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Grandpa's Old Suit Is Now A Wallet

Grandpa's Old Suit Is Now A Wallet

Drew Guarini  04.17.2012
You know what they say: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That’s the idea behind Jetsam, a fashion startup that uses discarded...
Former Kidnapping Victim Starts A Business

Former Kidnapping Victim Starts A Business

04.16.2012
Around 11 a.m. on May 30, 1999, Luis Iragorri, then the owner of several franchised restaurants in Cali, Colombia, became an unwitting...
A Near-Death Experience Gives Life To A Successful Business

A Near-Death Experience Gives Life To A Successful Business

Janean Chun  04.12.2012
It was a day that seemed like any other: Shawn Brown spent the afternoon with her son and her sister visiting an aunt and then stopped...
The Groupon For Sports Fans

The Groupon For Sports Fans

Ron Dicker  04. 7.2012
Justin Cener may be a one-man team, but he's willing to take on the likes of Groupon. Cener built his Crowd Seats flash-deal site with...
'Part-Time Hair Piece, Full-Time Lady-Getter'

'Part-Time Hair Piece, Full-Time Lady-Getter'

Alicia Ciccone  04. 5.2012
For this quirky startup, it's all business -- at least in the front. Louie and Morgan Simpson are the owners of Mullet On The Go, happily...
E[nstitute], School For Entrepreneurs, Emerges From New York Startup Scene

E[nstitute], School For Entrepreneurs, Emerges From New York Startup Scene

Nate C. Hindman  04. 4.2012
Kane Sarhan first realized there was a gap between college and the real world as an undergraduate working part-time for the owner of a...
The Bracelet That Can Save Your Life

The Bracelet That Can Save Your Life

Alicia Ciccone  04. 4.2012
For Kurt Walchle, being prepared is a lifestyle. "I use paracord for everything -- it's like duct tape," says Walchle, who founded Survival...
What Happens When The Janitor Becomes The Boss?

What Happens When The Janitor Becomes The Boss?

Janean Chun  04. 4.2012
Anthony Lee had some ideas for what he wanted to do when he got out of the Army in 1999. Being a janitor was not one of them. He planned...
How A Business Plan Saved His Life

How A Business Plan Saved His Life

Janean Chun  04. 3.2012
For 13 long months, Bernard Groves slept on benches or under park slides, rode the train for shelter, and walked around San Francisco or...
This Ticket-Scalping Mama's Got Games

This Ticket-Scalping Mama's Got Games

Ron Dicker  03.29.2012
Go ahead, call her a scalper. Amy Stephens doesn't mind. Under any title, she's cleaning up. As owner of Amy's Tickets, the 35-year-old...
'Being Different Is Cool'

'Being Different Is Cool'

Janean Chun  03.29.2012
It didn't take long once Gurbaksh Chahal's family emigrated from India to San Jose, Calif., for bullies to target him. "Kindergarten was...
An Accident Left Him Paralyzed -- And Made Him An Entrepreneur

An Accident Left Him Paralyzed -- And Made Him An Entrepreneur

Janean Chun  03.27.2012
Janne Kouri had a great life -- a successful career as director for a digital entertainment company, a new California beach home, a beautiful...
I Fired My Father

I Fired My Father

Janean Chun  03.23.2012
Mitchell Kaneff remembers the first time he sat at his father's desk. He was 5. "I loved spending time with him but he worked six or seven...
A Battle With Cancer Gives Life To A Startup

A Battle With Cancer Gives Life To A Startup

Alicia Ciccone  03.21.2012
Healing can come from unlikely places. When Lee Rhodes dropped a votive into a small blown glass bowl, the warm light emitted some much-needed...