August 2nd 2017

2017 July Amber Grant Finalists

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Jaclyn Fu

Jaclyn and co-founder Lia Winograd started a company that makes better fitting clothes for small-chested women, starting with bras. The goal for Pepper is to help women redefine their own body standards and celebrate the body they’ve got.

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Jamie Lee Photography
Jamie Lee Martinez

Jamie’s portrait photography business is located in San Antonio, Texas, and specializes in newborn and child photography. A life-long lover of photography, Jamie beautifully captures precious moments from the early years of life.

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Hey Paddle
Rebecca Tongsinoon

Hey Paddle brings indoor workout studios to the outdoors on paddle boards, giving you a unique experience. Austin, Texas provides the perfect backdrop for this emerging business that’s rooted in self-growth and overcoming challenges.

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Shante Nixon

Connect2nicu is developing web and mobile apps to help health care providers and parents who have babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. They are a team of world-class health professionals, developers, testers, analysts and creative thinkers who collectively address NICU issues with technical solutions.

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Lactation Link
Lindsey Shipley

Lactation Link offers online breastfeeding classes, e-Consults, in-person breastfeeding classes and in-person breastfeeding consultations. Drawing on personal experience, Lindsey aims to educate the many mothers looking for guidance during this critical time.

*Thanks for reading. Note that we’ll announce the July winner by Friday the 11th.

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