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How Chariot has thrived where other private transit startups failed

by Annie Gaus Chariot CEO Ali Vahabzadeh

Over the last year, a bumper crop of San Francisco startups pledged to "solve" the issue of unreliable public transit, each in their own way.

Leap, a high-end private bus serving the Marina and North Beach neighborhoods, charged $6 for a cushy commute with food service and Wi-Fi. Loup offered a ‘black car experience’ along a downtown circuit, similarly for a Marina-based constituency.  ...

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Startups - Craigslist killers

Can any of these roommate finder apps finally destroy Craigslist?

by Annie Gaus san francisco alamo square

In case you haven't tried to find a roommate on Craigslist recently, suffice it to say things have gotten interesting in the room share listings.

“Rent is TOO HIGH! Solution, let's get married!” suggests one ad.

“Looking to share my small bedroom with someone else,” reads another advertising a 90-square-foot room share. “You can sleep on the floor or we can share the large bed. We can  ...

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Entrepreneurship booms: Record number of Americans starting businesses

by Kent Hoover open

The percentage of Americans involved in starting or running a new business rose to 14 percent last year, the highest rate ever recorded by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor.

The report found that 24 million Americans are engaged in startup business activity. Another 14 million are running established businesses. More could soon join the entrepreneurial ranks — the survey found that 51 percent  ...

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Startup pairs young immigrants with seniors to bring down language barrier

by By Jim Bafaro Table Wisdom

Two life-shaping events formed the foundation of St. Louis entrepreneur Rey Castuciano’s startup, Table Wisdom.

The first event happened in 1989, when Castuciano, along with his mother, father and sister, immigrated to the United States from the Philippines. Among the frustrations experienced by the then-15-year-old boy were those that dealt with learning a new language.

“My issues were  ...

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Hot Shots - Up from the ashes

Accidental CEO talks taking over after Amtrack derailment death of startup founder

by Dan Norton Rachel Jacobs

Paul Freedman took over as ApprenNet's CEO following the death of his predecessor, Rachel Jacobs, who was killed in the tragic Amtrak derailment in mid-May.

Prior to her death, Jacobs and Freedman were wrapping up plans to merge ApprenNet, a local ed-tech startup focused on hands-on learning, and his company, San Francisco-based Handsfree Learning.

While Freedman is based on the West Coast,  ...

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Lifestyle - Guest Contributors

10 pieces of advice for when you find yourself receiving unwanted advice

by Young Entrepreneur Council Advice

Question : What's your best tip for dealing with unsolicited advice about your startup from family, friends, or anyone else?

Take it in stride

"In my experience, most unsolicited advice comes from people who genuinely care. They want what's best for you, and they think their cautionary tales (even when you know the advice to be misguided) can help you avoid missteps. Whenever  ...

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Startups - Brewing up bucks

Innovation's at the heart of growing craft brewer

by Ryan Phillips Brewing Innovation at Good People Brewing Co

Brewing isn't a new industry by any means, but that doesn't mean Alabama's craft beer brewers aren't part of the innovation economy.

A large crowd gathered at Good People Brewing Co. today to learn about how the company is looking to innovate moving forward. The event was part of Innovation Week Birmingham, which kicked off yesterday.

Michael Sellers, co-founder of Good People Brewing Co., told  ...

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