Is the startup world OK with motherhood yet?

Mar 15, 2019
Journalist Eliza Boyd says the “needle is moving” when it comes to pregnancy and venture capital.
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The original beauty subscription box service finds an IRL home

Dec 24, 2018
We talk with the CEO of Birchbox, which is opening kiosks at select Walgreens and Duane Reade locations.
Birchbox's new display inside the Duane Reade at 40 Wall St in New York. The subscription box company opened them at several Walgreen's and Duane Reade locations in December 2018, with more to come in 2019.
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The insurance industry gets a tech makeover. Is it more than skin deep?

Sep 11, 2018
Insurance startups, like Lemonade, aim for more efficiency and transparency in the industry.
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Why the U.S. might be the original startup story

Mar 12, 2018
The Pilgrims were early colonial entrepreneurs — but they weren't the first.
A role player in Plymouth, Massachusetts, tends cows at Plimoth Plantation. The 17th century replica village was the site of the first Thanksgiving in 1623.
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This startup wants to change how we borrow money

Oct 2, 2017
Affirm wants to be the alternative to all those credit cards in your wallet.

Grocery stores hungrily eye the $1.5 billion prepared-meal kits market

May 19, 2017
Prepared meal kits have grown into a huge market, now worth an estimated $1.5 billion. It’s been driven by startups, like Blue Apron, Purple Carrot, HelloFresh … the list goes on. But major supermarkets like Kroger and Publix are now muscling in and testing their own versions. Click the audio player above to hear the […]

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Startups fight for geographic diversity

Apr 6, 2017
It's not just about investors thinking broadly, it's also about starting businesses away from the herd.
Startup investors tend to back ventures similar to those that worked in the past, which often means pouring more money into the same old places.

How Erie is rewriting the Rust Belt narrative

Apr 4, 2017
Entrepreneurs are building a startup culture in the Pennsylvania city and bringing new energy to its economy.
Sean Fedorko heads up Radius CoWork, Erie’s first coworking space.
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As tech workers stay in Pittsburgh, neighborhoods watch prices climb

Mar 29, 2017
'Black homes matter' for one person who's seen some residents move to cheaper areas.
After Google moved into this Pittsburgh office, luxury apartment building started going up, making the area unaffordable for some who had lived there for years.
Erika Beras