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This New Tool Basically Makes Star Trek Technology a Reality

This New Tool Basically Makes Star Trek Technology a Reality

Having recently raised more than $1.5 million, the Scanadu Scout aims to read your vitals, all by a simple touch to your forehead.
Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration

Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration

Getting inspired to start a new business means paying attention to the world around you. Here's how Virgin's CEO seeks out his own inspiration.
3 Tech Startups Poised to Disrupt the Comic Book Industry

3 Tech Startups Poised to Disrupt the Comic Book Industry

Comic-Con is sold out. Comic book movies are cleaning up. Are comic books a thing of the past? Not if these digital startups can help it.
Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition

Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition

As a startup you face plenty of competition. Here are five methods for facing off against your rivals and coming out on top.
How to Break the Mold and Be an Independent Thinker

How to Break the Mold and Be an Independent Thinker

Three tips to help you think independently and come up with creative solutions.
Flint and Tinder: A Case Study in American-Made Underwear

Flint and Tinder: A Case Study in American-Made Underwear

What retailers can learn from this innovative men's underwear company.
The Man Behind the Hoodie That Started the Made-In-the-USA Apparel Movement

The Man Behind the Hoodie That Started the Made-In-the-USA Apparel Movement

American Giant is pushing the boundaries of Made in the USA, honing domestic manufacturing of its beloved hoodies--and more.
Entrepreneur Puts a Revolutionary Spin on Electric Motorcycles

Entrepreneur Puts a Revolutionary Spin on Electric Motorcycles

Daniel Kim's startup Lit Motors and its groundbreaking take on the motorcycle has pulled in more than $1 million in angel funding.
3-D Printing Startup MakerBot Acquired for $403 Million

3-D Printing Startup MakerBot Acquired for $403 Million

In the all-stock deal, MakerBot is positioning to help 3-D printing 'lead the next industrial revolution.'
Maker's Row Ushers in a New Wave of U.S. Manufacturing

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.
NASA-Inspired Technology Boosts Menswear Line

NASA-Inspired Technology Boosts Menswear Line

How four MIT students created stylish business clothing from specialized fabrics that breathe, regulate heat, zap moisture and neutralize the bacteria that causes body odor.
Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

CrowdIt, which launches today, is a new online portal which brings together access to capital and professional expertise. It calls itself a 'virtual incubator.'
Cutting-Edge Startups Leading the Robotic Revolution

Cutting-Edge Startups Leading the Robotic Revolution

With commercial applications that can improve business performance and enhance lifestyles, intelligent machines are making waves in an array of industry sectors -- and startups are leading the charge.
A New Startup Financing Model and the Passionate Voices Behind It

A New Startup Financing Model and the Passionate Voices Behind It

Frustrated by the lack of access to startup capital, three serial entrepreneurs lobbied Congress to legalize crowdfund investing -- and won.
The Serial Entrepreneur Who Is Tackling E-Waste With EcoATMs

The Serial Entrepreneur Who Is Tackling E-Waste With EcoATMs

Automated kiosks that buy back used electronics aim to ease the electronic waste burden and put cash in consumers' pockets.
Downtown Las Vegas Reimagined as a Startup (Photos)

Downtown Las Vegas Reimagined as a Startup (Photos)

In the last of a four-part series on Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project, we look at the city in the process of reinvention.
Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist

Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist

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

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

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.
Glimpse the Future: Inspirational Inventors in the Spotlight

Glimpse the Future: Inspirational Inventors in the Spotlight

President Obama salutes 11 innovators in a ceremony at the White House today.
Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and Inspiration

Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and Inspiration

He has one of the most-loved marketing blogs, has penned more than a dozen bestselling books and launched a social site that attracts more than 50 million viewers per month. Yet he makes little effort to cultivate a following. Here, in his first-ever major profile, Seth Godin shares how he does it.
Limor Fried on Making DIY Look Easy

Limor Fried on Making DIY Look Easy

The founder of Adafruit Industries offers insights into how she managed to build a small empire from castaway Altoid tins and other common household items -- and secure the title of Entrepreneur of 2012.
Entrepreneur of 2012: Limor Fried

Entrepreneur of 2012: Limor Fried

Adafruit's innovative DIY open-source electronic hardware kits make founder Limor Fried our Entrepreneur of 2012.
Online Pioneer Steve Case on the Future of Entrepreneurship

Online Pioneer Steve Case on the Future of Entrepreneurship

Steve Case emerged from the most maligned merger in American business history to become one of the nation's leading proponents of entrepreneurship.
Alamo Drafthouse Strikes Gold by Redefining the Cinema Experience

Alamo Drafthouse Strikes Gold by Redefining the Cinema Experience

While corporate-owned multiplexes have faced declining attendance, one indie theater chain is bucking the trend.
How to Develop a Culture of Innovation

How to Develop a Culture of Innovation

Jeffrey Phillips, co-founder of OVO, an innovation consulting firm, shares how any company can create a more innovative environment.
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