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Upcoming: Launch Lab X Startup Showcase

first_img Read Full Story Event to highlight accomplishments of ventures that graduated from Harvard’s nine-month accelerator for alumni-led startups   The Harvard Innovation Labs, an ecosystem that supports Harvard students and select alumni in exploring innovation and entrepreneurship, is hosting its first annual Launch Lab X Startup Showcase on May 23 at 5:15 p.m. The event will feature five-minute pitches from the startups that participated in the inaugural Launch Lab X accelerator program for Harvard alumni-led ventures.More than 260 ventures from 36 countries applied to Launch Lab X. In September 2018, 13 startups began the nine-month program, which was divided into three 90-day sprints. Each sprint culminated in a pitch and feedback session with investors, prospective customers, and industry leaders, giving teams the time, guidance, and 360-degree view necessary to transform materially into sustainable, disruptive businesses with real-world impact. To push progress, ventures gained access to expert coaching within a like-minded community, and developed roadmaps designed explicitly for their businesses.Accomplishments from Launch Lab X ventures included:Launching world-changing products: More than half of the ventures launched a new product or service, including Nebula Genomics’ private and secure DNA testing kit; Nurse-1-1’s app that allows people to chat privately with a nurse about health concerns 24/7; Electra Labs’ solution for advancing the safe, effective, and personalized introduction of medicine; and MakerFleet’s 3D Printing Management Software.Growing customer bases and teams: Collectively, Launch Lab X teams secured thousands of new customers over the course of nine months. Notably, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Jamber reported that it is on track to sell hundreds of thousands of mugs in 2019. Additionally, more New York City residents began using Mobley’s furniture rental solution, Zubale saw increased use of its consumer research app, and Gain Life added customers for its software that drives behavior change. More than 60 percent of the ventures who participated in Launch Lab X hired staff to support their growth.Receiving recognition from prestigious startup competitions and awards: Learning how to tell a compelling venture story to prospective customers, employees, and investors is a primary focus of Launch Lab X. These stories were well-received in a number of competitions. Legacy won TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield at Disrupt in Berlin for its innovative approach to addressing the decline in male fertility; Nebula Genomics won the SXSW Startup Pitch “Best in Show” for its private and secure DNA testing kit; Nilus received an honorable mention in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2019 for its solution to reduce food waste; and Sophya was recognized as a finalist in the Harvard President’s Innovation Challenge for helping students learn more effectively on the internet.Raising capital: Launch Lab X ventures collectively raised millions of dollars in funding during the program. One notable raise was Zoba’s $3 million seed round. The company is building the next generation of spatial analytics to improve the efficiency of cities and the lives of the people who live in them.The Launch Lab X Startup Showcase is free, and open to the public. Register to attend at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launch-lab-x-startup-showcase-tickets-60734489493 last_img read more

AEW Fyter Fest results: Jon Moxley beats Joey Janela in an extraordinarily violent unsanctioned match and furthers feud with Kenny Omega

