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Good, Clean Fun

A soap dispenser transforms a patent lawyer into an entrepreneur.

This story appears in the October 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

What: A soap dispenser that teaches kids to wash their hands properly
Who: John Lynn of SquidSoap LP
Where: Austin, Texas
When: Started in 2005

John Lynn's time as a patent lawyer for DuPont came in handy when he started a business and had to file patents for his own product, SquidSoap. The pump on Lynn's soap dispenser marks hands with a washable ink that only disappears after the proper amount of hand washing, teaching kids good hygiene skills.

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