Drawing on her Mexican Heritage, Chef Fany Gerson Presides Over a Growing New York City Dessert Empire

To make it in New York City’s cutthroat food and beverage industry, you really need to love what you do, because there’s a lot of competition. There are, after all, thousands of restaurants, bars, and bakeries scattered across the five boroughs that are competing for the collective attention of some 8.4 million residents and the more than 54 million people who visit the city every year. Luckily for Fany Gerson, having a passion for food has never been an issue.

Drawing on her Mexican Heritage, Chef Fany Gerson Presides Over a Growing New York City Dessert Empire

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“Turkeys Can Be Aggressive!” Q&A With Koch Turkey Farms

This being Thanksgiving week, we spoke with Stein about the family business, and we traveled to Koch’s Turkey farm to see where the beloved holiday staple comes from. There is, it turns out, a lot more that goes into turkey farming than you probably think.

“Turkeys Can Be Aggressive!” Q&A With Koch Turkey Farms

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How a Startup is Preventing Child Abductions

On October 5, 2012, in Westminster, Colorado, ten-year-old Jessica Ridgeway was abducted while walking six houses away to a friend’s home. The disappearance turned into a homicide, rocking the small, tightknit community. With three kids of his own, including two young girls, John Guydon was particularly affected by Ridgeway’s disappearance.

How a Startup is Preventing Child Abductions

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Bringing Smartphone Sanitization up to Snuff

- This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup news at the 1776 site – Hospitals don’t want to make patients and staff more sick or sick for the first time. The concept is easy to grasp — yet incredibly hard to do. Taylor Mann, cofounder of Limestone Labs, says the products that hospitals use now to clean their medical instruments and mobile devices don’t achieve the level of sanitization demanded. So, he and his startup team created an alternative, The Clean Slate. Limestone Labs won the health category of the Toronto Challenge Cup and will go on to compete in the Challenge Festival in May. Mann, who pitched in both rounds of the Cup, and his cofounder Oleg Baranov, spoke after their victory about how their solution came to be, how the device functions and the inspiration they gleaned from the Challenge Cup. We all know that hospitals have to be […]

Bringing Smartphone Sanitization up to Snuff

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What’re the 4 Best Startups in New York City?

In New York City, 30 founders who competed last night were selected from more than 100 applications, according to 1776, the organization that created and spearheads the annual contest.

What’re the 4 Best Startups in New York City?

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New York City Startups: Best in the U.S.?

This week in New York City, representatives from local startups, businesses, and government met to discuss the state of New York City's entrepreneurial and small business economy at New York University's startup incubator in SoHo.

New York City Startups: Best in the U.S.?

Smart government | True innovation
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How a Pediatric Emergency Doctor Transformed Into an Entrepreneur

Fueled by the health system's indifference to pain, Dr. Amy Baxter developed Buzzy, a simple medical device that uses ice and vibration to relieve patient pain.

How a Pediatric Emergency Doctor Transformed Into an Entrepreneur

Doing good | Smart government | True innovation

Tristan Walker’s Goal: Make Health & Beauty Simple for People of Color

Tristan Walker used to hate buying health and beauty products—so much so that he decided to start his own company and reimagine the process.

Tristan Walker’s Goal: Make Health & Beauty Simple for People of Color

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Kicks Off

Today marks the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week, a worldwide event that celebrates entrepreneurs and job creators across the globe.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Kicks Off

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