Martha Hurwitz

Zach & Zoe Wildflower Honey

Kam and Summer Johnson moved to the rural area of New Jersey when their son, Zach, was around five years old. The family loved living there, but unfortunately Zach’s asthma was negatively affected by increased pollen exposure in the countryside. The Johnsons have always been careful about the use of...

Fish Fixe Seafood Delivery

Emily Castro and Mellissa Harrington first collaborated during their college years at Texas A&M, where they were both on the soccer team. More than likely neither of them would have imagined how their experience working toward the same goal (literally) on their college soccer team would come in handy...

Beulr Online Meeting Attender Bot

While Peter Solimine was earning his BS in Economics at Tulane University, he had an early morning class in the auditorium with several hundred other students. Early morning meaning 7:45 AM! We all know what many college students are doing the night before such an early morning class. Studying?? Maybe....

54 Thrones African Skincare & Beauty Products

Christina Tegbe’s three main passions are traveling the world, Africa, and beauty. Tegbe graduated from Tulane University in 2007 with a degree in Business Law and Management. She then went on to earn a Masters in Science from University of Houston-Clear Lake, with a concentration in Healthcare Administration. She...

Paskho Apparel

Patrick Robinson’s interest in fashion started early in his life. Growing up in Southern California, Robinson was a surfer, and part of the surfer lifestyle is wearing “cool” clothing. Robinson had always liked making things with his hands, and realized he could make shorts for himself and his surfer...

Dino Don Animatronic Dinosaurs

Don Lessem earned a BA in Art History from Brandeis University and then a Masters in Animal Behavior at UMass Boston. He began his writing career researching for the Smithsonian Center for Short-Lived Phenomena, and spent more than a decade as a science journalist writing for the Boston Globe...

Float ‘N’ Grill

After pursuing studies in diesel technology and mechanical engineering, Mike Bashawaty became the owner and operator of his own diesel shop. His friend, Jeremy Quillico, graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in Cyber Security, and is Senior Systems Administrator for a manufacturing plant. Both Mike and Jeremy...

BEERMKR Home Beer Brewing

Aaron Walls and Matt Goff both attended Cornell University. Aaron earned an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, while Matt earned his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Both went on to work in their respective fields in various locations around the country. It may seem strange that the two went on...

XTorch Solar Flashlight & Charger

Gene and Keidy Palusky of Edina, Minnesota, wanted to bring more light into the world! Not just by doing mission work, but also by creating a practical solution to a common problem. One of the technical difficulties faced by people in many under-developed areas of the world is lack...

LARQ Self Cleaning Bottle

Justin Wang is an avid hiker and camper, and knows very well the need for clean drinking water while engaging in physical activity. He is also concerned with the environment and very aware of the horrendous amount of plastic waste that is created every year. Wang did purchase reusable...

OpulenceMD Beauty Magnetic Eyelashes

Anika S. Goodwin, MD, has an impressive resume. She is a 1997 graduate of the University of Chapel Hill, with a BS in Pharmacy. In 2001 she earned her MD at the Medical University of South Carolina. After earning her MD, she worked for the Federal Government for eight...

Probiotic Maker

Merrick Maxfield, his wife Jacqui, and their eight children eat a lot of yogurt. In order to keep enough on hand, they owned four yogurt makers and Jacqui spent many hours making it from scratch. Milk has to be heated up slowly, stirred frequently and watched carefully to be...

Bunch Bikes Electric Cargo Bikes for Families

Aaron Powell was on a family vacation in Sweden in 2016 when he first came across a new type of bike. Aaron had been a dedicated bike aficionado for most of his life, but he had never seen such a contraption! Essentially a bicycle with a large compartment on the...

Totes Babies Car Seat Carrier

Going grocery shopping with a baby in a car seat requires a lot of ingenuity. Most car seats don’t fit easily or securely into the small upper area (where an older child would sit). Putting the car seat into the cart itself creates another problem—not much room left for...

Simply Good Jars: Meals in a Jar

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Jared Cannon worked in the hotel business in Miami. After six years in Miami, he came back to Philadelphia to work as head chef for Iron Hill Restaurant. When he decided to attend the School of Business at Temple University to...

Muff Waders Beer Cooler Overalls

Taylor Nees and Garret Lamp (aka Earl and Buddy) are two all-American, down home country boys from Holstein, Iowa, a small town with fewer than 1,500 residents. Growing up, they loved fishing and hunting, playing sports and generally just loving life. They still love all those activities, but have...

Better Bedder: Bed Sheet Holder Belt

Most entrepreneurs have an “aha moment,” but friends Nita Gassen and Judy Schott were lucky—they had two. One was provided by Judy’s son, Tyler, who is affectionately called “lazy” by his twin brother, Trevor, because he doesn’t like to make his bed. And Nita was inspired by a friend...

Pashion Footwear Removable High Heels

Haley Pavone, founder and CEO of Pashion Footwear, has invented a woman’s shoe that converts from heels to flats, or flats to heels, in one easy step. This is the type of invention that makes people say, “Why didn’t someone think of this before?” Or if they are a...

IceBeanie Headache & Migraine Cold Pack Hat

A migraine is not just an ordinary headache. Severe migraines can cause blurred vision, nausea, vomiting and confusion, and in the worst cases can last up to four days! Various combinations of drugs can help alleviate a migraine, but Nic Lamb has come up with an intervention that does...

Rule Breaker Snacks Vegan Cookies

Nancy Kalish of Brooklyn, New York, was a journalist writing about health issues, as well as being a certified health coach, fully committed to healthy living and helping others to do the same. But she struggled with a seriously demanding sweet tooth. As Nancy says, “We’re talking dessert...

NightCap: Drink Cover

Shirah Benarde wasn’t even old enough to drink when she came up with a practical solution to the danger of drink-spiking, but she had heard from some of her older friends who were already in college about this serious problem. The solution she created, NightCap, actually came to her...

SwipenSnap Diaper Cream Applicator

Alina Kravchenko was in a difficult situation when she first had the idea for SwipenSnap. It was 2009, Alina was pregnant, and the economy had collapsed. Even as a graduate of Pratt Institute, she had been unable to find work in her chosen field. During her...

Slice of Sauce Condiment Slices

Have you ever built yourself a nice juicy hamburger on a bun, lettuce, tomato, pickles and, of course, ketchup? You were in heaven, right? But then you bit into it and the ketchup squirted all over your brand new clothes. Not in heaven anymore! Check out this...

Trophy Smack: Fantasy Football Trophies

Anyone under the impression that Fantasy Sports is just a minor interest of solitary geeks needs to consider these statistics. According to Fantasy Sports Gaming Association (FSGA), in 2017 there were 59.3 million people playing fantasy sports in the USA and Canada. Fantasy Sports include basketball and...