First female to win math’s top prize describes her 2 brainstorming strategies

Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University has become the first woman to win the top award in mathematics, the Field’s Medal. The award, often described as the Nobel Prize of mathematics, is given every four years to up to four scholars and has been around since 1936. Mirzakhani was awarded the prize for her work in complex geometry and navigation within spaces.

Foursquare extends location-based check-ins to college campuses

In an effort to extend its reach to college students, burgeoning location check-in service Foursquare announced its “Foursquare for Universities” program today. The program looks to help students and staff connect with each other and explore their campus by offering its popular site-wide check-in, tips, and badges offering in a centralized, targeted way.

The perfect startup team? Grey hair and Mohawks

A startup team made up solely of college students may find themselves making tons of rookie mistakes, but a company founded by veterans may be trapped in yesterday’s thinking. And any company made up solely of either demographic has virtually no chance of getting VC money. That’s why Heidi Roizen, managing director for Mobius Venture Capital, says the best way to turn heads is to have a combination of both in this older, but still relevant entrepreneur thought leader lecture given at Stanford University.