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Helping girls grow up to be engineers [video]

GoldieBlox — toys that combine construction projects and stories of a girl engineer named Goldie — foster spatial skills, and perhaps future engineers.
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Japanese toilet maker taps U.S. engineers’ skills

A decision to manufacture its toilets in the U.S. and a reputation for being environmentally friendly are key to Japanese company TOTO's success.
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Once an outsider to wine culture, she’s now a famous vintner

Ntsiki Biyela didn't plan to become South Africa's first black female winemaker. She had never even tried wine. Now she's one of her country's best.
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Entrepreneurs see future in flying cars

Have you ever dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion in a flying car? Inventors might make that dream a reality — and sooner than you think.
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5 tips for starting a business

When you're developing a new project or venture, it's important to consider a range of things, from timing to planning to hiring.
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Diaspora Voices

On March 8 the State Department will host #DiasporaVoices, a live-streamed interactive video webchat for diaspora communities.
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April 4: GIST TechConnect – Building and supporting your startup community...

On April 4, join a webchat with experts on best practices for building a community that supports entrepreneurs, ventures and the startup community.
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Guy Raz, host of NPR’s ‘How I Built This,’ on entrepreneurship

Guy Raz is the host of the podcast “How I Built This,” where he interviews entrepreneurs, innovators and executives from all over the world.
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The 7 most tech-savvy countries in the world

Seven countries are getting the biggest bang for their buck in economic and digital innovation, according to a new survey.