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Rethinking Ambulance Design: MIT-Launched Startup Improves Healthcare in Rural Tanzania

Over 1 billion people worldwide lack access to adequate healthcare because clinics are too far from their homes and safe transportation is not readily available. Traditional ambulances are too expensive and often cannot access rural communities due to difficult road conditions. In the best case scenario, patients must survive long, painful journeys to clinics on the back of a motorcycle with only the driver to help them with any health complications. Given these realities, many people in developing countries choose not to go to the hospital at all.

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Why Customers Are Choosing to Move to Cloud CAD

Onshape was born to eliminate the headaches of desktop-installed CAD.Last month, we shared the top pains of hundreds of professional CAD users sick of having to jump over software hurdles while doing their jobs. In order of annoyance, the six most common complaints are:

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Introducing Design Data Management 2.0

Today we are introducing our vision for Design Data Management 2.0 and announcing new features related to this theme, including Release Management & Approval Workflow and Simultaneous Bill of Materials. These new capabilities, along with the Parametric Modeling 2.0 innovations we announced in January, are extending our position as the leader in modern CAD technology, giving Onshape customers unmatched power to do their best work without the hassles of old CAD and PDM systems. Here’s the backstory.

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Entrepreneurial Lessons From an Adrenaline Junkie

You can learn a lot about a person from their toys.Entrepreneur magazine runs a regular backpage feature called “What Inspires Me.” It focuses on a special physical object that a business leader keeps in his or her office for nostalgic or motivational purposes. I am fascinated by this topic. Whenever I visit a new business contact, I love listening to them share the significance of a poster on the wall, a funky paperweight or vacation photo. It infuses humanity and levity into typical, predictable corporate talk.