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  • Need a last minute plan? Try YPlan: CEO Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 5:15 AM ET
    Need a last minute plan? Try YPlan: CEO

    YPlan is a "discovery engine" that enables users to find something fun to do at the last minute, says Rytis Vitkauskas, co-founder and CEO of YPlan.

  • Billion dollar start-ups: Uber, Square & more Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Billion dollar start-ups: Uber, Square & more

    Deborah Hopkins, Citi chief innovation officer and CEO of Citi Ventures, discusses the valuations of start-ups like Uber and Square. Hopkins finds innovation at social platforms exciting.

  • Levchin's plan to disrupt big banks Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Levchin's plan to disrupt big banks

    PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, discusses his banking start-up "Affirm," that offers consumers a new way to pay for goods.

  • From stigma to literacy in India, using...bananas? Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    A young woman from Saathi’s pilot village in India holds a Saathi pad.

    Saathi, a start-up that won Harvard's venture competition this year, empowers rural Indian women by using banana tree fiber to make sanitary pads.

  • London aims for FinTech dominance Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Fintech: London becoming a major global hub

    The Silicon Valley may still be the world's leader for all things start-up but the U.K capital is proving to be a strong competitor when it comes to financial technology.

  • From Kickstarter to 6,000 stores in 2 years ... Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:21 PM ET
    GoldieBlox

    Debbie Sterling's story-based GoldieBlox construction sets and action figures are being sold in 6,000 stores worldwide, two years after taking Kickstarter by storm.

  • Start-up gives secondhand a fresh start Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Start-up gives secondhand a fresh start

    ThredUP co-founder and CEO James Reinhart pitches his online consignment company to the "Power Pitch" panel. Will they be in or call it a dud?

  • A real GoldieBlox story Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 6:43 AM ET
    A real GoldieBox story

    Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox founder & CEO, discusses her mission to build a business and introduce engineering-inspired toys for girls.

  • This belt can charge your smartphone Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:40 PM ET
    Nifty's XOO Belt

    A technology start-up is teaming up with clothing designer Casely-Hayford to craft a fashionable belt that will double as a mobile charger.

  • I'm Robin Hood of Wall Street fees: Waze creator Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Uri Levine, founder of Waze

    With Waze behind him, Uri Levine is now harnessing his frustration with Wall Street fees in a new venture called FeeX.

  • Investors to Obama: We need more foreign workers! Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:54 PM ET
    Computer programmer

    CNBC spoke to entrepreneurs, investors—and technology workers—who argue in favor of H-1B visa rules being liberalized.

  • Former $1B star Fab may be sold for just $15M Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Fab home page

    Fab.com is expected to sell for between $15 million and $50 million, TechCrunch reported, citing multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.

  • Sweetgreen: Investing in healthy future Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Sweetgreen: Investing in healthy future

    Jonathan Neman, Sweetgreen co-founder, discusses the growth and outlook for his organic food business.

  • The 14 year old behind Lily's Legwarmers Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:42 AM ET
    Lily's Legwarmers

    You shouldn't be afraid of what you want to do, says middle school student Lily DeBell of Lily's Legwarmers, explaining how she turned her love of knitting into a new business.

  • Uber apology sparks backlash Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:52 AM ET
    Uber apology sparks backlash

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on the controversy following comments made by an Uber executive suggesting the startup spend millions of dollars to dig up dirt on reporters.

  • Mudslinging reporters, mudslinging companies: Lessin Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:29 PM ET
    Mudslinging reporters, mudslinging companies: Lessin

    Uber's Emil Michael was caught talking about hiring a team to smear members of the press who attacked the company. Jessica Lessin, The Information founder, shares her opinions on the issue.

  • Where the (women & millennial) entrepreneurs are Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:49 PM ET
    Where the (women & millennial) entrepreneurs are

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports the Global Entrepreneurship Index reveals the U.S. leads, followed by Canada and Australia, and its women and millennials leading the charge in the start-up movement.

  • Global entrepreneur leaders Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:49 AM ET
    Global entrepreneur leaders

    CNBC's Kate Rogers takes a close look at what countries are leading with the most rapid growth in entrepreneurs around the world.

  • GrooveBook's promising future Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    GrooveBook's promising future

    Brian Whiteman, GrooveBook founder; discusses how he got the idea to start his photobook company. And Jeffrey Housenbold, Shutterfly president & CEO, shares his outlook for GrooveBook.

  • GrooveBook: 'Shark Tank's' first buyout Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:43 AM ET
    GrooveBook: 'Shark Tank's' first buyout

    Discussing Shutterfly's $14.5 million acquisition of "Shark Tank" backed GrooveBook, with Brian Whiteman, GrooveBook founder; Jeffrey Housenbold, Shutterfly president & CEO, and Kevin O'Leary, "Shark Tank" investor.