Who doesn't hate knotted up earbud cords. Cindy Glass certainly does -- that’s why her company created the Unlace.
A start-up called the Legacy Movement has launched a new program to support entrepreneurs in underserved communities. The subscription-based "educational ecosystem" will connect underserved entrepreneurs, including women, veterans, and minorities, with mentorship and funding opportunities. The goal is to help these entrepreneurs "launch and sustain new businesses, build generational wealth, attract capital and create more jobs."
New e-commerce company Bow & Drape uses technology to customize off-the rack clothing. There are six different clothing models that can be customized with trim, fabrics, sleeves, and lengths into a total of 3,000 different combinations. The pieces start at $200, and some designs include sequin trim.
A new video from Cisco's "My Networked Life" YouTube series focuses on Azita Ardakani, the founder of Lovesocial, a social media company that works to "]connect] people with things that matter." In the video, Vancouver-based Ardakani discusses how she believes in "the value of the message, as opposed to the value of the medium," meaning ever-shifting technology. "I feel a responsibility to help bring messages that are worth getting out there to as many people as possible," she says. Watch the whole thing after the jump.
Phone batteries die during the day. Carrying around chargers and cords is a drag. So a Chicago entrepreneur has come up with a solution: a purse that's also a phone charger. The Everpurse charges an iPhone while it’s in your purse.
by Lyda S. Bigelow
Millions of Americans live in food deserts. A full 10% of the country has no access to healthy or fresh food. Many low-income neighborhoods have only a convenience store stocked with junk food, cigs, and booze. Seattle’s Stockbox Neighborhood Grocery wants to solve that problem. This mini-grocery is packed with fresh food and staples as well as meat, dairy, and produce -- sort of a throw back to small-town stores.
Of the many reasons put forward to promote gender diversity in workplaces, a call for general fairness is one of the more effective and is easily understood. But the debate becomes illogical when diversity advocates claim that company performance will automatically lift if there are more women involved in executive-level decisions. In fact, it does women a disservice to raise such unrealistic expectations.
An infographic from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation displays some of the key lessons highlighted in its book "A Rising Tide," which was released this spring and covers the topic of female entrepreneurs. According to the infographic, women business owners are a growing economic force, though they tend to remain relatively small and, perhaps because of this, ted to raise less money than male-owned companies. Check out the whole thing after the jump.
The Zip Cup is a collapsible mug that should have been invented 20 years ago -- before Americans started piling 58 billion paper cups int
You can’t really walk around with just a phone and a $20 bill. But most phone cases don’t let you stash more than that.