Kickstarting Creative Projects and Startups
- Harvard innovation lab, Boston MA
Technology Track: Mobile Sharing and Proximity with Brett Martin, CEO & Co-founder of Sonar
Social sharing has exploded in recent years and is now rapidly shifting to mobile devices and, in many instances, becoming increasingly implicit. Location is tagged to much of what we share and more and more we've connected networks and set up mechanisms to make sharing frictionless and implicit. How will all of this new data that's being generated create value and personalized experiences for users, who have come to expect certain benefits from sharing. Temporal proximity networks are popping up to connect people and things as they share physical spaces, and dissipating as quickly as they appear. Brett will talk about some of the interactions and opportunities presented by proximity, and the two subsets of the social graph that Sonar is focusing on enabling: the proximity graph and the reality graph.
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Launched in November 2011, the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) serves as a resource for students from across Harvard interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. The programming offered by the i-lab is designed to help students grow their ventures at any stage of development and covering a wide range of disciplines. The i-lab fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.
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