Martha Hurwitz

Prime 6 Charcoal

What could be better than inviting friends and grilling steaks over a blazing charcoal fire? According to Riki and Oron Franco the experience could only be improved by one thing: a charcoal that doesn’t contain binders or additives so no chemicals get into the food. Riki Franco...

Fitfighter Weighted Exercise Hose

After her service as a second lieutenant in the 52nd Engineer Battalion in Iraq, Sarah Apgar returned to civilian life in the States. She entered Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College to earn her MBA, and after earning her degree went to work for Warby Parker. As...

LiftiD Neuro Stimulation Headband

Whether your choice is a morning cup of Joe or an afternoon chai latte, there will always be times when you need some kind of boost to help get through all those tasks on your to-do list! Theodore H. Schwartz, MD, has developed a device that relies on...

Surprise Cake Pop-Up Gift Cake Stand

Liz Charm and her son, Jordan Long, have come up with a creative, new update to an old party idea—having something (or someone) pop out of a cake as an entertaining surprise. Apparently, this idea goes back at least to Medieval Europe, when light dishes called entremets were...

Flipstik Phone Mount & Stand

One of the most important abilities that a successful entrepreneur needs is to be able to take a negative situation, figure out a new direction and then work hard to move in that new direction. When Akeem Shannon lost his scholarship while attending Howard University in Washington, D.C.,...

The Cereal Killerz Cereal Bar

Cereal is one of those foods that can bring up memories of childhood favorites. Most of us, however, don’t have memories of being allowed to add our choice of ice cream and candy, or choose from 10 different varieties of milk. Christopher and Jessica Burns of Las Vegas want...

Pooch Paper Dog Waste Sheets

Before establishing her latest venture, Pooch Paper, Tracy Rosensteel had worked in several different capacities in the financial arena in New York City. She also established her own company, Vega Consulting, Inc., in 2007, a firm specializing in implementation and training in trading systems for investment banks, brokerage...

P-nuff Crunch Peanut Snack

Juan Salinas knows very well that snacks are extremely popular. After earning a Masters in Food Science from Rutgers University, he spent 20 years as a snack developer for several major companies, including Nestle, Kraft Nabisco and Cadbury. Many of the products he helped develop can be...

Touchup Cup Paint Container

Carson Grill and his father, Jason Grill, were all set to do some touch-up painting in their home. However, when they opened up the cans of paint that had been stored for just such an occasion, they discovered the paint had rusted and clumped up due to improper...

SparkCharge Electric Car Charger

Electric cars are an important development in the effort to reduce carbon emissions and the damage being done by them to the environment. While they are increasing in popularity, electric cars are also the source of one more anxiety to be added to the already overloaded human being--“range...

The Mad Optimist Soap and Bath Products

If you ever wanted to make your own soap, but after looking into the process figured it would be too difficult, think again! Mohammed A. Mahdi, his brother Mohammed M. Mahdi, and their friend, Anthony Duncan, who call themselves “mad optimists,” will let you do all the fun...

mcSquares Dry Erase Whiteboard Tiles

Anthony Franco has built and sold five successful companies, and amassed an impressive number of awards in the process: 74 technology awards, 62 design awards and over 100 awards combined in innovation, marketing, mobile and business. However, Franco does not credit himself alone for these awards, but rather...

Potty Safe Child Proof Potty Training Toilet

Parenthood can be a wonderful experience, but it does require some tasks that are honestly not that much fun. Potty training might not be number one (no pun intended), but it certainly is somewhere near the top of the list! Once accomplished it makes life a lot...

Tough Apparel Machine-Washable Ties

Kevin Shoemaker and Skylar Bennett both attended Arizona State University, graduating in 2014. Kevin earned his degree in Business Administration and Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business, and Skylar a BS in Accounting. While they may have been able to sport a casual, sometimes not...

UnBuckle Me Child’s Car Seat Tool

Car seats are crucial for the safety of children traveling in automobiles. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, proper use of car seats decreases mortality by 71% in children younger than one year and by 54% in children one to four years of age. Getting a...

ABii Educational Robot

Teachers and parents are always going to be the most important people responsible for helping children learn. Laura Boccanfuso, founder and CEO of Van Robotics, knows this very well, but is convinced that most teachers (and many parents) could use some help. Children have different learning styles,...

Fried Green Tomatoes

Holly Cooper, of Old Hickory, Tennessee, graduated from Middle Tennessee State University, and spent 18 years in the food industry, managing and operating The Hermitage House Smorgasbord and as a partner in the Blue Goose Café. In 2012, she established her current food truck business, and began selling...

Mural Painter Inc.

Emily Strauss earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Fashion Institute of Technology, and then continued working in the art/fashion arena through her business, Vandalize Apparel, creating handmade or hand painted unique clothing. In 2009, Emily founded Design Team NYC, a collaboration of artists, designers, painters, muralists,...

First Saturday Lime Insect Repellent

Pests of all sizes and shapes, flying or creeping, dangerous or just plain annoying are everywhere. Ants, fleas, ticks, lice, mites, aphids, beetles, and mosquitoes plague home and business owners in major urban areas and rural countryside alike. Sisters Jana McDaniel and Jessica Thompson grew up on a farm in...

Muvez Footwear Slipper Shoes

Tracking dirt into the house is a problem most everyone struggles with. It’s an everyday problem, but can become more serious if the concern is to prevent germs and bacteria from being spread all through your living space. People in areas with severe winter weather or long...

PrepWell Academy

Jumping into the Shark Tank has to be a stressful and scary experience for most entrepreneurs, but Phil Black doesn’t even break a sweat at the thought of going in twice. After all, he has been a Navy SEAL officer, an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, and a...

Pasta by Hudson

Brandon Fay’s talent in creating exciting new dining experiences probably began back in his childhood, when his grandmother added spaghetti and meatballs to their Passover meals! Not exactly traditional, but after more than 20 years in the New York City restaurant world, he admits he has never tasted...

Critter Pricker Raccoon Deterrent

Joseph Balistreri had always been a wildlife lover, but knew that conflicts between wildlife and homeowners were increasingly inevitable as people move into territories that contain abundant wildlife. Balistreri wanted to provide effective solutions to remove wildlife from homes without harming them. Many animal species are quickly...

Grouphug Solar Panels For Windows

Going from designing toys to designing solar panels might seem like a pretty big leap, but once you see the innovative solar panels produced by Grouphug Tech, it’s easy to picture. Founded by Krystal Persaud, Grouphug Tech is an offshoot of the Grouphug Collective that she created in...