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How Warby Parker Used the Element of Surprise to Win Over Customers
If I Knew Then

How Warby Parker Used the Element of Surprise to Win Over Customers

Warby Parker Co-CEO and founder Neil Blumenthal explains how inspiration can come from the most unlikely sources.
Nina Zipkin
4 Steps to Ace an Early-Adopter Culture
Innovation

4 Steps to Ace an Early-Adopter Culture

Encourage your staff to be tech-forward. Give them the time and tools to experiment
Kelli Richards
While Everyone Else Saw a Parasite, This Man Saw a Marketable Product
Rebranding

While Everyone Else Saw a Parasite, This Man Saw a Marketable Product

One entrepreneur aims to transform the sea snails that have overrun the waters in his fishing town from pest to delicacy.
Laura Entis
Why Health-Care Franchising Is Entering a Boom Time
Franchise

Why Health-Care Franchising Is Entering a Boom Time

Enterprising businesspeople are finding that the franchise model can dispense routine medical services as efficiently as it delivers fried chicken or oil changes.
Skin and Bones: Oh, the Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Bio-printers
3-D printing

Skin and Bones: Oh, the Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Bio-printers

Sticks and stones may break bones, but printers can replace them -- and a whole lot more.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
A 'Smart' Pair of Shoes With a Noble Purpose
Wearable Tech

A 'Smart' Pair of Shoes With a Noble Purpose

The makers of the Lechal interactive haptic footwear hope the product will serve some social good.
Katherine Gray
Re-Making Manufacturing in the United States
Manufacturing

Re-Making Manufacturing in the United States

Cheap labor in China, Indonesia and India pushed the bulk of mass manufacturing overseas, but the U.S. is emerging competitive in a newer, more sophisticated kind of manufacturing.
Catherine Clifford
Inventor of the Cronut Reveals His Latest Creation
Food Businesses

Inventor of the Cronut Reveals His Latest Creation

The quirky chef will debut his Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shots exclusively this weekend at SXSW, but may soon sell them at his New York City bakery.
Geoff Weiss
Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It
Innovation

Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It

Startups are constantly needing to innovate to stay alive in the dog-eat-dog world of entrepreneurship. Large corporations are taking notice and looking for opportunities to capitalize on new concepts and ideas.
Mike Templeman
This Viral Hoverboard Video Looks Ridiculously Awesome -- Yet Sadly Fake
Innovation

This Viral Hoverboard Video Looks Ridiculously Awesome -- Yet Sadly Fake

A 'startup' called HUVr Tech shows off its crazy technology. Oh right, it's probably just a hoax. Darn.
Jason Fell
These Entrepreneurs Raised Almost $40,000 for Their 'No-Sock' Socks
Starting a Business

These Entrepreneurs Raised Almost $40,000 for Their 'No-Sock' Socks

Two brothers from Idaho have come up with an alternative to the sock that prevents your shoes from stinking and still gives you a stylish, no-sock look.
Catherine Clifford
U.S. Army Developing a Real Live 'Iron Man' Suit
Innovation

U.S. Army Developing a Real Live 'Iron Man' Suit

During a White House event for innovation in manufacturing, President Obama let the cat out of the bag. Or did he?
Nina Zipkin
In Aereo's Battle With Broadcasters, Justice Department Picks a Side
Aereo

In Aereo's Battle With Broadcasters, Justice Department Picks a Side

The digital TV startup faces some additional hurdles as it continues to expand.
Jason Fell
From Relic to Beacon: Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets New Life as Cutting-Edge Manufacturing Hub
Entrepreneurs

From Relic to Beacon: Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets New Life as Cutting-Edge Manufacturing Hub

Thanks to a collaboration of public and private resources, one of the old 84,000-square-foot warehouses flanking the East River in New York City is being renovated and transformed.
Catherine Clifford