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In-car entertainment startup takes a backseat ride to success

From left to right, CEO Rob Flessner, VP of Sales Michael Dillon and CTO Eugene Kurdzesau testing the Vugo experience. | Photo courtesy of Vugo.

May 9, 2017 - 1:08pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Jarrod Johnson

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Career Path: From matchmaking to online puppy shopping

Greg Liberman with his dog Lucy | Photo courtesy of PuppySpot

May 2, 2017 - 4:34pm

Startup flips the switch by plugging Texans into the wholesale market

Griddy connects customers directly into the wholesale electricity market and sends alerts when electricity is cheapest. (Courtesy of Griddy)

April 26, 2017 - 11:38am

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Brenda Stoner

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Texas Legislature may finally have a different outcome for Tesla

For the time being, Tesla has galleries in Texas that showcase its vehicles, but the employees in the stores aren’t able to talk price or actual sale information. | Photo courtesy of Tesla.

April 10, 2017 - 10:16am

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Paul Taskalos

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Innovation of the Week: Pokémon Go inspires new approach to buying and selling furniture online

Chairish’s mobile augmented-reality-enabled app was released on Thursday. | Photo by Chairish

March 8, 2017 - 11:38am

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Preston James II

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