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

Google[x] Dreams Up World-Changing Technologies

Astro Teller, Google[x]’s director of moonshots, gave a remarkable insight at Austin’s SxSW into the search engine’s secretive lab.

Google[x] Dreams Up World-Changing Technologies

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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This Startup Lets You Look for a Job—Without Anyone Knowing

Poachable offers an online jobs platform that appeals to workers who are fully employed and not necessarily unhappy, but they’re not completely satisfied, either.

This Startup Lets You Look for a Job—Without Anyone Knowing

Creating opportunity

Can You Guess Which of These Laws Are Real or Fake?

Take our quiz to see if you can guess which of these laws are real and which are fake.

Can You Guess Which of These Laws Are Real or Fake?

Smart government

Engineering Success for Women in STEM

Women still remain underrepresented in STEM fields, even as companies seek more and more qualified workers.

Engineering Success for Women in STEM

Creating opportunity | Doing good

Saving Grace for Forgetful Diabetics

–This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup News at the 1776 site– About 387 million people around the world are diabetics who face many daily challenges related to their medication. A Berlin startup wants to make their lives a little easier. Insulin Angel is a smartphone-compatible device that monitors medication and alerts users when something isn’t quite right with their insulin. Winner of the Berlin Challenge Cup health category, Insulin Angel is excited to advance to D.C.’s Challenge Festival in May. Each member of the Insulin Angel team has a connection to diabetes and wants their product to eventually be the number one device in the diabetic market. Following the pitches, we talked to the company’s founder—and Type 1 diabetic—Amin Zayani. Tell me about how Insulin Angel came to be. I myself suffer from Type 1 diabetes, so I depend on many insulin injections throughout the day to stay alive. […]

Saving Grace for Forgetful Diabetics

Challenge Cup

Detroit’s Rising Startup Culture

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes – Detroit’s motto. Detroit can sometimes feel like a city chasing its own shadow. The once mighty city aspires to reclaim some of its former glory, the memories of which, in admittedly depressed times, have sustained its people’s pride and hope for a renaissance. But the ideal Detroit is a shifting mark. Whether it’s the celebrated economic heyday as the Motor City, the heroic mid-century transformation into the Arsenal of Democracy, or, even now, the people sitting two tables down from me at lunch who miss “2005 Detroit” and lament the rent hikes and the consumer-hipster trappings of a modern city on the mend, you’ll find that agreement about what the Detroit of the future should look like varies widely. Betting business-minds and sensible local politicians have made their position clear though – they don’t […]

Detroit’s Rising Startup Culture

America at work | Challenge Cup

Running a Startup City

To find out why Sioux Falls has become one of the country's hottest cities, we sat down with Mike Huether, a native South Dakotan who was recently reelected mayor of Sioux Falls.

Running a Startup City

Creating opportunity | Smart government