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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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Lulu’s Dessert

You probably think a big company came up with ready-to-eat gelatin. Well think again. Coming up, a lulu of an idea!

Izze Beverage Company

Izze Beverage Company

Todd Woloson and Greg Stroh started making European-style beverages with juice and sparkling water to raise money for worthy causes. When sales took off they founded a business.

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Johnson Controls

In 1880, Professor Warren Johnson taught science and math in Whitewater, Wisconsin. In the winter, he hated having his classes constantly interrupted by the janitor who was always doing temperature checks so he could adjust the dampers in the basement. The disruption inspired him to create a bimetal electric thermostat that would signal to the janitor which dampers to open and close in the basement.

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Vegetation Solutions

You could say this entrepreneur is the “digestion-rental” business. His company clears away weeds and unwanted vegetation – using goats. Hundreds of them! Hear the pesticide-free success story of Vegetation Solutions.

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Vita Coco

Two ladies and a bar inspired this $100-million drink. Hear the story behind Vita Coco (VITE-uh COKE-ko), the coconut water phenomenon.

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LittleMissMatched

Began with a joke by Arielle Eckstut, Jason Dorf and Jonah Straw: The fashion world is so crazy, the next big thing will be mis-matched socks.

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Liquid Sculpture

This software engineer traded bits & bytes to become a high-speed water photographer. Today his Liquid Sculpture clients include Coca-Cola and the Discovery Channel.

“Rip turns with blazing speed and total control, bust freestyle moves that’ll make jaws drop, dust the competition, or tire out your dog,” boasts the Vermont company’s website.

Hammerhead Sleds

After kicking around a number of ideas, unemployed medical equipment salesman Steve Luhr launched a business to re-create the excitement of sledding when he was a kid. He applied new-age materials and hot technology to his idea.

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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.