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How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

This serial entrepreneur wants to disrupt peer-to-peer lending, using blockchain

In Hollywood, you’re practically nothing if you’re not a triple threat. If you can’t sing, act and dance, you can pack your bags.<p>Similar to Hollywood, to succeed in the business world, you need to have a multitude of skills. From intelligence to trustworthiness, there’s seemingly an inordinate …

Big Data And AI: 30 Amazing (And Free) Public Data Sources For 2018

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchains, predictive analytics – all amazing technologies which have promised to revolutionize business and society.<p>They are useless, however, without data. Fortunately for businesses and organizations which don’t have the resources to methodically …

Machine Learning

Detective by Charlie is an AI tool that's like having your own personal CIA

Imagine having a button that can instantly tell you (virtually) everything there is to know about something or someone. That, in a nutshell, is Detective by Charlie, which uses natural language processing (NLP) and AI to unearth and collate information about a particular subject in a couple of …

Employment

The Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017

Every year for the past three, Forbes has gone looking for 25 young U.S. companies with a strong shot at reaching a valuation of $1 billion or more. Last year’s list included hot companies like the crowdfunding site GoFundMe, online retailer Boxed and innovative home seller OpenDoor. This year, …

Startups

This app lets you download Netflix and HBO shows to stream offline

Streaming your favorite shows on a spotty internet connection can be quite the nuisance – but it doesn’t have to be. There is a handy app that lets you save any show for offline watching and the best thing is that it works with practically any streaming service, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and …

Apps

Buy Stock In Pillar Companies Like HubSpot, Wayfair, iRobot

While I regularly invest in a low-expense index fund each month, I consider individual stocks to be much riskier.<p>One idea I’ve had is to assemble an index of pillar companies — publicly-traded technology companies that invest capital and supply talent to nearby startups, buy their products, and …

Startups

How Artificial Intelligence will impact professional writing

Professional writing isn’t easy. As a blogger, journalist or reporter, you have to meet several challenges to stay at the top of your trade. You have to stay up to date with the latest developments and at the same time write timely, compelling and unique content.<p>The same goes for scientists, …

Artificial Intelligence

3 ways retailers are using AI to reinvent shopping

In this new age of ecommerce, marketing means providing a seamless experience across channels, delighting customers with same-day deliveries, providing excellent customer service and recommendations, and sending real-time personalized messages your customers will thank you for.<p>But personalized …

How This Entrepreneur Made A Chatbot Platform Successful

Chatbots are The Next Big Thing but capitalizing on the opportunity requires as much work as ever.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you taking advantage of chatbot in your marketing strategy? Within the last year, 30,000 developers started building chatbots and almost …

Chatbots

15 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

Success doesn't crop up overnight. All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can be attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made …

Self-improvement

The Best and Worst Ways to Connect With VCs | Inc.com

Wow, I can't believe just over a month ago I quit my job. I knew it was time.<p>Since then, I've been focused on raising money for my new startup company. That has meant a lot of travel time. I've been flying back and forth between the east and west coasts, pitching my startup to VCs.<p>It's remarkably …

Venture Capital

This is the Jeff Bezos playbook for preventing Amazon’s demise

It’s Day 1 forever because Day 2 is death.<p>Once a year, in his letter to Amazon shareholders, Jeff Bezos gives us all a glimpse into his business world view and management philosophy. This year’s version did not disappoint.<p>In it, Bezos explains how he thinks about preventing Amazon from slipping …

Machine Learning

Know your rights: What to do if your flight is overbooked

http://ht3.cdn.turner.com/money/big/news/2017/04/10/united-airlines-passenger-dragged-off-flight.cnnmoney_2043424_1024x576.mp4<p>Imagine the next time you're flying. You arrive at the gate. There's a big mob. It's going to be a crowded flight.<p>A gate attendant announces that your flight is overbooked …

Flying

Want to Live a More Fulfilled Life? Avoid the No. 1 Regret of the Dying | Inc.com

Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such avoidance is often on our mind and always on the clock.<p>Former palliative nurse and author of <i>The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying</i>, …

Positive Thinking

The Legal Issues You Need To Know If You’re Launching A Startup In 2017

A legal expert from the J+O Firm talks capital, patents, taxes, crowdfunding, and—oh yeah—remembering to form your company.<p>Thinking of finally launching that startup in this year? You’d be in for a ride even if the next 12 months weren’t shaping up to be as change-filled as it appears they might. …

