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Inside Founders (Feb 1st, 2019)

1. Apple this week launched its first two-week Entrepreneur Camp for female-founded app companies. Apple Entrepreneur Camp runs through Feb. 8 for its first session; three more are currently scheduled through October. The program is described as "immersive" by Apple, providing one-on-one coding assistance from Apple engineers, up to one year of ongoing help from an Apple developer and one year membership in the Apple developer program, among other perks. The camp itself includes group childcare. To be considered, organizations must have a woman founder, co-founder or CEO; have a female developer who works in Swift or Objective-C; and have a platform that can be demonstrated. — CNN

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2. Eight food startups will participate in Chipotle Aluminaries Project, a new seven-month accelerator program. Chipotle Mexican Grill announced the first cohort this week, whose ventures all aim toward innovation and future sustainability in the food sector. Mobile voice interactive service AgVoice is intended to maximize resources in the agriculture ecosystem. GrubTubs aims to re-purpose waste from grocery stores and restaurants. Sophie's Kitchen is developing plant-based seafood. The companies in the program will attend a boot camp and receive regular mentoring and coaching from leaders in the food industry. The project is a partnership between Chipotle and Denver-nonprofit Uncharted. — FORBES

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3. Researchers are warning about healthcare startups' lack of published research. The advice comes in a paper from the European Journal of Clinical Investigation that reveals a lack of peer-reviewed research by healthcare startups valued at more than $1 billion. One of the researchers is John P.A. Ioannidis, who was a whistleblower against Theranos, the blood-testing startup that raised $9 billion before collapsing amid allegations and then criminal charges against its founder. The report comes as venture capital investment in healthcare related startups is rising. — BUSINESS INSIDER

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4. Financial technology startups targeting fraud and other types of crimes are on the rise. The rising cost of financial crimes in the US alone is in the billions, which makes companies that are specializing and innovating in finance and identity fraud of particular interest to investors. This week, Mimiro (formerly known as ComplyAdvantage) raised $30 million to expand its work, which uses, in part, machine learning to identify the people behind transactions and weed out crimes such as money laundering and terrorist funding. Mimiro's client list of 350 in 45 countries includes global banks.  — TECHCRUNCH

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Welcome to Flashback Friday, when we take a look at the recent and distant past in the world of Founders. If you have ideas or tips for this weekly feature, please send them in to founders@inside.com.

In 2019, Etsy is a fact of life for purveyors and consumers of DIY everything (hello unicorn marketplace). Ten years ago, though, TechCrunch interviewed Etsy founder Robert Kalin at the World Economic Forum, when Kalin was just 28 years old, and his four-year-old business was growing exponentially. Kalin left the company he co-founded in 2011, but remains devoted to the DIY aesthetic (he reportedly makes everything from furniture to his own underwear). Etsy went public in 2015, had impressive growth last year and is, needless to say, a reasonable place to shop for Valentine's Day.

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5. Tom Strange, founder of artificial intelligence startup Constellation AI, talks with PitchBook for its regular interview series with founders and other players in the startup ecosystem. — PITCHBOOK

6. Boston's growing entrepreneur economy prompted the New England Venture Capital Association to create The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Innovation. — THE BOSTON GLOBE

7.  Shameen Prashantham, an associate professor of International Business and Strategy at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), explains how corporations and startups can partner successfully. —HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

8. Disruption research company Radicle shares some of its findings on how data science can help estimate the value of a startup company. —TOWARDS DATA SCIENCE

9. Lighter Capital and Silicon Valley Bank have partnered to offer entrepreneurs new options for capital and banking services. — GEEKWIRE

10. Big Think offers its reading list of the 10 best books for entrepreneurs and inventors to succeed in business. —BIG THINK

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Julia Goldberg is a journalist and author living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She writes regularly about the intersection of technology and culture, and is the executive director of MIX Santa Fe, a networking organization for entrepreneurs. She writes the Inside Founders newsletter and can be found on Twitter @votergirl.

Editing team: Lon Harris (editor-in-chief at Inside.com, game-master at Screen Junkies) and Susmita Baral (editor at Inside, recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz. Runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram).

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