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Saturday Startup Spotlight: Homads

Capital Factory’s Saturday Startup Spotlight series continues this week with the Co-Founder and CEO of : Vi Nguyen. Finding the right place to live is hardly a simple task, so Homads has organized all of the research for you. Homads is an online platform designed to help users sublet their home or apartment while helping other users find medium-term rentals in a community that feels like home. They believe that the neighborhood you want to call home-sweet-home should match your lifestyle and ...
Tags: Startups, Texas, News, Startup, Austin, Dallas, Neighborhoods, Vi, Capital Factory, Real-estate, Austin Startups, Marc Nathan, Female-founders, Homads, Vi Nguyen, Austin Startup Crawl at Austin Startup Week


Technology uses banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic

Plastic pollution negatively impacts the health of our planet. Waste management has led to an irreversible environmental crisis that is felt by wildlife, especially in the oceans. One organization, called Banana Leaf Technology, is helping to address the stark reality by proposing banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic. Using 100 percent organic banana leaves as raw material, the novel, eco-friendly preservation technology transforms the cellular structure by enhancin...
Tags: Design, News, Environment, Pollution, Innovation, Biodegradable, Eco-friendly, Green Materials, Milan Design Week, Environmental Pollution, Banana Leaf, Single-use Plastics, Bananatex, Biodegradable Material, Biodegradable Design, Single Use Packaging Waste


Saving Money, and Your Sanity, on College Visits (Hint: Resist the Swag)

Most counselors suggest starting near home and visiting a mix of college types, like an urban college, a large public university and a small, liberal arts campus.
Tags: News, National Center for Education Statistics, College Board, Personal Finances, Colleges and Universities, Admissions Standards, Families and Family Life, Naviance Inc


Fashion icons share what style means to them

From models on the runways to the influencers in the front rows, it's easy to assume that Milan's fashion scene is solely the domain of the young.
Tags: Milan, News, Stories


Why the best racehorses go for tens of millions

How much is the world's most expensive horse worth? It's a question with no easy answer, but there are decades' worth of jaw-dropping sums involved.
Tags: News, Stories


Sex work is legal here. But only if you register with the police

Due to the stigma associated with sex work in Senegal, the women CNN interviewed asked that their identities be protected. They are identified using pseudonyms.
Tags: Health, Senegal, Cnn



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