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Where Robotics is Headed and Why You Should Care

2020-11-17T20:55:43-06:00

All of us have had some exposure to robotics, whether it be crying over Wall E, scared by Ultron or “evil AI”, or maybe you’ve sat in a self-driving tesla or owned a Roomba. Research and advancement in robotics has recently been accelerated by the rapid growth of AI algorithms, particularly with the application of [...]

Where Robotics is Headed and Why You Should Care2020-11-17T20:55:43-06:00

The Boundary Between Machines and Humans

2020-11-17T20:55:43-06:00

In recent months, I’ve been fascinated with the potential collaboration in thoughts of machines and humans. Many times, a huge buzzword being thrown around is “augmentation”. However, what does that really mean? Is it robots replacing all the menial, day-to-day tasks humans have done to free-up time for elevated thinking? How does one label how [...]

The Boundary Between Machines and Humans2020-11-17T20:55:43-06:00

Gen-Z: Gig Economy Trend

2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

The trend of gig economy jobs is soaring especially with the Gen-Z generation. Gig economy jobs are essentially temporary freelancing jobs where the worker doesn’t actually belong to a corporation and is employed as an individual entity jumping from role to role.  A shocking 46 percent of Gen-Z workers are freelancers. Of that 46 percent, [...]

Gen-Z: Gig Economy Trend2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

Gen Z Trend: Sustainability

2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

Generation Z is well known for their upbringing in a digital world, and as they are reaching adulthood they are tending to be more conscious about what they consume – and therefore are influencing the products and values that businesses create. With growing concerns of global warming and environmental degradation in younger people, sustainability is [...]

Gen Z Trend: Sustainability2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

Covid-19 Impact on VC and Startups

2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

Covid brought a lot of uncertainty to financial markets which brings up concerns about how it might impact the state of VC and startup fundraising. There were a lot of initial concerns about what the effect of Covid might be on VC.  Issues people were worried about were the lack of availability for in-person networking [...]

Covid-19 Impact on VC and Startups2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

The Rise of Student-Run Venture Capital

2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

The past few years have seen a large growth of student-run venture capital funds, including ours based out of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Atland Ventures. In my ~4 weeks working at Atland, it’s already been an incredibly valuable experience, as I’m sure it has for everyone else in the company. So it raises the [...]

The Rise of Student-Run Venture Capital2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

Recess: the Diligence Process of the Online Sponsorship Marketplace

2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

The sponsorship marketplace is large and vast, offering a wide range of sponsorship opportunities. The challenge is to effectively connect both sides of the marketplace, sponsors and event organizers, and add onto that a global pandemic which creates an even greater obstacle to overcome. After thorough research, our team recognized the need for a simplified [...]

Recess: the Diligence Process of the Online Sponsorship Marketplace2020-11-17T20:55:44-06:00

Our Fund Values and Commitments

2020-11-17T20:57:39-06:00

The death of George Floyd and other tragic acts of racism and discrimination we have witnessed over the last several weeks have been both senseless and devastating. As a firm, we would like to share our condolences with families, friends, and communities as a whole. We must open our eyes, listen to those that are [...]

Our Fund Values and Commitments2020-11-17T20:57:39-06:00

Introduction to Atland Ventures

2020-11-22T21:05:11-06:00

Atland Ventures was officially founded in 2015 when a group of University of Minnesota students, understanding the importance of innovation within our generation, developed Atland to actively educate students on topics within Venture-Capital and early-stage investing. Fast-forward four years and our group of 28 students raised just over $1,00,000 dollars to complete our first fund [...]

Introduction to Atland Ventures2020-11-22T21:05:11-06:00
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