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Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)

The founder of As Seen on TV had a staff of 25 by the time he was a junior in college.

Startup Fills Unused Office Areas With Like-Minded Tenants

PivotDesk wants to play matchmaker for office space, helping fledgling companies find the right digs by connecting them with other businesses that are locked into long-term leases and have floor space to spare.

Mark Zuckerberg Puts His Money in Ed-Tech Startup

The Facebook co-founder co-led a $4 million round in survey startup Panorama Education in what appears to be his first national equity investment through his foundation Startup:Education.

FiLIP Smartwatch Protects Kids From Danger and Angry Birds

No matter what time of day it is, Filip Industries wants to help you keep tabs on your kids.

TapSnap Brings the Photo Booth Into The Digital Age

Photo booths are making a comeback, and the founder of the DVDNow Kiosks franchise, has created a touchscreen, open-air 'booth' that's connected to social media.

Reddit Founder on Startup Success: Identify a Genuine Need and Fill It

Alexis Ohanian on the importance of creating a new tech product or service that solves a problem in people's lives.

Melinda Gates on Using Technology to Make Meaningful Connections

At Mashable's Social Good Summit, Melinda Gates stressed the importance of using technology to make the world a better place.

Robotic Bartenders, Brainwave-Reading Headbands and a Jetpack Like James Bond's

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'

Forget Brainstorming, Try Brainswarming Instead

Innovators continually generate new ideas through a more continuous and dynamic process, here's how you can too.

YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS: Elon Musk Designs a Rocket Part With Hand Gestures and 3-D Prints It

In this video, the SpaceX founder goes beyond computers to design the rocket part with free-standing projection.

Check Out This Brainwave-Reading Headband That Could Control All Your Devices

The Muse headband has sensors that collect a wearer's brainwaves and then translates the information to binary code.

Inside Nerdist's Media Empire for the Internet Age

Geek rebels Chris Hardwick and Peter Levin parlayed their passion for sci-fi, video games and superheroes into a new media empire for the Internet Age. All hail the Nerdist.

20 Questions With Ben Huh, Founder of Cheezburger

The man behind the LOLcats phenomenon shares his first business idea, what he learned from his worst boss and why he hopes Momofuku's David Chang will invite him to dinner.

Harvard Students Reimagine the Cosmetics Business

The innovative cosmetic e-commence site, Birchbox is many things. For consumers, it's a chance to sample new products for a small fee and to replenish products they already enjoy, and for the founders, it's a platform that connects consumers and brands.

A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

Darian Shirazi turned down a $35 million acquisition offer from Google, and leveraged his massive local database to provide real-time information for sales teams targeting the U.S. small-business market.

PayPal Co-Founder's New Baby: An App to Help You Get Pregnant

Max Levchin's new fertility app Glow includes a community-funded pool of money to distribute to women who are unsuccessful in conceiving in the first 10 months.

6 Business Moguls With Seriously Expensive Side Projects

From newspapers to mega yachts, here's a look at what entrepreneurs like Jeff Bezos and Paul Allen spend their millions on.

10 Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Be Awesome

Startup advice from top entrepreneurs including Tony Hawk, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

How a First-Time Entrepreneur's Kickstarter Project Landed on Toys 'R' Us Shelves in Less Than a Year

Industry insiders laughed at the engineering toy for girls, but its inventor was determined to change the landscape of the 'pink aisle.' Entrepreneur Debbie Sterling shares how she transformed her idea into a million-dollar company.

Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels

The New York-based startup that focuses on reviving American manufacturers raises $1 million.

How One Young Entrepreneur Built a Credit Card Processing Empire at 16

You know what they say about one man's trash? It's another man's goldmine. Here's the story of how Harbortouch's Jared Isaacman saw an opportunity and grabbed.

Website That Benefits Both Musicians and Fans

Bandcamp simplifies music sales by handling all the back-end functions that enable artists to sell online without being forced into pricing structures.

In New Venture, Bonobos Co-Founder Reimagines the Way Men Shop

Brian Spaly's latest venture, Trunk Club, bucks conventional retail models.

Smartphone-Enabled Car Rental Aims to Make Life Easier

Silvercar is out to make car rental more personal and a lot less of a hassle.

Maker's Row Ushers in a New Wave of U.S. Manufacturing

A tech startup helps burgeoning designers connect with U.S. manufacturers -- and paves the way for a small-business boom that's made in the USA.

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