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The Entrepreneurs: Steve Vetorino, 45, founder of AppliedInnovative Technologies Inc. in Fort Lupton, Colorado, and inventorof the NightStar; electrical engineer Jim Platt, 39, who helpedVetorino create the design and prototypes; and Todd Brown, 46,president of AIT, who provided business expertise for theproduct
Product Description: The NightStar flashlight usesmagnetic-force charging instead of batteries to power the light.Users gently shake the flashlight for a charge that lasts up to 30minutes. Today, the $39.95 product (as well as a compact versionthat's $29.95) is sold via QVC, catalogs, hardware stores,marine stores and more. Customers also include the U.S. militaryand distributors serving industrial markets such as mining andpetroleum companies.
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