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Leslie Dewan on Learning from Failure

Dr. Leslie Dewan, CEO of nuclear power startup Transatomic, discusses the importance of entrepreneurs' ability to bounce back and learn from failure.

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Can People with Autism Help Create Next-Generation AI?
Can People with Autism Help Create Next-Generation AI?
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Making a Difference
Can People with Autism Help Create Next-Generation AI?

Daivergent is a new startup that hires people with autism to train artificial intelligence - and helps them start independent…

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Meet Bryan Dai, the founder of Daivergent--a startup that hires people with autism to train artificial intelligence and helps them start independent careers. His journey began when his mother passed away, and he knew that he would be responsible for helping support his brother with autism. After people with autism turn 21, they often encounter the “support cliff,” after which they stop receiving many forms of government support. The statistics…

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Giving Animals New Legs
Giving Animals New Legs
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Innovation
Giving Animals New Legs

Derrick Campana is a prosthetics engineer helping animals walk again with artificial limbs.

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Derrick Campana isn’t your typical... anything. He’s a prosthetics engineer helping animals walk again - or walk for the first time - with artificial limbs.

In the old days when an animal had a broken leg, they would often be euthanized--and only if they were very lucky would they wind up with a leg cast. Derrick Campana wants to put those days in the past. He’s creating prosthetics and casts…

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A Quiet Revolution in Trucking
A Quiet Revolution in Trucking
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Innovation
A Quiet Revolution in Trucking

She’s a veteran, a single mom, and a trucker, who used to have to wait around for hours for her…

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She’s a veteran, a single mom, and a trucker, who used to have to wait around for hours for her cargo. Now, a revolutionary solution from SAP and Uber Freight is getting her back on the road and home to her son sooner.

Almost every good we use was at some point transported by truck drivers. Trucking is a $700 billion dollar industry in America, employing millions of people. However,…

Entrepreneurship
Helping People with Disabilities Become Working Artists
Helping People with Disabilities Become Working Artists
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Entrepreneurship
Helping People with Disabilities Become Working Artists

Only 20% of people with disabilities participate in the workforce; Art Enables helps those with special needs turn art into…

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Art Enables helps artists with special needs create and sell their artwork. Only 20% of people with disabilities participate in the workforce. This program counters that by providing both an art studio for people with disabilities to make art and career and vocational training to market and sell their artwork.

It helps these artists express themselves creatively, socialize, and earn flexible income to increase their independence and build careers. In…

Dispatches
Tesla Fixed Its Model 3 Brakes with Software – And Showed Us the Future of Cars
Tesla Fixed Its Model 3 Brakes with Software – And Showed Us the Future of Cars
Dispatches
Tesla Fixed Its Model 3 Brakes with Software – And Showed Us the Future of Cars

Consumer Reports failed the Model 3's braking system. A week later, Tesla beamed a fix to the entire fleet.

By Dan Bier

Consumer Reports failed the Model 3's braking system. A week later, Tesla beamed a fix to the entire fleet.

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Self-driving Uber Fatality: Video Shows Tech Failure & Human Error
Self-driving Uber Fatality: Video Shows Tech Failure & Human Error
Dispatches
Self-driving Uber Fatality: Video Shows Tech Failure & Human Error

The only way to make self-driving cars safer is to take the risk of more testing.

By Dan Bier

The only way to make self-driving cars safer is to take the risk of more testing.

Challengers
Five Insights: Linc Gasking On What Every Startup Should Be Shooting For
Five Insights: Linc Gasking On What Every Startup Should Be Shooting For
Challengers
Five Insights: Linc Gasking On What Every Startup Should Be Shooting For

Linc Gasking, co-founder of VR startup 8i, discusses the day-to-day grind and big picture excitement of being an entrepreneur.

By Mike Riggs

Linc Gasking, co-founder of VR startup 8i, discusses the day-to-day grind and big picture excitement of being an entrepreneur.

Challengers
Meet the Startup Developing Human-Level Artificial Intelligence
Meet the Startup Developing Human-Level Artificial Intelligence
Challengers
Meet the Startup Developing Human-Level Artificial Intelligence

The story of Vicarious' mission to build the world's first human-level artificial intelligence and use it to help humanity thrive.

By Mike Riggs

The story of Vicarious' mission to build the world's first human-level artificial intelligence and use it to help humanity thrive.

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Challengers Trailer
Challengers Trailer
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Challengers
Challengers Trailer

Fast Company presents a Freethink original series about entrepreneurs building companies that could transform entire industries and change the world.

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Across the globe, entrepreneurs are racing to develop new businesses that could dramatically improve people’s lives. But startups are hard work, and success is far from guaranteed. Join us as we profile the next generation of challenger companies on their journey to transform an entire industry—and change the world.