Google Maps, What CEOs are Reading & More Reading List Highlights

5 hand-picked articles from across the Startup Digest Reading Lists. Sign up to receive great weekly content on various topics from expert curators.


1. Uber to Mentor Start-Ups with Social Impact

By B Dasarath Reddy – Business Standard

Digest: Startup Communities

Curators: Julian Miller, Brad Feld, Shane Reiser

Mentoring is such a critical ingredient to the recipe for startup communities flourishing. Scaling on the wisdom and experience of others can not only have profound effects, but can compound throughout the ecosystem so it’s great to see these sort of exchanges. Read More

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2. Google Maps is the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of the Company’s Smart Assistant Future

By Jillian D’Onfro – Business Insider

Digest: Mobile

Curator: Edith Yeung

Volunteers are helping Google get closer to being able to serve recommendations for complex queries like “tourist-friendly nightclubs in Vienna that play Senegalese music.” Read More

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3. I Listened to 82 Finance Startup Pitches — Here’s What I Learned About Where Wall Street is Heading

By Tina Wadhwa – Business Insider

Digest: FinTech

Curators: Karolina Noronha, Camron Miraftab, Thilmin Gee

The common narrative when it comes to financial technology startups is that they pose an existential threat to established players. But after listening to 82 startup pitches at two of the most prominent fintech events in New York, it’s clear the startups are telling a different story… Read More

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4. The CoWatch Brings Amazon’s Alexa to Your Wrist Starting Today

By Chris Velazco – Engadget

Digest: Wearables

Curators: Aashay Mody, Ashish Aggarwal

A couple of months ago, we featured the CoWatch crowdfunding campaign on this newsletter. iMCO and the ex-Googlers working on the Cronologics OS have successfully turned what could’ve been another bit of crowdfunded vaporware into an actual product – the CoWatch – complete with blessings from Amazon. Read More

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5. What CEOs are Reading

By McKinsey

Digest: Leadership & Resiliency

Curator: Miriam Meima

As you build your reading list for your next plane ride or Sunday afternoon, you may consider a title one of these many leaders are finding interesting, informative and inspiring. Read More

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