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Small Business Start-ups


  • Walter Isaacson explains start-ups' real problem Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:23 PM ET
    Walter Isaacson

    Start-ups struggle to expand, which is a bigger problem than perceived overvaluation of tech companies, Walter Isaacson tells CNBC.

  • This 3-D printer uses living tissue Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Most innovative startup at #SXSWACCEL

    BioBots offers plug and play desktop 3-D bioprinters that enable users to easily create functional biological structures, whether they're a researcher on the frontier of regenerative medicine, a high school student or somewhere in between.

  • How Foodpanda aims to change food delivery Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    How Foodpanda aims to change food delivery

    Inna Leontenkova, managing director at Foodpanda, explains how the company wants to revolutionize food ordering experiences and outlines plans for the money raised from its latest funding.

  • Schwab launches robo-advisor: Betterment reax Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    Schwab launches robo-advisor: Betterment reax

    Betterment CEO & founder, Jon Stein joins the "Squawk on the Street" team to discuss the benefits to robo-advisors.

  • GrabTaxi: Here's why Softbank invested in us Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 6:48 PM ET
    GrabTaxi: Here's why Softbank invested in us

    Anthony Tan, founder of GrabTaxi, discusses the Malaysia-based taxi booking app's eye-catching funding success thus far, which counts Japanese telecom giant SoftBank as one of its investors.

  • This app aims for the microinvestor market Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 6:26 PM ET
    Robinhood app

    Free stock trading, zero overhead and the market at your fingertips? Now there's the Robinhood app for all that.

  • Building diversity in Silicon Valley: CEO Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 7:50 AM ET
    Building diversity in Silicon Valley: CEO

    Tristan Walker, Walker & Company Brands CEO, discusses the launch of his brand Bevel, aimed at minority consumers, and weighs in on elevating diversity and encouraging entrepreneurs in the workplace.

  • Mix of fashion, Wall Street not so 'Farfetch'-ed Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Models pose at the Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2015 presentation during New York Fashion Week, Feb. 16, 2015.

    Farfetch connects well-heeled consumers with luxury boutiques around the world, and model that has earned the company a $1 billion valuation.

  • AOL co-founder: Angels, bubbles & caution are key Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 5:29 PM ET
    Forerunner of the Internet: AOL's co-founder Steve Case

    AOL co-founder Steve Case gives his full view on where today's market stands and whether there really is a tech bubble.

  • Get ready for only one credit card (and a phone) Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 3:26 PM ET
    Stratos card

    If your mobile payment app isn't accepted everywhere, one company has come up with a fix.

  • Biggest problem for start-ups ... too much money? Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:56 PM ET
    Bill Gurley

    Bill Gurley, general partner at Benchmark, said Friday what he believes is the biggest problem presented by start-ups today.

  • Silicon Valley boom spills into Oakland Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 12:12 PM ET

    The real estate market is so red-hot in San Francisco right now that it's motivating start-ups to move into neighboring Oakland.

  • Don’t chase unicorns, chase dragons: Expert Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:56 PM ET
    Technology and businessman concept

    VC's should steer away from the "unicorn" start-ups roaming the world nowadays and go after dragons, one expert said Thursday.

  • Sighting Silicon Valley's dragons ... and unicorns Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    Sighting Silicon Valley's dragons ... and unicorns

    John Backus, New Atlantic Ventures, talks about his thinking that a unicorn is a great company, but a dragon is a great investment.

  • Waffle House-Roadie cook up deal Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:48 PM ET
    Waffle House-Roadie cook up deal

    Roadie operates as a kind of Uber for deliveries, and has partnered with Waffle House as a meeting place for drivers, reports CNBC's Kate Rogers. The company's CEO Marc Gorlin, provides insight to the new partnership with Waffle House.

  • Your ticket to free Waffle House…with a catch Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:45 AM ET
    Waffle House

    Your next Waffle House order could be on the house if you're ready to entrust your stuff to a stranger or haul someone else's things around.

  • 'Unicorns' not so rare in Silicon Valley anymore Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    Doubling in value should be hard. Tech start-ups are defying that logic, with companies not just reaching billion-dollar valuations but expanding.

  • 15-Year old's nanny start-up Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 8:21 AM ET
    15-Year old's nanny start-up

    Noa Mintz, Nannies by Noa founder, shares her experience starting a nanny business in New York City. Allison Johnson, Nannies by Noa CEO, weighs in.

  • Your food is on its way, Barcelona Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 2:50 PM ET
    UberEATS app

    Uber launched a food-delivery service, UberEATS, in Barcelona on Wednesday.

  • Is this the fairest start-up competition? Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:05 AM ET

    For start-ups, pitching to investors is a regular occurrence, but these five social entrepreneurs participated in an unusual competition for a chance to win a share of $1 million.