Startup Digest Highlights: Honest Company, Spotify, Volvo

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1. Jessica Alba and Chris Thorne Get Honest at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016

By TechCrunch

Digest: Angel Investor

Curator: Berg Moe

Honest Company Co-Founder Jessica Alba and Chief Marketing Officer Chris Thorne say they learn from complaints and baby formula lawsuits by advocacy groups. They talked with Connie Loizos about mentorship, transparency, pop-up stores, and a new product line launch. Read More

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2. Spotify Growing Faster Than Ever Since Launch Of Apple Music

By James Geddes

Digest: Music

Curator: Katie Chase

While this is about the giants competing rather than supporting the artists and little people, it’s interesting. Read More

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3. Research Spotlight: Students Invent Gloves That Translate Sign Language into Speech and Text [VIDEO]

By Elyse Wanshel

Digest: Wearables

Curators: Aashay Mody & Ashish Aggarwal

Two undergrad students worked on an invention that deserves recognition: gloves that can translate sign language into spoken language! Projects like these make us hopeful about the future of wearables and technology in general. Read More

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4. Volvo’s two-hour delivery leaves packages in your trunk

By Billy Steele

Digest: Mobility & Transportation

Curator: Timo Hoffmann

In-car delivery is not a new concept. Volvo now teams up with a Swedish startup called and wants to “disrupt the delivery experience.” Read More

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5. Asthma And Injustice On Chicago’s Southeast Side

By Dr. Kohar Jones

Digest: Health

Curator: R. Scott Munro

Dr. Kohar Jones writes a great reminder about the environmental impacts of health care in this piece on asthma in Chicago’s south side. As entrepreneurs and technologists, we often think there is a technical solution to every problem. I wanted to include this as another reminder that when it comes to health care there is a lot that needs to be done to simply take care of an individual’s environment and well-being that no app can solve. Read More

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