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Brazilian favela hosts player-powered football pitch

A new technology developed by British start-up Pavegen harvests energy from people’s footsteps and converts it into electricity. The invention was last tested in Brazil on a football pitch. CCTV America’s Lucrecia Franco reported the story from Rio de Janeiro.

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Colombia, Chile lead world in launching new businesses

Colombia and Chile are leading the world in entrepreneurship. According to a report by the World Economic Forum, the two developing countries scored higher than the United States when it came to the number of people working to launch new businesses. CCTV’s Michelle Begue reported […]

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Food incubators help budding chefs launch culinary companies

Startups have a high failure rate. When it comes to culinary startups, there are unique challenges such as expensive equipment, health and safety regulations and the ability to lure consumers away from well-established brands. All of these together can deter chefs. One way food entrepreneurs […]

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‘Silicon Beach’ investing in engineers with bright ideas

Tech entrepreneurs have been converging on an area better known for surfing waves than surfing the web. Southern California boasts some of the finest engineering schools in the world, which makes the L.A. area a talent-rich environment for tech startups. Southern California is now considered […]

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Social entrepreneurship students compete to win $1M Hult Prize

It’s no secret that tech startups have become one of today’s most lucrative business ventures. Another industry that’s gaining momentum is social entrepreneurship, creating companies that aim to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. CCTV Ameirca’s Shraysi Tandon reported on one program aimed at […]

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