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VC Masterclass: 5 Investing Principles to Navigate Uncertain TimesWelcome to VC Masterclass where we help you think like a VC by offering an expert point of view on venture capital investing. Today we offer 5 tips that can help you refocus your finances in 2023, from the benefits of diversification to avoiding the pitfalls of market timing.
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An Introduction to Lakeshore VenturesJoin us for a live, 45-minute presentation about Lakeshore Ventures, Alumni Ventures’ UChicago-focused venture capital fund. This is an excellent opportunity to meet Lakeshore Ventures Managing Partner Justin Strausbaugh and hear about his approach to investing in private-stage companies.
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An Introduction to the AI FundJoin us for a live, 45-minute presentation about the AI Fund, one of Alumni Ventures’ Focused Funds. Chief Investment Officer Anton Simunovic and Executive Vice President Peter MacEwan will lead the discussion. There will be time for open questions during the call.
Analog Inference: Lower Power, Higher PerformanceAs artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) continue disrupting many industries, companies are increasingly turning to compute-intensive applications. However, achieving and maintaining the extremely large amount of processing these workloads require is extremely difficult due to the inadequacy of existing hardware that can’t manage low power needs — especially in edge markets such as surveillance, smart retail, smart city, mobile phones, and other edge devices.
Indigov: Communication Platform for Elected OfficialsWinning an election is a rewarding and exciting accomplishment. However, the work doesn’t end there for elected officials. They also have to maintain a positive and healthy relationship with their constituents. Additionally, individual voters communicate through digital channels more than ever before, resulting in a higher expectation of receiving fast and personal responses.
Synchron: Overcoming Neurological Disorders Through TechnologyFor those living with neurological disorders, routine tasks can often become insurmountable obstacles. Seemingly straightforward activities — such as checking email, texting a family member, or managing personal finances — become difficult endeavors. Some patients can ultimately regain their cognitive abilities through months and sometimes years of rehabilitation, but these treatments don’t always lead to recovery. While experimental implants exist, they are often prohibitively invasive, requiring major brain surgery to utilize.