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Yellow Leaf Hammocks

When Joe Demin took some time off to backpack through Thailand, he expected an adventure. He did not expect that the trip would change his life and certainly never dreamed that he could change the lives of many others. It was on one of Thailand's 1400 islands...

Dreamland Baby Weighted Blanket

Tara Williams and her husband Rob needed sleep. So did Luke. At six months old, Luke still was not sleeping through the night. It made for grumpy parents and grumpy baby. Luke was their fourth child, and they had never had to deal with this before. One night, while...

RollinGreens Plant Based Wings and Tots

Ryan Cunningham and his wife Lindsey decided to start a food truck business. Ryan, Executive Chef, had worked as a personal chef (known as Chef Ko) for 10 years after attending his mother's plant-based culinary school and later training at a West Coast restaurant. Lindsey, CEO, had experience as...

Salted Restaurant Delivery

Jeff Appelbaum is the founder and CEO of the Salted Restaurant Group. Restaurant groups are nothing new. There is Darden Restaurants that owns Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Bahama Breeze Island Grille. Bloomin' Brands owns Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, and Carraba's Italian Grill. Salted is not like those groups....

Rescue Ready Window Escape Ladder

Eric Hartsfield and Brett Russell know all about house fires. Eric has been a firefighter with the Norfolk (VA) Fire Rescue for 10 years. His buddy Brett has been a firefighter/paramedic for 13 years. The two specialize in technical rescues, including confined-space rescues, rope rescue, and structural collapse rescue. They...

Slate Chocolate Milk

Josh Belinsky and Manny Lubin are giving chocolate milk a clean slate. They both have loved chocolate milk since childhood, but there’s the lactose, sugar and short shelf life to deal with, as well as the containers depicting little kids or cartoon cows or bunnies. The 20-somethings and 30-somethings...

Lord von Schmitt Crochet Clothing

When Schuyler Ellers first heard the words, “Those are the most hideous pants I've ever seen,” he knew he was on the right track, creating high fashion from vintage crochet Afghans. Schuyler always loved art, color, theater and the bizarre. While at Columbia University, he discovered costume design. After...

The DadWare Bondaroo

Nick Baker and his wife Dawn thought they were well prepared for the birth of their daughter Eva. They went to all of the classes, read all of the books. They knew how important it was for Eva’s first experience in this world to be skin-to-skin bonding (aka “kangaroo...

PROVEN Skincare

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the beauty industry, and PROVEN Skincare is in the vanguard. AI is the ability of a computer to assess a colossal amount of information, draw rational conclusions and select relevant details faster than is humanly possible. It is Netflix recommending movies based on everything...

Tanoshi Kids Computer

Children need to know how to use a computer. To get the most from their education, they need to know how to use a search engine for research, find tutorials and online assistance, communicate with others, write papers and complete school assignments. They also need an early foundation in...

JiggAerobics Exercise

Jigging + Plyometrics = JiggAerobics Jigging is a dance style that started in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in response to music performed by Baton Rouge hip hop artists. Signature moves include the spirited waggling of the arms and exuberant wiggling of the knees while jumping up and down. Plyometrics, also known...

The Little Burros Wheelbarrow Tool Holder

Bob Thorsen enjoyed helping his wife with her gardening. He often acted as “go-fer”; it’s difficult to know what all you will need when you start out. When they moved to a house on six acres, all that walking back and forth gave Bob an idea. With cardboard and...

Just The Cheese Snack Bars

David Scharfman loved crunchy cheese when he was a boy, like the edges of a grilled cheese sandwich. He asked his father to make crunchy cheese so that he wouldn’t have to wait for a grilled cheese to get his edges. Fortunately for David, his father Paul was (and...

Neuro Energy Gum

Kent Yoshimura and Ryan Chen became friends while at the University of California. They both have always had busy lives. Kent has competed internationally in Muay Thai (Thai boxing), trained the Japanese Olympic Judo team and the Imperial Palace’s guards, is a muralist for the city of Los Angeles,...

Seriously Slime

Making and playing with slime is a great way for kids to learn that science can be fun. It’s squishy and stretchy and gooey. There is glitter slime, marshmallow-like slime, slime with foam beads that pop, and even glow-in-the-dark slime. Why wouldn’t kids love it? Sarah McDermott and Shannon Valko...

Bad Birdie Golf Shirts

Golf fashions sure have changed since the days of kilts and animal skins. Then there were knickers and tweeds and later suits and ties. The dress code started to ease up during the 1930s and 1940s, and in the 1950s, golfers were wearing casual slacks and polo shirts (soon...

Beddley Duvet Covers

It’s simply lovely, snuggling into the soft, plush warmth of the duvet for a restful, reinvigorating sleep. And then morning dawns and you need to wrestle and wrangle with the duvet cover to make the bed. Sometimes you are so exhausted and stressed that you want to crawl right...

Goumi Kids & Baby Clothes

When Lili Yeo gave birth to her daughter, she couldn't find baby clothes that were pretty and functional and environmentally friendly. She called Linsey Fuller, her good friend since high school, to find out what clothing she had used for her babies. Linsey was an “old hand” at motherhood,...

The Frozen Farmer Ice Cream

The Frozen Farmer found a delicious way to cut down on the tremendous waste of fruits and vegetables that occurs regularly on our nation’s farms. Katey Evans, her husband Kevin and her mother, Jo Ellen Algier, found a market for unsold produce when they created their homemade super-premium ice...

Boho Camper Vans

When Sarina Gomez and David Sodemann spent their vacation exploring Maui in a rented camper van, they returned to Arizona with more than fabulous photos and marvelous memories. They had an exciting new project—building their own camper van. They shared their plans with their friend, Brett Ellenson, who was...

Safety Nailer

Dan Eifes was a Civil Engineer in the Navy when he had his “Aha!” moment. During a safety stand-down, one of the presenters demonstrated a chisel with a grip that would keep the hammer from hitting the hand. Dan thought about how many more people get injured hammering in...

Bohana Popped Water Lily Seeds

Popped water lily seeds have been used for more than 5,000 years as part of Ayurvedic medicine, the holistic health care system still practiced in India. Priyal Bhartia grew up snacking on them, and when she returned to India to visit her family, she rediscovered the delicious treat. She...

Swimply Swimming Pool Rental

It was your typical scorching hot, oppressively humid summer day in New Jersey. Bunim Laskin, home from college in Israel, wished that he and his 11 younger siblings could cool off in the swimming pool next door that was rarely used. He asked the owner, and she was fine...

Space Traveler Kid’s Car Seat Cover

You are never too young to need your “own space.” Introduce your children to their own space while on long car trips and save your sanity (which is the real point). No more “He’s hogging the whole seat!” or “Is not!” Is too!” or “Mom! She kicked me!” Imagine...