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December Qualification Grant Finalists

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

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ScriptoPro Inc.
Meena Singhal
Website

ScriptoPro is an online assessment tool and learning management system that allows educators and trainers to develop and deliver quizzes, courses and training online, as well as track and report the progress of their learners through an engaging and intuitive interface.

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e-Factor!®
Marcy Maslov
Website

e-Factor!® is a business tool that helps diverse teams and leaders work better together ethically. It also helps protect you and your organization from unethical behavior. The game does this by creating a safe place to simulate work experiences and solve real-life business ethics dilemmas. In this environment it is possible to evaluate opportunities and consequences before taking an action that could cause an organization to lose clients or damage a companies professional reputation.

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Better Way Goods, LLC
Alina Kravchenko
Website

Swipensnap™ is a patented one hand diaper cream applicator. Invented by a mother who was faced with the struggles of applying diaper rash cream ointment onto her babies bottom. It provides more safety for your baby by allowing mothers and fathers to keep one hand on the baby at all times. Prevents contamination, if her hands were washed thoroughly. And it makes the process more clean and efficient by eliminating the need to wash the water resistant ointment off her hands.

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Prodigi Kids
Karen Braveheart
Website

Prodigi Kids was founded in 2013 by an attorney turned entrepreneur. As a mother of three young children, Karen saw a need for a plate that couldn’t be picked up from the table and thrown around the room. From there the Adi plate was born. Adi is a Stay-Put Plate, plate perfectly designed to prevent toddlers from hurling their plates of food in the air like frisbees.

This plate will finally allow parents everywhere to enjoy a peaceful meal with their family without having a plate hauled across the room!

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Lucky Nutrition, LLC
Jamie Oberweger
Website

Luckybar is the ONLY kids protein bar that has more protein than two eggs and has 30%-60% less sugar than the leading kids bar. The packaging is fun for kids, each one is a fun adventure featuring brother and sister Luke and Lucy Lucky, and every box includes 12 stickers! The best part is that kids love the bars and they are eating them, which means that we effectively changed meal time and snack time for kids everywhere.

Congrats to our December Qualification Grant Finalists and as always, thank you for reading! Remember we award a grant every month – if interested, here’s the link to apply!

Stay tuned: We will be announcing the winner Soon!

November Qualification Grant Finalists

Monday, December 5th, 2016

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Mom Made Peeks LLC
Emily Blomberg
Website

As a mother of a 2 year old Emily would become very frustrated with the common onesie. There was no way to check her son’s diaper without undressing him or trying to peek through the leg of the diaper (which could leave her finger a little messy.) So she designed the Peek-a-poo onesie to solve this problem! This onesie has a unique design which allows the caregiver the ability to peek into the top of the diaper without taking off shoes, pants or unsnapping the onesie.

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Autism Strong, LLC
Kelly Camp
Website

When Kelly’s kids were diagnosed with autism, she was completely overwhelmed. She was thrown into a new world of special needs lingo, a new section of TriCare and medical care. She did as much research and absorbed as much information as she could, but she never felt it was enough.

Kelly wanted to do more to help her kids, but she had no idea what to do. She wished that there was a starter kit of sorts, that had a variety of tools to try out so she had somewhere to start. Instead of waiting around for someone to create it she decided to start one herself which is how Autism Strong Started.

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SeniorHabitat
Melissa Louie
Website

SeniorHabitat is a free service that allows seniors and caregivers to find an appropriate senior residence, see tour availability in real-time, and instantly book an appointment for a tour through their website.

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Sinkboss®, LLC.
Niloufar Gabbay
Website

Sinkboss Baby is an all-in-one device that lets parents wash and dry baby bottles and other baby-ware sanitarily and easily while away from home or when space is limited. This U.S. Utility Patent protected product is the only complete sanitary and space saving solution to cleaning a baby’s feeding products while away from home.

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Josiah’s Clubhouse LLC
Maria Mucci
Website

Josiah’s Clubhouse’ goal is to provide affordable childcare services and become an active member of the community of Westville that advocates children’s and families’ welfare.

