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MXNet accepted to the Apache Incubator

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MXNet, Amazon Web Services; preferred deep learning framework, was accepted to the Apache Incubator today. Admission to the incubator is the first step..


Ranking Popular Distributed Computing Packages for Data Science

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At The Data Incubator, we strive to provide the most up-to-date data science curriculum available. Using feedback from our corporate and government partners, we deliver training on the most sought after data science tools and techniques in industry. We wanted to include a more data-driven approach to developing the curriculum for our corporate data science training and our free Data Science Fellowship program for PhD and master's graduates looking to get hired as professional Data Scientists. To achieve this goal, we started by looking at and ranking popular deep learning libraries for data science. Next, we wanted to analyze the popularity of distributed computing packages for data science.


Where To Find The UK's Accelerators and Incubators

Forbes - Tech

How much support is out there for growing UK businesses? The short answer is plenty – if you know where to look for it. New research published by the innovation group Nesta and the Department of Business shows there are now almost 400 accelerators and incubators active in the UK, all of which are anxious to work with small businesses identified has having growth potential. The study reveals that 205 incubators, 163 accelerators, 11 pre-accelerators, seven virtual accelerators and four virtual incubators are currently active in the UK. Nesta defines accelerators are defined as highly selective, fixed duration programmes that run in cohorts, typically growth-based with a focus on services such as mentorship and entrepreneurial training rather than physical space.


Walmart is opening its own tech incubator in Silicon Valley

Engadget

As Bloomberg reports, the new tech incubator was named after a shop in Arkansas where Sam Walton used to experiment with store layouts and will be based in (where else) Silicon Valley. While Lore didn't reveal how much Walmart would be investing in the project, Store No. 8 will be headed up by Walmart SVP of Digital Store operations Seth Beal and VP of Incubation Katie Finnegan, who also came from Jet.com. While the companies at Store No. 8 will be operate independently of Walmart corporate and its research company @WalmartLabs in San Francisco, the end goal here is to create new tech that will help Walmart's bottom line -- whether that be through new online boutiques like ModCloth or new ways to skip the checkout lines in the store. Plus, when your competition is riding robots and planning a delivery service for the moon, the only smart move is to respond by opening a tech incubator.


Michigan Man Gets Job Through Tech Incubator

U.S. News

"Once we get to the point when we get much fuller, we'll have to look for other space," Heger said. "We'll always be a part of this for the next year or two. We're really committed to the whole concept of 20Fathoms. We may have three or four people in this space as we begin building out the next phase. This will be the launch pad for us.