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The Entrepreneur: Michael Karyo, 35, founder of SiliconeZone USA in New York City

Product Description: Karyo's company produces a line of silicone bakeware cooking tools with superior heat transfer and nonstick properties. The odor-resistant products, priced from $15 to $25 apiece, let users bake more efficiently, thanks to such features as even cooling and heat distribution. Silicone products had been used in commercial kitchens previously, but Karyo was the first to create a consumer line.

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