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Creating new startups with the help of an app

A USAID-funded program teaches finance to families in Latin America with tablet computers. Some of them start businesses and succeed.
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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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Ask an entrepreneur: Creating the perfect pitch

A lot of people have good ideas, but it takes more than ideas to start a business. You need money. That’s why it’s important...
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American cities are open for business

American cities are clamoring for new business to set up shop on their Main Streets. Overseas companies looking to grow are interested in what they offer.
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GIST March 14 webchat: Advice for startups in developing markets

On March 14, talk with Habib Haddad, managing director for the MIT Media Lab's E14 fund, and Elmira Bayrasli, co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted.
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Ask the crowd to fund your dream project! (Others might get...

Do you have a great idea for a business, a film or a research project? Are you too broke to make it happen? Crowdfunding...
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Meet a woman scientist helping the environment

The November 28–30 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India will shine a spotlight on women entrepreneurs like Sasha Kramer who are changing lives.
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America’s most successful entrepreneurs aren’t all from America

Googol. It means the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. It  also inspired the name of a certain search engine you may know: Google....
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Connecting startups and investors online

Want to start a business, but need help? Now you can interact with the world's leading experts in a wide range of fields, thanks to a new online platform.