Martha Hurwitz

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,...

TaDah Foods FalaFel Wraps

John Sorial, founder of Tadah Foods, grew up surrounded by the cooking and food traditions of his immigrant family, who worked in the restaurant and food service industry in New York City. He loved working in the kitchen and quickly learned that food can be a delight to...

MinusCal Diet Bars

Protein and snack bars are extremely popular in the effort to stay healthy in the midst of a hectic, multi-tasking lifestyle. The variations are endless: nuts, fruit, flavors, chocolate, oats, seeds, etc. Barrett Jacques, currently Director of Business Development at MetaPhy Health in Tennessee, created a snack bar...

Fat Shack Late Night Food

Whether you’re a college student pulling an all-nighter during exam week or an office supervisor working late on an emergency project, getting the munchies can become a serious problem. Whatever the cause, those midnight cravings just have to be satisfied! Tom Armenti was a junior at The College of...

BatBnB Bat Houses

Bats have definitely gotten a bad rap. Batman may fight crime, but otherwise bats have been pictured as the stuff of nightmares—nasty looking rodent vampires with wings and fangs, flitting swiftly through the night searching for human blood. Or maybe they are looking for someone with a...

Cubicall Office Privacy Booths

Open-plan office design was created in Germany in the 1950s and became popular in the United States during the 1960s. According to an article in Fortune Magazine on May 12, 2016, barrier-free workplaces were first popular in tech startups, but spread to advertising, media and architecture, as well...

Basepaws Cat DNA Test

Anna Skaya, Founder and CEO of Basepaws, had worked for Groupon International in London and became Head of Sales for Groupon Russia in 2011. She was highly successful in her position and learned to be resilient, dedicated and laser-focused on growing a sustainable business. Skaya had graduated...

Spare Mobile ATM

When the first ATM was opened at Chemical Bank in Rockville Centre, New York, in September of 1969, no one would have predicted that someday people would be able to make financial transactions on a small “smart” device they could carry around in their pocket. Fast forward 45...

Pricetitution Card Game

Is it true that “everyone has their price?” It’s a familiar saying and has a somewhat cynical connotation. Truthfully, though, haven’t most of us wondered what we or our friends might do if offered a sufficient reward? Dan Killian took this question and turned it into...