#OUREntrepidNetwork – Introducing Ursula Hessenflow, Lora Ivanova and myLAB Box

www.mylabbox.com
www.mylabbox.com

Safe is Sexy

Founders Ursula Hessenflow and Lora Ivanova and their Los Angeles based myLAD Box team enables users to test for sexually transmitted infections in the privacy of their homes with the same accuracy as in-clinic tests.

In their own words (www.mylabbox.com)

myLAB Box is a first-of-its-kind service that delivers STD screening solutions to your doorstep allowing you to keep private things private. Best of all, you can enjoy FREE physician consultations without setting a foot outside if you ever test positive.

myLAB Box is your personal lab in a box. Our vision is to put the power of preventive care back into the hands of users with innovative at-home tests. The myLAB Box “Safe is Sexy” pilot service, is the first-ever membership empowering users to take control of their sexual health with a comprehensive program of easy and affordable at-home screening solutions. myLAB’s unique business model is carving out new territory in preventive care within the $8+ billion market of costs associated with diagnosing and treating STDs in the U.S. We are positioned to grow into the most comprehensive platform for at-home screenings and a convenient alternative to in-lab testing across a multitude of diseases and health conditions worldwide.

In the news

These Badass Women Are Redefining What It Means To Work In STEM – Lora Ivanova, co-founder of myLAB Box | Bustle, by Erin Kelly, 11 October 2017

Will This Startup Finally Turn Around STD Rates? | Forbes.com, by Emma Johnson, 23 May 2017

To find out more about what they’re up to at myLAB Box visit www.mylabbox.com

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#OUREntrepidNetwork – Introducing Scott Thompson and Tuition.io

www.tuition.io
www.tuition.io

The most robust solutions platform for hiring, retaining, and engaging talent

CEO Scott Thompson and Santa Monica, California based Tuition.io’s technology enables employers to offer student loan payments as an employee benefit.

In their own words (www.Tuition.io )

Employees today are carrying record levels of student loan debt. Meanwhile, typical employer benefit packages are not relevant to the changing workforce. Tuition.io enables global companies to offer a benefit that their employees really need, while helping them attract, engage, and retain top talent.

It is the nation’s leading student loan management platform, which has helped tens of thousands of borrowers organize more than $2 billion in outstanding loans. Typical users increase their monthly payments by between 4-8 percent and the site has shown a drastic 20 percent reduction of delinquent loans. It is a proven tool for hiring and retaining competitive talent while addressing the $1.3 trillion student loan crisis at the same time.

To find out more about what they’re up to at Tuition.io visit www.Tuition.io

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Doug Parker | Linkedin

#OUREntrepidNetwork – Introducing Dr. Nathan Jauvtis, Josh Rasmussen and Monday Motorbikes

www.mondaymotorbikes.com
www.mondaymotorbikes.com

“What would it take to make an electric moped?”

The M1 was created to solve Founder, Dr. Nathan Jauvtis’ own challenges of getting around the city he loved. Living and working in San Francisco, he quickly realized that getting around the city was a real pain. His beloved classic VW Beetle was fine for getting out of the city, but parking and traffic were unbearable. On a bicycle, the hills of San Francisco made cross-town journeys impractical. Fed up with slow and unreliable public transit, Dr. Jauvtis re-discovered the classic mopeds of the 1970s and 1980s.

These mopeds solved real problems felt around the world, provided tremendous joy and were fantastically easy to ride. They did not require a special license or registration, but they needed constant maintenance. Powered by two-stroke engines, mopeds billowed clouds of exhaust, were loud, and often leaked as much oil as they consumed. Despite their fun, they were an environmental nightmare.

Over a cup of tea on January 5, 2010, Dr. Jauvtis was asked the question that would ignite his passion for two wheels, “What would it take to make an electric moped?” Monday Motorbikes was born.

