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  • Cricket Farming Startup Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    Cricket Farming Startup

    Elliot Mermel talks about why he launched Coalo Valley Farms, a cricket farm based in Van Nuys, California.

  • Investing in America's future Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:49 AM ET
    Investing in America's future

    Daymond John, FUBU founder & CEO, discusses the benefits of supporting entrepreneurship.

  • Why this hot market is suddenly cooling off Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    Employees and sellers of the online marketplace Etsy stand with CFO Kristina Salen on the floor of the Nasdaq as the company went public on April 16, 2015.

    Five of the 50 companies on CNBC's 2014 disruptor list have gone public or been acquired—half the number that graduated from our 2013 list.

  • Moms with moxie that are raising millions Saturday, 9 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Workers in the Moxie Jean office sorting clothes before they are listed and sold.

    Mommy-run start-up Moxie Jean is an online retailer of gently used kids and maternity clothing. The moms have raised $1.3 million.

  • Coming soon to your kitchen: The 'smart' trash can Friday, 8 May 2015 | 1:49 PM ET
    GeniCan features and app

    Smart trash can GeniCan scans garbage and identifies items being thrown away. It then compiles a shopping list alongside compatible coupons.

  • Job advice 101: Don't insult company online Friday, 8 May 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    An anonymous job seeker learned the hard way what you should and should not say online about a prospective employer.

  • Toptal, filling the skills gap Friday, 8 May 2015 | 6:42 AM ET
    Toptal, filling the skills gap

    Taso Du Val, Toptal co-founder & CEO, discusses how his company connects businesses to the best software developers in the world, and shares his plans to expand to other areas of the jobs market.

  • Leaving Wall Street for a better workout Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Leaving Wall Street for a better workout

    Gregg Arsenuk gave up Wall Street to pursue his passion for working out. In 2008, he founded Guerrilla Fitness CrossFit Montclair. There are now 4 gym locations in NJ with plans to open more. Arsenuk's career change is featured on Escaping the Cube.

  • Channeling parking ticket rage into app millions Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Channeling parking ticket rage into app millions

    Thousands of dollars in parking tickets got two entrepreneurs thinking. Now Chicago-based SpotHero is simplifying parking pain for drivers nationwide.

  • PayPal co-founder raises $275 million for 'Affirm' Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 11:47 AM ET
    PayPal co-founder raises $275 million for 'Affirm'

    PayPal co-founder Max Levchin announced his lending startup Affirm has raised $275 million, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Latest instant economy start-up: Cookies on demand Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    Doughbies cookies.

    Start-up Doughbies delivers cookies on demand in the San Francisco area.

  • Max Levchin's Affirm raises $275M in financing Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Max Levchin

    Max Levchin, with his start-up, Affirm, is trying to take on the big banks and revolutionize online lending for a younger generation of Americans.

  • Alcohol in the rocks Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Alcohol in the rocks

    Beyond Zero founder Jason Sherman pitches his start-up to a panel of experts on CNBC.

  • GrubHub's 'aggressive' growth plan: CEO Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    GrubHub's 'aggressive' growth plan: CEO

    Matt Maloney, GrubHub co-founder and CEO, discusses the company's quarterly results, and weighs in on the growing demand for online food delivery.

  • Rahn Emanuel: Opportunity-based progessive politics Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 8:05 AM ET
    Rahn Emanuel: Opportunity-based progessive politics

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses his plans to overhaul the budget, and create opportunities for education and jobs.

  • Uber not in Kansas anymore Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 7:55 AM ET
    Uber not in Kansas anymore

    J.B. Pritzker, Pritzker Group, shares his thought on Uber's future. In the end they will be number one because they were there first, says Pritzker.

  • High-tech, low-pain heels? Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 6:38 AM ET
    A fix to high heels that could help millions of women stay on their feet

    Entrepreneur Ilene Greenberg says to stop the pain of high heels, you need to fix the shoe not the foot. She shows off her high-tech, low-pain heels to CNBC.

  • Meet this 2-year-old company, today worth $4.5B Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Parker Conrad of Zenefits.

    Zenefits, a cloud-based automated human resources business, said Wednesday it has raised $500 million, making it worth $4.5 billion.

  • Start-up words to live by from entrepreneurs Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:05 AM ET
    Start-up words to live by from entrepreneurs

    Start-ups at the eMerge Americas conference in Miami share critical advice they wish someone would have told the before launching their companies.

  • Needle-free insulin patch Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 5:52 PM ET
    Needle-free insulin patch

    CNBC's Melissa Lee speaks to Devon Grimme, Prometheon Pharma director of business, about a new patch that could end needle injections for people with diabetes.