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Groupmuse
Hearing an ensemble perform Beethoven’s Große Fuge, Op. 133, in a neighbor’s basement was so moving that Sam Bodkin pledged to expand listenership of chamber music. When he moved back home to suburban Boston after graduating from Columbia University
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Quilt
Having built a female-focused co-working space—One Roof, in Los Angeles—Gianna Wurzl and Ashley Sumner knew what women thought was missing from such places: intentional gatherings and great conversation. They also had concerns about affordability. W
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The Body Shop
Achieving immortality might be the ultimate aspiration of your average inventor, but in Chris Sakezles’s case, he just wanted to build a better dead body. While getting his PhD in polymer science and engineering in the ’90s, he developed a device for
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How Synbio Will Save The World
Reprogramming microbes so they eat toxins and C02? It’s not science fiction. It’s happening right now.
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Kin Euphorics
Welcome to the newest beverage craze: High Rhode, a mood-enhancing supplement that launched in December to considerable social media clamor. It’s the first offering from New York City–based Kin Euphorics, which intends to redefine social lubrication.
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How To Change The World
The idea that entrepreneurs can change the world is central to Inc.’s mission, but the sentiment can be overstated. Witness how early episodes of HBO’s Silicon Valley lampooned the bloated pledges of certain tech founders: “Making the world a better
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Carbon Engineering
How do your recycle pollution? By grabbing CO2 from thin air—and converting it to carbon-neutral fuels.
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&PIZZA, ROBOTS & THE FUTURE OF DINING
Michael Lastoria cuts a curious figure on Capitol Hill: black cloak, black jeans, black Wu Wear boots. His hair hangs past his shoulders; his beard brings to mind the Amish. But he sails through the metal detectors of the Rayburn House Office Buildin
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Staffing Up—and Above
How do you hire new bosses at your growing company without alienating your early employees?
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Heal
Renee Dua and Nick Desai, the married founders of a fast-growing startup, were exhausted after their third child arrived late last year. But when it came time to set up and get her to her first pediatrician appointment, Desai whipped out his phone an
Inc.1 min readPsychology
Pear Therapeutics
Nearly a decade ago, Corey McCann, a PhD-MD and McKinsey wonk turned serial entrepreneur, was intrigued by the formative concept of software-as-a-drug: a prescription program that collects data and helps modify behavior to heal patients. The thing wa
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How I Beat Cancer—While Still Running My Company
SAUNDRA PELLETIER EVOFEM BIOSCIENCES Evofem Biosciences is a pharmaceuticals startup that makes products supporting women’s reproductive health.
Inc.3 min readTech
Is Being on Social Media Worth It?
More than three-quarters of all Americans under 49 are on a social platform, according to Pew, but among CEOs that percentage shrinks. Are those execs who choose to sit out missing a chance to engage with customers—or dodging a bullet and a time suc
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The Art Of The Pitch
Asking for money for your business is always time-consuming, often fruitless, and inevitably stressful. But there are ways to make the process more productive and maybe even a little bit enjoyable—beginning with how, and to whom, you make your pitch.
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Your (Very) Personal Data
Last month, I did something for the first time since 1994: I hung out at the mall. I bought a soda at the food court. I browsed the racks at department stores. Eventually, I bought a T-shirt. In many ways, nothing had changed. There were still plenty
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Butterfly Network
For a vascular surgeon like John Martin, the chief medical officer of Butterfly Network, ultrasound imaging—crucial for everything from diagnosing cancer to identifying a baby’s gender—has forever been what he sends a patient to get, and then waits t
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Are You Getting the Right Measure of Success?
Setting and measuring OKRs needn’t be haphazard. You don’t have to be precise, but you do have to have an aim.
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Cleveland
Inc.’s No. 48 Surge City is as bullish on medical startups as it is on its new wave kraut and beer.
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So Much More Than Gore-Tex
When you hear W. L. Gore and Associates’ origin story, it sounds very Silicon Valley: a couple of entrepreneurs in their basement, determined to make a breakthrough. But instead of 21st-century California, this was Sputnik-era Delaware. Bill Gore was
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If You’re Eating, Don’t Read This
“My poor husband,” sighs Summer Pierce. “If he gets a pimple, I can’t help myself—I have to pop it.” TMI? Yes—but she’s also talking about the serendipity of inspiration. Pierce, her husband, William, and their cousins, Collin and Kayla Roof, are co-
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Keto Bulks Up
Fat is on fire for entrepreneurs hooked on the low-carb diet that helps generate ketosis—the metabolic process that uses fat as the body’s primary fuel source. “Fat satiates and keeps cravings in check, which is important when weight loss is the goal
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EEtility
Helping rural homeowners cut their energy costs—so there’s less carbon in the atmosphere for all of us.
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Signaling A Healthier Path
In a perfect world, says Glen Tullman, the co-founder of Livongo, digitally based health care services like his would operate the way Netflix or Amazon does: deliver on demand, and use data analytics to anticipate what’s needed and improve customer s
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Solidia Technologies
The world’s most ubiquitous manmade material is also one of the atmosphere’s arch foes: Between 4 and 7 percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions come from cement production. A decade ago, Rutgers materials scientists Vahit Atakan and Rik Riman
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OpenSports
In 2014, James Gibbons was building BlackBerry apps while living with a friend who had couch space in New York City. In his free time, the University of Waterloo computer science grad would try to organize pickup basketball games in the city but foun
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A More Inclusive Clubhouse
Sonny Caberwal is dressed sharply—including the navy-blue turban that evidences his Sikh faith—and perched in the industrial-rustic lobby of his Union Member House, a new kind of private club in the not particularly bustling downtown of Durham, North
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Proteus Digital Health
Many people forget to take their pills or don’t take them correctly—expensive and dangerous mistakes. According to the Altarum Institute, patients, or their insurers, spend more than $500 billion annually on prescriptions, but many don’t fully benefi
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You Could Be Next
Russian trolls are trying to divide the American public—and they’re using companies as their weapons.
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Can Any Company Be A Tech Company?
The profitable salad chain Sweetgreen was on track to IPO. So why did its founders decide to pivot to tech?
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Charging Ahead
Lithium-ion batteries are essential to our lives and businesses—but struggle to keep up with modern demands. Inside the race to build a better battery.
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