Starting Block

‘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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Berlin “Factory” building synergy with small startups

It’s called quite simply, Factory and it’s become the new German home of several little-known startups from around the globe. So why are tech firms, Twitter, Mozilla and Soundcloud moving in with them? CCTV America’s Jack Barton traveled to Berlin to explore this innovative tech project.

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Culinary startup turns crickets into cash

Walk down a busy street in China or Thailand, it’s not hard to find food vendors selling a variety of crispy, crunchy and occasionally, juicy insects. However, in the U.S., such sights are rare to non-existent. But eating insects could become a trend if consumers […]

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Fresno’s Agriculture becomes tech savvy

In California, cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles are well-known for their tech scenes. A new crop of tech savvy startups are working hard to put the city Fresno on the technology map. CCTV America’s Mark Niu reports.

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