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This Asian-American tech entrepreneur tried harder

Asian-American entrepreneur David Lam quit academia and found success in Silicon Valley, where the culture tolerates failure and rewards good ideas. Trying harder helps too.
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A pioneer town reinventing how we harness energy

Fort Collins, Colorado, began as a cavalry outpost in the Old West, but grew into a 21st century capital of scientific innovation, tackling the world's greatest energy challenges.
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African women entrepreneurs break barriers

Women like Chebet Lesan are leaving traditional jobs and making their way as businesswomen. Read about several entrepreneurs who are breaking barriers in Africa.
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Teen tech whiz prompts cyberbullies to rethink their words

An American teenager created an app aimed at cutting back on cyberbullying. The app asks the user to rethink a message before pushing "Send."
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Surviving disruption in business

Terry Jones disrupted the travel business as a founder of Travelocity and chairman of Kayak.com. Here's his advice on how businesses can embrace innovation.
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A solar sales network helps rural India [video]

Work and study stop in rural Indian villages at sunset or must be done by risky kerosene lamps. Frontier Markets delivers solar power instead.
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From pumpkins to profits  —  a Ugandan success story

Since getting a solar dryer using a U.S. grant, Fatuma Namatosi has produced 1.5 million kilograms of pumpkin products and taught farmers to grow pumpkins.
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From Silicon Valley to the American heartland

American entrepreneurs are on the move. And they are landing in the Midwest in cities like Indianapolis, St. Louis and Omaha.
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Check out these 3 inspiring startups

Entrepreneurs dream of their idea making the world better. Three Americans are headed to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit with inspiring startups.