first_imgJoin DAZN to watch 100-plus fight nights a yearAfter Moxley won a gritty showdown with Janela that featured barbed wire chairs, barbed wire boards and two bags of thumbtacks, the former Dean Ambrose was met outside the ring by a Kenny Omega V-Trigger. Omega, whom Moxley attacked when he made his first post-WWE appearance at Double or Nothing, hit Moxley with a piledriver onto the broken tables. The former IWGP heavyweight champion jumped off the top turnbuckle and connected on a double foot stomp through the tables. [email protected] got a surprise tonight at #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/l6PVxGttsg— TNT Drama (@tntdrama) June 30, 2019Moxley and Omega, who will face off at All Out on Aug. 31 in Chicago, brawled into the crowd, with Omega having the advantage. Just when it appeared things had calmed down, Omega attacked Moxley on the entrance ramp to close the show. In the co-main event, Omega and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) beat The Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) and The Laredo Kid in an excellent six-man tag team match. Also on the show, Cody and Darby Allin went to a draw that ended up with Shawn Spears attacking Cody after the match concluded with a violent and uncalled-for chair shot to the back of the head, which left Cody bleeding profusely.Here is what happened at All Elite Wrestling’s Fyter Fest (all times Eastern):AEW Fyter Fest live updates, resultsJon Moxley wins a brutal war over Joey Janela11:05 p.m.: Couldn’t ask for a better ending to the show. Moxley and Janela put it all on the line and the former Dean Ambrose proved to the world that he’s still one of the best in wrestling. After a vicious 20-minute hardcore match, Moxley brought in a bag full of thumbtacks. Moxley hit another Paradigm Shift to weaken Janela. Moxley took Janela’s boots and socks off. With the crowd chanting “You sick f–k”, Moxley did a front spinning suplex to send Janela to the thumbtacks and screaming in agony. Moxley wasn’t done as he hit an atomic drop to send Janela feet first onto the thumbtacks and a series of tacks were ingrained in Janela’s foot. Moxley dumped another bag of tacks onto the mat and hit another Paradigm Shift for the victory.Jon Moxley came for blood in his @AEWrestling debut 🤯 #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/J1vvnA7eiP— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) June 30, 2019Wrestling fans were expecting mayhem and that is exactly what happened. We literally saw everything except the kitchen sink. If you are a fan of pure violence, this was for you.10:56 p.m.: A barbed wire board is hung from the apron to the guardrail when Moxley hits the Paradigm Shift and proceeds to dump Janela, who lands butt first onto the barbed wire. I can feel the pain from here. 10:55 p.m.: With Moxley spread out across two tables, Janela climbs about a 20-foot ladder and drops an elbow onto Moxley. WOW!”HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND JOEY?” 😵 #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/5YYV1KrtaO— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) June 30, 201910:51 p.m.: Moxley brings in a sheet full of barbed wire with the intention of putting Janela through it. Janela reversed, picked Moxley up and did a fireman’s carry through the barbed wire. What a breathtaking war and it seems like they are just getting started.10:49 p.m.: A Russian leg sweep by Janela from the ringside apron to the outside through a table. Quite amazing action so far.10:44 p.m.: In the something you never see anymore, Moxley brought out the barbed wire wrapped around the chair. He proceeded to put the chair on Janela and stomp the chair and squeeze as hard as he can. Moments later, Janela showed a ton of guts and did a hurricanrana to send Moxley on to the barbed wire chair. 10:38 p.m.: It is time for the main event of Fyter Fest as Jon Moxley battles Joey Janela in an unsanctioned match. Expect a ton of mayhem, violence and everything in between. A big time match for Moxley as it is his first televised match in the United States since he left WWE in April. He wants to prove a point and this is his opportunity to prove some things to the wrestling world.The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks) def. The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) and Laredo Kid in show stealer10:30 p.m.: The expectations were high and all six guys delivered and then some. With Matt Jackson having Fenix on the outside in position for the Meltzer Driver, Nick Jackson missed a step on the top rope and Fenix caught and executed a Spanish Fly onto Nick and Pentagon. It came down to Omega and Laredo Kid in the ring.Omega hit a vicious V-Trigger on Laredo Kid and then a Tiger Driver ’98 for a near two-fall. Sensing he had the match ripe for the taking, Omega connected another bone-shaking V-Trigger followed by a One-Winged Angel for the one, two, three. If you wanted to see high-flying action mixed in with a tad of psychology, this was it for you. Can’t wait to see all six go at it one more time.10:25 p.m.: Unbelievable sequence of events. With Omega at the top turnbuckle, Pentagon back body dropped Fenix on top of Nick Jackson. Pentagon lifted Laredo Kid into Omega to hit an inverted Spanish Fly followed by Pentagon hitting a Canadian Destroyer that had Nick Jackson hit his head.10:22 p.m.: The frantic pace we are seeing from all six guys is breathtaking. Such a joy to watch. 