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E mily Washkowitz was searching a good friend’s bridal registry a little late in the engagement. There were two gift requests left to choose from: a garbage can or a fork.
So the 28-year-old Harvard grad and former Google intern launched Shareswell in April. It's an online platform where individuals can purchase stocks as gifts for weddings, births, graduations and birthdays. Instead of buying ...21 minutes ago
Useful, thought-provoking and random links for the entrepreneurially-minded that caught our eye on Monday, July 28:
E ventbrite, the global online ticketing and event management company, made waves in Nashville earlier this year, when it opened a Cummins Station office.
But it’s not the only player in town.
A Nashville-based startup, Chirrpy, is hoping to capture a portion of the $1 billion in ticket sales that Eventbrite processed last year. Although still small, with an employee count of seven, the company ...15 hours ago
Marijuana costs $11 a gram in the two states where it’s legal to smoke recreationally, half what it costs in some other, less pot-friendly states, according to data collected by Leafly, a Seattle-based startup dedicated to spreading the ganja gospel. In their monthly “State of the Leaf” update there is an apparent correlation between legalization and price, except for two notable ...16 hours ago
E ntrepreneur research firm Endeavor Insight last week published a study: How did Silicon Valley become Silicon Valley? To drive home one point, Endeavor director Rhett Morris offered an excerpt from the report on TechCrunch where he laid out the case making Silicon Valley's first semiconductor manufacturer, Fairchild Semiconductor, the first trillion-dollar startup.
"If the value Fairchild ...17 hours ago
M ost people try to save a few bucks at dollar stores, but activist investor Carl Icahn stands to make an estimated $174.3 million in profits off a retail business aimed at frugal shoppers, and he is doing so within two months of announcing a stake in Family Dollar.
That’s according to calculations from the Wall Street Journal, which reports today that the activist investor and Trian Fund ...17 hours ago
A look at the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for July 28 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications.
Seattle… Online real estate player Zillow gets a lot more ubiquitous with its $3.5 billion purchase of rival Trulia.
San Francisco…Virgin America, the Burlingame, Calif., airline that counts ...18 hours ago
Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, says its time to shorten the work week to three days. What would be your ideal workweek?
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