It used to take so much space, money and time to start a business; now, with computers and 3D printers, you can do it on your dining room table. Matt Compeau and Bi-Ying Miao started a business designing and manufacturing jewelry in their apartment in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto; it was the confluence of so many trends I have been thinking about that I went to see them as soon as I got back to Toronto.
I did this 9 minute video interview of them. I wanted it to be shorter but they had so much good stuff to offer. I also wrote about it in TreeHugger here.