Terry Wallace

GeoOrbital Wheel – Electric Wheel For Bicycles

Created by a team of actual rocket scientists - as well as inventors and experts who have worked on projects for SpaceX, Ford's electric cars, and the Peace Corps - the GeoOrbital wheel is a fun but utilitarian invention that transforms your bicycle into a powerful electric vehicle. The innovative...

Pearachute – App For Kids’ Classes and Activities

Pearachute is a subscription-based service for parents to find and book local activities for their children. Desiree Vargas Wrigley, CEO and one of the most notable female entrepreneurs in Chicago, founded her second business through Republic, an equity-based crowdfunding program that allows the public to invest in startups. In addition...

Novel Effect Storytelling App

In a world where kids know how to unlock a cell phone before they even know how to write, the Novel Effect app is breaking ground. Designed to be a perfect marriage of old-fashioned books and modern technology (namely, the cell phone), Novel Effect brings books to life in...

Father Figure Paternity Clothing

According to Father Figure founder Andrew Bentley's research, 84% of millennial fathers wish parenting companies better understood their needs. The modern dad is anything but a hands-off, “bring home the bacon” kind of man. He’s a diaper-changing, room-decorating, co-parenting dude who wants to feel included in the parenting process....

Drainwig Hair Catcher For Shower Drains

As the parents of 5 daughters with long hair and a propensity for long, luxurious showers, Jennifer and Gifford Briggs were no strangers to clogged shower drains. It's a problem I'm sure you've dealt with too, and probably weren't eager to fix because, well, it's pretty nasty down there....

The Morph – Collapsible Foam Roller

In 2007, football player Nate Lawrie was healing from potentially career-ending injuries and a recent spinal surgery. Though his prognosis was serious, he refused to give up on his game or his goals. During his recovery, Nate was schooled on the correct use of a foam roller, a physical...

Kwik-Hang Curtain Rod Brackets

One of the best things about moving into a new place is getting to decorate. Choosing new décor, accenting your space and filling every corner helps make your house a home. But one thing pretty much no one likes to do is hang curtains. Why? To start, the task...

Ash & Anvil (Ash & Erie) Clothing for Short Guys

At 5'6" and 5'8", Detroit entrepreneurs Steven Mazur and Eric Huang are all too familiar with the struggle of finding clothes that fit well. Off the rack clothing isn't designed for short guys, with sleeves that are too long, pants that need to be rolled up, collars that are...

Human Bobber Life Jackets by H3O Sports

A life jacket is a critical piece of equipment for water sports and recreation, and state laws require one Coast Guard approved vest for each person on a boat or other watercraft. Typically people use those standard bright orange vests, which are certified by the Coast Coast and work...

Mirmir Photo Booth

Mirror, mirror, on the wall—who has the most flawless face of all? That’s the question Sean Spencer and Ryan Glenn of Mirmir wanted to solve once and for all. Their premium photo booth rental company (which is pronounced just like the old “mirror, mirror” quip) seeks to help everyday...

Ice Shaker Insulated Protein Shaker Bottle

As a former fullback for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos, Chris Gronkowski is no stranger to working out and everything that goes along with it. That includes protein drinks, which are typically mixed in shaker bottles with a built-in agitator. When it comes to protein...

Delighted By Hummus – Sweet Dessert Hummus

Makenzie Marzluff loves hummus. It’s a healthy and savory snack that you can feel good about eating. She also loves desserts, for obvious reasons. How to satisfy her craving for sweet and decadent treats, while avoiding all the bad things that go along with them? By combining the two...

Solemender Cold Foot Massager

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most prevalent causes of heel pain, effecting more than 2 million people every year. From runners to those who work on their feet, it’s a common ailment with an uncommon treatment: rolling frozen water bottles underfoot. That was the only solution that 12-year-old...

BenjiLock – Padlock With Fingerprint Sensor

Traditional padlocks have one major shortcoming - if you forget your key or combination you’re out of luck. Robbie Cabral's background in real estate marketing gave him unique insight into this problem, and his invention has been opening doors for him and his wife/co-founder Brach Cabral since its development...

Third Wave Water Makes Coffee Tastes Better

Taylor Minor knows a thing or two about coffee. As a professional coffee connoisseur and owner of Telemetry Coffee Roasters, brewing up the perfect cup is truly his business. Most people understand that a quality cup of coffee requires a quality bean that is perfectly roasted, but they don’t consider...

Enso Silicone Wedding Bands

Wedding bands are a meaningful symbol of love and devotion for many couples, but for people with an active lifestyle they often get in the way. Rings frequently need to be removed for daily activities like working, cooking, showering, or exercise to prevent damage or loss. Aside from the...

FidgetLand Fidget Toys

The world is full of fidgeters. Kids fidget. Adults fidget. Some of you are fidgeting while you’re reading this. We see it all the time in the form of bouncing legs, spinning pens, or finger drumming. While these behaviors may make it seem like someone is not paying attention,...

Tangle Pets – Kids’ Hair Brush

Like many inventors, Lizzy Martin’s inspiration came from the pressing need to solve an everyday problem. As the mother of three young girls, she was getting frustrated with what was becoming a constant battle - getting her kids to brush their hair. She would chase them down as they...

Trippie App For Navigating Airports

Getting around in a bustling airport can be a challenging and frustrating experience. If you’ve ever found yourself on the tram to the wrong terminal of the airport while hurrying to catch a connecting flight, then you understand why this app is long overdue. Trippie is an interactive map that...

Qball Throwable Wireless Microphone

Whether it’s kids jockeying for the floor during a classroom activity or adults at a conference struggling to hear a question — there are plenty of opportunities for voices to get lost in the crowd. That’s why Qball is such a neat invention. Created by Shane Cox and his...

Jackson’s Honest Potato Chips

A child’s rare immune disease and a father’s background in chemistry are two of the many inspirations that led to the launch of Jackson’s Honest, a brand that’s much more than just a potato chip company. Jackson’s Honest creates potato chips and tortilla chips with just a handful of...

The Seventy2 – Survival Backpack Kit For First 72 Hours

When adventure calls, it's people like Christian Schauf and Mike "Rooftop" Escamilla that answer. Schauf is an athlete and entrepreneur who has worked in marketing and film to create brand stories, raise money for charities and more. Escamilla is a pro BMX rider, Hollywood stuntman and professional photographer who...

Simple Habit – Meditation App For Busy People

Yunha Kim knows a thing or two about stress. As a former banking analyst and serial entrepreneur, Kim’s peace of mind was often at odds with her long hours and fast-paced work environment. She wanted to begin practicing mindfulness, a type of meditation that pulls the mind away from big...

Locker Boards Mini Skateboards

It’s not unusual to see an 11-year old practicing skateboard tricks in the neighborhood. What is unusual (in the best sense of the word) is to see an 11-year skater turn his passion for boards into a lucrative business. That’s exactly what Carson Kropfl has accomplished with his brand...