WomensNet News

February 2nd 2015

January’s Qualification Grant Finalists

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already one month into 2015.

What we can believe is just how many amazing grant applications have flown our way. We’ve narrowed it down to 5 finalists, and they’re all listed below (as always, in no particular order) with a mini bio.

We’ll soon announce the January Amber Grant Award winner, so stay tuned!

January Qualification Grant Finalists:


Sonya Davis

Neqtr is a socially conscious mobile app. They connect people through cause preferences and lifestyle interests and help them meet through planned dates at local volunteer opportunities and charity events. Thus, they help individuals find quality partners with shared passions.



Makeda Ricketts

PinkThink creates interest-oriented and peer-supported web and mobile games that make (S)cience, (T)echnology, (E)ngineering, and (M)ath education powerful, relevant, and engaging for girls ages 8-14. The whole premise of PinkThink is to connect the social and fun activities that girls typically enjoy to education and learning.



Rachelle Amar

iMustHavit is a multilingual product and service navigation app. It connects users with the products and services around them that aren’t easily found otherwise. The app is not just limited to consumer products and services, but also will inform the user about other services, such as civil, government and human rights, which can be unnavigable due to language barriers.


braGGs Reconstruction Bras
Kara Gorski

braGGs Reconstruction Bras helps breast cancer survivors and previvors nurture their sense of beauty, comfort and confidence with a patent-pending bra solution that meets their unique needs. The inspiration was borne out of necessity and from a desire to have something positive come from a disease that has ultimately defined their lives since childhood.


TEND Technologies

TEND Technologies
Lisa Frame

TEND is a private gaming app for couples. It uses an algorithm of prompts that re-creates the feeling and experience of falling in love. Essentially, TEND is hacking love using technology and in-real-life experiences to create more sustainable long-lasting relationships in this culture of “So Many Options, Who Needs to Commit?”

5 responses to “January’s Qualification Grant Finalists”

  1. Kara Gorski says:

    We are so honored to be considered among these fantastic companies doing amazing things! Women entrepreneurs rock! ❤️

  2. Rachelle Amar says:

    We are very honored to be considered for such a wonderful opportunity and appreciate WomensNet’s support for women entrepreneurs!

  3. Pamela says:

    I just heard the good new from the iMustHavit team! Such an honor for us! Thank you for your support! GIRL POWER!

  4. Makeda says:

    On behalf of the women of PinkThink we are honored to be consisdered for a grant and thankful for your support of smart, amazing women and girls!

  5. Tina Davis says:

    i vote for, Must Have It by Rachelle Amar. It sounds INCREDIBLE!!!

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