Today marks the launch of a new startup: Pivot Health, which is looking to disrupt the traditional healthcare staffing market. The Seattle-based company seeks to help healthcare professionals advance their careers. Its platform also helps employers (like hospitals) find premiere talent. “Healthcare is the fastest growing labor market in the country and also the most inefficient,” cofounder Simon Frey said in a recent phone interview.
On Monday, Y Combinator’s 2017 Summer Demo Day kicked off in Mountain View, California. The three-day event presents an opportunity for the incubator’s newest class of startups to showcase what they’ve got. In addition to its biannual Demo Days, Y Combinator is having an exciting year. Last month, news came out that the entity is raising up to $1 billion for a new venture capital fund, according to Axios.
Helix, a San Francisco-based genomics company, has teamed up with Illumina Accelerator, a startup creation engine also based in the Bay Area. Through the collaboration, they will partner with entrepreneurs looking to promote innovation in the genomics space. Are you a startup interested in being part of this alliance? If so, you should be developing a DNA-driven product geared toward consumers. The deadline to apply is less than two weeks away (September 1).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".