Bright Ideas

In a landscape full of start-ups, one company is making its mark by capitalizing on other start-ups. The strategy is paying off, Managed by Q’s client list has doubled in the past four months to 200. Knowing that there’s typically no such thing as a set of extra hands when you work for a small …

You know that bruised apple you pushed aside at the grocery store? It’s probably in a dumpster or a landfill somewhere, along with the 40 percent of America’s food that is thrown away. Food Cowboy is a start-up looking to redirect the fate of rejected food, not only to end hunger in America but to …

If you’re a woman looking for a female cabbie, there’s an app for that. SheTaxis is a recently launched New York taxi start-up that connects female passengers with female drivers.

A young biomedical engineer is hoping to reduce avoidable hospital-acquired infections with a lighting technology that kills bacteria.

The founders of Maker’s Row aim make it easier and cheaper for would-be entrepreneurs to find domestic manufacturers.

Meet the entrepreneur who is using 3D printing to prevent those pesky earbuds from falling out.

A former Marine is making drones for aerial photography and selling them for various applications from farming to film making.

“All work and no play” may be your mantra, but one San Francisco woman has turned playtime into a profession. Sophie Maletsky can turn a garage into a cave using newspaper and toilet paper tubes, or an old refrigerator box into a rocket ship. Her installations aren’t part of a grand movie set; she is …

Martin Refsal woke up one morning feeling “deathly ill.” His neck was swollen. He has a primary care physician, but decided to phone a company called Sherpaa. Within one hour he had a prescription called in at a pharmacy down the block and a referral to see a specialist later that same afternoon. The best …

Holly Bartman, a Michigan mom saving playtime from TVs and iPads one superhero cape at a time. The CEO of SuperFly Kids, a company that makes custom-made superhero accessories, never thought she would own a business. The Livonia, Michigan-based retail website she started, which took in $2.3 million dollars last year, grew out of a …

Aubrie Pagano was faced with a common dilemma. She was invited as her boyfriend’s plus one to his brother’s wedding and she couldn’t find an outfit that measured up. She was meeting her beau’s 40 closest relatives and she really wanted to look great. Pagano scoured her favorite online retailers and she traveled to all …

When Ethan Lewis was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 12, he began to countdown the healthy years he had left. Lewis’ doctor warned him about the complications that go hand-in-hand with the disease, “He told me, you’ll probably only get 25 good years out of life before you succumb to the traditional diabetes …

Meet two guys who saw the future of television, left their jobs and risked it all to be part of the transformation and eventually turned a profit.

Landegren set out to give Americans the kind of chocolate products they craved, made with better ingredient, “a superb business concept eh, yet it failed miserably.”

Bow ties, it seems are undergoing a bit of a renaissance and that’s fine with David Kramer and David Mutter, Co-CEO’s of Beau Ties Limited of Vermont. “This was a niche market, bow ties. 10, 12 years ago this company was really one of the only games in town. That is not true now,” says …