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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 Its outdated process is both pricey and inefficient.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

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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

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The Latest Trend Among Dog Owners? Dog Gyms, Of Course

In Alexandria, Virginia, one small business specializes in the kind of dog owner who wants to pamper their pooch and make sure they live a long and healthy life.

The Latest Trend Among Dog Owners? Dog Gyms, Of Course

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Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Gas Tank

–This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup news at the 1776 site– The word “tagaddod” means renewable energy in Arabic. It’s an appropriate name for a startup based out of Cairo that turns used cooking oil into biodiesel. Egypt has an especially sizeable problem with families pouring oil down the drains of their sinks—polluting the country’s water supply in the process. Tagaddod wants to stop this—and use the cooking oil—for good. The company was the energy category winner at the Amman Challenge Cup earlier this month. Cofounder Ahmed Raafat traveled from Egypt to Jordan to pitch his growing company’s solution and will next head to Washington, D.C., in May to take part in the Challenge Festival. He explained the ways in which it’s different to be an entrepreneur in Egypt and why he sees the country as an ideal place to launch an energy business. You’re turning cooking oil into […]

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Gas Tank

Challenge Cup | Doing good

Could an Airbag Revolutionize U.S. Healthcare?

Fueled partly by the high cost of hip fractures, the U.S. spent $2.8 trillion in 2012 on healthcare. Could a startup's innovative airbags help fix that problem?

Could an Airbag Revolutionize U.S. Healthcare?

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You’d Never Guess Where the Food You Eat Comes From

We recently visited State Garden's manufacturing facility to find out how the food we eat gets from the farm to your local grocery store—and ultimately to your kitchen table.

You’d Never Guess Where the Food You Eat Comes From

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The Critical Thing Small Businesses Must Do to Grow

Given today’s increasingly globalized economic landscape, U.S. small businesses that disregard the importance of international trade and limit themselves to the domestic market will do so at their own peril.

The Critical Thing Small Businesses Must Do to Grow

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Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year, America at Work

Over the course of the next week, we'll be showcasing the most popular stories from each of our five content categories.

Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year, America at Work

America at work

Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: Smart Government

Over the course of the next week, we'll be showcasing the most popular stories from each of our five content categories.

Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: Smart Government

Smart government

Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: True Innovation

Over the course of the next week, we'll be showcasing the most popular stories from each of our five content categories.

Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: True Innovation

True innovation

Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: Creating Opportunity

Over the course of the next week, we'll be showcasing the most popular stories from each of our five content categories.

Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: Creating Opportunity

Creating opportunity

Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: Doing Good

Over the next week, we'll be showcasing the most popular stories from each of our five content categories.

Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: Doing Good

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