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Walkee Paws Leggings for Dogs

Lisa Baronoff loves her dogs, Toffee, a Cocker Spaniel, and Stir Fry, a Goldendoodle, and takes wonderful care of them. She likes them to be happy, safe and comfortable. So when she realized that, while she was walking them, they were picking up on their paws all kinds of...

Hopscotch Game Coding App for Kids

Hopscotch is a free iOS app designed to teach kids the mechanics of coding so that they can: Create games, turn drawings into animations, and build anything they can imagine. Publish the finished games for family and friends to play. Explore projects made by other kids, for the fun...

Everything Legendary Vegan Burger

Duane Myko grew up vegan. His mother created meatless meals every day, because plant-based foods helped her manage the sometimes-debilitating symptoms of lupus. Duane only had a problem with the tasteless burgers she ate. He decided to use his entrepreneurial experience and community connections to bring flavorful and nutritious...

Sienna Sauce

Sienna Sauce, now headquartered in Sienna, Texas, began in Brooklyn, New York. There, Tyla-Simone Crayton, eight years old, created her first batch of sauce with some help from her mother, Monique. Their favorite wing restaurant had closed, and Tyla-Simone wanted to see if she could recreate the recipe for...

Souper Cubes Food Freezing Tray

Michelle and Jake Sendowski love homemade soup. They could make it, of course, but with just the two of them, what would they do with all the leftover soup? Freeze it? Overfill the container and it bursts in the freezer. Underfill it and you get freezer burn. Jake searched...

Byoót Company Swimsuits

Do not let the bikini-clad celebrities mislead you with their selfies. Many women wear one-piece swimsuits that continue to grow in popularity. The classic one-piece suits are more elegant and more flattering than bikinis. After all, not many women are Sports Illustrated-ready. The coverage and support of a one-piece...

The Pizza Cupcake

The Pizza Cupcake is a whole other pizza experience. Michelle Jimenez-Meggiato and Andrea Meggiato have transformed the famous pizza pie into a pizza cupcake, a convenient bite-sized snack that can be enjoyed anywhere and at any time. It also makes a delicious side dish for breakfast, lunch and dinner....

Draft Top Beer Can Opener

Armand Ferranti was in flight school in South Carolina when a classmate removed the top of a can of beer with his teeth. It was Armand’s first topless beer and the first time he tasted the full flavor of beer with all its subtle undertones, because the aroma was...

MountainFlow Eco-Wax: Plant Based Ski Wax

You can’t ski without ski wax. And you can’t ski without loving the outdoors and appreciating the fragility of our environment. That is where the twain does not meet. Most ski wax is a by-product of the petroleum refining process: blackish-gray sludge, bleached and chemically modified to produce the...

Yono Clip: Suction Cup Hanger

We drag germs all over the place—millions of them, on our shoes, so no wonder floors win the “dirtiest, germiest” award. Doesn’t matter if the floor is tile, hardwood or carpet. And then we plop a bag or coat right down on the floor anywhere: gym, restaurant, restroom, workplace,...

Brumachen Brewer: Portable Coffee Maker

Kweku Larbi and Ross Smith, at first glance, appear to be unlikely business partners, but they have teamed up to bring the Brumachen Brewer to market. The personal, portable, single-serve coffee maker provides a quality brew wherever you are—and at a reduced cost. The all-in-one Brumachen weighs only a pound,...

Quevos: Egg White Chips

Quevos are a salty, crunchy high-protein chip without all the carbohydrates and fat found in potato chips. Today, people want healthy snacks that conveniently fit into a briefcase, purse, gym bag or car and that are filling and delicious. Quevos checks all the boxes. And gives you a tasty...

Aura Bora Herbal Sparkling Water

Aura Bora is a craft sparkling water made from the extracts of herbs, fruits and flowers. There are no artificial ingredients, sugar, sodium or calories. It is non-GMO and gluten free. The result is a bold and refreshing sparkling water with vivid flavors and subtle aromas. Paul and Madeleine...

Love Is Project Bracelets

The Beatles are convinced that all you need is love. Elvis can’t help falling in love. Foreigner wants to know what love is. Lionel Richie’s love is endless. The Bee Gees tell us what it’s like to love somebody. The Troggs assure us that love is all around. And...

Bubbly Blaster Champagne Sprayer Gun

Champagne is the universal drink of celebration. But you don’t always need to drink it to celebrate. You can break a bottle of champagne over the bow of a ship, or throw a glass of champagne on the floor at a Russian wedding. If you are in Sweden, you...

ALL33 BackStrong Ergonomic Office Chair

That would be “ALL 33” vertebrae that need to be aligned to improve health and reduce back and neck pain. The BackStrong Chair by ALL33 is designed to cradle your lower back to relieve crucial pressure points throughout your spine and body. It is the only slouch-proof office chair...

Electra Healthy Sports Drink

It takes an athlete to know what the perfect sports drink should be. And Fran Harris is that athlete. She was on the University of Texas basketball team that won the NCAA Championship in 1986. She was the Southwest Conference Player of the Year and was named to the...

His & Her Bar

Jennifer Gallagher made a promise to herself in January 2019. She was going to create a brand that would be consumed regularly and better the lives of others. That’s as much as she knew at that time. It took until September for her vague goal to crystallize into the...

Brake Free: Motorcycle Helmet Brake Light

The key to motorcycle safety is visibility. Even the most vigilant motorist has limited vision in detecting motorcycles. Not only are the tail lights not within the eye level of most car drivers, but cars surrounding a motorcycle have 10 times the visibility. You and your motorcycle have to...

Codi Storytelling Robot: Pillar Learning

Meet Codi If you are one of the many parents who has ever felt guilty for parking a child in front of a screen—TV, computer, tablet or smartphone—to be entertained, meet Codi, ready and able to be your child’s best, and most fun, robot friend, sans screen. And without ever...

Click & Carry: Bag Carrier Handle

Kim Meckwood loves shopping but hates struggling with multiple bags and too often losing. The solution came to her in a dream. Really. She got out of bed, sketched the gadget as she envisioned it, and, after her long and eventful journey and some luck (both good and bad),...

ODR Skis

Kevin Greco is the “Chief Enthusiast Officer” of ODR Skis. He grew up on skis in Alaska, taking advantage of the surrounding slopes every chance he had. It was all good—except for the bulky, risky equipment and the difficult, hazardous learning period. Now Kevin wants to open up the...

The Holiball: Giant Inflatable Holiday Ornament

Cousins Amberly Hall, Kristy Moore and Jennifer Couch, all born and raised in the Houston area, all believe in “Go big or go home” like the true Texans they are. They wanted to go in together on a business, a creative one, and decided on an affordable, inflatable Christmas...

The Toilet Timer by Katamco

It all started the day Adam Stephey had stayed on the toilet so long that he couldn’t get up—all feeling in his legs was gone. He used the sink to pull himself up and held on until he could walk. When he left the bathroom, there were the kids,...