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The 5% Solution for “Right to Start”

The 5% Solution for “Right to Start”

Victor Hwang is the Founder and CEO of Right to Start, which is organizing a movement that seeks to open doors for more people to become entrepreneurs and create an ecosystem in America that supports entrepreneurial activity. After many years leading entrepreneurship efforts at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Victor started his own organization […]

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Makeblock: A Construction Set for the 21st Century

Makeblock: A Construction Set for the 21st Century

Makeblock founder, Jasen Wang, talks about the growing role of the Maker Movement in China.

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Root Venture VC Raises  Million for Early Stage Hardware Startups

Root Venture VC Raises $30 Million for Early Stage Hardware Startups

When Avidan Ross was planning his wedding, he bought a Jinan G. Weike LG500 laser cutter to make his own escort cards and table numbers. “She got a diamond, I got a 90W laser,” he said. It was that mentality that led Ross to launch a $30 million fund — or, more precisely, a pi-inspired $31,415,927 — […]

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StartupBus, Product Pricing, and More News for Hardware Entrepreneurs

StartupBus, Product Pricing, and More News for Hardware Entrepreneurs

Every week, we come across a wealth of advice and resources for hardware entrepreneurs. Here’s what we’ve been reading this week: Want to get on a bus with a bunch of strangers with whom you’ll conceive, build, and launch a startup in just 72 hours? That’s the premise of StartupBus, a peculiar project that’s currently […]

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Soaps that look like Petri dish cultures

Soaps that look like Petri dish cultures

This week’s clever maker-entrepreneur award goes to Etsy seller Cleaner Science, who makes and sells these awesome soaps that look like petri dishes full of growing germs. They’re easy to make (I presume), inexpensive to buy, light enough to ship cheaply, and totally original. Home run! Bonus: some include glow-in-the-dark spots! [via Geekologie]

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CNN on today’s ‘golden age of inventors’

CNN on today’s ‘golden age of inventors’

Todd Greene is the Los-Angeles-based inventor of the HeadBlade, shown above, which is an ergonomic razor intended specifically for close-shaving of the head, rather than the face. It was chosen as one of Time’s Ten Best Designs of 2000. Greene, who claims to have made millions selling HeadBlades, is one of several inventors and inventing “gurus” featured in this interesting article on CNN.com about the groundswell of ambitious inventing in the United States triggered by the recession.

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Inside-out horse for educational purposes

Inside-out horse for educational purposes

Gillian Higgins teaches horse owners about what’s “under the hood.” To do so, she very carefully paints detailed anatomical art onto the pelt of her white horses “Freddie Fox” and “Henry.”

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