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China's recyclers eye looming electric vehicle battery mountain

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China’s streets.<p>Batteries for electric vehicles are manufactured at a …

Electric Vehicles

The Schools That Graduate The Most Billion-Dollar Startup Founders

Stanford is the winner by a mile, with 51. Harvard comes in a distant second, with 37. The University of California with its 10 campuses, trails in third place with 17, and the Indian Institute of Technology, at 13, comes in fourth. Graduating from a top school is no guarantee that your startup …

Startups

Electric Motorcycles: As Fast and Furious as Gas-Powered Bikes?

With quick acceleration and a jet-engine-like purr, battery-powered motorcycles from Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Alta Motors and others are gunning for the head of the pack<p>By<p>Jonathan Welsh<p>Jonathan Welsh<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>welshjonathand@gmail.com<p><b>THERE</b> are a few features that make a …

Motorcycles

Tech startups to make your life more slick, secure and stylish in 2017

Our tips for the companies set to make waves in the new year, from a disruptive banking startup to the budget smartphone taking on Samsung and Apple<p>This year was a mixed bag for startups. Powa Technologies, an e-commerce company that was one of Britain’s so-called unicorns (a startup valued at over …

Startups

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

Self-improvement

37 Free Online Marketing and Social Media Classes to Elevate Your Skills

Where can you go for the best, most useful marketing information? Check out these free resources.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online marketing resources and social media classes.<p>I read hundreds of …

The Smart Start-Ups of the Watch World

Microbrands use technology to circumvent the ways of the traditional watch world, but are their wares worth considering? Michael Clerizo sheds some light<p>Q: I keep hearing about watch microbrands. What exactly are they? And are they worth considering?<p>A: Good questions. These days, watch microbrands …

Startups

These 7 Free Podcasts Will Save You $100,000 On a Wharton MBA | Inc.com

I had a great experience studying for my MBA at Wharton. I learned about subjects I had never studied at college or picked up in my first job as an account manager at an advertising agency: Finance, accounting, marketing, organizational theory, operations, business law, negotiation strategies, and …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Do Corporate Innovation Right? Go Inside Google Brain

Apple fuses technology with design. IBM invests in research that is often a decade ahead of its time. Facebook “moves fast and maintains a stable infrastructure” (but apparently doesn’t break things anymore).<p>Each of these companies, in its own way, is a superior innovator. But what makes Google …

The One Skill Most People Lack

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How to spot bad business books

That's a universal truth, we all like to hear, see and engage in things that allow us to experience a paradigm shift or encourage a change in our thinking. It gives us a certain degree of motivation, and it can mean the difference between giving up on what we want to do and persevering.<p>But there's …

The best free online business courses starting in February

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer John A. Byrne appeared originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It's easy to start something - but not so easy to sustain it.<p>That's the first lesson every entrepreneur learns. Early success may be a blessing, but it comes with gut-wrenching risks and tradeoffs.<p>If you need to add …

This technology may be the future of solar energy

In the solar energy sphere, scientists and economists alike will note that coming up with cheaper, most efficient solar cells is key to the industry’s growth. And now, many experts are arguing that an emerging type of technology, known as the “perovskite” solar cell, is the face of the future.<p>Solar …

Clean Energy

10 Essential Websites That Will Make Your Startup Remarkable

Starting a business takes everything that you have: all your money, time, effort, and patience. Though you may have plenty of help in the form of your team and your business partners, in the beginning stages of entrepreneurship there are many tasks that need to be done that you just don’t have the …

Infographics

Community Solar Is Going To Explode Next Year

If you’re one of the many who’ve missed the rooftop solar panel revolution—renters and home owners who don’t have solar-friendly roofs—here’s a bit …

Some of the UK’s most powerful tech entrepreneurs have warned David Cameron against clamping down on immigration

In an open letter, 235 of the nation's leading entrepreneurs and investors asked the Prime Minister to reconsider plans that will make it even harder for them to employ skilled workers outside the EU.<p>The people behind the letter, which was orchestrated by Coadec (The Coalition for a Digital …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Education

This new book on startups tells you how to build the next Uber for X

Uber for X, Airbnb for Y, Facebook for Z. These business models of the internet age have become all too familiar. But do we really understand what …

One of the newest, most viable forms of clean energy could beat all other existing options

One of the newest, and seemingly most viable forms of clean energy, could be poised to outperform all of the existing options, including solar: algae biofuel.<p>Algae are found throughout the Earth's oceans, where they employ photosynthetic processes to create energy using sunlight. Some types of …

Why You Should Be Paying Attention To The ‘Other’ Form Of Solar Power

Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have seen explosive growth because of their stunning 99 percent price drop in the past quarter century. As a result, …

Renewable Energy

Operating Partner, DFJ

How to Build a Unicorn From Scratch – and Walk Away with Nothing.<p>This is a grim fairy tale about a mythical company and its mythical founder. While I …

6 Tips To Create A Great Design For Your Startup

In the last few years, I have seen a host of sites appear that help you with design for your business or personal brand. Seeing as I know nothing …

Why the best place for solar panels may not be on your roof

It’s hard to argue with the idea that solar is the energy source of the future. That’s partly because no other source can really match its potential to generate massive amounts of energy and power our society.<p>But how do you best ensure the spread of solar power so that it proliferates quickly, and …

Solar Power

12 Free Ebooks to Teach You Blogging and Content Marketing

For those who are serious about blogging or just cannot seem to get their blogs to take off, sometimes all you need is some first-hand tips from the …

Solar Crowdfunding: In Need Of A Kickstart

Solar power is going intergalactic.<p>In an announcement late last month, SolarCity, the country’s largest installer of rooftop solar arrays, announced that private space company SpaceX had scooped up $90 million of its corporate bonds.<p>The marriage—no doubt blessed by Elon Musk, the entrepreneur at …

Solar Power

The 33 Directories Every Start-Up Should Be Registered On

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth at Twoodo building the future of teamwork. He’s also a Growth Evangelist at Growth Tribe. Follow him on Twitter or G+. This post first appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>If you subscribe to the notion, “build it and they will come” then you can stop reading here. If, …

Startups

American Entrepreneurship Is Actually Vanishing. Here's Why | Inc.com

The growing dominance of established players in the retail and services sectors has a rough parallel in the tech industry. New research from Play Bigger, which advises business leaders on creating new markets, found that tech companies today achieve market-cap milestones--$500 million, $1 billion, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Steps to Audit Your Digital Marketing Strategy for 2015

It is critical to audit your content marketing to ensure you’re focused on the right goals from the start. Many look for shortcuts to success with content, which can be avoided by understanding how your content performs today and what you want to achieve in the future.<p>“Don’t look for loopholes to …

Marketing