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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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Build-a-Bear Workshop: Where Best Friends Are Made

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Maxine Clark went shopping with a 10 year old girl named Katie who wanted a stuffed toy, but couldn’t find one that suited her. So Katie suggested that she and Clark make their own. It was Clark’s moment of Inspiration.

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The Christmas Light Company

Decorating houses at Christmas was such a fun job for Jamie Limber that he decided to make it his career.

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Spanx

Sara Blakely was getting ready for a party, put on some white pants, and didn’t have the shapely smooth lines she wanted. Rather than switch to black – she grabbed control top pantyhose and cut off the feet. She loved it, and knew others would too.

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ChicoBag

Andy Keller wanted to help eliminate the environmental damage caused by single-use paper and plastic bags.

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.

Samovar Life

Samovar

A samovar is a Russian tea urn that’s a big part of the social life in Eastern Europe. It was Jesse Jacobs’ dream to recreate childhood memories with a tearoom that provided intimate, tranquil spaces.

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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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The Shopping Cart

Sylvan Goldman ran a chain of grocery stores. After observing his customers he noticed that they would stop shopping when their shopping baskets were full. If they could carry more, he reasoned, they would buy more. Using a wooden folding chair, a basket, and wheels, he built a prototype of the modern day shopping cart.

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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.