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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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Pandora Internet Radio

Tim Westergren used his computer skills and a love of music to create software that scientifically maps a song’s musical qualities.

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Scott Paper Towels

This product was a mistake for its maker, but not its user. Learn how Scott Paper capitalized on a supplier’s mistake, and invented the Paper Towel.

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Limos.com

Who knew limousine service needed upgrading? Hear how online technology is shaking up the town car industry. The story of Limos.com.

Le Labo Fragrances

Le Labo

Just-time-inventory and a no-fuss packaging approach gave Fabrice Penot a unique competitive advantage in the world of perfume.

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Snorg Tees

When Matt and Bryan Walls’s humor website “Snorg” failed, the venture left them with a lot of funny ideas from various brainstorming sessions. Rather than letting them go to waste, they put them on t-shirts and launched Snorgtees.com.

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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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Guitar Emporium

Musician Neil Young inspired this teenager. Learn how teenage chutzpah helped turn this one-boy business into a $3 million empire.

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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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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.