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Can Social Entrepreneurship Transform House Sales?
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Can Social Entrepreneurship Transform House Sales?

This startup is using the give-back model to help reform the real estate industry.
Neil Parmar
Why This Curated Market for Indie Hardware Is Gaining Traction
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Why This Curated Market for Indie Hardware Is Gaining Traction

Grand St., a curator of independently made electronics and related gear, is one of the few channels to tackle the sprawling maker marketplace.
John Patrick Pullen
To Boost Tourism and Combat Erosion, This Company Is Installing Artifical Reefs in the Sea
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To Boost Tourism and Combat Erosion, This Company Is Installing Artifical Reefs in the Sea

Walter Marine has installed more than 35,000 reefs in waters in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Mexico and other countries.
Margaret Littman
The Pivot That Transformed a Company -- and Your Next Repair Claim
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The Pivot That Transformed a Company -- and Your Next Repair Claim

Snapsheet's mobile technology is sparking much-needed changes in the outdated insurance industry.
Laura Entis
This Startup Aims to Be the Tesla of Mattresses
Startup

This Startup Aims to Be the Tesla of Mattresses

New York-based startup Casper is looking to bring some transparency -- as well as vertical integration -- to the $13 billion mattress industry.
Geoff Weiss
This Company Rents Out High-End Trailers For Camping and Corporate Events
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This Company Rents Out High-End Trailers For Camping and Corporate Events

A fleet of Airstreams packs a multifaceted business plan.
Margaret Littman
How This Startup Is Disrupting Social E-Commerce
Ecommerce

How This Startup Is Disrupting Social E-Commerce

For years, product reviews and ratings were the only features to socialize the online shopping experience. So Tom Kwon created Blucarat to take interactive online shopping to a whole new level.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
3 Companies Who Make the Environment a Top Concern
Environment

3 Companies Who Make the Environment a Top Concern

Eco-minded entrepreneurs are making big impacts in many different sized businesses. Here are three entrepreneurs building their companies with an eco consciousness.
Matthew Toren
Is It Time to Call Tesla the Future of Made In America? Not Quite.
Ford

Is It Time to Call Tesla the Future of Made In America? Not Quite.

A new report from Morgan Stanley predicts that soon, Tesla will outstrip Ford on the 'American-Made' index. But economically speaking, that may not matter.
Laura Entis
This Mega-Funded Startup Wants to Forget the Chicken and Redefine the Egg
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This Mega-Funded Startup Wants to Forget the Chicken and Redefine the Egg

Josh Tetrick wants to remake the food industry from the bottom up, starting with the traditional egg.
Nina Zipkin
The Company Turning Selfies Into Better-Fitting Bras
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The Company Turning Selfies Into Better-Fitting Bras

New technology to size women for bras though smartphone photos could unlock elusive ecommerce sales.
Linda Lacina
Shoestring Budget? No Problem. Just Be Creative.
Finances

Shoestring Budget? No Problem. Just Be Creative.

An arts entrepreneur shares four lessons in innovating -- in art form and business style. Marshal resources and build personal connections.
Emily Wozniak
Inventory Out of Control? Take Stock With These 3 iPad Apps.
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Inventory Out of Control? Take Stock With These 3 iPad Apps.

From what's selling to what's hidden in storage, these apps help put inventory control in the palm of your hand.
Cynthia Boris
This Crazy Technology Brings 'Dr. Octopus' to Real Life (Sort Of)
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This Crazy Technology Brings 'Dr. Octopus' to Real Life (Sort Of)

These robotic, claw-tipped arms were actually designed for a reason that might surprise you.
Katherine Gray