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Glitter Rain Entertainment
Maya Jenkins
Website

Glitter Rain is a team of producers based in Los Angeles, California, founded by Maya Jenkins. Glitter Rain Entertainment’s focus is creating entertaining and artistic content in the form of TV shows, videos, films, web series, sketches, and music.

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Little Bird Photography
Jennifer Stevens

In 2015 Jennifer’s unborn daughter was deemed “incompatible with life” at 20 weeks. Before Jennifer lost her baby, she reached out to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (an organization that provides remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby) but they were too short handed to send someone. Shortly after her baby was born silently into the world. She was fortunate that the nurses at the hospital were comfortable enough to take a few photos of the baby, but Jennifer knows they would have been better had a photographer been able to come.

From there Jennifer’s passion for birth photography was born. Capturing the sacred time of birth and taking part of celebrating new life has been healing for her. Her plan is to capture maternity, birth, and newborn photos for families as a profitable business but to also offer the same services to families facing loss as a gift to keep her daughters light shining-to give her life meaning.

Congrats to our November Qualification Grant Finalists and as always, thank you for reading! Remember we award a grant every month – if interested, here’s the link to apply!

Stay tuned: We will be announcing the winner Soon!

October Qualification Grant Finalists

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

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Guitars And Caffeine
Chelsea Clark
website

Guitars and Caffine is a guitar repair and restoration shop in Los Angele started by Chelsea. He goal is to make great quality repairs affordable to working musicians and help break through the sexism in the guitar manufacturing and repairing industry. She also uses the wood, parts and hardware from broken and neglected guitars to make new string instruments, those are called C.Sea Recycled.

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Glovestix
Krista Woods
website

GloveStix are a patent pending odor management system for smelly sports gear. When placed into gloves or shoes after practice or games they absorb harmful moisture, eliminate odors and inhibit 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria growth in about 24 hrs.

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Candesco Productions LLC
Giovanna Aguilar
website

Candesco Productions is a bilingual (Spanish) multimedia Digital Production Studio committed to producing original, thought-provoking multimedia content and events that engage audiences with the power of storytelling.
They create digital marketing strategies to drive audience engagement and brand loyalty for the budget-conscious client.

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Hyper Wine, LLC
Haley Lynn
website

Hyper Wine plans to be more than just a coffee, espressso, and wine cafe to their customers. Hyper wine wants to welcome their customers to a positive environment where they can interact with one another, as well as the staff. The main goal of Hyper Wine is to inspire, motivate, and facilitate genuine connections between people.

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Bloom Bras
Elyse Kaye
website

The Bloom Bra is a sports bra designed without underwire to work like a shelf to lift the breasts rather than squish the. The Bloom Bra distributes weight throughout the back and sides rather than putting pressure over the shoulders and across the ribs, allowing for natural movement of the breast and uninterrupted circulation of the body’s essential systems.

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Sol Book Box
Vanessa Nielsen
website

Sol Book Box is a subscription service for Spanish children’s books. Every month, subscribers receive a themed box with a carefully curated book in Spanish as well as extra book-related objects that tie in to the story. With this service, parents can focus their time and energy elsewhere instead of trying to find high quality books in Spanish to help them raise bilingual bookworms.

Congrats to our October Qualification Grant Finalists and as always, thank you for reading! Remember we award a grant every month – if interested, here’s the link to apply!

Stay tuned: We will be announcing the winner Soon!

September Qualification Grant Finalists

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

AquaXI
AquaXi
Shauna Lee Young
website

Many people don’t think their own water is safe to drink, so they spend money on bottled water, which can cost up to 10,000 times the cost of tap water. Or they buy filtration solutions that may not address their particular problem. Even then, there is little to no visibility in water safety issues which may be all around your home. Water suppliers do a lot to remove pollutants, but there is also a lot they cannot do.

Enter AquaXi, a company that helps families by testing samples of their water to determine if its safe to drink. They then share the test results with you and others through a map on their website (never revealing the exact location of your home.) If your water test fails for any reason they’ll work with you to help resolve the issue at hand.

