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  • 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.

  • Shutterfly buys photo printing app GrooveBook Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    Grovebook app

    A photo-printing app that obtained backing through the show "Shark Tank" has been purchased by Shutterfly, according to a report in TechCrunch.

  • Goodbye Corporate Paycheck... Hello Cup-O-Joe! Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 2:45 PM ET
    Goodbye Corporate Paycheck... Hello Cup-O-Joe!

    Shawn Kingsley and Holly Migliaccio leave successful careers in finance and marketing and open a tiny coffee bar in Oakhurst, NJ. Their company, Rook Coffee Roasters now boasts several locations in the Garden State... and it's still growing.

  • EyeLock's security breakthrough Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    EyeLock's security breakthrough

    EyeLock develops advanced iris authentication technology for business, government and consumers. CEO James Demitrieus, discusses the functionality of his scanners.

  • Pot start-up rolls out accessories Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Pot start-up rolls out accessories

    Watch potpreneur Josh Gordan pitch his budding marijuana start-up to a panel of experts in just 60 seconds. Will the panel be in? Or will his idea go up in smoke?

  • Helping veterans land capital, launch start-ups Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 12:37 PM ET
    While many returning veterans turn to career expos for work, other vets are seeking capital and pursuing start-up support.

    The group VetsinTech is helping veterans find their place in the tech ecosystem by helping them raise capital and launch start-ups.

  • 'Nymi' wearable: Pay with your heart Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    'Nymi' wearable: Pay with your heart

    Karl Martin, Bionym CEO & co-founder, showcases the "Nymi" wristband that allows users to simply tap their wrists to pay for merchandise. "Nymi" uses technology that reads the unique heart rhythms of users.

  • New wave in entrepreneurs Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 2:44 PM ET
    New wave in entrepreneurs

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the new way start-ups and small businesses are finding space to work.