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.
Football is a killer game. But should it be killing our kids? One entrepreneur is trying to prevent that. Brain Sentry measures football impacts and helps manage concussions. According to a 2010 study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, 40% of all sports related concussions happen to children ages 8 to 13. That represents roughly half a million visits to the emergency room every year. And no – the numbers haven’t always been that high – they’ve doubled in the past decade. This inspired health care entrepreneur Greg Merril to develop a helmet sensor for kids’ helmets that would let parents and coaches…
It was an idea that even they didn’t take seriously at first. But some careful planning, a smart marketing plan, and a healthy dose of imagination helped these three friends turn a joke about selling mismatched socks into a five million dollar business.
He started his first business in college. He sold his second business to Clear Channel. He came within four minutes of winning CBS’s the Amazing Race. He’s led an interesting life, but what Blake Mycoskie is best known for is starting TOMS Shoes, the company that has donated well over a million shoes to needy men, women, and children.
Here’s a mom-turned-entrepreneur who solved a common frustration that most of us just take for granted: Matching Socks.