Adam Nelson, named the Emerging Entrepreneur of 2011, drew inspiration from his own sleepless nights as a father of a four-year-old to create the Good Nite Lite. The programmed light lets children know when it is time to sleep and wake up with the illuminated images of a moon and sun. Its design helps regulate sleep patterns and has been especially helpful for autistic and deaf children, as well as seniors with dementia. Nelson continues to adapt the Good Nite Lite. His current efforts include developing iPhone and iPad apps and upgrading packaging to double as a travel case.
Adam Nelson, Founder of Good Nite Lite, named finalist in Entrepreneur Magazine's "Entrepreneur of 2011" Contest