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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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Weightwatchers

Weightwatchers

She pioneered the concept of group support. And changed the lives of millions. Learn how an overweight housewife launched the phenomenon called Weightwatchers.

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Birchbox

Make-up is the classic try-before-you-buy-product. So how can you possibly sell BRAND NEW cosmetics…to women …online? Hear how two women are getting rich doing it. The story of Birchbox.

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Totsy.com

He’s not a dad, he’s just the father of a website for Moms & Kids. Hear how Totsy.com uses flash sales & social media to help young mothers shop.

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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.

Curves

Curves

One day while teaching a woman fitness and weight loss class, Gary Heavin found himself scanning the classroom for a face. The face of his Mom. What was unusual, she died 27 years earlier. Heavin realized she died an unnecessary death – trying to medicate her hypertension, rather than deal with it through exercise and good nutrition. She became the inspiration for Heavin to get more women into healthy exercising.

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The Cheesehead

It started when Ralph Bruno of Wisconsin kept hearing the mocking nickname that Illinois people gave to Wisconsinites: Cheese-Heads. So he thought, why not embrace the Slur?

Pizza Fusion

Pizza Fusion

Michael Gordon and Vaughn Laza brought their concern for the environment to the world of pizza.

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Tumblr

When Yahoo bought this website it asked the founder to stay on. Now he’s a CEO – AND a billionaire — at age 27. Not bad for a high school dropout. The story of Tumblr.

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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.

chicago-bears24

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.