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10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013 | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.

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The Hottest Startup Sectors #OneIdea

The Hottest Startup Sectors #OneIdea | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

There's a cyclicality to fundraising. Certain sectors rise quickly and become competitive while others decline. I've been wondering about the state of the market. First, which sectors are in vogue now in Seed investing and Series A investing? Second, is there a delay between the sectors attracting seed capital and Series A capital? In other words, do seed investors see trends before VCs do?

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25 Amazing Business Books From 2014 - #OneIdea

25 Amazing Business Books From 2014 - #OneIdea | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Whether you are looking for inspiration, practical advice or insight, there is more than one book offering exactly that.

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The 10 Most Innovative Startups of 2014

The 10 Most Innovative Startups of 2014 | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

From wireless charging to improved health care, these 10 startups are truly driving change.

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Wearhaus Arc - Wireless headphones reinvented

Wearhaus Arc - Wireless headphones reinvented | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

KICKSTARTER -- Designed with precision tuned audio, social music listening, color customization and touch controls.

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Koho Set to Disrupt Canada's Big Five Banks

Koho Set to Disrupt Canada's Big Five Banks | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Last year, Canadian banks made $29 Billion in profit, while paying out over $10 Billion in executive bonuses. 

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Ropeless Elevator Can Move Up, Down, And Sideways

Ropeless Elevator Can Move Up, Down, And Sideways | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

An elevator that could move horizontally opens up all kinds of architectural possibilities.

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Peter Thiel on the Red Flags He Avoids in Startup Investing

Too many other investors and trendy buzzwords are major red flags to the PayPal cofounder.

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Canadian Accelerators and Incubators

Canadian Accelerators and Incubators | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Accelerators and incubators provide a combination of services for online and mobile startups, including mentorship, funding, networking, training and/or office space. Most accelerator programs run a few months long and they often take equity in exchange for providing their services.

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Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.

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3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs You Probably Haven't Heard Of (and How They Did It)

3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs You Probably Haven't Heard Of (and How They Did It) | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

When it comes to wealthy entrepreneurs, there are a lot of names you probably think of immediately, such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson.


However, there are plenty of millionaires out there that you likely haven’t heard of, which is a shame, because you can learn a lot from their stories.

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South Korean Tutor Makes $4 Million A Year. Can You?

South Korean Tutor Makes $4 Million A Year. Can You? | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

South Korean tutor, Kim Ki-Hoon, earns $4 million a year by teaching English – primarily via paid Internet video – in the nation's omnipresent hagwons, or private, after-school tutoring academies.

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In Sweden, taxis offer backseat therapy sessions

In Sweden, taxis offer backseat therapy sessions | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Taxi Stockholm is offering cab therapy sessions to customers suffering from winter blues.

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9 crucial considerations for your startup's first office space

9 crucial considerations for your startup's first office space | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

How to refine your search for a startup office to a manageable list.

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Tony Robbins On Money: Master The Game - YouTube

Tony Robbins has written a book that shows you how to achieve genuine financial freedom - for you and those you love. 

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One of Canada's Top Scientists

One of Canada's Top Scientists | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Had a fantastic day with one of Canada's top scientists Dr Jacqueline Shan, creator of COLD-FX and founder of the innovative company Afinix Life Sciences 

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Ten Rules for Web Startups

Ten Rules for Web Startups | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

#1: Be Narrow: -- Focus on the smallest possible problem you could solve that would potentially be useful. Most companies start out trying to do too many things, which makes life difficult and turns you into a me-too.

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Rule #12: Break all the rules.

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Device enables commuters to donate to charity with their spare subway credit

Device enables commuters to donate to charity with their spare subway credit | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

A UK designer has created Common Pence, a system that can take leftover change off London's Oyster travel pass and give it to charity.

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This LED Light Ushers The Sun Indoors

This LED Light Ushers The Sun Indoors | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Unlike glaring fluorescent lights or glowing screens, Sunn mimics natural lighting, keeping your circadian rhythms in check.

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The Real Person's Guide to Finding Your Passion and Loving What You Do

The Real Person's Guide to Finding Your Passion and Loving What You Do | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

It's not easy for everyone to find an exciting niche that's practical to tap for launching an enterprise or earning a living. Here's how to maintain a healthy perspective.

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Seven steps to creating a brain implant

Seven steps to creating a brain implant | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Scientists are starting to build implants they hope can cure blindness and help paralysed people walk. But how do they work?

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Design Insights from Etsy Designer, Jessica Harllee

Design Insights from Etsy Designer, Jessica Harllee | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Warm Gun Design Conference is THIS WEEK (December 4th) and 500 caught up with speaker and Etsy Designer, Jessica Harllee, to talk about experimentation, tools and tips for aspiring and veteran designers alike. 

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This School In Rural Illinois Has Produced Some Of The Most Amazing Visionaries In Tech

This School In Rural Illinois Has Produced Some Of The Most Amazing Visionaries In Tech | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is in a small college town located about 150 miles south of Chicago.

Surrounded by corn and soybean fields, Urbana-Champaign doesn't strike you at first as a place where future tech leaders would emerge.

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How To Increase Your Corporate Agility

How To Increase Your Corporate Agility | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Disruption seems to be everywhere these days. Blockbuster video, Circuit City, and Borders are stern reminders that companies clinging to once-profitable lines of business may be extinct in just a few years if they don’t watch where trends are headed. “Companies employ financial incentives that motivate short-term thinking and doing [...]

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