Today, the potential impact of disruptive technologies in cities is highly under-researched, and has tremendous financial implications for tech giants that are not asking themselves the right questions. Continue reading Why are tech giants like Airbnb and Uber losing billions in revenue? They undervalue research about how cities and communities work.
Beyond the obvious issues when it comes to women in the workplace, we wanted to bring something new to the table by exploring other subtleties when it comes to women and leadership in entrepreneurship. Do all women feel the same in the workplace? What happens when they come from different backgrounds, cultures, and countries? Is the situation of women really so grim? Continue reading Cultural perceptions of female entrepreneurship: A Q&A with April Lipatan and Claire Doussard
Hi, I’m Vanessa, a British university student studying French and Business, currently living in Paris on my year abroad working as a full-time Community Management intern at Sciago. I’ve now been working here for 3 months, and want to share with you my student perspective on interning at a start-up! Continue reading Interning at a start-up: A student’s perspective
Gender inequality. We often hear it talked about in the workplace, at home, or in television and film – but have you ever thought about how it exists in urban planning? I certainly hadn’t, until I stumbled upon this Guardian article from 2016 titled Can cities be feminist? Inside the rise of female mayors. If you’re a woman, you’re probably all too familiar with … Continue reading Urban Planning and Gender: A look into the urban experiences of women
According this article, research found that the 4th biggest problem among startups is that they lack money. One of the most common ways startups can search for money is through investors. And in order to secure this money, we need to be able to pitch and sell our ideas. If you are reading this article, chances are you might need help developing that perfect pitch. … Continue reading Top 4 Tools You Need to Pitch Your Startup
Il était une fois, une jeune doctorante, à peine sortie de sa tour d’ivoire universitaire, qui décida de découvrir le monde de l’entreprise et de l’entreprenariat. Continue reading Il était une fois : comment valoriser la recherche au royaume de l’entreprise
Like many US cities, Boston has seen a major increase in housing costs during the last decade. And, although this is troubling, it isn’t anything to be surprised by. What puzzled me, however, was how Boston has come to be listed as the 3rd most expensive city for housing in the country. Continue reading Boston’s Housing Blues, an Op-Ed piece
Les éco-quartiers contribuent, depuis la fin du XXème siècle, à l’essor d’un modèle de ville durable à travers le monde. Cependant, si les grands principes théoriques du développement durable font relativement consensus à l’échelle internationale, les modalités de leur application au niveau local sont multiples et diverses. Continue reading Utiliser des référentiels pour construire des éco-quartiers : une fausse bonne idée ?
Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, offers some interesting answers to questions about success that might be as helpful for you as they were for me. Now that I have started by own business, three strategies that I learned from his work have been useful to me as a co-founder of a start-up. Read the article to learn more! Continue reading Success: Is it happenstance or deliberate?
When people think of research, they often think of the stereotypical chemist who works in a lab and uses fancy tools while wearing a white coat – but when you look behind the scenes of research, it becomes very clear that this, the “fun” part of research, is only a small component in many researcher’s work. Being a researcher isn’t just about doing research. A … Continue reading The Harsh Reality of Research Funding