| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Do you have a box full of saved letters under your bed, like I do? Did you find decades-old love letters in your relative's bedroom closet, as we did when my grandma died?
Drew Bartkiewicz, 47, of Canton started thinking six years ago...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Walt Disney Co. is giving 10 startup companies the chance at $120,000 to develop their ideas and receive mentoring from top company executives.
The three-month mentorship and seed-stage investment program, called Disney Accelerator, begins June 30,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Let's be honest: the startup life isn't for everyone. People romanticize the sleep-in-the-office, order-pizza-daily, build-the-next-Google kind of life these days.
The fact is, most people shouldn't work for startups. (Click...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The effort to focus the post O'Malley era in Maryland on developing private sector businesses and jobs got a big boost Friday from the unprecedented joint agenda of House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. It's...
| Jan 26, 2014
When Bruce Rauner contributed more than $250,000 of his own money to his campaign for governor, it eliminated restrictions on the amount of money people could donate to his campaign or the campaigns of his competitors. In other words, a fundraising free-...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:20 AM
A Boca Raton venture group that has been presenting startup companies to investors for some 30 years will hold its first startup Expo on Feb. 26, the group announced Wednesday.
The Expo, which will feature startup companies from around the state, is...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:25 PM
From a comfortable high heel and an odor-free toilet, South Florida entrepreneurs gave their pitches this week to potential investors at the Startup Expo in Boca Raton.
About 300 people — 20-somethings to 70-somethings — attended the...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:32 PM
U.S. and Japanese regulators are investigating the collapse of the world's largest exchange for trading bitcoins, the virtual currency that has grown in popularity among technophiles for buying products and services online.
The separate investigations...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:52 PM
The first six months of the small business development initiative has largely been a fact-finding period in Arlington Heights, officials said.
This month, Jim Platt, the business development director with the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce,...
| Feb 21, 2014
If GrubHub Seamless goes public this year, the stock market debut for the online food-ordering service would generate millions for a bevy of Chicago-area entrepreneurs and investors. They include GrubHub co-founders Matt Maloney and Mike Evans, and...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:29 PM
FARMINGTON — The first applications for an enormous pot of state money for bioscience companies and tech transfer efforts have begun rolling into Connecticut Innovations, the state's venture capital fund.
The administration aims to distribute...