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    Brain Sentry

    Football is a killer game. But should it be killing our kids? Kids ages 8 to 13 suffer far more concussions than NFL pros. One entrepreneur is trying to change that. Brain Sentry measures football impacts and helps manage concussions.

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    The Chicago Bears

    How did a starch salesman invent modern football? Learn how a 25-year old entrepreneur turned his company athletic team into the Chicago Bears. The story of George Halas and the birth of the NFL.

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    SpaceX

    If you were a billionaire, what would you do with your money? Learn how the founder of PayPal is building and launching rockets into space — for NASA! Learn the story of SpaceX.

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    Duncan YoYo

    This entrepreneur found his fortune on a California street corner during the Great Depression. Learn how an ancient toy became an American sensation. The story of the Yo Yo.

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    The Childproof Container

    The next time you find yourself swearing at a bottle of aspirin that just won’t open, you’ll know who to thank. Coming up– the origins of the childproof container. The year was 1936, and Henri Breault of Ontario, Canada, had just become Doctor Henri Breault, M.D. He began working as a doctor specializing in pediatrics at the hospital in Windsdor, Ontario, just across the Detroit River from the state of Michigan. By 1957 he became the Chief of Pediatrics and Director of the hospital’s new Poison Control Centre. It was in this position that he witnessed 1000 cases of child poisonings every…


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Scent Event

Scent Events

Neal Harris came up through the ranks in the fragrance business. That gave him a nose for people-pleasing smells. He used experience to form several unique new companies on his own. One is Scent Events. The other is Scentematagraphy.

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YouTube

Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim were 20 something mid-west graduates with ideas in their heads and extra change in their pockets. Frustrated at the difficulty of sharing videos on the web, they invested their money, as well as some venture capital, into a new business that would solve the problem.

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Nike

You can thank a waffle iron for modern running shoes. Learn how a pancake breakfast inspired the Nike sole that revolutionized athletic shoes.

Credit Covers

CreditCovers

It took 30-minutes to dream up, and a few hundred dollars to launch. Learn how a 27-year old created a million dollar business he runs from his laptop! The story of Credit Covers.

Gatorade

Gatorade

Because of the heat, players on the University of Florida’s football team were easily dehydrated. The Gator’s team doctor asked a school medical researcher, Dr. J. Robert Cade, for help.

Earthbound Farm - Drew and Myra Goodman

Earthbound Farm

Drew and Myra Goodman were recent college grads who wanted to “return to the land.” So they left New York and bought a raspberry farm in California. Farm work kept them busy. They began selling grocery stores their bagged lettuce, and they flew off the shelves. The Goodmans were onto something: Quick and easy organic produce.

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EcoTensil

You can’t make a weapon out of a paper spoon! That’s why the nation’s prisons became the best customers for a new environmentally-friendly eating utensil. The story EcoTensils.

iContact

iContact

In 2002, Ryan Allis and Aaron Houghton were students at the University of North Carolina. Allis specialized in web-marketing consulting, while Houghton did web design and software development. Aaron had just created a software tool for managing email-marketing lists. Ryan tried it and thought it had a lot of potential in his world of web marketing. They decided to combine their talents and make something totally new. The result was iContact.

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Brain Sentry

Sep 3, 2015

Football is a killer game. But should it be killing our kids? Kids ages 8 to 13 suffer far more concussions than NFL pros. One entrepreneur is trying to change that. Brain Sentry measures football impacts and helps manage concussions.

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The Chicago Bears

Sep 1, 2015

How did a starch salesman invent modern football? Learn how a 25-year old entrepreneur turned his company athletic team into the Chicago Bears. The story of George Halas and the birth of the NFL.

Click on the image to view it larger

SpaceX

Aug 26, 2015

If you were a billionaire, what would you do with your money? Learn how the founder of PayPal is building and launching rockets into space — for NASA! Learn the story of SpaceX.