Jodi Helmer

Jodi Helmer

Jodi Helmer is a freelance writer living in Portland, Oregon. Visit her online at www.jodihelmer.com.

College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones
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College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones

A young DJ mixes up a wireless sound solution with his startup EarTop.
College Entrepreneur Dives Into Niche Business
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College Entrepreneur Dives Into Niche Business

A University of Oregon grad turns his love of coral into a thriving niche business.
College Entrepreneurs Invent a Way to Keep Beer Cold
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College Entrepreneurs Invent a Way to Keep Beer Cold

KegSkins banishes the biggest party foul -- warm beer.
Two Entrepreneurs Find Niche in Custom Wooden Bicycles
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Two Entrepreneurs Find Niche in Custom Wooden Bicycles

Woodworkers carve out a niche with an offbeat, high-end product.
Papernomad Makes Biodegradable Sleeves for Mobile Devices
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Papernomad Makes Biodegradable Sleeves for Mobile Devices

A low-tech material protects high-tech products and reduces waste.
How Two Business Students Created Nutrition Bars for Dancers
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How Two Business Students Created Nutrition Bars for Dancers

Julia Erickson and Aaron Ingley were both ballet dancers and business students when they came up with an idea to keep dancers full between rehearsals.
How a Bad Roommate Sparked a Dorm-Room Startup
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How a Bad Roommate Sparked a Dorm-Room Startup

RoommateFit, an online matching software modeled after online dating sites, grew out of Justin Mares' bad roommate experience his freshman year.
Young Entrepreneur Creates a Multimedia Music App
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Young Entrepreneur Creates a Multimedia Music App

Part music magazine, part discovery engine, the free iPad app Groovebug pairs downloaded music with photos, videos, and reviews.
College Entrepreneurs Find a Green Niche in an Online Farmers Market
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College Entrepreneurs Find a Green Niche in an Online Farmers Market

The young environmentalists with a passion for sustainable agriculture won $10,000 in a business contest to launch the farm-to-front-door venture.
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Success in a Flash: How One Young Trep Turned DIY into ROI

How Flash Pals is gaining traction with its fuzzy animal-themed storage devices.
Young Entrepreneur Carves a Creative Niche with USB Drives
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Young Entrepreneur Carves a Creative Niche with USB Drives

How Flash Pals is gaining traction with its fuzzy animal-themed storage devices.
Harvard Grads' Startup Rewards Gym Rats, Penalizes Couch Potatoes
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Harvard Grads' Startup Rewards Gym Rats, Penalizes Couch Potatoes

An Ivy League economics assignment becomes a profitable business proposition: Work out or pay up.
A Dorm-Room Startup on an Environmental Mission
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A Dorm-Room Startup on an Environmental Mission

A student entrepreneur vows to make an environmental impact with his online wedding invitations.

Do What You Love; Get Rich

Can you really make a living doing what you love? These entrepreneurs prove it's not only possible, but profitable.

Passion Into Profit

Can you really make a living doing what you love? These entrepreneurs prove it's not only possible, it can be profitable, too.