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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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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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Grenade Gloves

Brothers Danny and Matt Kass thought that their fellow snowboarders needed a funkier look, so they created glovesl with a para-military, irreverent, in-your-face look.

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Airbnb

Air mattresses and breakfast – that’s how this $50 million company got started. Learn how three San Francisco entrepreneurs went from renting out their apartment to renting out castles, Igloos and Boeing 727s.

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Schick

In 1923, when Canadian Colonel Jacob Schick, was serving in Alaska, the mercury dipped to forty degrees below zero. There was no hot water, so every morning he and other soldiers had to lather up and trim their whiskers in frigid water. Schick thought there must be a better way to shave without water.

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Designing Solutions

Decorator Deborah Wiener discovered that most interior designers were unable to relate to the needs of clients with children.

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ActionCOACH

By the time Brad Sugars got his bachelors degree, he had worked in 27 different jobs and helped many of his employers increase their profit.

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Dr. Fresh

Fascinated by his daughter’s obsession with blinking light sneakers, dentist Puneet Nanda applied lights to children’s tooth brushes – instructing kids to brush until the blinking stops.

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Weed Eater

A trip through a car wash inspired this famous lawn care product. Learn how spinning brushes put a new spin on edging your lawn.

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peewee-football

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.