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Eligible founder Katelyn Gleason’s plan to upend the billion dollar medical billing industry

Medical billing is a largely untapped and lucrative industry, potentially pulling in $55 billion globally by 2020. But its inner workings are still very murky — most of the time it’s not clear how much something will cost and sometimes you don’t even get the (possibly whopping) bill until months …

Here Are 7 Apps That You Can Use to Start a Side Hustle

7 Apps You Can Use to Start a Side Hustle<p>Updated March 17, 2018<p>Want to earn a little extra money on the side, without compromising your current …

Hootsuite acquires Snapchat analytics tool from Naritiv

Hootsuite, a platform that helps enterprises and brands manage their presence on social media, has made an acquisition to help those customers track their activities on the social platform of the moment, Snapchat. It has acquired a Snapchat analytics solution from Naritiv, a startup based out of …

Starling Bank, a digital-only UK challenger bank, launches beta

Starling Bank, one of a number of digital-only or so-called “challenger” banks in the U.K., is launching a beta of the app that powers its current account, the first time it has been available beyond a very small group of private testers close to the company. Those already on the beta waiting list …

New Zealand offers free holiday to jobseekers who agree to interview

New Zealand is offering jobseekers the “career trip of a lifetime” by flying them to the country for free - but there’s a small catch.<p>Wellington technology companies are looking for experts in the field and are offering to pay for their flights and accommodation so they can experience life in the …

18-Year-Old Peter Szabo: High School Dropout, Digital Marketing Star

The Slovakian teenager started making Facebook ads when he was just 11 years old.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Students don't usually drop out of high school to improve their future prospects, because school can be a vital time to develop the you'll need to make it in …

Everyone Can Adopt This Founder's One-Step Productivity Advice

The CEO of Charity: Water says he would get nowhere without doing this one thing.<p><i>Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s</i> <i>“20 Questions”</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice</i> …

A fintech veteran spent 3 years and 'a huge amount of money' secretly building a new bank — here's how it's different

ClearBank is a "bank for banks," Ogden told a crowd in central London at Tuesday's launch event. It will not offer any services to consumers, instead offering payment processing and core banking services to fintech startups, credit unions, building societies, and other challenger banks.<p>ClearBank …

The bold move that won a Chinese suit-maker Warren Buffett’s lifelong loyalty

Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor at the head of Berkshire Hathaway, has about 20 suits by his count. All were custom-made for him, and all by one Chinese company, Dalian Dayang Trands, which has been outfitting him for a decade thanks to a bold introduction made by its founder, Li …

Bill Gates

Breaking Into Startups: How a 16-year-old dropout became a senior engineer at Slack

Ruben Harris Contributor<p>Ruben Harris is a professional cellist and a recovering investment banker who now leads partnerships in San Francisco for Honor, a healthcare startup focused on seniors. He is also a founder of the Breaking Into Startups podcast.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How the …

From Flying Cars To Building Colonies In Mars, Dubai Looks To Attract New Innovative Ventures

When EHang chose to test its driverless flying cars in Dubai, some may have wondered why the Chinese tech company had chosen the emirate’s skies for its inroads into the future. 
But for those in the know, the UAE is well on its way to establishing itself as the innovation hub of the east – and …

Innovation

This Startup Aims to Help Older Professionals Find Jobs

Tengia hopes to solve the problem of experienced individuals being overlooked because of their age.<p>While it's great that people today are living and remaining healthy longer, it also presents a problem: These individuals may no longer want to work full time, but they may still want to put their …

My husband and I are living off 35% of our income so we can retire before we’re 40

In the age of Silicon Valley, a lot of us dream of launching the next Warby Parker, Instagram, or Airbnb—a wildly successful business that will leave us financially set for life. But the game is kind of rigged.<p>Research says that, on the whole, entrepreneurs aren’t the fearless, high-achieving …

Retirement

How The Fintech Monster Is Eating Commercial Real Estate

The Fintech industry has revolutionized the banking industry. Its far-reaching tendrils have stretched into all areas of lending, which includes the coveted, profitable sector of commercial real estate (CRE). Few divisions in the banking industry can hold a candle to the behemoth numbers that …

