Maisha B. Hoye

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New Livestream App Lets Strangers Watch You Use Your Phone

The success of Periscope and Meerkat shows livestreaming offers something beyond the practical intent of the technology. Beyond demos and …

25 Best Small-Business Apps in 2018

Problem solver. Communicator. Financial whiz. Running a small business involves wearing a lot of hats. If you’re looking to increase productivity and …

The Value of Visiting Other Startup Ecosystems - http://fi.co/posts/11951 | Founder Insight | Pinterest | Startups

The Value of Visiting Other Startup Ecosystems - http://fi.co/posts/11951 | Founder Insight | Pinterest | Startups

New brain science shows poor kids have smaller brains than affluent kids

By Lyndsey Layton<p>, Editor<p>New research that shows poor children have smaller brains than affluent children has deepened the national debate about ways to narrow the achievement gap.<p>Neuroscientists who studied the brain scans of nearly<br>1,100 children and young adults nationwide from ages 3 to 20 found …

IQ

Meet the Women Scientists of TIME 100

It will surprise no one to learn that women are vastly underrepresented in the field of <i>s</i>cience. But in this year’s TIME 100, five outstanding women …

Women in Business Q&A: Maia Haag Co-Founder and President, I See Me! Inc.

<i>Maia Haag is an entrepreneur and general manager who has gone from managing multi-million dollar businesses at General Mills to writing and self-publishing personalized children's books that have generated multi-millions in sales. Maia is the Co-Founder and President of I See Me! ), the largest</i> …

Women in Business Q&A: Christine Perkett, CEO, SeeDepth

<i>Christine Perkett, named one of the "Top 100 Must Follow Marketing Minds" in Forbes for 2014, has helped brands, individuals and institutions worldwide increase the value of their professional reputations via social media. As one of the first marketers on Twitter, where she has nearly 50k</i> …

Women in Business Q&A: Lisa Falzone, CEO and Co-Founder, Revel Systems

<i>Lisa Falzone is the 29 year old CEO and co-founder of iPad POS company Revel Systems. As a Stanford grad, this female entrepreneur has led her Silicon Valley startup to profitability in just a year and transformed the "old school" POS ways. The iPad point-of-sale system that Lisa co-created is</i> …

Girls allowed: the entrepreneur helping migrant women start food businesses

Food is a powerful point of entry and connection between communities. I grew up in New York, and I’ve always been interested in celebrating cultural differences, especially through food.<p>When I moved to London to do my Masters in 2010, however, I was struck by the hyperdiversity that sets this city …

The Best City in America for Women Entrepreneurs

Women in this major U.S. city say the climate for entrepreneurship is great--that is, of course, if you can stand Beltway traffic.<p>What's the best U.S. city for women entrepreneurs? Of the 692 women-led companies in the Inc. 5000, the Washington, D.C., metro area boasts 74 of them. That's 23 percent …

Women in Business Q&A: Tanisha Robinson, CEO, Print Syndicate

<i>After serving as an Arabic Linguist in the US Army, Tanisha Robinson continued studying Arabic at The Ohio State University. Upon receiving a fellowship, she moved to Damascus, Syria, taught English and worked in women's rights throughout the Middle East for almost two years.</i><p>Upon her return to …

Creating Pathways to Success for Women Entrepreneurs

Small businesses are playing a vital role in our emergence from one of the worst recessions in our nation's history. In fact, America's 23 million small businesses are responsible for 54 percent of all U.S. sales. There are a number of factors contributing to this phenomenon -- our long tradition …

Ex-McKinsey Consultant: 'Grit Is Living Life Like It's a Marathon'

The missing link between intelligence and performance is grit, says Angela Lee Duckworth.<p>Angela Lee Duckworth, a former consultant at McKinsey, knows all about pushing past limits.<p>At the age of 27, Duckworth left her high-flying post in management consulting to teach math in New York City's public …

Show Some Respect For The Innovating Women Reshaping Technology And Entrepreneurship

