In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of December 6, 2015

  • 12.11.2015

Some interesting links we found across the web for this week:

New Education Bill to Get More Coding in Classrooms
The market won’t feel its effects for years, but the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act could spark future generations of tech success stories. Signed into law yesterday, the ESSA classifies computer science as a core subject in American public schools, addressing the ongoing nationwide shortage of programmers and engineers entering the workforce.

The Race to Create Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Heats Up
From The Wall Street Journal comes a feature-length update on the Hyperloop high-speed rail challenge issued two years ago by Elon Musk. Profiling two competing companies and two teams of university students, this is a must-read for dreamers everywhere. Expect to hear more in 2016 as the prototype test-tracking begins.

Crazy Like a Box: Going Public Can Give Startups Outsize Power 
...And here are a few companies who stand to prove their point.

Silicon Valley VCs Talk Europe’s Startup Scene And Big Money In London 
Meanwhile, a strong panel of VCs talked about the valuation downturn at Disrupt London. Check out video of the entire discussion at the bottom of the article.

VC Cash Pours Into the Very Last City You'd Expect 
Our international story this week: the resiliency of a bustling economy in Greece! Amid economic disaster, VCs and technologists in Athens see only opportunity.

Survive and Thrive 
Speaking of persistence, a short and sweet take on growth markets from a partner at Y-Combinator.

16 Lessons on Scaling from Eric Schmidt, Reid Hoffman, Marissa Mayer, Brian Chesky, Diane Greene, Jeff Weiner, and More. 
And for a much deeper dive, dig into these notes from a Stanford course that featured a slew of tech rockstars as teachers and guest speakers this semester.  

Links compiled by Jared Brenner.