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    MOT Faculty Member, Former Venture Capitalist: VCs Aren't for All Startups

    A Star Tribune columnist summarizes the view of ex-venture capitalist and author Dileep Rao criticisms of the growing trend where startups chase for venture capital, something he states many of today's largest tech companies once avoided or were denied. Rao also criticizes the motivation for VCs to "gain disproportionate control and wealth for themselves and their investors, which leads them to drive companies to go public or sell to bigger firms." Rao teaches in the M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) program.

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    University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute Names Professor Allison Hubel New Director

    The University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) is proud to announce the appointment of Professor Allison Hubel as TLI’s new director. College of Science and Engineering Dean Mos Kaveh appointed Hubel to a three-year term, making her the first woman to hold the position in the institute’s nearly 35-year history.

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    The Miracle Over 20 Years in the Making

    Steven Webster, a senior fellow who holds the Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management at TLI, reflects on the innovation behind the COVID-19 vaccines, from the foundations that first had to be laid to the opportunities that had to arise. He teaches in the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation and M.S. in Management of Technology programs.
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    TLI's Mike Johnson cautions public about jump in phishing scams, correlated to COVID-19, when holiday shopping

    A tech company reports an increase in phishing attempts this month, believed to be associated with the increase in online shopping as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. TLI's Mike Johnson, director of the M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST) program, advises people to take extra caution when shopping online this year.

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    TLI Faculty Member Chosen to Sit on President-Elect Biden's COVID-19 Advisory Board

    Dr. Michael Osterholm, a member of the TLI faculty and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, was selected by President-Elect Biden to sit on his newly-formed COVID-19 Advisory Board. He gave some insight into the board's goals and priorities to MPR on Tuesday.

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    Taking Care of Your Career: Professional Education in Uncertain Times

    In uncertain times such as these, furthering one’s professional growth may seem like a bridge too far. Anxiety about more immediate concerns can consume our thoughts. The financial health and prospects of our employers, the challenges of finding a new job in this environment, the uncertainty about what our workplaces and work lives will be like on the other side of the pandemic — these are all continuing sources of concern.
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