January 22, 2017
Netflix saw a brighter future for video rentals via mail vs. brick & mortar stores.
A dentist found a new application for flashing light technology used in sneakers. Now kids using his Firefly Toothbrushes brush longer — until the flashing light stops.
The founders of Izze Beverage wanted a healthy bottled drink like the sparkling water and fruit juice they enjoyed in Europe.
David Barton Gym
Heritage Link Brands
Izze Beverage Company
Life Is Good
Sew What? Inc
The Christmas Light Company
Fleurville was founded by two parents who disliked diaper bags with fuzzy bunnies. Their more fashionable alternative served an unmet need.
Bright Feet Slippers
Fetch! Pet Care
First Christmas Card
Fold n Play
Lucky Break Wishbone
NCR Cash Registers
The Comfort Company
The Shopping Cart
When business travel took to the air, Warren Avis took his business to the airport, opening the first rental car office at Detroit's Willow Run airport.
Because chemicals used by manicurists can wreak havoc on hands. One manicurist invented a new hand softener — the One Minute Manicure — sold in stores nationwide
Stroller Strides was started as a neighborhood exercise club for moms with infants. It combines fast-paced walking with body toning stops. In 600 locations across America.
In the 90s, Starbucks gave birth to a whole new kind of coffee shop.
Shocked at high-priced cigar-store humidors, Dave Sabot went online and scored a cheaper model. Soon he began cheaphumidors.com.
Little Mismatched started as a joke about the craziness of fashion and developed into an entire line of girl's clothing with mismatched items.
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