These Fully-Edible ‘Plastic’ Sauce Packets Are Made From Seaweed – Interesting Engineering

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One of Web3’s Most Interesting Startups is Revolutionizing Staking Derivatives – TechBullion

One of Web3’s Most Interesting Startups is Revolutionizing Staking Derivatives  TechBullion
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Dutch Startup Creates ‘Living Coffin’ That’s Grown, Not Built – Interesting Engineering

Dutch Startup Creates ‘Living Coffin’ That’s Grown, Not Built  Interesting Engineering
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Equity Monday: JFrog and Sumo Logic set initial IPO prices amidst wave of interesting private rounds

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Startups – TechCrunch

Interesting talk from Guy Kirkwood (UiPath), automation and scaling tips for startups!

Guy Kirkwood is the Chief Evangelist of UiPath (startup turned unicorn)

UiPath is on the Forbes AI 50; a CNBC Disruptor 50 (one of only three B2B firms); the #1 tech (and #2 overall) enterprise in the FT rankings; and #1 in the Deloitte Fast 500. It is the fastest-growing enterprise software company in history.

00:00 Introduction to being an Evangelist and intro for UiPath

05:42 Career path to UiPath

15:09 Automation and People, & System to system interaction

23:42 restructuring and scaling expansion From coo to chief evangelist

30:40 b2b target/clients and a freemium model &

41:32 self-learning robots

42:02 How can small businesses use UiPath automation?

49:36 Automation not costing people's jobs

57:32 The future of automation and labour

01:14:56 UiPath during scaling

01:20:24 How can new founders get in touch with analysts?

01:25:26 Career history starting from uni, proofreading, army and more

01:38:20 Most important learning points

01:40:58 Biggest unexpected failures and learning lessons

01:43:46 Why is marketing so important? 01.48.00 Biggest project with the most impact

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Feedback needed: Prototype platform, interesting or not?

Hey everyone!

I need some feedback on an idea that I have. It’s something that has been stuck in my head for quite a while and I could use some honest feedback.

The idea is to have an online platform to help developers make a prototype fast. When developing a new product, having a prototype as early as possible (even just a simple model in the beginning) helps with short learning loops, getting early customer feedback, and explaining what it is you want to make. The platform would offer:

– education on design and engineering, think articles, videos, tutorials;

– a community of innovators/entrepreneurs/engineers to connect to if you need help;

– a community of makerspaces/companies who can build your prototype;

– a library of helpful 3rd party solutions such as software and services (such as design and simulation software) you can access at a discount.

The end goal would be to have a one-stop-shop for all your prototyping needs, from simple sketch tool to fully functional products. This could even be extended to (small scale) manufacturing later. Note that this is not instead of makerspaces and prototyping companies, but rather an extension to get in contact with these networks (at a discount).

The business model of this platform would be via a monthly subscription to get access to all of the above. Another income stream could be affiliate sales of the 3rd party solutions, although it should still always be available at a discount to members.

Given the years of experience we have here, I would love to hear your thoughts about such a platform. Would you be interested in such a platform? Why (not)?

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Interesting Indie Hacker article that shows only 12 founders out of 17,000 members could produce 10k+ MRR. The odds look awful.

Granted, my personal theory is that a large chunk of the 17,000 have never sincerely attempted starting a business, but even if you take a small percentage of that 17,000 userbase, 12 founders is still a horrifically small number of (modest) success. 10k * 12 = $ 120,000/year, a paltry sum to most high-paying careers.

I welcome any CMV's that can argue better odds of success. I am floored by the numbers and thought it'd be interesting to share.

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