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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.

suplogix
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!

April Qualification Grant Finalists

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Je Suis Boutique
Je Suis Boutique
Paige Jones
http://www.je-suis-boutique.com/

Je Suis Boutique is an eCommerce platform founded by Paige Jones. Her boutique hosts an online shopping experience with a collection of unique start-up designers who are looking to get their foot in the industry.

Elu
Elu, LLC
Christina Marshall-Valdez
website

The Elu brand is for women who want their curves to cascade into styles that inspire confidence. Elu’s style shop at YourElu.com will soon offer gorgeous styles that can be made-to-measure to highlight everything beautiful about a womens body.

Pop Fizz
Pop Fizz Weddings
Elizabeth Means
website

Pop Fizz Weddings is a party planning company that Elizabeth started with her mother after planning her own wedding. Recently she has started developing the idea of “Pocket Weddings.” Pocket weddings are smaller, more streamlined, and more affordable than traditional weddings. By cutting out the traditional venue, seated dinner and winnowing down the guest list, her idea of Pocket Weddings can save clients tens of thousands of dollars.

FGSandCo
FGS&Co.
Pamela Baer
website

FGS&Co. was a founded by Pamela as a “gifting is giving” shopping platform where every individual shopper is a community contributor and every purchase makes a socially responsible impact.

The majority of the platform vendors are local or global artists that give back to the community, earn a fair living wage through their craftsmanship, and strive to make a difference through their product. On top of that at least 25% of proceeds from every purchase made through their site goes back to a worthy cause or charity.

Under The Sea Hawaii
Under the Sea LLC
Barbara Whitman Howell
website

Under the Sea is an all inclusive glass bottom boat tour in Hawaii for people of all ages and skill levels. Barbra’s team offers many different types of tours so that people can enjoy dolphins, whales, reefs and even sea turtles with their families despite their ability in the water or physical limitations.

Under the Sea also has their own to research program for bioluminescence, which has been proven to detect marine pollution and has driven huge advantages in medicine.

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 very soon!

March Qualification Grant Finalists

Monday, April 4th, 2016

soleSavers
Sole Savers Inc.
Melodie Narain
website

Sole Savers is a rollable flat shoe company. They provide emergency flat shoes for women through their website and vending machines. The company has big plans to contribute to charities and work in different philanthropic avenues to keep with their mantra that “every sole has a soul.”

Elu
Elu, LLC
Christina Marshall-Valdez

The Elu brand is for women who want their curves to cascade into styles that inspire confidence. Elu’s style shop at YourElu.com will soon offer gorgeous styles that can be made-to-measure to highlight everything beautiful about a womens body.

AlumniFunds
Alumni Funds
Amber fox
website

Alumni Funds is an organization founded by a group of Drum Corps International Alumni. They created a platform for alumni to create custom performing arts scholarships. Alumni groups can be comprised of anyone they wish; and each group can customize the eligibility, criteria, and dollar amount of the scholarship they wish to create.

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Flying Change Equine Therapy
Lissa Corcoran
website

Flying Change Equine Therapy uses unforgettable interactive experiences with rescued and retired horses to foster emotional social, spiritual, and psychological growth in people. Flying Change provides equine assisted psychotherapy and Equine Assisted learning with children, adolescents and adults for emotional growth.

Lissa’s business provides clients with many opportunities to practice a healthy life skills in a physically and emotional safe environment, and the confident to take those skills back into their family and life.

equilibrium
Equilibrium Learning, LLC
Gina Clarke
website

Equilibrium is a learning software that creates individual learning profiles based on the natural skills and talents associated with the school subjects. They couple these learning profiles with Multiple Intelligences types (such as Verbal, Visual, Logical, Kinesthetic, etc.) to make the learning process as personalized as possible.

ExplorerChickAdventureCO
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.

Kettle Black TeaHouse
Kettle/Black Teahouse
Christina (Tina) Eilers & Lynn Halldorson
website

Kettle/Black Teahouse plans to be a modern, Asian-inspired teahouse located in the beautiful coastal town of Cannon Beach, Oregon. Once their Teahouse opens they plan to offer monthly evening tea tastings, and hope to partner with local businesses to sell their tea wholesale to them for use in coffee shops and restaurants.