What’s happening with women in technology entrepreneurship reminds me of two classic song lyrics. James Brown sang, “It’s a Man’s World.” But Aretha Franklin responded, “They say that it’s a man’s world/Well you can’t prove that by me…./Show some respect for me.”<p>Aretha’s lyrics could be the refrain …

Bobbi Brown: Always Keep Your Eyes Open

Before she built a beauty empire, Bobbi Brown gleaned business instincts from her Cadillac-selling grandfather.<p><i>Bobbi Brown may be the most famous entrepreneur in her family, but she wasn't the first. Decades before she launched her cosmetics empire in 1991, she spent weekends helping her</i> …

This Woman's Revolutionary Idea Made Her A Billionaire — And Could Change Medicine

No more wondering to yourself, "Ah, how much more can they take before I pass out?"<p>Instead you might be able to walk into a Walgreens pharmacy for a reportedly painless fingerprick that will draw just a tiny drop of blood, thanks to Elizabeth Holmes, 30, the youngest woman and third-youngest …

Genetic Engineering

Top 10 Marketing Books of 2014

Every entrepreneur should read these groundbreaking books on how to market yourself, your product, and your company.<p>My previous posts have identified the Top 10 Business Books of 2014 and the 7 Most Thought-Provoking Books of 2014. In this post, I turn to marketing, where it's been a <i>very</i> good year, …

4 Steps to Building A Profitable Digital Newsletter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own digital newsletter is an exciting business model with virtually unlimited opportunities for entrepreneurs. The low startup costs -- you can get started with a site and email delivery system for less than $100 -- and …

Marketing

The Economic Benefits of Closing Educational Achievement Gaps

Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF and Scribd versions.<p>Our nation is currently experiencing growing levels of income and wealth …

10 Business Breakthrough Technologies For 2015

While 2014 is still only half over, many in the tech world are already looking to the future and to the new gadgets and technologies set to hit the market next year. Based on existing information, 2015 looks likely to be a big year for tech breakthroughs, particularly in the business world. While …

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the …

Look around: Women are changing the world, especially in the entrepreneurship and tech fields. From Megan Smith, the former Google executive turned U.S. Chief Technology Officer, to Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, there's no shortage of powerful, passionate and innovative women. But if you need a little more inspiration, here's a list of women to watch in tech and entrepreneurship: http://buff.ly/1n0LtCG

The Entrepreneur Behind Flickr Opens Up About Past Mistakes, Lessons Learned and Her Latest Venture

Caterina Fake knows a thing or two about taking risks -- and finding success. She's had a hand in some of the most innovative internet ventures of the last decade. She co-founded pioneering image-sharing service Flickr (under Yahoo's umbrella since 2005) and recommendation and mapping platform …

Entrepreneurship

These smart shoes vibrate to point you in the right direction

One of the best uses for wearable technology is to help you get around without being hunched over your smartphone. Google Glass and smartwatches do this, but you're still staring at a screen instead of enjoying the scenery. That's all set to change thanks to an Indian company that wants to put …

Pinterest's workforce is mostly white and male too

Pinterest released diversity data on its workforce on Thursday and guess what? It's pretty much just as white and male and most other tech companies. This news seems a tad paradoxical considering the service is overwhelmingly used by women.<p>Overall, 40 percent of Pinterest's employees are women, but …

What is the biggest business in your home state?

As a nonprofit news organization, what matters to us is the same thing that matters to you: being a source for trustworthy, independent news that makes people smarter about business and the economy. So if Marketplace has helped you understand the economy better, make more informed financial …

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Portrait of an entrepreneur as a young startup

<b>PROVIDENCE –</b> Erik Wernevi of the Nordic Technology Group believes in hard work, in collaboration, in serendipity – and that Rhode Island’s growing …

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How Inc. 500 Companies Are Faring on Twitter

A new study analyzes the success of America's fastest-growing businesses at connecting with their customers.<p>Twitter offers companies a unique method by which to interact with customers, but even many of the most successful small businesses have yet to adequately embrace the social …