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Small Business Start-ups


  • Why isn't the Senate taking up innovation bill? Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 12:16 PM ET
    Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO).

    Rep. Sam Graves, chair of the House small-business committee, says the fact that the Senate hasn't take up the Innovation Act yet is inexcusable.

  • Trouble & risk with VC funding Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Trouble & risk with VC funding

    John Mullins, London Business School professor and author of "The Customer-Funded Business," discusses the harm venture capital funding can have on the health of a start-up company.

  • No Hamptons reservation? Uber's got you covered Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Struggling to snag a dinner reservation in the Hamptons this weekend? Fret not! Uber is here to help.

  • Boomf banks on custom marshmallows for sweet profits Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    Ever wanted your face on a marshmallow? James Middleton and Andy Bell, co-founders of Boomf, discuss how their business of creating custom marshmallows is being met with "enthusiasm".

  • Uber, Lyft launch carpool options on trial basis Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 3:54 PM ET
    UberPool mobile screen images

    Lyft and Uber will allow its members to opt into carpooling with people who are taking similar routes in return for a significant discount, re/code.

  • Start-ups aim to aid drought-stricken California Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 1:06 PM ET
    Francis Ford Coppola Winery.

    The three-year drought in California is officially the worst drought on record for the state, already costing over $2 billion and 17,000 jobs.

  • Tech fights the California drought Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:53 AM ET
    Tech fights the California drought

    CNBC's Josh Lipton looks at how tech start-up Terravion is helping California farms and wineries combat the drought.

  • America's bipartisan start-up movement Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:32 AM ET
    America's bipartisan start-up movement

    Celebrating national start-up day across America, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, (R- Calif.), and Rep. Jared Polis, (D-Colo.), discuss their campaign to raise awareness for entrepreneurs and small start-up businesses.

  • Pot delivery right to your door Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    Keith McCarty, Eaze founder & CEO, discuss his on-demand health care delivery technology that will automate patient verification and driver dispatch to hand deliver marijuana.

  • Tech Crowd leader of the week: Blink smart security Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Tech Crowd leader of the week: Blink smart security

    IMMEDIA co-founder Don Shulsinger explains how the Internet of Things is transforming daily life.

  • Can the UK rival Silicon Valley? Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Can the UK rival Silicon Valley?

    Jon Reynolds, CEO of Swiftkey, discusses the U.K. start-up scene and says that global investors are starting to look at the U.K. for future opportunities.

  • Levchin: Pockets of overexcitement in market Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    Levchin: Pockets of overexcitement in market

    PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, discusses the Yahoo's growth potential and shares his thoughts on Yelp's platform. Levchin also discusses valuations in today's marketplace.

  • Paypal founder Levchin banks on Affirm Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Paypal founder Levchin banks on Affirm

    CNBC's Josh Lipton speaks to PayPal co-founder and serial entrepreneur Max Levchin, about his new lending service start-up Affirm, an alternative to banks for lending.

  • Tech Crowd: Jibo vs. Blink Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Tech Crowd: Jibo vs. Blink

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche looks at two smart devices for the home that have started to gain traction from the crowdfunding community.

  • Hassle.com aims to clean up competition Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:45 AM ET
    Hassle.com aims to clean up competition

    Alex Depledge, co-founder of Hassle.com, discusses how her online cleaning service is aiming to expand globally.

  • Turning guns into jewelry Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:41 AM ET
    Turning guns into jewelry

    Liberty United founder & CEO Peter Thum, discusses how he is trying to reduce gun violence in America by recycling illegal guns into jewelry.

  • Now the time to start a business? Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:38 PM ET
    Now the time to start a business?

    Alan Patricof, Greycroft LLC founder, discusses the current economic environment for starting a new business.

  • Hot trends in Los Angeles' tech startup scene Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    The fourth annual Siemer Summit ended yesterday—a meeting for startups looking to pitch their ideas, and for VCs looking for the next big thing.

  • VC investment rising Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:14 AM ET
    VC investment rising

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look at the hottest startup and venture capital trends.

  • Houzz expands to the UK Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:20 AM ET
    Houzz expands to the UK

    Adi Tartako, CEO and co-founder of Houzz, tells CNBC that the interior design platform is expanding into the U.K., and explains how the company is making money.