The Most Intriguing Startups

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The Most Intriguing New Businesses

BusinessWeek's list of the most intriguing new businesses—25 innovative companies, including Driptech and Epizyme

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Fertile Ground for Startups

History shows that a certain breed of entrepreneur feeds off adverse conditions, and this recession is no exception

Capturing the Wind

This clean-energy startup is positioned to profit from China's plans to go green

Augmenting Reality

Software from Layar blends digital data with the physical world. Just point your cell phone

New Weapons in Medicine

Epizyme scientists are designing drugs to fight it at the genetic level

A Big Idea for Little Farms

Affordable, efficient irrigation equipment that could change the economics of food

Power from Pond Scum

Can algae help break America's dependence on imported oil? Kevin Berner thinks so

Using Smartphones to Complain to City Hall

A new entry in the government 2.0 movement, startup CitySourced aims to harness iPhone-wielding citizens to keep city governments more efficient

Table: The Most Intriguing Startups

Methodology: How We Created Our List