Trump Administration

5 Investment Firms Reveal What They Look for in Startups

There's more competition than ever before to get startup funding. Here's how to break through the pack.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running a startup is expensive. If you’re an entrepreneur, you already know this, and likely have “find money” high on your priority …

Startups

Workplace AI makes it all too easy to track you on the job

Artificial intelligence can help you work and even help you <i>find</i> work, but it's now being used to monitor you at work... and that's not entirely a good thing. <i>New Scientist</i> notes that a London firm, StatusToday, recently joined a security accelerator run by the UK's GCHQ intelligence agency. The …

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

15 things that may be hard to do, but could change your life forever

As Quora user Joos Meyer explains in response to the question, "What uncomfortable things such as cold showers can improve your life?" pushing your comfort zone is the key to self-improvement.<p>"I think the best methodology is to every day or week set a task or find a situation that makes you …

Self-help

Forget Resolutions. Try These 7 Ways To Design Your Life

If you’re busy making New Year’s resolutions, stop. Instead, try designing your year.<p>Planning your future, even in the form of something as seemingly simple as New Year’s resolutions, is what designers call a wicked problem.<p><i>6 Surefire Ways To Improve Your Financial Life In 2017</i><p>Wicked problems have …

Design

Internet only 'Ghost Restaurants' are the next big thing

It’s late, and you’re craving some food. After the inevitable back and forth with your significant other, you decide on a restaurant called Leafage, a a salad shop near Grand Central in New York City. Thing is, Leafage, doesn’t actually exist. It’s branding does, as do its Yelp reviews, but Leafage …

New York City

Barcode scanning startup Scandit raises $7.5 million from Atomico

Mobile barcode scanning company Scandit has closed a $7.5 million Series A round from Skype cofounder Niklas Zennström’s investment firm, Atomico.<p>Founded out of Switzerland in 2009 by a troop of PhD graduates emanating from MIT, ETH Zurich, and IBM Research, Scandit serves businesses with software …

Opcom proves you can grow more than weed with at-home hydroponics

Opcom is convinced it can make a farmer out of anyone. After seeing GrowBox at a CES event, and learning about GrowWall, it certainly piqued my interest in at-home (and indoor) gardening systems.<p>Hydroponic gardening systems have been around forever. Chances are, your parents probably smoked some …

Aquaponics

There's a great new way to reuse your old Amazon shipping boxes

Turns out, Amazon has a new way to prevent its extra packaging from ending up on the curb.<p>Amazon announced it's participating in a program called "Give Back Box" earlier this week. Basically, if you ship donations to Goodwill in a used Amazon box, Amazon will cover the shipping.<p>Here's how it …

eCommerce

Spinn coffee thinks it’s better than pods, but who is really above pods?

Pod tech creates both the worst and most encouraging gadgets. Tortilla pods? Dumb, but probably useful. Cookie pods? Insulting, but likely tasty. We all know that pod tech has its roots in the OG of pod machines: Nespresso. But now, a company called Spinn wants you to know that it too can make a …

Coffee

Google’s Click-to-Message introduces mobile messaging to businesses

About a month ago, Google announced a new addition to its AdWords platform: the Click-to-Message ad extension. After some regional testing, Google recently rolled this functionality out across the globe. Advertisers can now place a small button below their ad that, once clicked, will trigger an SMS …

Don’t bother making beats, Google’s ‘Infinite Drum Machine’ has got you covered [Video]

The beautiful thing about artificial intelligence is that due to its relatively back-end nature its applications seem to be virtually endless.<p>Today is music’s lucky day, as sound is the latest area which has undergone Google‘s AI surgery in its recent wave of “experiments”…<p>With a little help from …

IBM Watson Launches First Mobile App For Education

Learning Strategies<p>IBM Watson Launches First Mobile App For Education<p>By Antoinette Siu     Nov 1, 2016<p>Image credit: rzoze19/Shutterstock<p>IBM Watson …

Education

How to Get Started with Singularity University

Join our Community and Help Create an Abundant Future<p>At Singularity University, we offer the mindset, skillset, and network that empower leaders to …

Singularity University