Stats and Stagetime Inc. both received $80,000 investments in the seed category for the Southern Indiana region.


LEAD School acquires AI-powered gamified student assessment startup QuizNext

Edtech startup LEAD School has announced the acquisition of QuizNext, an AI-powered gamified student assessment and practice platform. This acquisition is aimed at further enhancing LEAD School’s overall product offerings and to help the schools to deliver a complete schooling experience.


Govt to launch start-up policy

The Delhi Government is launching a start-up policy to help students who have excellent ideas and want to start their own businesses, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday. Addressing the convocation ceremony of Ambedkar University, the Chief Minister wished the students luck for a bright future ahead. Kejriwal informed the students about the various policies of the Government to aid students in various fields.


Four Princeton students awarded Schwarzman Scholarships for study in Beijing

For its sixth class, 154 scholars were selected from around the world from more than 3,600 applicants. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, candidates from more than 60 countries interviewed before panels of CEOs, government officials, university presidents, journalists, and non-profit executives, among others. This year’s process marked the first time that a class of Schwarzman Scholars was selected entirely virtually. The scholars will study economics and business, international studies, and public policy. Courses will be taught in English by professors from Tsinghua, as well as visiting scholars, beginning in August. The program was founded by Blackstone investment firm co-founder Stephen Schwarzman.


Outstanding projects in student start-up contest recognised

Hanoi (VNA) – Prominent start-up projects from students were honoured at the final of a contest held on December 21 and 22 as part of the 2020 National Startup Day for Students, or SV.Startup. A first prize of 60 million VND (2,580 USD) in cash was presented to a project from the HCM City University of Education on turning agricultural waste into wrapping paper. The project will also receive a support package totalling 115 million VND and a chance to vie for an additional 40,000 USD in investment.


To win post-pandemic, edtech needs to start thinking big/

The edtech market raked in more than $10 billion in venture capital investment globally in 2020, but for students, parents and teachers, the year was defined more by its scramble than its surge. Nandini Talwar, a student and teacher’s assistant at Columbia University, wants to hold more efficient office hours so students don’t have to wait on a Zoom call. TraLiza King, a director at PWC and single mother, needs a Zoom alternative for her 4-year-old, who is too young to understand how to mute and unmute. Brian Kinglsey, chief academic officer at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina, is looking for ways to reengage remote students that don’t require socially distant home visits.


Morehouse student’s startup GABA connects medical students to study tools

After Candice Blacknall’s first year at the Morehouse School of Medicine, she realized her lack of social capital put her at a disadvantage. As a non-traditional student and an Atlanta transplant, Blacknall said she didn’t have the connections other students may have had.  “Nobody would say medical school was easy, but, in particular, it was an absolute nightmare,” said Blacknall, who came to Morehouse after nine years in the military.