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With $55 million more, Grand Rounds aims to make health care more efficient

Owen Tripp is sitting in my Midtown Manhattan office and patiently listening to me ramble on about how difficult—no, <i>analog</i>—it is to see my local …

UNDER THE HOOD: An extraordinary look at what's going on in the US economy right now

Economic growth over the last few years has been just so-so, though GDP is still growing about 2% annually.<p>Meanwhile, the labor market is on fire, with the economy adding more jobs in 2014 than any year since 1999.<p>But under the hood of the economy, we can see that consumer spending isn't as poor as …

From Calais refugee to millionaire: one man's story | Human Rights

<b>London, Britain -</b> On the last night of 1999, Fahim Qayumi huddled with 12 other Afghans in the dark, a little distance from the French port of Calais, where thousands of refugees have massed in recent months.<p>Tightly wrapped in blankets the men sat in quiet rumination, the frigid wind biting at …

How a 29-year-old went from living on welfare to starting a business that earned nearly $1 million in its first year

She and her husband, Seth, and their two young sons were living in California with her in-laws, struggling to make ends meet in a rocky economy.<p>"For four years, we had no steady jobs at all," now 29-year-old Luna tells Business Insider. "We did have a little money we had saved, but we blew through …

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The Fundraising Field Guide is a self-help book for capital-seeking startups

Seedcamp is one of the better-known acceleration funds in Europe. Based out of London, it has backed over 180 companies since it was founded in 2007.<p>This week, one of its partners, Carlos Espinal, published a book that tackles the issues he has watched startups face at each stage of their growth, …

Smart Startups Learn How to Create and Manage Hype

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating a successful startup is all about marketing these days, no matter how compelling your solution. Technologists have long believed that marketing is only required when selling the next pet rock, but in this age of information …

Startups

6 Trends That Are Shaping the Future of Crowdfunding

This story appears in the August 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Before introducing PopSlate, a case that turns the back of a smartphone into a second screen, Yashar Behzadi needed to test the market for the high-tech product and get feedback from first-generation users. Crowdfunding, he …

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology

Why You Would Have to Break This Bike to Steal It

Good luck trying to steal any parts from this bike.<p>After having the annoying experience of dealing with stolen bicycles, a trio of former engineering …