HEAD­QUAR­TERS: Manch­ester, New Hamp­shire FOUNDERS: Ken Solin­sky, Grace Solin­sky EM­PLOY­EES: 16

In 2019, the Solin­skys launched SpotOn, a wire­less dog fence that re­lies on GPS tech­nol­ogy to en­able any­one to walk (or drive) the perime­ter they want their dog to stay within and cre­ate a “fence” with­out wires. The prod­uct won an in­no­va­tion award at the gi­ant con­sumer-tech con­fer­ence CES and was sell­ing strongly by win­ter. Then came the coronaviru­s. Ken was con­cerned, but it turned out to be a boon for busi­ness, as more home­bound peo­ple adopted pooches. The com­pany, owned en­tirely by the cou­ple, es­ti­mates a five­fold in­crease in sales over last year, to $10 mil­lion, and is look­ing to launch other items. “We’re fo­cused on high-tech prod­ucts for pet own­ers,” says Ken, 70, who sold his pre­vi­ous com­pany to L3 Com­mu­ni­ca­tions in 2013.

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