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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Can Mobile Technology End Food Waste?

Roughly 40% of food is wasted in the U.S. With Food Cowboy, Roger Gordon hopes to reverse that.

Can Mobile Technology End Food Waste?

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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A New Era in Detroit Music Begins at D.I.M.E.

Kevin Nixon and his partners, Sarah Clayman and Bruce Dickinson, founded the Detroit Institute of Music Education (D.I.M.E.) after selling B.I.M.M., their independent U.K. music schools in England and Ireland, in 2010.

A New Era in Detroit Music Begins at D.I.M.E.

America at work | Creating opportunity | True innovation

Disrupting the North Pole (INFOGRAPHIC)

Our friends over at 1776 put together a great infographic that we loved so much we couldn't help but share it with everyone. Inspired by the holiday season, the infographic explores areas that startup members of the 1776 co-working space could potentially help Santa Claus and his elves run a more efficient, streamlined operation. With billions of people to visit in a single night, Santa and Mrs. Claus need all the help they can get.

Disrupting the North Pole (INFOGRAPHIC)

Challenge Cup | True innovation

From Beyoncé to Google, 4 Things You Need to Know About the First Amendment

223 years ago today our founding fathers sought to make the union just a little more perfect, and drew up 10 amendments to the Constitution now known as the Bill of Rights. Here are four things that you can thank the First Amendment for.

From Beyoncé to Google, 4 Things You Need to Know About the First Amendment

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Putting Public Insights to Good Use in Tel Aviv

– This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup news at the 1776 site– It’s becoming common practice for government agencies to ask for public input in making decisions about programs and policies that affect citizens. Often though, what comes out of that ask is a long list of suggestions that leaders aren’t able to make sense of. That’s where Insights comes in. The Tel Aviv-based startup is a crowd-consulting platform that sorts through citizens’  feedback data and provides meaningful, actionable insights that leaders can use to be more inclusive and responsive. Insights won the smart cities category of the Tel Aviv Challenge Cup and will go on to compete in the Challenge Festival in D.C. in May. After the event, Founder and CEO Gal Alon gave some examples of the work his company is doing and how he plans to make an impact longterm. You want to help government agencies […]

Putting Public Insights to Good Use in Tel Aviv

Challenge Cup | Smart government

People’s Choice Beef Jerky: The Original Artisanal Food Company

People’s Choice Beef Jerky, a fourth-generation family business in L.A., switched in the 1990s from purveyor of meats and sausages to an artisanal snack brand. Today, the company turns 20,000 pounds of beef each week into the cowboy campfire snack, with flavors ranging from Classic to Sriracha and Carne Seca.

People’s Choice Beef Jerky: The Original Artisanal Food Company

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Looking for American Innovation? Start in a Public Bathroom.

If you think the United States is a manufacturing laggard, a country that can’t keep up with the Chinas and Mexicos of the world, then you clearly have never talked to William Gagnon, the vice president of marketing at Excel Dryer.

Looking for American Innovation? Start in a Public Bathroom.

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