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“You Wouldn’t Believe Me If…” Ring’s Jamie Siminoff on Creating the Future with Doorbells. Yes, Doorbells.

“You wouldn’t believe me if I told you…” is a series highlighting the people creating the future, the cool, quirky and innovative products they are producing and what they see coming next. He was running out of money, and in tears after famously being turned down by ABC’s Shark Tank in 2013–rejected after he sunk more than $10,000 into building props for the pitch, and dropped everything to prepare for the show with his staff of eight. It wasn’t the first time Jamie Siminoff and his Smart doorbell had been rejected. But with millions of people watching, it was by far the biggest stage. But the passion for Ring was deeper and richer than anything else he’d worked on. His obsession was palpable. More than four years later the hard work paid off. Last Tuesday Amazon agreed to buy Ring. And the deal could cost Amazon over $1 billion, according to […]

“You Wouldn’t Believe Me If…” Ring’s Jamie Siminoff on Creating the Future with Doorbells. Yes, Doorbells.

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We asked 6 Women STEM Entrepreneurs Their advice to Others following their path. Here’s What They Said.

Starting a business is hard work. Unfortunately for women in STEM fields, it can be even harder. Women founders received less than two percent of the $85 billion invested by venture capitalists last year, according to Fortune Magazine. And although women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy and are starting businesses at twice the rate of men, they hold less than 25 percent of STEM jobs nationwide. But there is a generation of innovative women entrepreneurs pushing for change, fighting for opportunity, and who aren’t taking no for an answer. February 11th is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In honor of that, Free Enterprise asked seven brave women entrepreneurs in the STEM fields to let us know one piece of advice they wish they had known when they got started.  Here’s what they said. (Join the conversation around #WomeninScience by attending the U.S. […]

We asked 6 Women STEM Entrepreneurs Their advice to Others following their path. Here’s What They Said.

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How UPS and Zipline are Using Drones to Save Lives in Remote Rwandan Clinics

UPS is soaring to the rescue in life-threatening emergencies in Africa with a big lift from a San Francisco drone delivery startup called Zipline.

How UPS and Zipline are Using Drones to Save Lives in Remote Rwandan Clinics

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How This Immigrant Entrepreneur Simplified the Immigration Application Process to Just a Few Clicks

Here's how immigrant entrepreneur Xiao Wang is streamlining the often intimidating and expensive U.S. immigration application process.

How This Immigrant Entrepreneur Simplified the Immigration Application Process to Just a Few Clicks

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Rethink the Ocean? Why San Diego’s Entrepreneurs Are Doing Just That

Fueled by the city’s promising ocean technology startup incubator, San Diego is front and center in the burgeoning blue tech sector.

Rethink the Ocean? Why San Diego’s Entrepreneurs Are Doing Just That

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The Cure for Cancer May Come from San Diego. Here’s Why.

San Diego may be one of America’s hottest tourist destinations, but it’s also becoming known as a hotbed of tech-driven oncology startups.

The Cure for Cancer May Come from San Diego. Here’s Why.

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San Diego Startup Champions Are Hungry For Silicon Valley Venture Capital

Investors are seeing San Diego as a viable place to launch a company, but startup boosters in the city want to see their venture capital as well.

San Diego Startup Champions Are Hungry For Silicon Valley Venture Capital

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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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These 8 Business Leaders Are Tackling Society’s Biggest Challenges

The Corporate Citizenship Awards salute outstanding business leaders for their exceptional contributions to addressing some of our society’s greatest needs.

These 8 Business Leaders Are Tackling Society’s Biggest Challenges

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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’

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