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During a trip to Eastern Europe when she was 16, Emily Kennedy, founder and chief executive of startup Marinus Analytics, was passing through a small town with just a few stoplights. At one of those lights, a group of children slammed up against her car, clamoring to wash the windows.

@lisalacy lisa.lacy@adweek.com Lisa Lacy is a senior writer at Adweek, where she focuses on retail and the growing reach of Amazon.
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