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20-somethings offer fresh take on old concept of pillboxes

The EllieGrid Inc. team is a group of 20-somethings who have come up with a smart pillbox to market to adults taking a number of supplements or medications. Shown are (from left) Nicolas Dhanam, Hieu Nguyen, Regina Vatterott and Abe Matamoros. | Photo courtesy of EllieGrid Inc.

November 18, 2016 - 4:42pm

With a little help, startups able to pitch, meet investors

Big Delta Systems is in the process of raising $2.2 million and meeting with new potential investors. Photo courtesy of Adam Baker

November 18, 2016 - 12:35pm

‘Employee engagement’ a hot topic but experts say you need a plan

As the labor market continues to evolve into an employee market, job seekers have more latitude and control on selecting employers where the chances for greater engagement is possible, says management trainer Darryl Warren. | Photo courtesy of Darryl Warren

November 17, 2016 - 12:31pm

Texas Women's Conference focuses on empowerment

Diane von Furstenberg speaks onstage at the keynote luncheon during the 2016 Texas Conference For Women at the Austin Convention Center on Nov. 15. in Austin. | Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Texas Conference for Women


November 15, 2016 - 11:08pm

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

Amar Hanspal


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

Jordan Monroe


Herb rush: Ballot initiatives could set marijuana business ablaze

The harlequin cannabis strain is known for its high levels of cannabidiol, a compound that's been shown to have therapeutic applications.

October 28, 2016 - 4:08pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

Licensing fees soar under proposed Texas medical marijuana legislation

Kayla Brown, executive director for the Texas Cannabis Industry Association, said the state's revised regulations would make it harder for small businesses to break into the industry. | Photo courtesy of the Texas Cannabis Industry Association.

October 20, 2016 - 5:00pm

Attendance doubles at Texas Venture Summit

Edgecase CEO Susanne Bowen talks with a potential investor during one of the more than 200 one-on-one meetings held at the Texas Venture Summit at Brazos Hall in downtown Austin on Thursday. Photo for Crain's by Mary Ann Azevedo.

October 6, 2016 - 5:32pm