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How This Immigrant Entrepreneur Turned Trash into Millions (VIDEO)

Inspiring entrepreneur Maria Rios taught herself English, put herself through college and opened her own successful waste business.

How This Immigrant Entrepreneur Turned Trash into Millions (VIDEO)

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All Ears: How This A.I. Startup is Helping Make Cars that Listen

This tech startup is teaching cars to “listen” to the sounds around them to make drivers, pedestrians and city streets safer.

All Ears: How This A.I. Startup is Helping Make Cars that Listen

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How This Startup Uses Tech to Teach Students Real-World Life Skills

Everfi equips students with critical real-world skills, including financial literacy, online privacy and, most recently, how to safely take prescription meds to curb addiction.

How This Startup Uses Tech to Teach Students Real-World Life Skills

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How This Startup is Bridging the Hearing Gap

KinTrans makes real-time sign language translation software — it automatically takes sign language and transforms it into spoken words.

How This Startup is Bridging the Hearing Gap

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Brown Going Green: This Portland Startup And UPS Are Pedaling Toward a Greener Future

Entrepreneur Bill Stites created a three-wheeled eBike built to handle the demands of business. Find out how he's working with UPS to power greener shipping.

Brown Going Green: This Portland Startup And UPS Are Pedaling Toward a Greener Future

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5 Incubators and Accelerators Powering Nashville’s Sizzling Startup Scene

These Petri dishes for entrepreneurial innovation are giving rise to a fresh crop of promising startups in the music and healthcare industries and beyond.

5 Incubators and Accelerators Powering Nashville’s Sizzling Startup Scene

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Eco Tech Startups are Blazing a Greener Path in Portland’s ‘Silicon Forest’

Green tech startups are not only growing innovative environmental solutions in Portland, Ore., they’re also driving the Pacific Northwestern city’s burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem forward. Increasingly referred to as “Silicon Forest,” the Beaver State’s largest city is home to several vibrant startup niches, including education and health tech. But none has seen as much growth over the past decade as the clean tech sector, according to the 2017 Innovation That Matters report. The city ranked 10th on the freshly released extensive analysis, which examined the health of technology-driven startup ecosystems in 25 American cities. The report was conducted by 1776, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C__TEC) and FreeEnterprise.com. Dozens of established and nascent environmental technology-focused enterprises have cropped up in and around the City of Roses in recent years. Stephen Green, an economist, entrepreneur and board member of the state’s Oregon Growth Board, says […]

Eco Tech Startups are Blazing a Greener Path in Portland’s ‘Silicon Forest’

Silicon Cities | True innovation

It’s Aliiive: How One Entrepreneur Went from Fighting Crime to the Scare Business

Just in time for scaring season, find out why this detective-turned-entrepreneur gave up fighting crime to run a haunted Halloween hayride.

It’s Aliiive: How One Entrepreneur Went from Fighting Crime to the Scare Business

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The Insurance Capital of the U.S.? Look to Des Moines

Each U.S. metropolitan areas is strong in a particular industry or sector. In the diverse economy of Des Moines, Iowa, that specialty would be insurance.

The Insurance Capital of the U.S.? Look to Des Moines

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The Scoop: How These Ice Cream Entrepreneurs Turned Ugly Fruit Into Sweet Success

Cousins Kim and Tyler Malek screamed for ice cream together as kids. Now they make a living off of the sticky-sweet stuff together in some really cool and unique ways.

The Scoop: How These Ice Cream Entrepreneurs Turned Ugly Fruit Into Sweet Success

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3 Awesome Veteran-Owned Companies

With tomorrow being Veterans Day, we decided to devote each of our stories this week to more than 21 million Americans who have served in the military.

3 Awesome Veteran-Owned Companies

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From Brain Surgery Patient to HealthTech Entrepreneur: One Founder’s Remarkable Journey

Not long after undergoing emergency brain surgery, Ashlyn Sanders created a device designed to protect fellow seizure sufferers from oral trauma.

From Brain Surgery Patient to HealthTech Entrepreneur: One Founder’s Remarkable Journey

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