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Kyra’s Shea Medleys
Kyra Nicole Young
website

Kyra’s Shea Medleys is a natural and multipurpose hair and skincare line based in Los Angeles, CA. They handcraft every product in LA, to bring you hand-whipped, certified vegan and cruelty-free, heavenly-scented, and nutrient-rich line of Shea Butter Creams. All of their products promote healthy living for women, men, children, and seniors as well as all hair and skin types.

TrackPacer
TrackPacer
Alexandra Kline
website

TrackPacer is a patent-pending real-time pacing system for runners, meaning runners no longer need to look at their watch and check the splits written on their arm while you’re trying to run. Instead, they can just chase a light.

TrackPace is an LED strip along the inner perimeter of a running track that you can program on your phone to sequentially light up at your target pace. Then, all a runner has to do is chase the light and not give pacing another thought. It is the same concept as the super imposed world record line on televised running events – except the athlete can see the record line they are chasing.

Kynplex
Kynplex
Grace Xiao
website

Kynplex enables scientific companies and institutions to feature updates on a single site. This means that anyone can see a customized feed of scientific updates like research discoveries and new technologies. Kynplex uses this information to identify and suggest effective partnerships so that more research ideas can become life-saving drugs and treatments.

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My Hoopla in a Box
Chisesi August- Brooks
website

My Hoopla in a Box is a party supplier service for a low cost parties in one box. These occasions can be anything such as a super bowl party, birthday party, weddings, baby showers & more!

Congrats to our September Qualification Grant Finalists and as always, thank you for reading! Remember we award a grant every month – if interested, here’s the link to apply!

Stay tuned: We will be announcing the winner Soon!

August Qualification Grant Finalists

Friday, September 9th, 2016

myflow
my.Flow
Amanda K Brief
website

my.Flow™ wants to bring data on the period out of the darkness, following in the footsteps of the hundreds of smart devices that track sleep, diet, exercise, and every other bodily function you can think of.

They are currently developing a tampon monitor and companion tampons that notify you when your tampon is full and should be changed. When the monitor senses your tampon approaching full saturation, a notification will be sent to your phone via our Bluetooth-enabled belt clip, so that you never have to worry about leakage or TSS again. my.Flow™ plans to empower anyone experiencing a period with knowledge and confidence about their bodies, from the minute-by-minute to the monthly level.

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Haven Innovations, LLC
Emily Wills
website

Haven is a network of personal devices and resources that emphasize fashion and personal safety. Haven provides protection by bringing physical safety to their users and also peace of mind for their loved ones.

They do this with their bracelets. A Haven bracelet utilitzes GPS technology and audio capabilities to track a person’s location and record exactly what is going on in an emergency situation. Essentially a black box from an airplane on a person’s wrist. The bracelet takes advantage of its design and human factors through proximity, reaction times, and fight-or-flight responses. Haven’s mission is to prevent women from being put in dangerous situations. Haven works to give you and your families peace and mind and a solid foundation of security with their product.

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Aloo Baby/Uniflo Technologies
Aarti Mehta
website

Uniflo was created by a first-time mom and physician, Aarti. She wanted to feed her child breast milk as it was important to her and her husband. Unfortunately, it was difficult to determine how much her baby would drink during each feeding. After each feeding there was significant unconsumed liquid remaining in the bottle. But because of the baby’s back wash reentering the bottle, they were concerned about reusing the liquid and had to discard the remaining milk.

It’s difficult for many moms to produce excessive quantities of breastmilk and using formula can be very expensive. So after searching for potential solutions Aarti decided to create a device on her own, (called Uniflo) that would prevent backwash from reentering the bottle and as a result keeping the remaining liquid unused. Allowing her to feel more comfortable reusing the liquid, and in the process, saving significant effort and money. At that point her Uniflo Technology was born!

prodigikids
Prodigi Kids. Inc.
Karen Braveheart
website

Prodigi Kids was founded in 2013 by an attorney turned entrepreneur. As a mother of three young children, Karen saw a need for a plate that couldn’t be picked up from the table and thrown around the room. From there the Adi plate was born. Adi is a Stay-Put Plate, plate perfectly designed to prevent toddlers from hurling their plates of food in the air like frisbees.

