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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Turning Wastewater into Resources

–This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup News on the 1776 site– The wastewater treatment market is not sustainable:. Its outdated process is both pricey and inefficient. That’s why Aquanos has devised a new way of using algae to change that entirely. The Israeli startup has been working on this technology, which saves energy on wastewater treatment, for years and is now ready to go to market. The company won the energy category at the Tel Aviv Challenge Cup earlier this month and will go on to the Challenge Festival in the spring. CEO Udi Leshem, who pitched during the competition, explained the science behind what Aquanos is doing and what it’s been like for his diverse team to work out of Tel Aviv. Describe the problem that you’re going after with Aquanos. I don’t need to explain why wastewater is a big problem. Everyone needs it but when you […]

Turning Wastewater into Resources

Challenge Cup | 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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Des Moines Emerges as an Economic Hub

When most people think finance and insurance, they don’t necessarily think of Des Moines, Iowa. But they probably should.

Des Moines Emerges as an Economic Hub

Creating opportunity | Smart government

The Password of the Future? Your Eye Holds the Key

A Kansas-based startup is one-upping fingerprint authentication with its own version of biometric technology, one that involves the human eye.

The Password of the Future? Your Eye Holds the Key

True innovation

An Entrepreneur Is Democratizing Education, One Online Class at a Time

Among the crop of emergent education startups is Skillshare, which offers practical, web-based classes on a huge array of topics to users.

An Entrepreneur Is Democratizing Education, One Online Class at a Time

Creating opportunity

4 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On a day dedicated to the celebration of his legacy and work, we wanted to pay tribute to King, whose influence has only grown over time.

4 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Doing good

Get Reading – in Any Language

The 1776 Challenge Cup competition is on the move this year, with a January 14 event at Microsoft Ventures in Beijing. With the help of 1776 partner Binggo School, a two-year-old incubator in Zhonguancun, the competition featured nearly 30 startups. The startups, hailing from Beijing as well as Chinese tech hubs like Shanghai, delivered their pitches before a crowd of over 150 people. As with each Challenge cup event, four startups were chosen to advance to the next stage of the competition. Today, we are featuring one of those four fantastic finalists, Fiberead. Founded in Beijing, Fiberead helps authors quickly translate, publish, and sell their ebooks in other languages and countries— at no cost to the author. Right now, the company offers translation into simplified and traditional Chinese, but aims to include multiple languages as the company grows. There are more than 2,000 people from around the world currently translating […]

Get Reading – in Any Language

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Have We Reached the End of HIV? Phill Wilson Offers His Take

Once a death sentence, HIV, if treated, has become a manageable chronic illness thanks to a wave of medical breakthroughs over the past few decades. Given this rapid pace of advancement, what does that mean today?

Have We Reached the End of HIV? Phill Wilson Offers His Take

Doing good | True innovation