In the news

monday motorbikes M1 is a minimalist e-bike built for city commutes | DesignBoom.com, 14 August 2017

Monday Motorbikes Launches The M1 Motorbike (aka, Ultimate Urban Commuter) | Clean Technica, 11 January 2017

To learn more about Monday Motorbikes and what they’re up to visit www.MondayMotorbikes.com

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Doug Parker | Linkedin

#OUREntrepidNetwork – Introducing Jeff Green, Mike Davis and The Trade Desk

www.TheTradeDesk.com
www.TheTradeDesk.com

A Clearer View of Advertising

CEO Jeff Green, Mike Davis and Ventura, California based The Trade Desk are changing the way advertising is bought and sold.

In their own words (www.thetradedesk.com)

The Trade Desk is a technology company that empowers buyers of advertising around the world. Founded by the pioneers of real-time bidding, The Trade Desk offers a self-service technology platform to manage data-driven digital advertising campaigns. Buyers can create highly personalized ad experiences across various channels, including display, native, video, audio, and social, and on a multitude of devices, including computers, mobile, and TV.

Advertising campaigns powered by The Trade Desk take advantage of market-leading targeting capabilities, full-funnel attribution, and detailed reporting that illustrates the consumer journey from initial impression to conversion.

In the news

Ad tech company The Trade Desk plans to build a bigger ad targeting data set than Google or Facebook | BusinessInsider.com, 4 October 2017, Mike Shields

To learn more about The Trade Desk visit: www.thetradedesk.com.

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Doug Parker | Linkedin

#OUREntrepidNetwork – Introducing Glenn Samala and Sparkfun Electronics

www.facebook.com/SparkFun
www.facebook.com/SparkFun

Trying is cool, failing can be even cooler, and that trying again is the coolest of all.

CEO Glenn Samala and Niwot, Colorado based Sparkfun offers curriculum, training and online tutorials designed to demystify the wonderful world of embedded electronics.

In their own words (www.sparkfun.com)

SparkFun has been committed to helping the world achieve electronics literacy. No matter your vision or skill level, our products and resources are designed to make electronics more accessible. In addition to over 2,000 open source components and widgets, SparkFun offers curriculum, training and online tutorials designed to demystify the wonderful world of embedded electronics.

Our products and resources carry no patents, so anyone can use, modify and even sell them. Madness, you say? So far so good. Being open source encourages people to share and learn from each other. It also forces us to focus on what we do best and constantly innovate. In short, it makes us better, for you and for the world.

To us, it’s a given that we pay it forward and sponsor the incredible community that keeps us running. Through our Community Partnership Program, we’ve donated supplies, parts and expertise to over 140 projects, universities and programs in six countries in the first half of 2017 alone, with awards issued every month.

We produce, build, test and assemble over 400 open source kits and boards from our catalog in-house. It’s the best way we know to ensure the red box you receive contains products you know, love and can rely on. And if something should go wrong, our tech support and customer service teams are here to help, no matter what.

Everyone deserves access to electronics literacy. In our Department of Education, we believe electronics are more than a hobby or career path; they’re a creative medium for teaching and learning. Since 2009, we’ve helped students and educators around the world introduce these tools and concepts into their schools.

In the news

SparkFun’s Annual Combat Robot Tournament Grows to Third Largest in the World | GlobalNewWire, 4 October 2017

SparkFun publishes app to detect gas pump/ATM card skimmers | AndroidPolice.com, 19 September 2017

To learn more about Sparkfun Electronics visit www.sparkfun.com.

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Doug Parker | Linkedin

#OUREntrepidNetwork – Introducing Adrian Grenier, Lucy Sumner and the Lonely Whale Foundation

www.LonelyWhale.org
www.LonelyWhale.org

#STOPSUCKING

Founders Adrian Grenier and Lucy Sumner and their NYC/Seattle/LA based Lonely Whale Foundation is dedicated to bringing people closer to the world’s oceans through education and awareness, inspiring empathy and action for ocean health and the wellbeing of marine wildlife.

