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Oh So Simple Alan Regala, 30, was tired of forgetting to bring his lunch to work.

By Kristen Henning

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What: Portable notebook and pen that fit in your wallet
Who: Alan Regala of Everyday Innovations
Where: Mountain View, California
When: Started in 2005
Startup Costs: $100,000

Alan Regala, 30, was tired of forgetting to bring his lunch to work. While working as a mechanical engineer, Regala decided to put a sticky note with the word lunch on his wallet. The simple solution convinced Regala that even with the constant use of cell phones and BlackBerrys, paper still comes in handy. "There are just some instances when you're out and want to hand someone a note," Regala says.

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