10:16 p.m.: The red hair of Omega is an interesting look, to say the least. He’s paying homage to Street Fighter’s Akuma. 10:12 p.m.: Amazing spot when the Lucha Bros did Swanton’s over the top rope and Laredo Kid did a moonsault from the middle rope onto the floor. They’ve only gotten started.10:07 p.m.: It is time for the co-main event of Fyter Fest as The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks) vs. The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) and Laredo Kid. Very surprised this isn’t closing the show. Expect a ton of fireworks. Cody and Darby Allin go to a time-limit draw9:59 p.m.: An unusual finish for a company who has preached wins and losses and then an unnecessary spot to end things.Allin tried to go to the top rope. Cody stopped him and executed an inverted suplex from the top rope. Delayed cover for a two count. Both guys are on the ring apron and Allin bit Cody’s left arm.Cody zips up the body, hits the disaster kick. He stupidly unzips the bag and gets a two count. Ring announcer Justin Roberts says there is a minute left in the mat.Cross Rhodes was blocked by Allin, who tried for a Stunner but is blocked and Cody finally hits a Cross Rhodes. The crowd is counting down but Cody only gets a count of two before time runs out.The crowd and Cody wanted five more minutes. It looked like it was going to happen until Shawn Spears came from behind and hit Rhodes in the back of the head with a chair. Spears had a death stare as he looked at Cody and left the ring and the arena through the crowd.MJF and SCU came out to look after Cody. I’m one who didn’t have a problem 15-20 years ago with chair shots to the head, but what we now know about CTE and concussions, the conclusion was not needed. There are different ways to do it and that wasn’t it even though Cody and Spears sold it like a million bucks.9:49 p.m.: Unique sequence in which Cody tried a vertical suplex and Allin grabbed the wrist to get out of the hold and then connected on a spinning tornado splash off the middle rope.9:44 p.m.: Great to see a female referee in a men’s match. Something you NEVER see.9:42 p.m.: Slow, methodical match now in the favor of Cody after Allin tried to kick into high gear to begin the festivities.9:35 p.m.: Coming up at Fyter Fest is Cody (with Brandi Rhodes) squaring off with Darby Allin. This is a make or break match for the 22-year-old Allin to make a lasting impression in the United States. Adam Page def. Jimmy Havoc, Jungle Boy and MJF in spot fest9:30 p.m.: Pretty good match that could have used another five to 10 minutes as they were getting into a groove and appeared to rush through the last few minutes. Havoc threw Jungle Boy onto the outside. MJF attempted another Heat Seeker but Havoc blocked it and went to the top rope to hit a double foot stomp for a near fall. MJF hits an Eye Poker to Havoc. Page threw MJF of the ring and hit a thunderous clothesline to Havoc. Page picks up Havoc for the Rite of Passage for the pin.The best match of the main card thus far. Wish they could have had a few more minutes. Jungle Boy really looked good and MJF was fantastic. Smart booking by AEW to not have Jungle Boy or MJF take the fall so they can continue to be built up. Page was the right guy to win since he’s facing Chris Jericho to crown the first AEW heavyweight champion at All Out on Aug. 31 in Chicago. 9:26 p.m.: A big reaction for when Page and MJF stood face-to-face in the middle of the ring. A future world title program if both guys continue their natural progression.9:23 p.m.: Very impactful Tower of Doom spot that ended with MJF getting kicked in the head.9:20 p.m.: The crowd firmly behind Jungle Boy, who exudes a ton of charisma in his short time in the business.9:15 p.m.: Right now at Fyter Fest, Adam Page takes on Jimmy Havoc, Jungle Boy and MJF. MJF cut a promo before the match began running the down the crowd about their love of video games. In a short amount of time, MJF has quickly become one of the best promos in wrestling.Riho def. Nyla Rose and Yuka Sakazaki9:11 p.m.: The match started out clunky but picked up in the final five minutes when Rose had Sakazaki dangling over the top rope and jumped off the top rope and halfway across the ring to land a knee onto Sakazaki’s back to a thunderous reaction from the crowd. Rose hit a huge German Suplex on Sakazaki for a close two count. The Rose hit a DVDR for another two count. Rose went to finish Riho off but the Japanese star executed a pinning combination for the victory.The match would have been served to be cut in half as it was clunky and slow paced due to Rose. 9:02 p.m.: Witnessing Rose doing a standing vertical suplex is a sight to see.8:55 p.m.: Up next at Fyter Fest is a triple threat match between Yuka Sakazaki, Riho and Nyla Rose. This is going to be interesting considering the sizable advantage in height and weight Rose has over Sakazaki and Riho.Cima beats Christopher Daniels in action-packed opener8:51 p.m.: Quite a way to begin Fyter Fest, with two friends putting on a solid affair. Cima executed perfect driver but Daniels kicked out at two. Immediately, Cima sends Daniels to the mat and went on to make his way to the top rope. He hit the Meteroa, which is double knees to the uppercut of the body for the pinfall lands.The right finish considering Cima will take on Kenny Omega at Fight for the Fallen. 