In their own words (www.lonelywhale.org)

The Lonely Whale Foundation is dedicated to bringing people closer to the world’s oceans through education and awareness, inspiring empathy and action for ocean health and the wellbeing of marine wildlife.

Born out of the full length documentary, 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale, the Lonely Whale Foundation was created to develop and support a community of ocean advocates through the champion of the Lonely Whale. Calling out at 52 Hz, the Lonely Whale sings at a frequency unrecognized by other whales leading us to believe it lives alone, calling out to no response. Through the story of our whale we are able to confront loneliness and connect with one another, ourselves, and our environment.

Dedicated to bringing people closer to the world’s oceans through education and awareness, inspiring empathy and action for ocean health and the wellbeing of marine wildlife.

In the news

Adrian Grenier: Why He Launched The Strawless Ocean Initiative | Forbes.com, 30 March 2017

To find out more about the Lonely Whale Foundation and how you can get involved visit www.lonelywhale.org and www.stopsucking.strawlessocean.org.

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#OUREntrepidNetwork – Introducing Doug Busch and pH Living

www.pHLiving.us
www.pHLiving.us

Building the Healthiest Homes on the Planet

Doug Busch and the Malibu, California based pH Living team are building healthier homes for a healthier planet.

In their own words (www.phliving.us)

pH Living is a full service design/build group specializing in healthy and sustainable architecture, interior design, and construction services. Our team of LEED certified designers and environmental scientists collaborate to bring you custom, renovated, and ground-up construction of healthy homes with contemporary design—scientifically tested and certified to meet the only healthy home standard developed by the International Institute for Building Biology and Ecology, (IBE).

One of the unique aspects of pH Living is that we are architects, designers, contractors and scientists with over 40 years of combined knowledge and expertise—providing a unique perspective from many different fields, in order to offer the best solutions for each project, with a single source of responsibility from project start to completion.

So whether you are looking for a full home makeover, or a new home built from the ground up, our pH Living team offers an array of services and construction methods that provide the healthiest housing solutions—building healthier homes and a healthier planet.

pH Living was founded on the principles of healthy design and sustainable building practices. Founders Doug Busch, Michael Francis, and Larry Gust created pH Living with the goal of providing homes for people who suffer from environmental allergies and chemical sensitivities, a growing health problem that afflicts over 7 million people nationwide.

Through extensive research and scientific testing, we discovered that the technology exists for us to design, build and renovate healthier homes for everyone. We also recognized the rising need for all people to have access to healthy homes produced without harmful toxins, with higher quality construction methods, sustainable building practices, and great design. These discoveries have inspired our pH Living team in our continued mission to be the leading provider of the world’s healthiest housing. We are committed to and driven by the belief that we can help change lives and our planet one square foot at a time.

In the news

pH Living: THE BIG PICTURE – A Living Sanctuary | YouTube

To learn more about what they’re up to at pH Living visit www.phliving.us.

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Doug Parker | Linkedin

Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run

 Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it’s acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently as it’s done with Instagram and WhatsApp. tbh had scored 5 million downloads and 4 million daily active users in the past 9 weeks with its app that lets people anonymously answer kind-hearted… Read More


Source: Tech Crunch

Google revamps its Security Checkup feature with personalized suggestions for your account

 Google today is rolling out a revamped version of its longtime Security Checkup feature – a service that helps users make sure their Google accounts are safe by checking those items that could impact your account’s security. This includes connected apps, connected devices, account permissions and other things. Now, Security Checkup will be improved by offering more personalized… Read More


Source: Tech Crunch

Silenced by “free speech”

 There’s a fundamental incongruency between being pro ‘free speech’ and operating a global social network for civil public discussion. Twitter is struggling with it. Facebook is struggling with it too. And it can’t be solved by a little more transparency or by hoping average citizens will do the right thing. The principle of free speech on which the United States was… Read More


Source: Tech Crunch