Archive for the ‘ Grant Finalists’ Category

2018 January Amber Grant Finalists

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Congratulations to the 5 finalists for the 2018 January Amber Grant ($1,000)

PearBerry Development

Rebecca Walton


Snow Day Productions

Julie Drew



Madison Eats Food Tours

Otehlia Cassidy



Wildflower Learning Community

Shelley Welch-Riselvato



LifeFlo Ergonomics

Courtney Mitchell


2017 December Amber Grant Finalists

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018


Tiffany Rachann McMiller



Kids at Risk for Diabetes

Julie Stelting



Luxury Holidays

Jerelyn Mayer



Double Mission

Jaimie Healey



Lactation Link

Lindsey Shipley


2017 November Amber Grant Finalists

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Tip Genie

Elle Rustique

TipGenie is a mobile payments and social impact startup based in Mountain View, California.


WNS Events

Whitney Nichole Stevens

WNS Events is a boutique event planning agency that specializes in curating corporate, charity and social events in Sports and Entertainment.

Upcycled Stone

Tara Lynn Huff

Upcycled Stone takes excess stone that would otherwise be tossed into the trash and upcycles it into products including fire pits and pavers.


Anahata Collaborative

Lara Cornell

Lara’s studio space is created specifically for local creatives and wellness professionals to learn from each other and grow their businesses.

Trinity Gunshot Alarm System

Stacy Jax
Website (Release in early 2018)

Influenced by the Sandy Hook tragedy, Stacy’s goal is to improve school/building security and safety.

2017 October Amber Grant Finalists

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Front Forty
Lauren Condell

Front Forty is a grab n’ go concept providing personalized, healthy, farm-to-table meals at the touch of a button — made possible with a network of next-generation kiosks.


Hope Adoptions & Consulting
Amber Van Dyke

Hope Adoptions and Consulting is a licensed adoption agency offering home study and post placement services to families across Northern Wyoming.


Tinia Pina

Re-Nuble uses a proprietary process enabled by technology to offer effective, environmentally friendly, bio-based products to the agricultural industry.


WiGo Trips
Jaqui McCarthy

Designed for modern travelers, WiGo Trips is a social network and group travel hub with a trip sharing marketplace. 


Vital Step Physical Therapy & Fitness
Lyndsay Brown

Vital Step provides clients with the steps necessary to reach a level of maximal recovery and independence in a supportive, compassionate environment.

2017 September Amber Grant Finalists

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Spirited Grape
Brenda Audino

Spirited Grape’s approach to wine education is not simply learning about wine, but fostering an understanding of the industry. Spirited Grape will offer industry recognized wine certification programs which have been developed by internationally recognized organizations including: Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), The Society of Wine Educators (SWE) and others.

Accents, School of Foreign Language
Brenda Beaudette-Kaim

Brenda’s mission is simple: to provide fun, interactive immersion foreign language classes to children and adults ages four and up. She creates a comfortable and friendly learning environment so everyone can thrive.  She wants students to have an enjoyable and positive experience!  ASoFL focuses on speaking where students are actively engaged through word/image association, conversation, fun physical and artistic activities, music, and even theatre.

Sleep N Feed
Victoria Goodwin

The Sleep N Feed is a multifunctional co-sleeper/nursing pillow/traveling bassinet system that transforms for different feeding positions and accommodates babies from birth to one year of age. Drawing on personal experience, Victoria’s goal with the Sleep N Feed is to provide babies a safe sleeping space and to make breastfeeding easier and more comfortable.

Karen Cohen

Omiga’s patented technology detects physiological signs that first appear at the point where physical and cognitive ability is considered legally impaired. These signs are scientifically analyzed and recorded, and the results are reported. Omiga’s communications capabilities can transmit customized results to designated recipients, simply record the testing results for future processing, or even disable a vehicle’s ignition.

Bri Alexander

BLOOM was inspired by idea that language and culture should be accessible to the communities and descendants it belongs to. By working in conjunction with tribal and ethnic nations and their existing language initiatives, BLOOM makes learning one’s language easier and more accessible than ever before.

Congratulations to the finalists — we will announce the winner shortly!

2017 July Amber Grant Finalists

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.