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The First Hyperloop Trip Could Happen This Year

While most of us weren't paying attention, a handful of private companies have been quietly working to make Elon Musk's vision of supersonic…
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How This Solar Startup Became a Multinational Social Enterprise

The pay-as-you-go solar company M-Kopa has electrified homes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It now boasts 300,000 customers, equating to 1 in 20…
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4 Fundamentals Entrepreneurs Should Know About Crowdfunding

While crowdfunding is meant to pool together funds for a business venture or project, its success greatly depends on the planning, investment and…
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Google Launches Equity-Free Accelerator Program

In addition to equipping startup teams with top Google developers and experts, the company plans to back startups in Brazil, India and Indonesia…
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Why Do Laws Cater to Big Business When Startups Drive Growth?

With all these one-person or small-team shops opening up, they can’t possibly have an effect on the economy, can they? They can, and…
Wayne Gretzky once said: “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” The same holds true in business.

3 Ways Socially-Conscious Companies Can Win Growth Investment

Wayne Gretzky once said: “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going…
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5 Companies That Will Make the World Better in 2016

Here are some companies that will change the world in 2016 and make it better for people, animals and the planet.
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Mark Bittman and The Purple Carrot Now Delivering Vegan Cuisine

Former New York Times columnist and celebrated author Mark Bittman has joined forces with Andy Levitt, founder of The Purple Carrot, to bring…
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Is the Bay Area Gig Economy in a Bubble?

The gig economy has transformed the San Francisco Bay Area. But with with the recent shut-down of house-cleaning app Homejoy, some are concerned…
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How Platform Co-ops Can Beat Death Stars Like Uber to Create a Real Sharing Economy

Bill Johnson of StructureC3 referred to Uber and Airbnb as Death Star platforms in a recent chat. The label struck Neal Gorenflo, co-founder…
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Why Startups Are Not Interested in Sustainability

Last week I attended the New York City Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator’s demo day, where the accelerator’s latest cohort of startups presented themselves to…
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ConBody: Sick Workouts with a Side of Social Justice

As Coss Marte, founder of New York City startup ConBody, puts it: When ex-cons leave prison, "that's when the sentence really begins." Formerly…
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4 Key Ingredients for Growing Your Niche Startup

From humble beginnings, I learned that favorable outcomes hinge on sustainable strategies. Much like developing a secret recipe, a few key ingredients existed…
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MotorMood Introduces a New Way to Say Thanks On the Road

Tech startup MotorMood allows drivers to say thanks on the road by pressing a button and illuminating an emoticon smiley face in the…
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Sharing Economy Brands That Are Good for the Environment

The co-founder of StokeShare explains how platforms that enable people to thrive, share and build communities are showing us we can live prosperously…