Upstarts who caught our eye: David Berglund and Justin Ley, who are using the power of crowdfunding to connect entrepreneurs with communities; Zig Ziegler, who is creating smart sportswear; Sara Hanks, who brings a reality check to entrepreneurs’ crowdfunding efforts; and Oliver Leith and Michael Feliu, who are going international with their fitness equipment business. Read more »
C hoosing an investor is like getting married — except without any of the good parts. There is no reception with your friends from college. No exotic honeymoon. And, once you’ve chosen, you can’t ever get divorced. So it’s critical you are able to seek out the right ...29 minutes ago
A federal court panel ruling last week holding that FedEx drivers were misclassified as independent contractors could have major implications for "sharing economy" companies — firms that provide services ranging from on-demand transportation to food delivery, maid service, grocery shopping and errand running.
"I view the decision in our case as one that should be powerfully influential in ...59 minutes ago
T he oil and gas industry has always been a male-dominated sector, but a new for-profit, industry-backed social media platform is hoping to change that.
Houston-based Pink Petro, which will officially launch in November, is being touted as the first online social media platform built by the energy sector for "women, girls and diversity advocates."
Pink Petro is a for-profit, business-to-business ...1 hour ago
A startup that makes wearable head impact sensors for youth athletes has launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking $60,000.
During the first two days of its campaign, the company, Jolt, which moved from the Boston area to St. Louis in July after it was awarded a $50,000 non-equity grant from Arch Grants, had raised more than $12,000 from nearly 150 backers. At its current pace, Jolt is set to ...1 hour ago
W hile its high-tech thermostats have been installed in 8,000 buildings throughout North America, Entouch Controls has just landed its biggest client yet: Pizza Hut.
Entouch now has a contract with the Plano, Texas-based restaurant chain to exclusively service all 500 of its corporate-owned restaurants, along with the rights to install systems in 5,800 franchises. So it seems only natural that ...19 hours ago
V estas-American Wind Systems called on Portland tool maker Aimco in 2009.
The Danish wind turbine manufacturer, which keeps its North American headquarters in the Pearl District, was unhappy with the vendor supplying the tools that fasten nuts and bolts on its towers. Could Aimco, a 170-person, closely-held manufacturer with a 40-year history in Portland, help? Aimco said “yes.”
For Vestas, ...22 hours ago
M arvin Weinberger, remember him? He did early work with online businesses like Telebase Systems, CD Now, Infonautics and Electric Schoolhouse.
His more recent ventures include inventing products like Trucker’s Friend or the IceDozer.
Now the veteran entrepreneur wants to help consumers buy products manufactured domestically with his newest project, American Certified.
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