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[WayUp in Business Insider Singapore.] The former consultant who launched the ‘Airbnb of yachts’ says she got her business idea after a taking a 6-month sabbatical — and watching her brothers struggle to sell their boats

Liz Wessel, the CEO of WayUp, a job search platform for college students, left her job at Google after just two years there. She quit in 2014 to pitch potential WayUp investors. Now, the platform connects more than 20,000 employers with qualified early career applicants. Read...

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In the News: Israel keeps on innovating 💡

Israel received a visit from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg this week, where she launched Facebook’s “Playground”, a “new hub for startups and entrepreneurs in Israel to build connections, develop skills, and foster innovation.” Israel’s Defense Ministry also announced the launch of an innovation hub aimed at fostering security-related technologies and strengthening the relationship between the country’s civilian and defense markets. In recent acquisition news, Salesforce buys the Israeli field service software company Clicksoftware for $1.35B. Startup Nation and beyond Israel – from Startup Nation to FoodTech Nation? See it in CTech. FoodTech is a hot topic now, as the United Nations warns: Climate change threatens the world’s food supply. Meet ClimaCell’s new weather app – alerting you when it’s about to rain, down to the minute, all around the world. Which Israeli startups are playing a leading role in data-driven digitized production? Read it in Forbes. Top tech news this week FoodTech…Featuring Beyond Meat: Subway is testing out a meatless meatball sub. Here’s why. Mobility…Zoomcar eyes a shortcut to 130 million users — partners with Ixigo. Marketplace…Over 100,000 students...

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In the News: Beyond Meat teams up with Dunkin’, humanoid robots – creepy or dangerous?

The excitement around Beyond Meat is still sizzling as the company teams up with Dunkin’, has new plant-based products in store, and its stock continues to rise. Meanwhile, The Financial Times asks: Why does Israel lead the world in computer vision? Back at the office, we celebrated National Intern Day with WayUp. Read that and more below. Startup Nation and beyond “Humanoid robots are a familiar trope in popular culture, but is making machines look like us a little bit creepy and even potentially dangerous?” See what leaders in the field have to say, including Intuition Robotics CEO and co-founder Dor Skuler. Forbes explores: Why WayUp Launched a National Holiday That Trends #1 Worldwide Every Year. Top tech news this week Mobility…Zoomcar allows users to try electric vehicles at short-term rentals, says CEO Greg Moran and Uber tests monthly subscription that combines Eats, rides, bikes and scooters. Cybersecurity…ThetaRay 4.0 With IntuitiveAI Gives Banks a Powerful New Weapon Against Financial Cybercrime. Consumer Software…92% of US freelancers can’t take a nonworking vacation, a new survey by HoneyBook reveals. Here’s why. News...

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