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Small Business Start-ups


  • Why this start-up puts women behind cab wheels Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:49 AM ET
    Nancy, driver for SheTaxis

    SheTaxis, a New York start-up, connects female cab drivers with female passengers.

  • Apple Watch's wow factor? Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:05 AM ET
    Apple Watch's wow factor?

    Could the Apple Watch kick off a wave of tech startups? Christopher Mims, Wall Street Journal technology columnist, discusses the overall impact of Apple Watch.

  • Uber cuts fares, guarantees earnings for drivers Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Uber app

    Uber says it will lower fares in 48 cities across the U.S. while guarantee earnings for drivers.

  • First timer drones dominate CES Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    First timer drones dominate CES

    This year, drones have taken over the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports more.

  • Facebook jumps on the tech trend Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Facebook jumps on the tech trend

    Facebook has acquired 'Wit.ai'; a speech recognition startup. Mike Butcher, editor at large at TechCrunch, weighs in, saying that like other big tech-players, Facebook has "to move where the puck is moving", and wearables is part of the next big thing.

  • IPOs: A look back at 2014 Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    IPOs: A look back at 2014

    Gareth McCartney, head of equity syndicate at UBS looks back at the performance of IPOs in 2014, and suggests the challenges they'll face in the coming year.

  • 19-year old's fresh take on news Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    19-year old's fresh take on news

    John Meyer, Fresco News founder & CEO, explains how his new photo sharing app works and has put him on the radar of several major media companies.

  • The start-up that acts like an office manager Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    Managed by Q

    More than 150 start-ups are using Managed by Q to manage their offices, in lieu of a traditional office manager.

  • IPO Pro: 2015 pipeline very full Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    IPO Pro: 2015 pipeline very full

    Discussing the coming IPO boom and the surge in valuations, with former Rocket Fuel CFO Peter Bardwick.

  • Riding the venture-backed wave Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Riding the venture-backed wave

    Discussing what's behind surging valuations in 2014 and if the trend will continue into next year, with Sean Cantwell, Volition Capital.

  • What the cluck? Start-up cooks up a new burger Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    What the cluck? Start-up cooks up a new burger

    Watch Cluck 'n Moo founder Steve Gold cook up his 60-second pitch to the "Power Pitch" panel. Will the panel eat up his chicken and beef hybrid or call it unappetizing?

  • Waffles... your 'type' of breakfast? Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 7:49 AM ET
    Waffles... your 'type' of breakfast?

    Chris Dimino, Keyboard Waffle Iron inventor discusses how he turned his idea of creating a keyboard waffle iron into reality.

  • Hearing aids at 'a fraction of the cost': CEO Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
    Hearing aids at 'a fraction of the cost': CEO

    Audicus is a tech startup, specialising in hearing aid devices online that are "a fraction of the cost" of the traditional hearing aids. Patrick Freuler, CEO and founder of Audicus, discusses further.

  • Start-ups go to the dogs Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 10:39 AM ET
    Dog with computer

    Top-tier venture capitalists in Silicon Valley are looking to replace the kennel model for pets.

  • Which tech start-ups got the most ink in 2014? Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    As 2014 wraps up, we can all agree on this: It was a wild year for start-ups. CNBC.com looked to see which ones got the most coverage.

  • Zenefits helping small biz Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:53 AM ET
    Zenefits helping small biz

    Forbes named free online HR software Zenefits the hottest startup of the year. Its founder and CEO Parker Conrad, discusses the opportunity with small businesses.

  • Disruptors under fire Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 8:17 AM ET
    Disruptors under fire

    Some disruptors aren't just shaking up their larger competitor, they're also drawing criticism from consumers, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Zipz Wine's big 'Shark' deal Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 7:44 AM ET
    Zipz Wine's big 'Shark' deal

    "Shark Tank's" Kevin O'Leary and Andrew McMurry, Zipz national wine consultant, discuss Zipz's innovative single-serve container and why it could do for wine what aluminum cans did for soda.

  • Uber's misdemeanours won't discourage investors Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 4:40 AM ET
    Uber's misdemeanours won't discourage investors

    Uber's service has been facing some tough critics in recent weeks. Despite negative coverage, Eileen Burbidge, partner at Passion Capital, says investors won¿t be put off, with Baidu potentially investing more money in the country.

  • Congrats on the big payday! Now, don't blow it Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Ray Gillenwater (left), former BlackBerry executive and founder of SpeakUp, with SpeakUp co-founder Keith Barney

    Many young tech executives give up a fat paycheck to risk it all for start-up success. And they don't live to regret it.