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 very soon!

February Qualification Grant Finalists

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Nido
Nido Durham, LLC
Tiffany Frye
website

Nido Durham is a quiet space for coworking and childcare combined for parents. While parents are in their own workspace, their children are a door away in a Montessori classroom doing their own creative work. Along with childcare, Nido is a community with events to support each others professional and parenting interests and just to get to know one another.

Brobe
Brobe International
Allison Schickel
website

The Brobe is a robe with a built in bra attached to it. The Brobe is a robe designed for breastfeeding mothers or women undergoing any breast surgery, such as mastectomy, reconstruction, breast augmentation, or reduction. The Brobe is fashionable yet functional and can be used in many different occasions throughout different stages in a woman’s life.

Spectrum Works
Spectrum Works
Ann Marie Sullivan
http://spectrumworks.org/

Spectrum Works is an innovative social enterprise employment model born out of the idea that individuals with autism deserve an opportunity to have a productive, fulfilling life. Their unique approach gives people with autism the opportunity to show society that they are capable of producing high quality goods and services.

Kheyti
Kheyti
Saumya
Website

Saumya’s company, Kheyti designs, adapts and implements low cost farming solutions to help growers increase yield and predictability of produce. Their goal is to offer small farmers a seamless path towards income increase.

Yellow Scope
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.

Honorary Finalist

mmmorgans cupcakes
MmMorgan’s Custom Cakes and Desserts
Morgan Hodnett
website

MmMorgan’s Custom Cakes and Desserts was founded by a 14 year old girl as a way to share her passion for creating beautiful cakes with others. Her entrepreneurialism and passion for baking at such a young age is so impressive, that we couldn’t not add her to this list. Check out her facebook page to see some of her work!

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 very soon!

January’s Qualification Grant Finalists

Friday, February 5th, 2016

girls at work
Girls At WORK, Inc.
Kathleen Hannabach
website

Girl 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.

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The Safe Baby Co.
Amber Kroeker

In 2013 Amber returned to her office with a heavy heart after reviewing the deaths of two babies who had died from an unsafe sleep environment which made her realize she needed to do something. So Amber started researching and came across a program in Finland which provides maternity packages to all women who give birth in that country. Before the program was implemented, Finland had the highest infant mortality rate in the world. They now enjoy the lowest, in part due to the maternity package. The special thing about this package is that the box doubles as a safe sleep space for babies.

The baby box Amber is trying to create is an environmentally friendly, recyclable, inexpensive and portable sleep space.

diane beam
Imaginary Universe
Diane Beam

The Imaginary Universe is A Science book and film on the subject of physics and modern cosmology and Diane’s experience working with UK scientist Stephen Hawking. She is the author of the book in progress and the director, producer and co-author with Stephen Hawking of the documentary, non-profit, feature film.

The book is about her collaboration with world-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking which began more than two decades ago. At the heart of the book are the events surrounding our work, script-writing, and filmmaking in the UK and USA.

the smart playbook
The SMART Playbook
Suzanne Wind
Website

The SMART Playbook was founded by Suzanne Wind a mom of three. The SMART Playbooks plan is to offer families a simple and effective game plan to teach relevant life skills like manners and social skills.

metabrew
Metamenu LLC
Natalie Neumann
website

Metabrew is a five-ingredient powerhouse of antioxidants and superfoods for long-lasting and slowly released energy. The foods used to make Metabrew are ethically sourced – making it easy for your body to convert the ingredients straight into brain power. Metabrew restores your body’s base mineral levels – leaving you feeling happier and healthier.

xoi
XOI, Inc.
Linh Tran
website

For decades, the Gac fruit was used in a festive sticky rice (xoi gac) that is eaten during Vietnamese New Year celebrations and weddings. This dish serves as the inspiration for the company name, XOI– both as a reminder of the fruit’s origins, and as a denotation of the joy experienced at occasions where xoi gac is served.

XOI’s aim is to bring this celebration to you through natural Gac fruit products and to the ethnic minority farmers that XOI works with.

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 very soon!