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

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A Startup Providing Healthcare to Pakistan’s Poor

—This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup News on the 1776 site— Where there’s a need, there’s opportunity for innovation—and that’s exactly what HealthOne is doing in Pakistan. According to Cofounder Fahad Hasan, many low-income and impoverished people in the country don’t have access to healthcare. To solve the problem Hasan created HealthOne to connect those individuals with the medical resources they needed. The startup’s mission caught the attention of the judges at the Islamabad ChallengeX competition, and the company won the health category and a spot in this year’s Challenge Festival. Before coming to compete in Washington, D.C. next month, Hasan told 1776 about his startup and the unique challenges and milestones the HealthOne team had as they developed and expanded their company. What does HealthOne do? HealthOne provides high-quality and affordable healthcare to the poor with a special focus on those suffering from diabetes. We have established clinics […]

A Startup Providing Healthcare to Pakistan’s Poor

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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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Feeling Sad? Don’t Worry, Your Computer Knows

An MIT startup's machine learning technology can analyze and interpret your emotional response to a stimulus. In other words, computers now know how we feel.

Feeling Sad? Don’t Worry, Your Computer Knows

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9 Tax Deductions You Might Qualify For

If you want to check out some of the possible expenditures small business owners can potentially deduct from their annual tax bills, then you’ve come to the right place.

9 Tax Deductions You Might Qualify For

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A CPA Who Sings His Way to Tax Day

Steven Zelin is a CPA who goes by the moniker “The Singing C.P.A.,” and whose original works include titles like “Giving All My Money to the Man.”

A CPA Who Sings His Way to Tax Day

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Clock Watching For A Living

Where do you go when your face is a hundred years old and your insides need some tender loving care?

Clock Watching For A Living

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Would You Pay $250,000 to Go to Space? Exclusive Q&A With Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides

Watch Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides answer questions in this video interview we shot at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Aviation Summit.

Would You Pay $250,000 to Go to Space? Exclusive Q&A With Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides

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What to do With Your Extra Yen

—This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup News at the 1776 site— Traveling to a foreign country often requires changing currency to be able to spend money. But then once the trip is over there’s the precarious situation of being stuck with leftover coins. Dublin-based startup Coindrum has a way to take care of this. Its self-service machines let passengers turn coins into vouchers that they can use at airport shops. Coindrum founder Lukas Decker pitched his startup at the Dublin Challenge Cup and wound up winning the transportation and cities category. He’ll now go on to the Challenge Festival in May in D.C. Decker spoke after his win about the impact his machines are having on airports and passengers alike during just two months of trials. Coindrum is trying to help both travelers and businesses in airports. Explain the two pain points more fully. We really solve two issues: […]

What to do With Your Extra Yen

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