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‘Y Combinator’

EE alumnus and property tech cofounder to give Chambers Lecture Oct. 15

Sep. 22, 2019—When Ben Taylor, BE’15, launched Doorport, he focused on owners of large apartment buildings who might upgrade secure access to their buildings to make life easier for residents. The idea had clicked when he glanced at the wall intercom unit in his new apartment and wondered why he could not simply use his smart phone...

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EE grad’s cyborg glove wins Y Combinator’s first-ever hardware hackathon in Silicon Valley

Apr. 8, 2013—While the hackathon trend may be aging, Y Combinator – a well-known Silicon Valley incubator – freshened the concept by hosting a 12-hour “hardware” hackathon in late February at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Jack Minardi, a 2012 electrical engineering graduate, led a six-person team to victory in under 10 hours with a prototype...

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