This plate will finally allow parents everywhere to enjoy a peaceful meal with their family without having a plate hauled across the room!

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Nurse Born Products
Sarah Mott
website

Sarahs website carries an array of products for nurses, about nurses, from nurses. It all started with the Nurse Born Stethoscope Holder, (invented by Sarah herself). The Nurseborn Stethoscope Holder is an important little clip for your stethoscope that helps take the weight off your neck. From there it became our mission to find awesome, unique, quality made products inspired by or invented by nurses. The goal of Nurse Born Products is to motivate and empower nurse entrepreneurs to achieve their own personal and professional growth. We believe in helping each other succeed.

Congrats to our August Qualification Grant Finalists and as always, thank you for reading! Remember we award a grant every month – if interested, here’s the link to apply!

Stay tuned: We will be announcing the winner Soon!

July Qualification Grant Finalists

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

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NAJMTEK
Sophie Ennadi
website

Najmtek is currently working on an adaptive and innovative learning tool for dyslexic people, to help them learn, read, and work without having dyslexia in the way. The name of the device is called the Ubook, and it is an all-in-one multi-touch, multi-language fully customizable laptop with a dual screen keyboard. While the Ubook’s incredible features go far beyond this (the Ubook also provides applications with its dual screen component for almost any industry: medicine, education, business, architecture, etc.), Sophie’s personal experience having a daughter with dyslexia is what prompted her to pursue this project.

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Girls at Work, Inc.
Elaine Hamel
website

Girls at Work is a not-for-profit that provides girls with a safe and supportive environment to step out of their comfort zones and to build with other girls. Not only do they discover how capable they are, they also discover how exciting it is to work as part of a team toward a common goal.

Nativ Wings Catering
Native Wings of Health
Lila Boone
website

Lila lives in a rural, low income country town in North Eastern North Carolina. In that area, due to generational traditions, the families eat very unhealthy. (Enormous amount of Pork, Fried Foods, still cooking with Lard & really bad cooking practices). Both adults AND children have an Alarming high rate of Obesity, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, etc.

This is why Lila started the company, Native Wings of Health, to open doors and teach members of the community that healthier options are Affordable and delicious.

uniflo
ABCD Capital LLC
Aarti Mehta
website

Uniflo was created by a first-time mom and physician, Aarti. She wanted to feed her child breast milk as it was important to her and her husband. Unfortunately, it was difficult to determine how much her baby would drink during each feeding. After each feeding there was significant unconsumed liquid remaining in the bottle. But because of the baby’s back wash reentering the bottle, they were concerned about reusing the liquid and had to discard the remaining milk.

It’s difficult for many moms to produce excessive quantities of breastmilk and using formula can be very expensive. So after searching for potential solutions Aarti decided to create a device on her own, (called Uniflo) that would prevent backwash from reentering the bottle and as a result keeping the remaining liquid unused. Allowing her to feel more comfortable reusing the liquid, and in the process, saving significant effort and money. At that point her Uniflo Technology was born!

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Diaper Diva Designs
Laura Toto
website

Laura’s journey began when her third child turned one and discovered her new found ability to get naked on her own. She couldn’t have been less interested in potty training and it became quite a “game”. For two months her child thwarted her every effort to keep her clothed and diapered. Nap after nap, bedtime after bedtime, Laura would walk into her room to find her kids diaper in a corner, clothes in another, along with an indescribable mess to clean up. With Laura’s sanity wearing thin she searched online. She found a few suggestions but nothing worked.

After some time Laura got the idea to cut the feet off of old pajamas, put them on her backwards and voila! It worked like a charm. After some tweaking to the outfit the Naked No More onesie was born.

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Explorer Chick Adventure Co
Nicki Bruckmann
website

Explorer Chick Adventure Co is a travel company exclusively for women founded by Nicki Bruckmann. Her travel company plans to take women on epic adventures, in incredible parts of the world so women can live new experiences and discover new strengths while surrounded by a community of equally adventurous women.

Congrats to our July Qualification Grant Finalists and as always, thank you for reading! Remember we award a grant every month – if interested, here’s the link to apply!

Stay tuned: We will be announcing the winner next week!