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  • 3 real rags to riches stories Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 7:48 PM ET
    3 real rags to riches stories

    CNBC's Jane Wells spoke to three people who successfully started their businesses through a microenterprise program at Pepperdine University.

  • A start-up that will teach you how to talk Klingon Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 2:27 PM ET
    Duolingo co-founder and CEO Luis von Ahn.

    Meet the 35-year-old entrepreneur whose language app has pocketed millions in funding from Google.

  • So you're looking to invest in virtual reality... Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    Virtuix Omni

    A new SEC rule lets everyday Main Street investors put money into start-ups. But buyer beware—this is super risky stuff.

  • Medicine's next frontier: The microbiome Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Bacteria illustration

    Fecal microbiota transplantation. It's exactly what it sounds like. And for patients such as Natalie Gurvich, it can seem like a miracle cure.

  • Software is even eating your hair Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Average annual income: $22,760 Speaking of jobs you wouldn’t expect a former firefighter to pick up – hairstylist. First, hairstylists have the advantage of doing something they love. Plus, they’re in the business of making people look pretty, which makes their customers more appreciative. Imagine if every day at the office ended with, “Thanks, you are amazing!” Hey, a girl can dream.

    Not even hair can avoid the tech start-up world. Mayvenn raised $10 million from Andreessen Horowitz to help stylists do e-commerce.

  • 5 tips for making a $1B company Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 5:05 AM ET

    Europe has more "unicorns" than ever. But how do start-ups go from zero to unicorn status? These experts have some tips.

  • How big can dating app Coffee Meets Bagel be? Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:52 PM ET
    How big can dating app Coffee Meets Bagel be?

    Peng T. Ong, co-Founder of Match.com and managing director of Monk's Hill Ventures, explains why he invested in the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel.

  • Coffee Meets Bagel embarks on global expansion Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:42 PM ET
    Coffee Meets Bagel embarks on global expansion

    Dawoon Kang, co-founder of Coffee Meets Bagel, says the dating website is for "young professionals looking for real relationships" and outlines the firm's expansion plans.

  • This start-up turned down Mark Cuban's $30M offer Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:40 PM ET
    This start-up turned down Mark Cuban's $30M offer

    Dawoon Kang, co-founder of dating website Coffee Meets Bagel, explains why she walked away from a $30 million offer from billionaire entrepreneur and "Shark Tank" co-host Mark Cuban.

  • OhMiBod spreading good vibrations Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 5:19 PM ET

    One entrepreneur is creating a lot of buzz with her Bluetooth-enabled vibrators, controlled via smartphone.

  • What it takes to run a business in EMs Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 11:43 PM ET
    What it takes to run a business in EMs

    Serge Pun, executive chairman of Yoma Strategic, says one must have a lot of patience and determination to overcome the difficulties of operating a business in emerging markets.

  • Meet the men behind India's answer to Alibaba Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 10:47 PM ET
    Meet the men behind India's answer to Alibaba

    In this installment of CNBC's "Entrepreneur Asia: Power Players" series, Oriel Morrison spoke to the dynamic duo behind one of India's fastest growing tech start-ups - Snapdeal.

  • Why kiteboarding has taken off in Silicon Valley Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Bill Tai

    MaiTai Global co-founder Bill Tai explains why Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are drawn to kiteboarding.

  • Dude, park my car Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 11:31 AM ET
    Parche takes your keys and takes care of parking your car

    Parche founder Christian Peneff pitches his on demand, cashless valet start-up in just 60 seconds. Will the panel of experts get behind the wheel?

  • Debunking 3 big myths about manufacturing jobs Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    Welder Aluminum Case Company

    Manufacturing jobs come with many myths—they're dirty, low-paying and dominated by men. One of those myths is true. Do you know which?

  • From rags to riches: 3 who proved it can be done Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 3:02 PM ET
    Homeless person in Los Angeles

    David Askew, Sam Johnson and Greg Williams used to live on Skid Row. But they've dug themselves out of a hole with help from Pepperdine University.

  • Consumers' new obsession: American craft whiskey Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 12:31 PM ET
    Hudson Whiskey

    Hudson Whiskey helped spark a resurgence in the US whiskey distillers market—and helped revitalize a local New York town.

  • Why Google’s investing in the over-50s Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 7:06 AM ET
    An employee walks through the lobby of Google's Washington, D.C. headquarters.

    Google is looking to tap into the growing base of "silver entrepreneurs" and has launched a scheme to help people over 50 create start-ups.

  • Yes, you can have fresh cookies on-demand Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 2:10 PM ET
    Doughbies’ Chocolate Chunk with Sea Salt cookies.

    This start-up wants to be the Uber for cookies. But is being the culinary equivalent of hugs from mom a smart business model?

  • A startup hoping to roll in the dough Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    A startup hoping to roll in the dough

    Doughbies cofounder Daniel Conway was recently given 30 seconds to pitch his company to millionaire investor, Barbara Corcoran who in turn had no idea who she was meeting.

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