The company United by Blue wants to get rid of plastic and clean up the waters. It’s an issue that people often ignore, unfortunately, but we do have a responsibility to take care of it. The social-minded founder, Brian Linton, started the apparel company in 2010 after his other attempts at conservation left him feeling like he didn’t have enough control over the impact he was really trying to make.
Buying or selling a home anywhere in Canada? GIVE Group is the country’s first and only charity real estate agent referral network. It has incorporated giving into its business model, offering 20-25% of the real estate agent’s gross commission to the charity of their client’s choice. Based in Vancouver, Canada, GIVE Group was launched earlier this year on February 14, 2012 and has already made referrals that have raised thousands of dollars for non-profit organizations.
Keeley Tillotson started making peanut butter in the kitchen of a small two-bedroom apartment with her best friend, Erika Welsh, mixing everything from pretzels to sun flower seeds, while attending the University of Oregon. Behind all of the fun and games though are two serious entrepreneurs dedicated to making the company they’ve started a huge success. Welsh and Tillotson, both in their early twenties, are the proud owners of Wild Squirrel Nut Butter, an all-natural peanut butter company.
The popular social network Facebook is rumored to buy facial recognition tech startup Face.com for up to $100 million. Although there are similar sites, it’s typically known in the industry as the world’s largest and most accurate face recognition platform out there. The company allows developers and publishers to automatically detect and recognize facial features in photos by using this robust software.
Let your clients schedule appointments online. That is the concept behind the new startup, Schedulista. Seattle entrepreneurs Felix Livni and Lowell Manners are complete studs. This latest company is fairly new being just about six-months old. So who are it’s main customers? They primarily help hair salons, accountants and other small businesses in accepting appointments online.
When Rob Walling found himself in the rat race, he instantly knew he had to find a way out of salaried work. Eventually, he decided to enter the startup world. The techpreneur has since created HitTail, a website that guarantees to increase your organic search traffic. He is also founder of The Microprenuer Academy, which helps others launch successful software products as well as he did.
The video as seen below was shot years ago but features the then young entrepreneur, Cameron Johnson. As a teenager he started a couple of profitable businesses and eventually became the youngest American appointed to the board of a Tokyo-based company. He has been featured in hundreds of newspapers, magazines and television stations worldwide including Newsweek, USA Today, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, Time Magazine, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC, and even the Oprah Winfrey Show as well.
Haroon Mokhtarzada wasn’t your average college student. He stayed in the dorm rooms at the University of Maryland – a place where he is known to have spent many of his most productive days. Little did people know what exactly young Haroon was conjuring up in that tiny work space. When most of his classmates were partying, attending football games and finishing up exams, he was off building his first website. And his efforts eventually paid off, big time.
Timothy Sykes is a controversial character with quite the reputation. He’s a young and savvy, but big-mouthed Jewish stock trader that has made Wall Street people more than annoyed. And yet none of that has seemed to stop him in his path. He’s gotten it all done with swagger and an unforgiving confidence.