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...

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

Isaac Dietrich , 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The women of marijuana

Jane West cofounded Women Grow, a professional networking group for female cannabis entrepreneurs, in 2014. The group's first event had 70 attendees. Today, Women Grow has chapters in 44 cities, 21,000 newsletter subscribers...

Lehman Brothers is back… in a whiskey bottle

Lehman Brothers is synonymous with financial catastrophe, but one entrepreneur hopes the brand will make him a fortune -- as a range of Scotch whiskey. James Green, 34, is launching three...

Insurance

Why you don’t need to buy extra car rental insurance

Confused about whether or not to buy extra insurance...

6.5 million homes at risk from storm surges

Every summer, residents along the Gulf of Mexico and...

Obamacare help was in high demand

Many people required help enrolling in Obamacare plans. Signing up for Obamacare was anything but easy....

Face of Obamacare subsidy: $3,600 at stake

Retired airline worker Michael Wall has $3,600 at stake in the debate over Obamacare subsidies. Michael...

Thanks Obamacare! There’s a check in the mail for 6.8 million people

Thank Obamacare for your refund. More than 6.8 million Americans will get a refund from...