In every life, there are defining moments — ones that can affect your path for years to come. As Funders and Founders has shown in this infographic, several very well-known and successful entrepreneurs (including women business owners like Spanx’s Sara Blakely and bra inventor Caresse Crosby) were able to turn some seemingly small moments into revelations that launched lucrative careers.

Scroll down to see how a yoga class, a surfing session, a soup line and more led to the formation of some pretty well-known ventures: