Category: funding

Adorable Lean Product Design: Activity Tracker Misfit Shine

Misfit Shine personal activity tracking device, image source: www.indiegogo.com/misfitshine Its no surprise that the adorable lean product design of Misfit’s Shine personal activity tracker catched so much public attention that its Indiegogo pledge for funding reached nearly  $700.000 and exeeded its target value by around 600%! Misfit Shine is designed as a waterprove, durable and […]

Parallel Computing Platform for Makers

Within the last year, economically priced Hardware platforms especially targeted to Makers appeared, such as Arduino (8bit Microcontroller platform dedicated to physical computing) or Raspberry Pi (full multimedia enabled 32bit CPU). Now the Startup Adapteva plans to develop a basic open source platform for prallel computing. Adapteva calls the project Parallella Project, which represents a hardware platform […]

$150.000 for creating Open Source Shared Learning Projects

At the inaugural Shared Learning Collaboration (SLC) Camp in Chicago that was launched past weekend with over 100 attendees participating in content tagging and coding applications, $75,000 bounties for 2 open-source applications were announced. The Shared Learning Collaboration Camp was started by Stephen Coller, who heads up SLC Vendor and Developer engagement and blogs regularly on this spot, […]