Martha Hurwitz

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...

KidsLuv Vitamin Infused Flavored Water

Ashi Jelinek earned an undergraduate degree in theater and communications at California Institute of Art and then started her career in theatre in New York City. She practiced yoga and meditation, and worked hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle. After becoming a stay-at-home mother, however, she knew...

Bertello Pizza Ovens

Pizza is one of the most popular foods in America. A 2019 Harris Poll on behalf of California Pizza Kitchen revealed some pretty amazing facts about America’s love of pizza. According to this survey, almost a quarter of Americans would choose pizza if they could only eat one...

BabyQuip Baby Gear Rentals

Anyone with children is well aware of the mountain of equipment that the smallest humans seem to need: car seat, crib, toys, highchair, changing table, stroller, bouncy seat, monitors, just to name a few! And when the family wants to take a vacation trip, particularly by airplane,...

Pips & Bounce Ping Pong

Brothers Michael and Eugene Jung freely admit that becoming adults didn’t turn out to be as much fun as they had expected. Ping pong had been a big part of their childhood fun growing up in Kentucky, where they had played with friends, their father and with each...

Bala Bangles Workout Weights

In 2016, Natalie Holloway and her husband, Max Kislevitz, both certified yoga instructors and daily practitioners were on a six-month sabbatical in Asia. Although they were engaged in yoga classes that were often exhausting, they were also looking for ways to push themselves and increase the effects of...

Rapid Rope Dispenser

Whether you are an avid hunter, hiker, boat owner, or simply a DIY homeowner, you will often find yourself in need of a good piece of rope. And when that happens, the rope is usually tangled up in a pile in the garage or thrown in the back...

WisePocket Socks & Leggings

Most young people today carry a cell phone with them wherever they go, and face the problem of what to do with that phone when they need their hands free. Most of the available clothing for teens has pockets that are too small to hold a cell phone...

Zuum Hover Shoes

You don’t need to be Marty McFly in Back to the Future II to experience the thrill of using hover shoes, thanks to Chico Guerra and Mason Buechler, founders of ZUUM Technologies. After earning a Bachelors in Accounting and Finance from Corban University in May of 2017, Chico...

Kit Lender Ski & Snowboard Clothing

It comes as no surprise that growing up in the midst of the Green Mountains, Forrest Shinners would end up in the ski business. Add the fact that his parents owned a ski shop themselves and it would seem Shinners would never have had to leave his native Stowe,...

Little ELF Gift Wrap Cutter

While many people enjoy wrapping presents, getting the paper unrolled, holding it still, and cutting it to the proper size is not so easy! Bryan Perla has invented a clever device that holds the paper roll in place and makes a clean cut, avoiding those choppy edges and...

Gallant Dog Stem Cell Bank

According to a recent survey taken by the American Pet Products Association, there are an estimated 63.4 million dogs living with families in the United States. Ask these pet owners whether they consider their dog a member of the family, and it’s likely the answer would be a resounding...

Baubles + Soles Children’s Shoes

How does someone whose background is in law and advocacy for refugees and survivors of human trafficking get into designing and manufacturing children’s shoes? A fair question, for sure. Lisa Nguyen won a worldwide talent search on Vietnamese Idol 2007 and became a host for Asia Entertainment Inc.’s...

The Peanut Butter Pump

How many peanut butter sandwiches does the average parent make in a week? It would probably be an exaggeration to say thousands, but it certainly seems that way sometimes. Raising three children as a single dad, Andy Scherer had often thought how useful a peanut butter...

Pili Hunters Pili Nuts

You don’t have to be a serious mountain climber, kite surfer or rock climber to appreciate a healthy snack that packs a nutritional punch and provides instant energy. If the snacks can also taste great and help support a local economy, even better. Jason Thomas grew up in Barrow,...

NerdiT Now Phone and Computer Repair

Finding your passion in life is sometimes difficult, but Markevis Gideon, founder of NERDiT NOW, wasn’t even a teenager when he realized that his passion was technology. One of his teachers had allowed him to take home an old computer so that he could explore its inner workings...

Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool

Mosquitos, wasps, and a host of other buzzing, biting and stinging insects are an annoyance to everyone. No one likes to get bitten by them or suffer the itchy skin and swelling that follows. But for some people the reactions are longer lasting and more severe. ...

Aira Wireless Charging Pad

Eric Goodchild and Jake Slatnick are currently developing their Aira wireless chargers with FreePower technology for release in late 2019 through a partnership with Nomad Goods. The Aira charging pad is capable of charging multiple devices at the same time, and its intelligent power manager can deliver power to...

Eterneva Diamonds Made From Cremation Ashes

We may wish it weren’t true, but it is a fact of life that at some point we are going to face the loss of a loved one or a beloved pet. And because each person is unique, it makes sense to have a variety of ways, some...

Circadian Optics Light Therapy

Circadian rhythms might sound like a good name for a jazz band, but they are actually a highly important aspect of human nature. Controlled by the hypothalamus, circadian rhythm, sometimes referred to as our “inner clock,” is a major factor in how we respond to light and darkness,...