Hinge is testing a personal assistant service called Audrey to help you get more dates

Dating app Hinge recently pivoted from swiping to “stories,” in order to help people find real relationships. That focus on authenticity, however, seems to stand in contrast to a project the company has been testing: Audrey, a personal assistant who will message your matches for you and schedule …

How a dating website is leading the latest web conversion trend

One of the biggest emerging technologies of 2016 was artificial intelligence (AI), with chatbots (or just ‘bots’) on the back of it. We saw the release of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, quickly followed by Google Home, and Microsoft released its Bot Framework.<p>It felt like every day some tech giant …

Chatbots

Startup AutoFi has joined with Ford to make buying a car less painful

And if you go the traditional route, the process almost always involves visiting a dealership in person and spending a lot of time on the financing and insurance part of the deal.<p>A San Francisco startup, AutoFi, wants to change that and has now joined with Ford to roll out its technology at a …

Ford Motor Company

10 money rules to follow if you want to build wealth

But when it comes to personal financial information, maybe simpler is better. Embrace a moment of Zen. Tap into the simple truths that have served you well and the truths you can teach others.<p>Here are the 10 golden rules of personal finance everyone should know.<p>1. Have a goal<p>Without a clear set of …

From Selling Water on the Street Corner to a Multi-Million Dollar Online Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Make millions from just your laptop!”</i> I know what you’re thinking: That sounds more like a cheesy infomercial or a daydream fantasy. But think again and meet Army veteran Emanuel “Manny” Hernandez, who went from street-corner water …

London’s latest events discovery app Revl exits stealth after raising £2.4 million Seed

After news broke that YPlan had been acquired by Time Out Group for significantly less than the approximately £31 million that the London startup had raised, you’d be forgiven for thinking there would be little appetite for a new events discovery and booking platform.<p>However, that isn’t stopping …

Japanese company replaces office workers with artificial intelligence

A future in which human workers are replaced by machines is about to become a reality at an insurance firm in Japan, where more than 30 employees are being laid off and replaced with an artificial intelligence system that can calculate payouts to policyholders.<p>Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance believes …

Artificial Intelligence

Fintech unicorn Funding Circle is getting an extra £40 million of UK government money to lend to businesses

The funding comes from the state-owned British Business Bank and means the total cash invested on Funding Circle's platform is now £100 million. The British Business Bank committed £60 million to the platform in 2013.<p>That money has reportedly been distributed across 10,000 UK companies and earned …

After rejecting Google, Namely raises $50M to take on the biggies in HR

One of the big HR startup stories of the last year has been the trials and tribulations of Zenefits, but news coming out today from another company in the space shows that there is still a lot of opportunity in the industry with the right approach.<p>Namely, a New York-based SaaS HR firm that focuses …

Airbnb is on a mission to handle your entire holiday with Trips

Brian Chesky started a multinational company from a couple of air beds in San Francisco - and he's sick of telling people about it. "If I only told …

5 things I wish I knew before I started a business

Even though that startup failed, I have been involved in a number of successful ventures since then and published a successful book, "The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure."<p>Looking back at my failed venture, there are several things that I wish I knew then that I know now.<p>1. The …

Entrepreneurship

HyperScience, with $18m in Series A funding, offers AI to solve back-office problems

You can’t swing a bag of cats these days without hitting a company that’s working on AI.<p>The latest, HyperScience, is today coming out of stealth for the first time. Based in New York city, HyperScience is bringing relatively general-purpose AI to market to solve the problem of data processing for …

To stash their cash outside of China, middle-class Chinese are funding gentrification in Brooklyn

It’s not just the Chinese fat cats that are driving up New York City real estate prices anymore. Now, thanks to a network of global crowdfunding platforms, regular middle-class households in China are getting in on the gold rush.<p>Or, more appropriately, the greenback rush.<p>As the Chinese yuan …

Real Estate