8:47 p.m.: A running Liger Bomb by Cima. Both guys bringing out the heavy artillery.8:46 p.m.: Great intensity by Daniels in hitting Angles Wings that Cima somehow kicked out of at two. 8:38 p.m.: The main card of Fyter Fest begins with Christopher Daniels facing off with Cima. Daniels, part of SCU, helped beat Cima’s Strong Hearts at Double or Nothing in May. Daniels and Cima are nearly 25-year veterans of the sport. Should be some good action between two of the better all-around talents in the wrestling business.We are jammed packed in #Daytona for #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/Xf7PNn3Z5X— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 30, 20198:29 p.m.: Nakazawa def. Jebailey in a slightly entertaining bout that was lacking a bit of the usual hardcore activity. We saw a bodyslam into a pool, a back bodydrop onto buttons and a thong used as a sock to mock Mick Foley’s Mr. Socko. The finish occurred when the referee was on the ground and Jebailey gave Nakazawa a low blow and went for rollup, but the referee counted late and received a two-count. Nakazawa quickly garnered a rollup of his own for the one, two, three and the victory. Can see Nakazawa becoming a star if he given the platform.8:19 p.m.: I can do without the baby oil spot by Nakazawa pouring it on Jebailey.8:17 p.m.: The final contest at “Buy-In” is Michael Nakazawa and Alex Jebailey in a hardcore match. Nakazawa is slowly becoming an interesting character.8:13 p.m.: Allie def. Bates. A below-average affair that picked up in the final two minutes. Bates hit a Pedigree and Allie kicked out. Yes, let the comments roll in on that one. Avalon attempted to toss a book to Bates, but Allie nabbed it, threw it to Bates, connects on a superkick and scores the pinfall. The finish made sense because Allie faces Brandi Rhodes at Fight for the Fallen in two weeks. 8:03 p.m.: Up next, Allie will take on Leva Bates. It was supposed to be Kylie Rae and Bates, but no word on what happened. The librarian gimmick of Bates and Avalon has some potential. Interested to see how the storyline progresses.7:55 p.m.: Best Friends def. SCU and Private Party to net an opportunity to get a first-round bye in the tag team tournament. Better than expected but something just seemed off for one reason or another. The stakes made little sense as the winner should have received the bye. All Elite Wrestling shook the wrestling world to its core with an exceptional debut outing, Double or Nothing, last month in Las Vegas.Its second event. Fyter Fest, occurred Saturday at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. While the one-hour preshow “Buy-In” felt like the third hour of WWE “Monday Night Raw” (and not in a good way), the last two matches delivered, highlighted by Jon Moxley making his AEW debut and defeating Joey Janela in a bloody, violent unsanctioned match in the main event. The Dark Order came out afterward like they did at Double or Nothing. This time though, they just surrounded the ring and stared down Barreta and Taylor. Hard to dig The Dark Order at this point. Need to see them in action sooner rather than later.7:38 p.m.: The preshow of AEW Fyter Fest, “Buy-In”, features Best Friends (Trent Barreta and Chuck Taylor) vs. SoCal Uncensored (Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian) vs. Private Party (Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen) with the winner getting a shot at a first-round bye in the AEW tag team title tournament. Best Friends wrestled at May’s Double or Nothing and beat Angelico and Jack Evans in a better than expected matchup. On the same show, SCU defeated Strong Hearts in an exciting opener. Couldn’t ask for a better opener. 7:30 p.m.: Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of All Elite Wrestling’s Fyter Fest. We have an exciting night of wrestling action ahead, so grab the refreshments, kick back and relax as SN takes you on the journey of AEW’s second event.AEW Fyter Fest cardKenny Omega and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) vs. Lucha Brothers (Pentagón Jr. and Rey Fénix) and Laredo KidJon Moxley vs. Joey Janela in a non-sanctioned matchCody vs. Darby AllinAdam Page vs. Jimmy Havoc vs. Jungle Boy vs. MJFChristopher Daniels vs. CimaYuka Sakazaki vs. Riho vs. Nyla RoseBest Friends (Trent Barreta and Chuck Taylor) vs. SoCal Uncensored (Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian) vs. Private Party (Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen) (pre-show)Michael Nakazawa vs. Alex Jebailey in a hardcore match (pre-show)Allie vs. Leva Bates (with Peter Avalon) (pre-show)last_img read more

