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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
3 Cool Ways to Print Your Instagram Photos
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3 Cool Ways to Print Your Instagram Photos

If you want your pictures in the physical world, these three businesses have you covered.
Adam Toren
New E-Reader App Hatches a Clever Plan to Get You to Actually Read
Entrepreneurs

New E-Reader App Hatches a Clever Plan to Get You to Actually Read

The just-launched Rooster app, inspired by episodic television, aims to boost fiction readership by parsing out books in convenient and immersive installments.
Geoff Weiss
Living Large in 117 Square Feet
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Living Large in 117 Square Feet

Forget the McMansion. Tumbleweed Tiny House Company offers 21 floor plans for houses starting at 117 square feet.
Jim Morrison
A New Kind of Trailer Park: Entrepreneurs Create Community for Mobile Businesses
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A New Kind of Trailer Park: Entrepreneurs Create Community for Mobile Businesses

Food trucks and mobile businesses find their homes in parks and malls.
Kate Taylor