Report Reveals Secrets to Fueling U.S. Entrepreneurial Growth

Developed by D.C.-based incubator 1776, the Innovation That Matters Report shows what it will take for our nation’s cities to drive more startup activity.

Report Reveals Secrets to Fueling U.S. Entrepreneurial Growth

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The Financial Grade — Aiming for Straight A’s

This post originally appeared on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce blog Meet the 2015 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year – Eastern Regional Finalist: Charter School Business Management Charter School Businesses Management (CSBM) is a consultancy that helps charter schools build strong, fiscally solvent organizations. CSBM’s work has positively impacted more than 50,000 students and prevented more than 14 high-performing charter schools from closing their doors. How did the company get started? As the chief financial officer of a charter school in Brooklyn, Raj Thakkar learned an important lesson firsthand: While charter schools are managed by brilliant educators, these leaders often lack the know-how of running the business’ books. About 80% of charter schools are closed due to financial mismanagement, while only 20% are shuttered over academics. “I couldn’t stand how many charter schools were failing because of financial mismanagement; actually, one in seven are closed down,” Raj says, adding, “I […]

The Financial Grade — Aiming for Straight A’s

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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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Meet Alexandra Janelli, a Hypnosis Entrepreneur

Hypnosis: If it conjures images of swinging pocket watches, then you have obviously not met Alexandra Janelli, a hypnosis entrepreneur in New York City.

Meet Alexandra Janelli, a Hypnosis Entrepreneur

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6 of the Greatest Company Comebacks in Business History

Here are 6 of the greatest company comebacks in the history of corporate America.

6 of the Greatest Company Comebacks in Business History

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3 Apps for Lowering Your Energy Bills

With these 3 apps, lowering your energy bills has never been easier.

3 Apps for Lowering Your Energy Bills

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Coalition for Veteran Owned Business Launches

The newly launched Coalition for Veteran Owned Business (CVOB) is providing thought leadership and support to veteran owned businesses across the U.S.

Coalition for Veteran Owned Business Launches

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What Ebola Taught Daniel Yu About Inventory

Six months after the search began, the 2015 Challenge Cup winners have been announced. Of the 80 startups from around the world that competed at this year’s Challenge Festival, Daniel Yu’s ReliefWatch was chosen as one of four winners, getting top honors in the health category. Read on for more from this story that originally appeared on the 1776 site.  The spread of Ebola has revealed critical communication breakdowns in some healthcare agencies. But the gaps aren’t limited to Ebola. In the developing world, 40 percent of the 1 million clinics treating patients experience “stock outs” in which their supply runs dry. Reliefwatch is using mobile phones to keep clinics better prepared. The startup, whose founders came from the University of Chicago, won the health category of Chicago’s Challenge Cup this week. Cofounder Daniel Yu spoke about how he discovered the need for Reliefwatch and where the product has been deployed so far. […]

What Ebola Taught Daniel Yu About Inventory

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The Unlikely Hero of This City’s Economic Boom? Trade

St. George, Utah has been the beneficiary of an economic boom thanks in large part to its resurgent trade activity.

The Unlikely Hero of This City’s Economic Boom? Trade

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