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From California to Canada, first Techstars Des Moines cohort is online

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Kerty Levy, Managing Director of Techstars Iowa, speaks at Dwolla in Des Moines on Oct. 22, 2019 to announce the new Techstars Iowa accelerator. (Photo: Olivia Sun/The Register)

A major business accelerator has begun in downtown Des Moines — kind of.

Techstars Iowa launched its first 13-week program on Tuesday morning. The accelerator selected 10 entrepreneurs who will tweak their products, meet with mentors and pitch to investors this fall.

When they announced the program last October, Techstars Iowa leaders expected the entrepreneurs to move to Des Moines and work out of a downtown office, connecting them with business leaders in the community. But with COVID-19 cases still high, the first program is mostly online.

Founders, investors and mentors will meet on Zoom, Slack and other digital platforms.

The Des Moines program is part of the broader Techstars community. Founded in Boulder, Colorado, in 2006, Techstars says

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Clinical Data From Full Phase 1 Cohort Of Investigational Sotorasib Published In New England Journal Of Medicine

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that updated data from the full Phase 1 cohort of the CodeBreaK 100 clinical study, evaluating sotorasib (proposed INN for AMG 510) in 129 patients across multiple advanced solid tumors, were published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Data from 59 patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer reported in the NEJM manuscript were also featured today during an oral presentation at ESMO 2020.

“CodeBreaK 100 is the largest Phase 1/2, and first-in-human, clinical study for a KRASG12C inhibitor,” said David M. Reese, M.D., executive vice president of Research and Development at Amgen. “Earlier this year at ASCO, we reported encouraging early data in patients with advanced colorectal cancer and a number of other solid tumors. We’re pleased to share these updated Phase 1 results, particularly in patients with advanced non-small cell

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5G Open Innovation Lab, backed by corporate giants, reveals 16 startups in second cohort

The 5G Open Innovation Lab (5G OI Lab), a startup program funded by T-Mobile, Intel, and NASA, today revealed its second cohort of companies.

The Bellevue, Wash.-based lab debuted in early May and wrapped up its first 12-week program in July. It aims to help entrepreneurs take advantage of 5G technology and build connections with a variety of partners from the public and private sphere.

Unlike many accelerators and incubators, the lab does not take equity stakes in the startups. But the sponsoring companies get early access for potential venture investments and are part of the cohort selection process. They also get a chance to work with early-stage startups that could end up being the next billion-dollar tech giant.

The lab is also a founding member of a Washington state “Innovation Partner Zone,” an alliance developed by the Department of Commerce to help spur collaboration between institutions, government organizations and

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Tandem Product Academy Launches New Cohort to Help Northern Virginia Technology Companies Pivot to Success in a COVID-19 Economy

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amplifier Advisors and a group of university, government, corporate and community partners today announce the launch of a cohort of the Tandem Product Academy to help 20 existing technology companies in Northern Virginia pivot their business models to succeed in the COVID-19 economy. The highly regarded Tandem Product Academy will help the leadership teams of selected businesses find a business model that will sustain these businesses during the pandemic and position them for success thereafter. The program commences Oct. 21, 2020.

This cohort of the Tandem Product Academy is led by a partnership of Amplifier Advisors, an innovation business led by regional technology leader Jonathan Aberman, George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis and Marymount University’s Marymount Intrapreneurship Initiative. It is funded by the GoVirginia, a bipartisan business-led economic development initiative of the Commonwealth of Virginia, with corporate support

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Maidstone’s new School of Science and Technology welcomes first cohort of Year 7s

A brand new secondary school in Maidstone opened its doors to its first ever cohort of pupils this morning.

After nearly two years of construction, the School of Science and Technology Maidstone (SST) welcomed 192 Year 7 pupils with a round of applause on the first day of term.

The School of Science and Technology Maidstone welcomed its first ever cohort of Year 7s this morning. Picture: VIAT
The School of Science and Technology Maidstone welcomed its first ever cohort of Year 7s this morning. Picture: VIAT

Part of the Valley Invicta Academies Trust’s (VIAT), the school on New Cut Road will specialise in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects.



VIAT chief executive, Julie Derrick, said: “Seeing our brand new school open for students today was an absolutely fantastic experience for us all.

“Today is the culmination of six years of hard work and dedication, and I am confident that students, parents and staff will now reap the benefits.

“This is a hugely exciting time for the trust

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Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures and Techstars unveil cohort for ‘Future of Longevity’ Accelerator

A group of ten startups will spend the next 13 weeks coming up with innovative caregiving solutions for aging adults.

Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures and Techstars unveiled the first cohort for the new Future of Longevity Accelerator, a program that supports startups building products and services for caregivers.

Companies range from device makers to software platforms. Seven of the 10 CEOs are women, and nearly half of the founders are Black or Latinx. See the full list of companies below, with descriptions from the program.

  • Braze Mobility: Braze Mobility has developed the world’s first blind spot sensor system that can be attached to any motorized wheelchair, transforming it into a “smart” wheelchair. With Braze Mobility, users can more easily spot obstacles, helping to reduce the risks of injury and wheelchair damage and help users maintain their dignity and independence.
  • Candoo Tech: Candoo Tech provides on-demand tech support and training specifically
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