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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.
William Maris, Google Ventures managing partner, reveals Google's plans to invest $1billion in new biotech start-ups.
Yammer founder/CEO and Silicon Valley investor David Sacks talks to CNBC's Julia Boorstin about the new rules for startups. Sacks just sold his company to Microsoft for $1.2 billion.
Jeff Fluhr, StubHub co-founder, discusses how startup company, Spreecast plans to compete with tech giant, Google-Plus Hangout.
Ben Barr, CNET columnist, explains why we need more time before we blame founder Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook's problems, while Chris Whalen, Tangent Capital Partners, disagrees.
Both Apple and Samsung have two hours to present their closing arguments in the trial of the century, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.
Peter Thiel has dumped most of his Facebook shares, and other startups are delaying their public filings, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
CNBC's John Fortt reports on the catering world inside some of Silicon Valley's hottest tech companies, and the vision of Bon Appetit's CEO Fedele Bauccio to create restaurant-quality food on a massive scale.
Geoff Lewis, Founders Fund principal, discusses the resurgence in tech startups and where he expects to find the next big breakthrough, with Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief.
Tara Seshan, Theil fellow, explains how she is trying to change the world through public health.
Anand Gupta, Thiel Fellow, discusses his opportunity in the Thiel Fellowship to develop a technology that could help detect cancer in patients at an earlier stage.