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Making the announcement, Minister Bruton said: “What we must also do if we are to create the jobs we need is to create a base of indigenous companies that match that level of success. As I have said before, our aim is not only to attract the next Google or Microsoft to Ireland, but to make it possible for the next Google or Microsoft to start-up in Ireland.”
Turning a medical student into a doctor takes a whole lot of knowledge. B. Price Kerfoot, an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, was frustrated at how much knowledge his students seemed to forget over the course of their education. He suspected this was because they engaged in what he calls “binge and purge” learning: They stuffed themselves full of facts and then spewed them out at test time.
Burlington startup Qstream Inc. has developed technology to improve learning for the mobile generation.
“We provide a way for people to learn something just by answering a couple of questions every day from their smartphone or their computer,” co-founder and CEO Duncan Lennox said. “It’s a really easy way for people to take their learning.”