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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

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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!

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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!

June Qualification Grant Finalists

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Yellow Scope Science Kits for Girls
Yellow Scope: Science Kits for Girls
Marcie Colledge
website

Yellow Scope was founded in 2014 by scientists and moms, Marcie Colledge and Kelly McCollum. Marcie and Kelly met in 2008 at their children’s elementary school as volunteers running the school’s STEM programs. After realizing how well they work together they decided to Yellow Scope was born. Yellow Scope’s goal is to make rigorous and creative science kits for girls.

Pack Up + Go
Pack Up + Go
Lillian Rafson
website

Pack Up + Go is a travel agency, but with a small twist. They plan an entire 3 day getaway for you in the United States according to your travel preferences, budget, etc. However, what sets this travel agency apart from others is that where you’re going is a surprise. You won’t know where you are going until the day that you depart!

Thru Equine Eyes
Thru Equine Eyes
Nancy Teliczan
Facebook Page

Thru Equine Eyes LLC uses equine facilitated learning. Equine facilitated learning is working with horses to help people understand themselves and find their authenticity and their gifts. With the knowledge learned in Nancy’s programs, each individual is able to become more confident improving their every day life.

najmtek
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.

TheraB Medical
TheraB Medical
Alexa Jones
website

TheraB Medical is an early stage medical device company focused on launching a product called SnugLit, which is a medical device used to treat infant jaundice using phototherapy. Jaundice is a condition that affects nearly 60% of all babies born worldwide. Babies born with jaundice need to be treated within the first week of life, otherwise brain damage may occur. SnugLit is is a device designed to be worn by the infant during treatment, promoting maternal-infant bonding, breastfeeding, and simplicity for nurses and mothers. With SnugLit, babies with Jaundice won’t have to worry about being separated from their mothers for 7 full days after birth.

Sea Made Seaweed
SeaMade Seaweed Company, LLC
Tara Treichel
website

Tara discovered world of edible seaweed while sea-kayaking in the waters of San Juan, WA. She was amazed to find out that seaweed was extremely tasty, nutritious, and had many benefits to it. After much research she realized there were almost no seaweed food products available not made with nori imported from other countries.

Tara saw an opportunity in the market for healthy, convenient access to American grown seaweed products, which is why she discovered the SeaMade Seaweed Company. SeaMade aims to serve health-conscious consumers by providing education and convenient access to U.S. grown seaweed through tasty foods and other seaweed products.

Electric Feel
Electric Feel
Farah Brunache
website

Electric Feel offers a portable electric vehicle charger. The goal of Electric Feel is to make electric vehicle ownership more convenient, thus encouraging more people to make this environmentally friendly investment that will have a significant impact on carbon emissions and the effects of climate change.

Congrats to our June 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 early next week!

May Qualification Grant Finalists

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Water Collective
Water Collective
Sophia Sunwoo
website

The Water Collective is an international nonprofit that secures life-lasting clean water for rural communities in Africa and India. The organization was founded by Sophia in 2011 to resolve the shortcomings of clean water access in the developing world, where 40% of water points are not working at any given time.

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SUPLOGIX
Shannon MacDowell
website

SUPLOGIX was created to contribute to the progression of stand up paddle boarding and paddle sports through scientific research, instruction, product design, sustainability initiatives and promotion of the health and fitness benefits of the sport.

Art Lifting
ArtLifting
Liz Powers
website

ArtLifting is a social enterprise that empowers individuals who are in art groups at hospitals and shelters by selling their artwork. They are a low-profit limited liability company (“L3C”), which means they are a business driven by a social mission. Their mission: To empower individuals living with homelessness or disabilities through the celebration and sale of their artwork.

D. Tamu
D.TAMU, Inc.
Djenee Dunn
website

D.TAMU is a boutique style content strategy firm specializing in the creative development of a brand’s speech. The D. Tamu team’s goal is to help their clients create a cohesive message through verbal, written, graphic, and social content.

Buckhead Fight Club
Buckhead Fight Club
Terri Moss
website

Buckhead Fight Club was opened in May 2013 by Terri Moss after working in the boxing industry for over 15 years. Since then her Gym has grown to be one of Georgia’s largest boxing gym and one of the only women-owned boxing gyms in the country.

Congrats to our May 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 early next week!