This week, staff writer Zoë Henry discusses how startups have celebrated the second annual Women's March, a series of protests across dozens of cities worldwide in support of women's rights and marginalized communities. In particular, she explores how a founder of the organization, the fashion entrepreneur Bob Bland, says her involvement with the Women's March has changed her approach to business and leadership.
Staff reporter Emily Canal then dissects the rapid rise of MOD Pizza, the Seattle-based artisanal restaurant chain that has made a series of calculated risks, such as hiring multiple-time felons. Last year alone, the company booked $131 million in revenue.
Finally, staff writer Will Yakowicz reveals why the Pacific Northwest, and Montana in particular, has seen a mining rush in recent months--for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.