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Women are reshaping the gun industry

Women are buying handguns in record numbers -- especially weapons that are small enough to conceal. But they are frustrated by the lack of firearm accessories catering to them. So some are starting companies of their own to tailor products to women. "I thought to myself, 'Where's all the women's stuff?'" said Lorelei Fay of Boise, Idaho. Fay couldn't find a suitable holster when she got her own con...

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Free Super Bowl ad goes to...Death Wish Coffee!

Touchdown for Death Wish Coffee Company! The startup just scored a free 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl on February 7. The Super Bowl is the most watched event of the year and is notoriously expensive for advertisers. A 30-second ad during this year's game is expected to cost a record-breaking $5 million. But for Death Wish Coffee, the hefty pricetag is irrelevant. The company beat out 1...

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Say goodbye to plastic sandwich bags

Kat Nouri with her Stasher silicone sandwich bag. Kat Nouri has a love-hate relationship with plastic. As an artist and product designer, she's enamored with its transparency and the endless creative uses for it. But as a mother, and an environmentally-conscious consumer, she's disgusted by it. "Plastic is a big part of our daily lives. There's no denying it," said Nouri. "But every time we use more of it , w...

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This plastic toilet could save lives

Jasmine Burton helped design an inexpensive, portable plastic toilet to address the lack of basic sanitation around the world. Everybody poops. But not everyone has access to a toilet. "It's shocking that this basic necessity is unavailable to nearly half of the world," said Jasmine Burton, founder and president of Atlanta-based Wish for WASH. Burton, 23, was a freshman at Georgia Institute of Technology when...

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This businessman turned $40 into $6 billion

Daymond John, best known as an investor on ABC's reality series Shark Tank, grew up the only child of a single mother living in Queens, New York. He would often stare out onto the Manhattan skyline at one of the city's primary symbols of success and ambition: The Empire State Building. Today, his company's offices are spread throughout the entire 66th floor of one of New York City's most famous landm...

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You get $500K. But first you have to move to Ohio.

Women entrepreneurs meet with JumpStart staff at a networking event in October 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ohio has a message for women- and minority-led startups: Move to the Buckeye State and you have a real shot at getting funding. Leading the charge is Cleveland-based JumpStart, a nonprofit that invests in young tech firms. "Part of our focus is to accelerate opportunity for women and minority entrepreneurs ...

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Take a weed break at work. It's allowed!

Isaac Dietrich [center], co-founder of MassRoots, at his startup's weekly rooftop Cannibis smoking session. At most offices in America, smoking a joint during your lunch break or eating cannabis-laced brownies at your desk would land you in HR. But in some states, not only won't you be punished -- you might be rewarded. Kyle Sherman and Chase Wiseman cofounded Flowhub, which provides software for the cannabis...

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These startups are heading to Richard Branson's private island

Founders of Bloom Technologies, Giroptic and Sphero will pitch directly to Richard Branson. What's it like to pitch to Richard Branson? Soon, three startups will know firsthand. As part of the Extreme Tech Challenge, entrepreneurs from three companies will travel to Necker Island, Branson's private island, and pitch their business directly to the titan. Sphero, Bloom Technologies and Giroptic beat out over 1,...

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Cyber Technologies opening an experience center February 1st!

Cyber Technologies’ Dutchess County experts in home/office automation is excited to announce the opening of the new state of the art Experience Center in Hopewell Junction, NY. The Experience Center will be located at Suite 12 2593 Route 52 Hopewell Junction, NY 12533. The main purpose for the experience center is to provide a location where people can experience automation technologies in operation...

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She left Iran at 14 and now runs a multimillion-dollar firm

Anoosheh Oskouian, founder and CEO of Ship & Shore Environmental. Anoosheh Oskouian has been a dreamer for as long as she can remember. It was a childhood trait that her parents encouraged when she was growing up in Iran. It eventually brought her to America and inspired her to be an entrepreneur. Oskouian, 52, was born in Iran, where it was customary for well-off families to send their children abroad fo...

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