On why computer keyboards are outdated, how to instill work-life balance in a company, and his tendency to jump off of things.
FORTUNE -- Growing up in England, Neil Capel spent a lot of time working in his father's greengrocer shop. His father knew all of the shop's regular customers and always strived to give them a pleasant experience. Working with his dad showed Capel the power of brand loyalty, and MOREChanelle Bessette - Mar 6, 2014 10:21 AM ET
On writing, mobile technologies, and why he runs a 5K every day.
FORTUNE -- Jason Baptiste -- the 28-year-old founder and chief marketing officer of mobile publishing company Onswipe -- has always had a great eye for design. As a student at the University of Miami, he started a software company with the goal to make spreadsheets more enjoyable. When he turned 21, he dropped out of school and moved to MOREChanelle Bessette - Mar 4, 2014 12:31 PM ET
A gathering of hundreds of women in Mountain View demonstrated that being female in the technology industry should be celebrated, not excused.
FORTUNE -- It's no secret that Silicon Valley has long been a boy's club. But with more women seeking careers in STEM -- that's science, technology, engineering, and math -- fields, a support system has emerged for female entrepreneurs.
That network was on display on Saturday when the startup accelerator Y MOREChanelle Bessette - Mar 3, 2014 11:04 AM ET
His name is Gadi Amit, he's from Israel, and he has designed some of tech's most popular toys. We drop by his HQ in San Francisco to peek at his latest ideas.
FORTUNE -- Gadi Amit has the bearing of an artist, but his salt-and-pepper beard, denim button-down shirt, slim-fit gray slacks, and work-boot-inspired footwear all recall the uniform of a manufacturer -- with a little Bay Area flair, of course.
On MOREChanelle Bessette - Feb 28, 2014 9:51 AM ET
On aspirations of space travel, putting human relations in high regard, and learning not to chicken out on a good opportunity.
FORTUNE -- Jake Schwartz grew up in Oregon, and had an early love of music. Switching from violin to fiddle to guitar, he found that music developed his thinking and communication styles, a tool which came in handy later as CEO of General Assembly, the company behind the learning facilities MOREChanelle Bessette - Feb 27, 2014 1:30 PM ET
On working on her master's thesis, traveling the world, and helping people make sustainable choices.
FORTUNE -- Originally from the U.K., Jenny Rushmore grew up in a globe-trotting family. Though passionate about travel -- at 33, she has lived in nine different countries -- she has also made it her mission to help people live more sustainable lives. Previously, Rushmore led sustainability strategy and communications for Procter & Gamble (PG), a position MOREChanelle Bessette - Feb 25, 2014 9:03 AM ET
On wearable technology, alternative education and mastering the downward dog pose.
FORTUNE -- Ben Jacobs, 27, grew up in Los Angeles in a family that loved dogs. When he was younger, his German shepherd, Bear, died suddenly at just five years old. The loss that stuck with him, motivating him as an adult to launch the pet health startup Whistle.
It wasn't originally in the plan. Jacobs holds two degrees from Yale University, MOREChanelle Bessette - Feb 19, 2014 8:00 AM ET
A princely sum goes to the company with a mission to teach the world a new language.
FORTUNE -- Duolingo, the company and free application that teaches people languages through game-like activities, announced on Tuesday that it raised $20 million in a funding round led by the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
The service, which launched in 2012, is now used by 20 million people, 10 million of MOREChanelle Bessette - Feb 18, 2014 11:00 AM ET
On solar energy, finding gentle ways to stand up to power, and her ambition to swim with a whale shark.
FORTUNE -- Kathrin Winkler grew up with an interest in social and environmental issues. She regularly explored the woods and mountains close to her New Jersey home and was an avid reader who had an early interest in the works of conservationist Rachel Carson. As an adult, she explored the world MOREChanelle Bessette - Feb 13, 2014 2:14 PM ET
On 3-D printing, the importance of modeling, and approaching problems the way elephants do.
FORTUNE -- Peter Weijmarshausen grew up in the Netherlands. Even as a child he had an entrepreneurial spirit, and he always found ways to make money, building businesses such as a car washing service and lawn care for neighbors.
He loved coding and started playing with computers at a young age. When he went to study at the Technical MOREChanelle Bessette - Feb 11, 2014 1:42 PM ET
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