From left, WD-40 Co. executives Jay Rembolt, Peter Dumiak, Garry Ridge, Timothy Lesmeister and Graham Milner hold one of the company’s earliest and most recent cans of WD-40. WD-40 Co., Qualcomm, Jazzercise and Jack in the Box are among the county’s most successful startups.

From left, WD-40 Co. executives Jay Rembolt, Peter Dumiak, Garry Ridge, Timothy Lesmeister and Graham Milner hold one of the company’s earliest and most recent cans of WD-40. WD-40 Co., Qualcomm, Jazzercise and Jack in the Box are among the county’s most successful startups. Photo by Melissa Jacobs.

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