X Prize contest aims to spark innovation in fighting California wildfires

May. 13, 2019

A network of sensors, artificial intelligence and robots could be part of the solution, said Peter Diamandis, founder and chairman of the foundation. Diamandis, an engineer and physician, helped start Singularity University and founded several Silicon Valley spaceflight companies.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Way We Work and Train

Jan. 29, 2019

In June 2018, Vancouver, Canada–based SkyHive released an AI-driven platform that significantly speeds up the onboarding process by instantly performing the usual tasks, such as matching the highest-skilled individuals in an organization to new employees needing training in particular competencies.

Erie Insurance Invests In Local Startups

Dec. 19, 2018

Two Erie startups, each of which came to town earlier this year as part of the Erie Innovation District’s Secure Erie Accelerator, are getting a boost on both fronts. Erie Insurance announced Wednesday that it has invested in two startup companies, SimpleSense and CityGrows. The two companies were among nine that came to Erie as part of the accelerator program co-sponsored by Singularity University.

Spirit of Erie fund could raise millions for startups

Dec. 4, 2018

Karl Sanchack, CEO of the Erie Innovation District, funded by Mercyhurst University, sees Graham’s interest as validation for some of the progress that’s been made over the past year, including the recent completion of the Secure Erie Accelerator, which brought nine high-tech startups to Erie for an accelerator program co-sponsored by Singularity University.

Erie Innovation District Announces Accelerator Success and New Smart City Investment of $5-7 Million

Sep. 26, 2018

The Erie Innovation District marked its one year anniversary with some big news springing from the success of the inaugural Secure Erie Accelerator program.

Secure Erie Accelerator companies to gather to announce progress

Sep. 25, 2018

"The 10-week tenure of the companies that make up the Secure Erie Accelerator will soon come to a close. After that, all nine companies will be delivering reports on their progress at a public event. Joining us to talk about tomorrow's progress report is Karl Sanchack, president and CEO of the Erie Innovation District..."

Tech firms take root in Erie

Sep. 23, 2018

Karl Sanchack, CEO of the Erie Innovation District, will introduce the public to all nine participants in the first accelerator program during an event to be held at the Blasco Library from 6 to 8 p.m.

Anti-aging medicine is so hot even this controversial idea has investors

Sep. 6, 2018

Elevian said today it has raised $5.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by Bold Capital, the investment firm of Peter Diamandis, a futurist whose resume includes creating the X Prize Foundation and Singularity University.

A “No” From Arch Grants Isn’t A “No” To Your Business

Sep. 6, 2018

JanusChoice is also now in The Singularity University program.

Startup Proposes Using Stem Cells From Placentas for Regenerative Medicine

Aug. 26, 2018

A new exploration of stem cells from placentas could drastically advance regenerative medicine. Peter Diamandis, X-Prize and Singularity University founder, recently teamed up with Robert Hariri, the founder of Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, to study these specific stem cells in the hopes of discovering new regenerative therapies.