Small Empires

Alexis Ohanian visits rising New York City startups, offering an inside look at how the people behind these companies are building amazing and disruptive products.

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    S:1 E:17 Civic engagement is at its lowest point in 75 years. But startup Capitol Bells is looking to change that.

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    S1: E:16 Sandwich has become the most sought after producer of videos for tech companies large and small.

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    S1: E:15 Meet the man behind one of the web’s most popular, and controversial, websites.

     

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    S:1 E:14 Alexis Ohanian explores the August Smart Lock, an app for your smart home that allows you to send keys to anyone you’d like.

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    S:1 E:13 This Waterloo company started out creating videos, but realized they were better at analyzing other people’s clips.

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    S:1 E:12 Two Roads Brewing Co. doesn’t just make booze. They provide a platform for any small craft beer to program their own flavors.

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    S:1 E:11 Open English, a language-learning startup, uses human teachers instead of machines. Can it compete in today’s automated world?

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    S:1 E:10 See how Squarespace made the jump from solo founder to startup success and how the company continues to push the boundaries of online entrepreneurship both for itself and its customers.

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    S:1 E:9 Hiring a private chef is considered a luxury reserved for only the wealthy, but one Brooklyn startup aims to change that.

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    S:1 E:8 Alexis learns about Maker’s Row’s new approach to cataloging, organizing and representing the best American manufacturers.