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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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.?

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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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A New Way to Keep College Students Safe

–This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup news– Farmers use guard llamas to protect sheep and other livestock from predators such as wolves and foxes. Similarly, the focus of the startup, Guard Llama is, above all, protection—only for university students on campuses across the country. The company was launched in direct response to a real-life attack at founder Joe Parisi’s alma mater—and came from his and his classmates’ desires to be more proactive in warding off future attacks. Parisi described why he believes his solution is better than what else is out there and how he plans to grow his startup. Guard Llama was the winner in the Chicago Challenge Cup’s smart cities category and will go on to the Challenge Festival in May. Challenge Cup reporter Dena Levitz sat down with Joe to ask about his company. Tell me your origin story. Where did the idea for Guard Llama come from specifically? […]

A New Way to Keep College Students Safe

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Why Do So Many Veterans Succeed in Business? Here Are 5 Reasons

A growing body of research suggests that veterans possess many of the characteristics common among successful business leaders and entrepreneurs. Here are 5.

Why Do So Many Veterans Succeed in Business? Here Are 5 Reasons

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General Colin Powell Talks Congressional Gridlock, Facebook, and Ellen DeGeneres

The second of a two-part Q&A with Colin Powell.

General Colin Powell Talks Congressional Gridlock, Facebook, and Ellen DeGeneres

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