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Latest Update from RocketSpace’s Corporate Innovation Blog

2016 was an eventful year, marked by unprecedented political polarization, hacked emails made public by WikiLeaks, Brexit, two huge Yahoo security breaches, and even exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. But hidden among the uncertainty lies a year of unparalleled technological advances. 2016 will be remembered as a tipping point for artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous car technology and virtual/augmented reality—all of which was stimulated by corporate-backed rounds, accelerators and partnerships. Read more

BABC in Director Magazine - San Francisco offers rich opportunity for UK firms

Investors with appetite for risk, a “bottomless” talent pool and openings for non-tech companies in the wider supply chain… the San Francisco Bay Area offers rich opportunity for UK firms able to overcome its challenges As recently as 250 years ago, the region we now call the San Francisco Bay Area was populated by clusters of Muwekma Ohlone hunter-gatherers. Today it comprises three major metropolitan hubs (San Jose and Oakland, as well as San Francisco), contains 7.65 million people and has the second-highest number of Fortune 500 companies in the US (more than 30, and rising). Read more

Successful, Fun Day at Raphael House of San Francisco for the 2016 Aramark Building Community Day


On Tuesday September 20th at Raphael House in San Francisco, the joint Aramark, LifeWorks and British American Business Council Task Force held its2016 “Aramark Building Community (ABC)” Day. Raphael House is a safe, 5-story shelter for families who have become homeless as a result of economic hardship. For 45 years, Raphael House has helped families gain financial independence and move into stable housing, with an 85% success rate, thereby breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty for nearly 20,000 families and counting. Read more

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