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If hiring developers is challenging, then developing a diverse employee base is even harder. Tech companies large and small struggle with diversity. Microsoft, for example, has a workforce that is 71 percent male and 61 percent white.

Programs such as Ada Developer’s Academy and Code.org have sprung up in Seattle to bring diversity to the region’s tech industry.

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Being 'very socially integrated in people's lives' drives business for this apparel company (Video)

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On June 22, news broke that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan had cancer. Within an hour, Route One Apparel posted a message on its Facebook page, wishing the first-term Republican governor a speedy recovery.

Before long, the post had garnered thousands of likes, almost 100 shares and an idea from an online follower — the online retailer should design a T-shirt in support of Hogan.

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​Investor seeks next Uber among early-stage travel startups

by Wade Tyler Millward Matt Zito, Travel Startups Incubator managing partner

A newcomer to the world of startup incubators, Matt Zito says he’s surprised to find few local entrepreneurs offering innovative services to Florida’s tourism industry.

He’s spent years informally advising travel-related startups, and since September has sought to fund and mentor a new Uber or AirBnb to disrupt traveling as co-managing partner of Travel Startups.

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For Harry's, a close shave and another $75.6M

by J Jennings Moss Harry's

Proving that there's big money to be made in a clean, close shave, the parent company of men’s grooming brand Harry’s today announced a Series C funding round of $75.6 million.

The round for New York-based HF Global Inc. brings the company's total amount raised to $287.1 million. Not bad for a two-year-old company that is best known for a series of shaving products, a single barbershop in  ...

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Marcus Whitney explains why he's launching Kickstarter hit The Unlikely Company

by Eleanor Kennedy Marcus Whitney

It didn't take long for Marcus Whitney to crush the Kickstarter goal for the first product of his new venture, The Unlikely Company.

In less than a day, the serial entrepreneur and president of accelerator Jumpstart Foundry raised the $20,000 he had originally sought to support writing the book "Create and Orchestrate," a sort of introductory guide to entrepreneurship. He's since updated the page  ...

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Tech-led startup offers eco-friendly way to save water on farms

by Wendy Culverwell THINKSTOCKColoradoFarmIrrigation

A Portland startup helmed by a former Hewlett-Packard executive is out to revolutionize the way agriculture uses water.

Try Eco LLC, founded by chairman and CEO Nick Fowler, is an early commercial stage company working with researchers at Oregon State University to perfect a starch-based soil amendment that acts like a sponge, holding water until needed by growing plants.

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Marco Rubio's innovation agenda: Bust the 'cartel of existing colleges'

by Kent Hoover CPAC 2015

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio wants to pull the ivy out of higher education.

“We need a new president for a new age – one with original ideas to unlock the two great doors to the future: the doors of innovation and education,” Rubio said Tuesday at a speech at 1871, a technology incubator in Chicago. “Only through an innovative economy can we translate new technologies  ...

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