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  • 20 of the world's hottest start-ups of 2014 Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    Entrepreneurship is on the rise—even in countries with floundering economies. Here are leading innovators competing at Startup Open.

  • An innovator's fix: Crowdfunding a bright idea Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 4:44 PM ET

    The manufacturing start-up Quirky offers a unique way for entrepreneurs to make money: just pitch them your idea.

  • American-style start-ups take root in India Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 11:42 PM ET

    Some American technology entrepreneurs are seeking to pursue India's untapped opportunities, even without the clout of a multinational corporation backing them.

  • Venture capitalists' best ideas for 2014 Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Venture capitalists are always looking for the next big thing. And the competition is intense to get a piece of the hottest start-ups in Silicon Valley.

  • With or without aid: Bono's one African economy Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    Bono, Co-founder of the organization 'One', Irish musician, humanitarian, and lead singer of rock band U2.

    Aid can only go so far in solving the problems of developing nations like South Africa. And that’s according to rock star and African aid expert Bono.

  • Former NBA star Ekezie's play in Africa Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Obinna Ekezie

    Former Atlanta Hawks star Obinna Ekezie has leveraged social media to build Wakanow.com, Africa's largest online travel company.

  • Free tools to help you do business overseas Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 9:50 AM ET

    You can tap these free business tools, embraced by the young and tech savvy, to help build and manage a global business.

  • The accidental entrepreneur of emotional wellness Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 10:09 AM ET
    Josephine Bila

    I never imagined that writing about my personal life would turn me into a globe-trotting, royalty-meeting public speaker.

  • How 2008 sparked youth entrepreneurship Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    Today's technology lets entrepreneurs innovate at a frenetic pace, and get real-time feedback to fast-track product development.

  • Mistakes that can sink owners expanding overseas Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    The opportunity to expand a business globally is a sign of success, but it can also lead to some pretty quick failures. Here's how to avoid that.

  • Can entrepreneurship be taught? Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 7:06 AM ET
    Workers at a shop selling paintings made from precious stone in Yen Bai, about 300 kms north of Hanoi.

    Mirroring Cleveland, not Mountain View, Calif., may be a more realistic way for developing economies to encourage entrepreneurship.

  • The small biz money hunt gets fierce Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    As demand for start-up capital surges, entrepreneurs need to try to self-fund ventures before tapping outside funding options.

  • Accelerators fuel a boom in start-ups Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 7:30 AM ET

    Incubating success is the mantra of accelerators that are popping up around the world. Their goal: to help startups woo angel and venture capital investors.

  • Darwinian economics: Downturns spark start-up booms Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:46 AM ET
    Linda Rottenberg

    An expert on high-impact entrepreneurship, Endeavor's Linda Rottenberg, explains why economic adversity sparks innovation and small business creation.

  • Top MBA start-ups: Is an MBA worth it?     Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    Poets and Quants is out with its first-ever top MBA start-ups list. John Byrne, PoetsandQuants.com editor in chief, discusses where entrepreneurs with start-up companies are graduating from. He says there is "no question" an MBA is worth it.

  • Top 10 start-ups born at business schools Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 5:52 PM ET

    The website Poets & Quants has compiled its first list of the leading 100 companies started by MBAs in the last five years.

  • Is entrepreneurship going viral? Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    There's now no doubt that the entrepreneurship bug is a behavior learned in part through imitation.

  • Arab Spring 2.0: Instagram sparks women start-ups Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Change is in the air: demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square

    Thanks to social media women all over the Middle East are finding ways to help one another start businesses. It's a movement that is about more than economics.

  • Crowdfunding 2.0: A new era for start-up finance Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of Indiegogo

    Indiegogo's co-founder speaks out about the SEC's new preliminary rules for crowdfunding, noting how they will democratize startup finance.

  • Affordable student loans     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    SoFi co-founders and VPs James Finnigan and Dan Macklin, discuss how they're shaking up the student loan market.

About The Global Entrepreneurial Revolution

  • The entrepreneurial revolution sparked in Silicon Valley has taken root in all corners of the globe—from Buenos Aires and Berlin to Nairobi. This new generation of innovators is helping to drive economic growth. CNBC is the official media partner for Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators.

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