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These Entrepreneurs Are Delivering Jobs and Innovation In New Orleans’ Silicon Bayou

New Orleans' collaborative entrepreneurial climate and laid-back, artsy lifestyle are drawing tech startup founders to the Big Easy from across the miles.

These Entrepreneurs Are Delivering Jobs and Innovation In New Orleans’ Silicon Bayou

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How This Enterprising Mother-Daughter Duo Empower Women Entrepreneurs Across the Globe

Through their coaching venture, Stacia and Ariana Pierce help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses, increase revenues and achieve their dreams.

How This Enterprising Mother-Daughter Duo Empower Women Entrepreneurs Across the Globe

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How This California Music Tech Startup Gives the Gift of Hearing

For every pair of headphones social entrepreneur Bridget Hilton sells through her startup LSTN, she helps restore hearing to someone in need.

How This California Music Tech Startup Gives the Gift of Hearing

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This Detroit Drone Startup is Helping Lift the City’s Economy to New Heights

Detroit's turnaround is being fueled by a new generation of technology-minded entrepreneurs, including innovators like SkySpecs co-founder Danny Ellis.

This Detroit Drone Startup is Helping Lift the City’s Economy to New Heights

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Two Companies, Two Approaches, One Mission: Blend Health Into Business

In every community across America, businesses large and small have the unique ability to shape discussions around public wellness and influence workplace health programs.

Two Companies, Two Approaches, One Mission: Blend Health Into Business

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7 Steps to Becoming a Successful Social Entrepreneur

To succeed as a social entrepreneur, you need more than a purpose-driven business idea. You need a step-by-step plan and the commitment to see it through.

7 Steps to Becoming a Successful Social Entrepreneur

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How Bank of America Helped This Startup Build a Business Around Purpose and Profit

Bank of America has played a significant supporting role in every step of Yoobi's development. Find out how.

How Bank of America Helped This Startup Build a Business Around Purpose and Profit

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This Startup’s App Helps Students Find Scholarships to Fund Their College Dreams

Christopher Gray is on a personal crusade to help low-income students find the scholarship money they need to make their college dreams come true. Raised by a single mother in Birmingham, Alabama, the young entrepreneur grew up in poverty during the height of the Great Recession. He desperately wanted to go to college, but he couldn’t afford to, not without financial aid. @Scholly5 @ABCSharkTank episode re-run this Friday! Make sure you tune in! 🙂 #sharkfight pic.twitter.com/oiBV0WMzGZ — Christopher Gray (@cgray91) June 28, 2015 With little other choice, he set out to secure as many scholarships as possible. He struggled for seven months to find and apply for enough scholarships to fund four years of college, not to mention living expenses, all while attending high school. He also juggled working at a clothing store to help pay his family’s bills at the time. Gray’s hard work more than paid off. He […]

This Startup’s App Helps Students Find Scholarships to Fund Their College Dreams

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This Startup’s High-Tech Bottle Will Tell You Whether Your Water is Safe to Drink

When environmental engineer Eric Li launched his first invention on crowdfunding site Kickstarter, he didn’t expect money to pour in from backers so quickly. In just 12 hours, his crowdfunding campaign for Ecomo, a “smart” bottle that filters and tests water — literally with a twist — was fully funded. The campaign sailed past its modest $50,000 goal and is now nearing a $237,000 haul, with upwards of 1,200 backers and climbing. There are still 25 days to go in the funding cycle. “I thought we would reach our goal, but not even close to this fast,” he tells Free Enterprise. The first-time entrepreneur’s ambitious mission, as he describes it, is to “provide everyone in the world concerned with the safety of their drinking water a convenient, portable tool with which to test and purify their water at any time, anywhere – whether they’re hiking, running or working in the […]

This Startup’s High-Tech Bottle Will Tell You Whether Your Water is Safe to Drink

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7 Education Stories Guaranteed to Inspire You

Here are seven inspiring education stories that are guaranteed to get you pumped up.

7 Education Stories Guaranteed to Inspire You

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This App Is Good For Your (Financial) Health

Mobile and big data technologies are rapidly changing the way we think about and manage our money. It’s no surprise then that so called “fintech” startups have emerged as one of the hottest and most innovative technology sub-sectors, with financial technology firms securing more than $23 billion in venture capital and growth equity over the past five year. One of the entrepreneurs making noise in this booming industry is Brooklyn-based entrepreneur Byron Sorrells. After co-founding a startup called Healthcare Connect in 2009 and later working at Twitter, Sorrells opted to go the solo entrepreneur route with his new venture, Lemon — an automated financial assistant and money tracking software he launched in 2015. At its core, Lemon aims to inform people in a simple and straightforward fashion about their spending patterns across all their credit cards and bank accounts. The app tracks where users can save money and notifies them […]

This App Is Good For Your (Financial) Health

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When Her Brother Was Diagnosed With Diabetes, This Teen Launched A Startup to Help

Children living with diabetes deal with many daily struggles. They continuously have to monitor what they eat, check their blood sugar levels throughout the day, and safely inject themselves with insulin when necessary. Entrepreneur Emily Guertler, 15, hopes to lessen some of that burden through her small business called StraightShot Apparel. The Utah teen has created a line of stylish pants with adjustable zippers that make insulin injections more manageable for kids and their parents. “I remember thinking that I wish someone would come up with an easier way for my parents to manage my brother’s diabetes,” Guertler said in an interview. “I guess I just didn’t know that I could help.” The pants are hand-sewn and made exclusively for children. The zippers run along the thigh, making it easy to administer an insulin injection to the upper leg quickly and efficiently. The upper leg may seem like an odd […]

When Her Brother Was Diagnosed With Diabetes, This Teen Launched A Startup to Help

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