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Shark Tank's Daymond John on Lessons From His Worst MistakesPlay Video

Shark Tank's Daymond John on Lessons From His Worst Mistakes (Video)

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The television personality and FUBU founder discusses his background and learnings as an entrepreneur.
May 8, 2013 in Profiles
Could Games Replace CAPTCHA?

Could Games Replace CAPTCHA?

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Detroit startup Are You a Human hopes gamification will outsmart the spambots for good.
May 8, 2013 in Profiles
Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist

Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist

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Here's how one 'trep went from amateur photographer to web mogul, serving up the visuals that enliven the way we work, study, purchase and play.
April 30, 2013 in Profiles

How One Young Trep's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

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Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.
April 25, 2013 in Profiles
How an Endurance Coach Helped Change Running Shoes

How an Endurance Coach Helped Change Running Shoes

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Running expert Eric Orton developed a new shoe to help athletes put their best foot forward.
April 24, 2013 in Profiles
How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture

How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture

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A husband and wife tap into the urban-farmer trend and build a $2 million operation.
April 21, 2013 in Profiles
From Elon Musk to Jay-Z, a Look at the Most Influential Entrepreneurs

From Elon Musk to Jay-Z, a Look at the Most Influential Entrepreneurs

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The entrepreneurial titans who made Time magazine's 2013 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
April 18, 2013 in Profiles
Ed-Tech Startups Aim to Reinvent ClassroomPlay Video

Ed-Tech Startups Aim to Reinvent Classroom (Video)

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Investment in education technology has tripled in the past decade. We take a look at three startups seeking to solve big problems in today's schools.
April 18, 2013 in Profiles
In Health-Care Space, Startups Tackle Big ProblemsPlay Video

In Health-Care Space, Startups Tackle Big Problems (Video)

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These companies, based at the accelerator Blueprint Health in New York, aim to use technological innovation to change the health-care system.
April 12, 2013 in Profiles

What's Trending With…Yael Cohen? The F%#@ Cancer Founder on Starting a Movement

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YoungEntrepreneur.com columnist 'What's Trending' host Shira Lazar sat down with Yael Cohen at this year's SXSW. Here, she describes her startup story and offers advice to other young entrepreneurs.
April 2, 2013 in Profiles

What's Trending With… Jason Silva? The Former Current TV Host Turned YouTube Star on Big Ideas

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YoungEntrepreneur.com columnist and 'What's Trending' host Shira Lazar sat down with the ever inspiring Jason Silva. Here, he dishes on where the best ideas come from and how to cultivate them.
April 1, 2013 in Profiles

What's Trending With...Randi Zuckerberg? The Facebook Founder's Sister Talks About What's Next

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YoungEntrepreneur.com columnist and 'What's Trending' host Shira Lazar sat down with Randi Zuckerberg at this year's SXSW. Beyond her uber famous brother, she talks about her own growing media empire.
March 28, 2013 in Profiles

Biggest Mistakes: Why Birchbox Says Timing Is Everything

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When the grooming-products subscription service went looking for funding, it may have been too soon, says co-founder Katia Beauchamp. Here’s a better strategy.
March 25, 2013 in Profiles
World-Champion Skier Jeremy Bloom's Unconventional Path to Entrepreneurship

World-Champion Skier Jeremy Bloom's Unconventional Path to Entrepreneurship

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He missed his shot at Olympic gold, his football career was sidelined by injuries. He has dabbled in modeling and TV presenting. Now, the golden boy may have finally found his footing, in what once would have seemed an unlikely arena: entrepreneurship.
March 19, 2013 in Profiles
Shaquille O'Neal on What Inspires His Business DecisionsPlay Video

Shaquille O'Neal on What Inspires His Business Decisions (Video)

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At SXSW, the former pro-basketball star and self-described high-level geek explains what drives him to invest in startups and what's next.
March 15, 2013 in Profiles

Appboy Founder on Turning a Chance Encounter into Entrepreneurship Gold

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Here's how two young treps found their co-founder on the street, and went on to launch a successful venture-backed startup.
March 13, 2013 in Profiles
Philip Romano, Restaurant Artist

Philip Romano, Restaurant Artist

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With his incubator in Dallas, longtime restaurateur Philip Romano is looking to usher in a new generation of restaurants.
March 12, 2013 in Profiles
Shaquille O'Neal on Geeks, Partnering and Winning in Business

Shaquille O'Neal on Geeks, Partnering and Winning in Business

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The retired basketball star has advice for entrepreneurs.
March 11, 2013 in Profiles

Biggest Mistakes: How Ginger + Liz Learned to Play Nice With Vendors

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When the nail-polish making duo Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett began their production efforts, finding the right vendors to work with was easier said than done. Here’s why having a plan B can mean all the difference.
March 11, 2013 in Profiles
The Inspiring Man Behind Thousands of Motivational Posters

The Inspiring Man Behind Thousands of Motivational Posters

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Rare was the '80s office without a motivational poster. We caught up with the man whose Successories had businesspeople hanging on every word.
February 26, 2013 in Profiles
Fresh Off the Boat's Eddie Huang on Keeping It Real

Fresh Off the Boat's Eddie Huang on Keeping It Real

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The outspoken owner of BaoHaus restaurant in New York talks about Taiwanese buns, hustling and challenging stereotypes.
February 25, 2013 in Profiles
The Young Founder Behind a $100 Million Luxury Travel Business

The Young Founder Behind a $100 Million Luxury Travel Business

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How 31-year-old Joe Poulin bootstrapped Luxury Retreats, the villa-rental company he founded as a teenager.
February 20, 2013 in Profiles

Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed

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When the invitation maker first started up, the focus was on creating perfection. Co-founder Alexa Hirschfeld now says she would have done things differently.
February 18, 2013 in Profiles
A Family Business With an Open-Minded Hiring Policy

A Family Business With an Open-Minded Hiring Policy

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Dave's Killer Bread, a Milwaukie, Ore.-based family business, gives ex-cons a second chance.
February 15, 2013 in Profiles
Turning Passion Into Profits: From Playing Games to Playing for Profit

Turning Passion Into Profits: From Playing Games to Playing for Profit

How a couple turned a love of arcade games into a thriving business.
February 13, 2013 in Profiles
Finding Zen in a Hectic CityPlay Video

Finding Zen in a Hectic City (Video)

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Jason Franklin of Bolder Giving, a nonprofit that teaches people about philanthropy, heads to New York's Rubin Museum when he needs personal inspiration.
February 5, 2013 in Profiles
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