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Meet the startups changing the future of energy

How we distribute, store and generate energy is undergoing a massive disruption. Startups in the energy sector are leading the way into a new era of …

Clean Energy

A new sulfur-based battery takes on the problem of energy storage “at the terawatt scale”

Renewable energy sources are only as reliable as the natural world that fuels them. A cloud passing overhead cuts off solar power; the wind stops blowing and windmills stop working. In order for us to depend on undependable power sources, we need a grid-sized backup to acts of God.<p>In 2012, …

Clean Energy

Why Smartphones Will Become Extinct by 2025

The Apple iPhone 8? Poof. The Samsung Galaxy? You won't need a smartphone anymore.<p>The world is changing, and it's all about your voice.<p>In my house, there are voicebots everywhere. In the kitchen, I use the Google Home speaker to ask about recipes and the weather. In my office, there's an Amazon …

Apps

Why you need design thinking and how to put it into practice

It’s more than a methodology or a framework. Design thinking has the power to take you and your team through the trickiest of problems—often with a …

Design Thinking

“Design Is Inherently An Unethical Industry”

Readers respond to a Co.Design story asking: What role do designers play in an industry ruled by A/B testing and optimization?<p>Have designers lost control of design?<p>This was the question designer and technologist Matt Webb asked earlier this week in a story about the widening gap between designers …

$9 billion startup Stripe is automating the complicated process of starting a company

Now the $9 billion payments company has realized that Atlas is something entrepreneurs throughout the United States want too.<p>Atlas automates the complicated process of starting a company into a filling out a short web form. Atlas then takes care of incorporating a company in Delaware, setting up a …

Tech Industry

Want to Be Successful Like Elon Musk? Read Like Him

A helpful roundup gathers all the books publicly recommended by Musk.<p>There's no doubting that Elon Musk has a unique mind-set that drives his incredible success. Where exactly did he get it?<p>You might cite nature, believing he simply won the genetic lottery, or you might guess nurture, arguing he …

Books

1 Startup School Every Founder Should Consider (and It's Free)

This April, a top ranked global accelerator is free for founders.<p>YCombinator just open-sourced its accelerator program.<p>"Our goal is to replicate much of the YC experience," said Sam Altman, managing director. Anyone with a startup that wants to have the YCombinator experience without the jetlag can …

YCombinator

Here’s the scary truth: Almost every major Indian startup has made the same mistakes as Snapdeal

India’s bustling startup ecosystem is in a state of hysteria as e-commerce major Snapdeal implodes.<p>In yet another attempt to shape up and survive, the company will lay off 600 people over the next few days. In a Feb. 22 email to employees, co-founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal admitted committing …

India

New Tesla Supercharger tool is best way to calculate and visualize cost of using the network

Tesla introduced its new pricing structure for the Supercharger Network with a simple list of costs per kWh and minute depending on the regions just last week, but a Model S owner has already created a better way to visualize the cost of traveling on the new structure.<p>New owners don’t have to worry …

13 great tools for pitching to clients

Giving the perfect pitch is never easy. You have to know your subject inside-out. You have to grab people’s attention and know the answer to all …

18 Things to Know Before You Date an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs never get tired talking about the empires they are building and seek someone who never gets bored listening.<p>Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So, you want to date an entrepreneur. (This could …

Entrepreneurship

Samsung EV battery offers 500km range with 20 minutes of charge

By the time 2021 rolls around, a number of major car makers will have a varied selection of electric cars available. Developments in battery technology will dictate the range and features that these cars can offer, but Samsung wants to give consumers a brief insight into what will be available at …

10 Must-have project management apps for entrepreneurs

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share113<p>+16<p>Shares 142<p>Trying to manage a project without project management software can turn into a Godzilla-like apocalypse quickly. …

Project Management

12 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Should Do In January

What a year 2016 has been. I hope this year has been a thriving one for your business. Regardless of whether this was a growth year or a stagnant year for you, I think it’s vital to an entrepreneur’s long-term success to spend intentional time reflecting on the past and planning for the future.<p>Here …

Entrepreneurship

Green Charge: The Energy Storage Startup Transforming A $100 Billion Market

The energy storage industry has grown to become a $100 billion market, projected to reach $250 billion by 2040.<p>This massive valuation is due, in part, to more than 50% of consumer energy bills being attributed to peak hour charges. Noticing the need to make energy usage more affordable and …

SolarCity

38 enterprise startups that will boom in 2017, according to VC investors

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.<p>We asked them to particularly focus on enterprise …

Venture Capital

5 Fitness Rules Entrepreneurs Should Follow

This guest column is by Entrepreneur & Filmmaker, Anubhav Anand<p>Fitness by default comes with some other benefits than just the exterior physical …

12 Ways to Know If You Have a Great Business Idea

Business Ideas Startup<p>Ready to take on the world of entrepreneurship? In order to find startup success, you need a great business idea. It may come …

How Many Wind Turbines Would We Need to Power The Planet?

Spoiler: a lot.<p>Wind energy is a deeply underrated resource. Though the US invested $14.5 billion in wind-power projects last year, wind farms still …

In Haiti, A Startup Is Building 100% Renewable Grids For Towns With No Power

After Hurricane Matthew, the company was able to restore power in 55 hours, long before the rest of the country.<p>A year ago, no one living in Môle-Saint-Nicolas, Haiti, had electricity. By the spring of 2016, the town had a brand new grid, and it will soon run completely on solar and wind energy.<p>“In …

Renewable Energy

This High-Energy Entrepreneur Built His Solo Business To $2 Million In One Year

For Scott Paladini, 36, selling mattresses is a way of life. His father ran Rockaway Bedding, a chain of mattress stores, while he was growing up in New Jersey, and Paladini learned the ropes in store of his own in Bernardsville, N.J.<p>But instead of sticking with the same-old, same-old, Paladini …

Business Strategy

Tesla integration of home charging station + energy storage + solar will change everything

Elon Musk has been leaving breadcrumbs about Tesla’s intention to reinvent the entire energy sector from generation of renewable energy with SolarCity to energy storage and consumption with Tesla. It looks like the company’s vision will be unveiled on or around October 28 when Tesla will make its …

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi.)<p>So how can you be happier?<p>If you want to be happier, there's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50% of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is …

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Entrepreneurship<p>Before I came to entrepreneurial world I read "Entrepreneur: My First Year as an Internet Entrepreneur: From Financial Insecurity to …

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science

The brain’s creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand.<p>Daydreaming. Horsing around. Aimless wandering. A sudden, traumatic loss. So many things that seem to conjure an automatic, negative connotation can actually have an …

7 Costly startup traps that entrepreneurs should not fall for

Share17<p>Tweet<p>Share7<p>+14<p>Shares 28<p>All new business ideas at most of the times come from people who are working full time, possibly raising a family and …

Here are 4 short courses startup Founders and aspiring entrepreneurs should attend

The programme is structured to validate everything crucial in launching and scaling your startup while avoiding common pitfalls

The 25 Hottest Cities for Startups

Austin is the city of hipsters, food trucks and the South by Southwest festival, but it’s also the most vibrant place to start a business in the …

Las Vegas