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Side Hustle Pro is the perfect entrepreneurship podcast

Side Hustle Pro is the perfect entrepreneurship podcast That's why Nicaila Matthews created Side Hustle Pro, a podcast that features black women entrepreneurs explaining how they turned their side hustles into successful businesses.One year after its launch, Side Hustle Pro gets 400,000 downloads and 65,000 unique listens per month.

Socially responsible investing is getting easier with help from Betterment

Socially responsible investing is getting easier with help from Betterment The roboadvisor is adding a socially responsible investment portfolio for Betterment customers, providing users with a way to easily direct money to companies that have broader goals than just turning profit.Like in most diversified portfolios, though, that sometimes puts customers' savings behind companies whose ethics they might not agree with, whether because of labor practices, social policies or ties to fossil fuels.

Am I startup material?

Am I startup material? Same goes for marketing materials – a startup may be developing their portfolio of collateral, but something that you want may not be available yet.If you see an opportunity at a startup, take it.

Betterment is now worth $800 million

Betterment is now worth $800 million The nearly decade-old roboadvisor brought on the $70 million as an extension of a Series E funding round from March 2016 led by the Swedish investment company Kinnevik.Since the beginning, that's meant focusing on delivering the best possible after-tax returns and empowering customers to do what's best with their money," Betterment CEO Jon Stein said in a statement.

DARPA Picks Dream Teams to Develop Wireless Brain Interface

DARPA Picks Dream Teams to Develop Wireless Brain Interface Last summer we reported on a new project called the Neural Engineering System Design (NESD), brought to you by the acronym-happy spooks at DARPA.The project is to create an implantable, wireless, wideband brain-computer interface capable of reading from neurons as well as “writing” to them by sending signals that the neurons accept.

Tech company offers freaky microchip implants to employees

Tech company offers freaky microchip implants to employees The implanted chip is about the size of grain of rice and is inserted between the thumb and forefinger under the skin.Each one costs about $300 to purchase, and the company says it will cover the cost of the device and implanting procedure.

LeBron James turned a pizza investment into a lot of dough

LeBron James turned a pizza investment into a lot of dough It's good to be the king.That number is set to rise by as much as $15 million thanks to some endorsement payments that are contingent on sales, ESPN added.

5 ways to flourish in the freelance economy with Natalie Zfat

5 ways to flourish in the freelance economy with Natalie Zfat Natalie Zfat is an entrepreneur, writer and social media expert who has cracked the code of the freelance economy.Or if you're doing something that other people are doing, perhaps you're doing it better, or you're doing it for less money, or you've figured out a way to simplify that process.

This startup wants to help you claim every last dollar of financial aid

This startup wants to help you claim every last dollar of financial aid The basic government form, the dreaded FAFSA, asks for information high-school students might not know about their families' financial lives.Even parents filling financial aid forms out on their children's behalf can get discouraged and abandon the process partway through.

These period-friendly boxers help trans men look good and feel good

These period-friendly boxers help trans men look good and feel good The company, called Pyramid Seven, hopes to include transgender men and gender-nonconforming people in the conversation around menstruation through its inclusive designs.The company's comfortable and stylish boxer briefs were created with an extra panel to help support period products.

New Zealand is luring the world's tech talent over by flying them there for free

New Zealand is luring the world's tech talent over by flying them there for free When people think of moving to New Zealand, they think of pretty images of lush greenery and snow-capped mountains.Then one day in February, a promotional email for LookSee Wellington dropped in his inbox.

Tesla's latest competitor is this badass all-electric truck

Tesla's latest competitor is this badass all-electric truck The company claims the B1 is the world's first all-electric, all-wheel drive sport utility truck, finally adding some grit and muscle to the EV scene.The truck looks like a cross between a Jeep and an OG Hummer, stripped down of any frills for a life of hard labor.

Backstage Capital's 50th investment shows exactly what valuing diversity in tech can do

Backstage Capital's 50th investment shows exactly what valuing diversity in tech can do Last week, Backstage Capital invested in its 50th company, adding to a roster of portfolio companies nearly all from traditionally underrepresented founders.While other firms tout their diversity numbers, they're not explicitly pushing to diversify tech with every investment.

Tech people: if you want other people to pump your gas so badly, move to New Jersey

Tech people: if you want other people to pump your gas so badly, move to New Jersey Life is better in New Jersey, where pumping your own gas is illegal and you relax in your car while you visit the gas station.All you have to do is download the Booster app, schedule a fill-up, and make sure to leave your gas tank open.

Are period apps gender-inclusive? Not quite, but they're trying

Are period apps gender-inclusive? Not quite, but they're trying Traditional language surrounding "women's health" often excludes many of the people who have downloaded Clue.Last year, the company settled on the phrase "female health" and wrote an explanation for why.

What in the world is growth hacking—and why you should learn to do it

What in the world is growth hacking—and why you should learn to do it That, boys and girls, is growth hacking.You can learn to harness the power of digital marketing to grow your business to those great heights by discovering all that the Growth Hacking with Digital Marketing Masterclass has to offer.

A new startup could revolutionize how young women think about their fertility

A new startup could revolutionize how young women think about their fertility The startup wants to be the first to revamp the experience of fertility testing and revolutionize how women think about their own fertility in the years before they're ready to have children.The key is Modern Fertility's $149 at-home testing kit.

18-year-old asks man for advice on her startup, he texts back sleazy messages

18-year-old asks man for advice on her startup, he texts back sleazy messages When 18-year-old Lydia Jones contacted a male entrepreneur for career advice, the conversation quickly took a handbrake turn into creepy territory.In April this year, a study found that sexual harassment is "common" in the tech industry.

Business media startup Cheddar adds radio to its growing TV operation

Business media startup Cheddar adds radio to its growing TV operation Media startup Cheddar has signed a deal to bring its business-focused live content to national radio, adding to the growing distribution of its content beyond its Facebook Live origins.The deals vary by company and include a live simulcast on iHeartRadio and TuneIn, as well as shorter updates for SiriusXM.

Mark Cuban-backed Unikrn to launch cryptocurrency for esports betting

Mark Cuban-backed Unikrn to launch cryptocurrency for esports betting The company already launched a virtual coin called Unikoin in 2015, but it was essentially a virtual currency which could not be bought or traded — you could only get it directly from Unikrn.With UnikoinGold and UnikoinSilver we won't have to deal with multiple banks and currencies across multiple countries," said a Unikrn spokesperson.