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The Data Incubator Featured in Business Insider

Business Insider recently made a list of “15 Things That Are Harder To Get Into Than Harvard” and included The Data Incubator.

Foursquare’s Michael Li began work on another startup in 2014: The Data Incubator.

It’s essentially a boot camp for data scientists. While many programming Ph.D.s have solid research skills, few can meet the pace of a startup. They need training.

Li hasn’t picked the first class of attendees from a batch of more than 1,000 applicants, representing more than 80 universities. But he told VentureBeat, “We cannot accept 5.8%,” referring to Harvard’s rate. “It’s just not possible.”

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