Businessman Charles Muhangi dead

first_img“I can now confirm that there is a lifeless body, our team is still collecting more information on ground and the body is to be taken to Mulago for postmortem,” Owoyesigyire said.Muhangi’s lifeless body was reportedly found lying in his bed by his child around 7:30am. The Igara East MP, Michael Mawanda is among the more than 30 people URN found at the late Muhangi’s home.Mawanda says the deceased’s family, told him that Muhangi retired to bed at 1am after holding meetings with unnamed people at his home. “They told me by the time he went to sleep he was well and didn’t complain of anything,” Mawanda told URN.He however, says the family was shocked to find Muhangi’s lifeless body in his bed this morning. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister couldn’t speak much only saying “It’s sad. We are still in great shock over his passing.” MuhangiKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Businessman and rally ace Charles Muhangi is dead. Vincent Sekaate, the CID Spokesperson Kampala has confirmed Muhangi’s death.However, details about the death are still scanty. Muhangi has been embroiled in a wrangle with businessman, Drake Lubega over the ownership of Qualicel Bus Terminal in Kampala.Last month, President Museveni met the two businessmen and agreed to settle their dispute.Muhangi, a former African Rally Champion, was the also the owner of Horizon Coaches.Muhangi and co driver Byaruhanga were the first Black Africans to win the African Rally Championship back in 1999.He was best known in motor sport circles for his bravado, and drove a Subaru Impreza he dubbed Ekitaguriro as he took on the established stars of the nineties and early 2000s.Police seal off Muhangi homeScene of Crime Officers early Thursday sealed off the home of  Muhangi to collect information relating to his death.The team is led by the Kabalagala Division Police Commander, Edrisa Kyeyune. Shortly after arriving at the home in Lower Mawanga in Buziga in Makindye Division, the officers sealed it off before entering the house to draw a sketch of the crime scene.The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoywsigyire, says once the Scene of Crime Officers are done, Muhangi’s body will be transferred to Mulago National Referral Hospital for postmortem. Details to followShare on: WhatsAppcenter_img Willy Robert, the Lower Mawanga Village Chairperson, describes Muhangi’s death as sad.*****URNlast_img read more

Deadlines in Impeachment Probe Approaching for White House

first_imgDeadlines for the White House to respond in the impeachment probe are fast approaching.By Sunday, the Trump Administration has to decide whether to let President Trump testify in the Wednesday hearings or send someone to represent him.By December 6th, next Friday, Trump’s counsel has to decide whether they’ll be calling their own witnesses forward or if they’ll be making any statements.Under House rules, the President’s lawyer can take part in the hearings in the Judiciary Committee.This story is developing.last_img read more

Police: FL Men Climb 35-Foot Christmas Tree, Break Ornaments

first_imgTwo Florida men apparently took the spirit of Christmas a bit too far up.According to the Largo Police Department, 28-Shay Tracy and 27-year-old Alex Laky recently decided to climb a 35-foot Christmas tree in Largo’s Central Park early Friday morning. Two people witnessed the incident, one of whom is a City of Largo employee.Tracy and Laky have been charged with criminal mischief. The police report states the suspects threw and broke ornaments, causing $250 in damage during the 4 a.m. incident.last_img read more

Sandoval lands $10,000 fish at Family Day Fishing Derby

first_imgSecond place went to David Jamieson with a 16.5 pound Rainbow with Rick Carlson finishing third.Bruce McIntosh from Genelle placed first, winning $2,000 in the Dolly competition. McIntosh landed a 14-pound Dolly.Second place went to Kirk Daley with John York taking home third.Once again this derby was a tremendous success say derby officials, far surpassing even their own high expectations. Hector Sandoval of Creston is $10-grand richer after walking away with the top prize at the Kootenay Lake BC Family Day Fishing Derby Monday.The event, hosted by Canadian Training Resources, by not only tossing out $30,000 in prizes but also donated 80 pounds of fresh fish to the local food bank in Creston.Sandoval won the top prize by landing an 18-pound (34-5/8 inches) Rainbow Trout. This year derby organizers asked fishermen to donate the fish they entered in the derby to the local food bank. Bonus prizes were given throughout the weekend including a fishing trip for two to the West Coast, a fishing trip to northern Saskatchewan, and an outboard motor as well as many smaller prizes of gift cards donated by local sponsors.To see all the prize winners go to http://www.ctrcanadaderby.com/last_img read more