The 5 Most Overused Business Buzzwords of 2014

We’ve compiled a list of five of the most overused business buzzwords of 2014. We promise to (try) to avoid these in 2015. (But hey, we’re only human.)

The 5 Most Overused Business Buzzwords of 2014

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The Key to a Stunning Medical Breakthrough? Your Poop

OpenBiome is spearheading a new way to treat C. difficile, a potentially deadly bacterial infection. The key to their revolutionary medical solution? Poop.

The Key to a Stunning Medical Breakthrough? Your Poop

Doing good | True innovation

1776 Challenge Cup is a global startup competition taking place in 16 cities across 11 countries to identify the most promising startups solving the biggest challenges in four categories – education, energy, health and cities.

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5 Professional Athletes Turned Entrepreneurs

With the Super Bowl around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of some relevant examples of athlete entrepreneurs who have gone on to have successful careers after their sports days were over.

5 Professional Athletes Turned Entrepreneurs

Creating opportunity

An Innovative Entrepreneur Is ReMaking Soap (Yes, Bar Soap)

Jack Haldrup’s drive to take soap making back to its historic roots sent him on a years-long business odyssey, one that ended in the creation of Dr. Squatch Soap.

An Innovative Entrepreneur Is ReMaking Soap (Yes, Bar Soap)

America at work | True innovation

Turning Wastewater into Resources

–This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup News on the 1776 site– The wastewater treatment market is not sustainable:. Its outdated process is both pricey and inefficient. That’s why Aquanos has devised a new way of using algae to change that entirely. The Israeli startup has been working on this technology, which saves energy on wastewater treatment, for years and is now ready to go to market. The company won the energy category at the Tel Aviv Challenge Cup earlier this month and will go on to the Challenge Festival in the spring. CEO Udi Leshem, who pitched during the competition, explained the science behind what Aquanos is doing and what it’s been like for his diverse team to work out of Tel Aviv. Describe the problem that you’re going after with Aquanos. I don’t need to explain why wastewater is a big problem. Everyone needs it but when you […]

Turning Wastewater into Resources

Challenge Cup | True innovation

Des Moines Emerges as an Economic Hub

When most people think finance and insurance, they don’t necessarily think of Des Moines, Iowa. But they probably should.

Des Moines Emerges as an Economic Hub

Creating opportunity | Smart government

The Password of the Future? Your Eye Holds the Key

A Kansas-based startup is one-upping fingerprint authentication with its own version of biometric technology, one that involves the human eye.

The Password of the Future? Your Eye Holds the Key

True innovation

An Entrepreneur Is Democratizing Education, One Online Class at a Time

Among the crop of emergent education startups is Skillshare, which offers practical, web-based classes on a huge array of topics to users.

An Entrepreneur Is Democratizing Education, One Online Class at a Time

Creating opportunity