As is often the case with great ideas, it started rather innocently.
University of Washington business students Marc Barros and Jason Green, each also avid skiers, needed an entry for an entrepreneurial contest. Hey, they thought, why donâ€™t we figure out how to attach a camera to a ski helmet and film our runs?
“We really just wanted to show our friends what we were doing,” he said.
The contraption of a camera connected to a battery-powered camcorder won third place in the Business Plan Competition and $20,000. And that helped them start a Seattle-based company, Contour, that last year was rated as one of the fastest
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