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Lynn Julian: Putting the ‘Eco’ in Food Containers

Lynn Julian and Chance Claxton decided they wanted to do something about huge quantities of plastic waste created by food packaging. So they started eco-friendly food-container company, U Konserve.

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Ann Siner: The Recycled-Clothing Category Killer

Learn how Ann Siner and her sisters came up with their successful consignment-store concept and grew My Sister’s Closet into a 15-store, $25 million business.

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Chelsea Harden: Reaching Kids With Special Needs

Chelsea Harden and her horses create magical spaces where kids with special needs can connect and learn. The H.E.A.R.T. Center offers therapeutic riding lessons to children with physical, emotional and behavioral challenges.

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Tish Scolnik: Engineering Freedom for Wheelchair Users

Like many young women, Tish Scolnik initially rejected engineering as “nerdy.” Now her Boston startup, GRIT, designs Freedom Chair — an all-terrain wheelchair bringing increased mobility to the disabled.

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Melissa Austria: Building The Retail Store of the Future

The feisty owner of Toronto menswear retailer Gotstyle is mixing and matching old-school service and digital technologies in a bid to survive — and thrive — in an increasingly tough industry.

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Stacy Ratner: In Business to Do Good

The founder of Chicago-based Open Books has built a high-impact literacy nonprofit by applying everything she learned as a serial tech entrepreneur.

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