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Startup Open, a competition that searches for startups with the greatest growth potential, chose 50 companies to compete for the opportunity to present their business plans to experienced entrepreneurs, and gain insight from the experts. Here is a sampling of the 50 , representing a range of ideas from around the world.
Carrie Hammer, an advertising executive in New York, found herself in an uncomfortable situation. Shopping at a department store, she would find a dress she liked and try it on. Size 6 was too small – but size 8 was, well, too big.
Seema Mody interviews entrepreneur Carrie Hammer on the increasing advantages women have in startups.
Immigration reform and controlling health-care costs are the two issues that matter most to startups such as Warby Parker, the company’s co-founder Neil Blumenthal told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” Tuesday.
Randi Zuckerberg, Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" executive producer, shares insight on what the election means for big tech and startups.
Neil Blumenthal, Warby Parker co-founder, explains why today's election has important implications for health care costs and immigration reform.
Alan Patricof, Founder & Managing Director of Greycroft Partners, discusses some of the major concerns for small business.
Over the last few years, sustainable farming startups have managed to get loans from companies like Whole Foods, or sold equity stakes to venture capitalists like Michael Dell's brother, Adam. A lot of the seed money is being used to help these businesses grow, many with a focus on being local.
Many long-time serial entrepreneurs are today's angel investors and venture capitalists — and the classroom gives them an early glimpse at the potential next big names in emerging fields. Here are 11 notable entrepreneurs who have taken to the classroom.
The chronicle of where people choose to start companies as compared to where they come from is far more complex and much more interesting than you might imagine.
While Silicon Valley and other traditional high-tech hubs claim dominance as places for startups, demand for health care and other business services has put places like Indianapolis and Salt Lake City on the entrepreneurial map.
With people feeling healthier and living longer, coupled with a down economy that has reduced retirement savings, many Americans of traditional retirement age are choosing to continue working or even go back to work — for themselves.
When Hiroki Takeuchi joined McKinsey & Company in 2008, he had a front-row seat to the upheaval in finance. After the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Mr. Takeuchi, a 26-year-old Oxford graduate, worked with some of the world’s biggest banks trying to figure out how to adjust to new regulations and a changed market. Then he quit, the New York Times reports.
A new apprenticeship program called [E]nstitute pairs 11 students — who live together in a loft near Wall Street — with New York’s top technology entrepreneurs for two years, then launches them into the startup world.
James Caan founder and CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw, tells CNBC, that starting a business is fuelled not by money but by a credible idea, passion, background and experience.
Randi Zuckerberg, Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" executive producer, talks about leaving her brother's company, Facebook, to start her own media firm.
According to startup tracking website SeedTable, 127 startups have set up shop in New York in the last 12 months. CNBC's Melissa Lee talks to Alexa Von Toble, founder and CEO of Learnvest.com, and Mark Hedlund of Etsy. Welcome to Silicon "square."
Stephen Stokols, FreedomPop CEO, discusses his plans to offer free 4G beta service to broadband users and save customers hundreds of dollars a year.
Chris Anderson, Wired Magazine, discusses how anyone with a great idea could spark the nation's next industrial revolution through the latest innovations in technology.
Shikhar Ghosh, Harvard Business School, explains the finding of an ongoing study that shows three out of four tech start-ups fail.