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Hot Shots - A fighting chance

CEO turned MMA fighter embarks on new venture with Redneck Rhino clothing line

by Mike Sunnucks 6

PHOENIX—CEO turned mixed-martial arts fighter and body builder Darrell Denslow has a new business venture.

Denslow — and his wife Kathryn Denslow — are leading a clothing and sportswear line called Redneck Rhino.

The clothing line is based in Florida now with a business partner there, but will be moving its base to Scottsdale where the Denslows live.

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Hot Shots - Bold businesswoman

Forbes Riley shares her thoughts on building a fit business from fitness

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Forbes Riley is a TV host, fitness expert, actress, speaker, author and entrepreneur.

A self-proclaimed “awkward, overweight and out-of-place young girl” who had a vision that she would one day be 83 and sitting with her grandchildren telling them how amazing her life had been. It was a big dream for a girl who felt that she didn’t quite fit in with others. Her 30-year career — the  ...

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Rebel Brands - Silicon Nation: Pittsburgh

They're building a business with robots and Legos

by Paul J. Gough Laura & Lisa Coe Snapology

PITTSBURGH—Snapology, a learning center founded in the South Hills of Pittsburgh and based in part around Lego bricks, is ramping up its expansion plans.

The original Snapology was founded in early 2010 by sisters Lisa and Laura Coe as a way for Laura Coe to start a new business for children in the age group of her two children, then ages 5 and 6. They found inspiration in the creative  ...

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Innovation - Climate Inc.

Electric vehicle sales surge needed to keep pace with Mass. climate deal requirements

by By Michael P. Norton, State House News Service tesla2

BOSTON—Zero-emission vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles will likely make up more than 15 percent of vehicle sales by 2025, under proposed state regulations that would require Massachusetts to accelerate its embrace of electric vehicles.

In addition to a public hearing set for Tuesday, the state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting written comments until Friday on regulatory  ...

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Startups - Cutting edge

800Razors cuts into crowded shaving market

by Rick Seltzer Headshot

BALTIMORE—Phil Masiello wants to be shaving a million people by the end of next year.

Not personally, of course. Masiello is the CEO of Catonsville-based shaving products company 800Razors, and he’s aiming to grow customers at a rate of 8 percent per month through the end of 2016. That should give the company 1 million customers and push it to profitability, Masiello said.

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Hot Shots - Silicon Nation: Atlanta

Enterprising entrepreneur

by Christine Hall, Contributing Writer

ATLANTA—Fresh off of being awarded the National Minority Enterprise Development Week’s Access to Capital Award, Rodney Sampson, founder and CEO of Opportunity Hub and the Legacy Opportunity Fund, has something new to celebrate.

His award, presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency, was for his leadership in providing working and investment capital to  ...

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Hot Shots - Silicon Nation: Austin

This serial entrepreneur was into fintech before fintech was cool

by Christopher Calnan Q2HoldingIPO

AUSTIN—An Austin entrepreneur has quietly created a hefty roster of technology companies focused on the banking sector.


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