Martha Hurwitz

Flip It Cap Empties Bottles Upside Down

Invented by Steven Epstein, Flip-It Cap makes it easy to retrieve all of a product from its container rather than squeezing and banging, watering down the contents, or abandoning that last 15% or so in frustration. Epstein had grown up in a family-manufacturing business that included a plastic...

CertifiKID Family Activities

Getting a discount is something that everyone appreciates. No matter whether the amount of money saved is large or small, getting a deal feels really good! Jamie Ratner has always loved finding good deals and recommending them to others. After earning a BS in Criminal Justice from...

SilkRoll Fashion Trading Platform

Most women have one expensive dress hanging in the back of the closet, unlikely to be worn again or a classy handbag bought for a special occasion that hasn’t been used for years. But sometimes the problem is much bigger. Janet Wu had been working since college as an...

Dare-U-Go Bib, Plate And Food Container

Parents know that children always get hungry at the most inconvenient times and places, and pack snacks to take with them. This often involves carrying bibs, jars of food, juice boxes or bottles of formula and bags of crackers or other favorite foods. Most parents are looking...

Kudo Banz Rewards For Kids

Even the most motivated and well organized adult can benefit from having a readily available and easy to use reminder system to keep track of their goals and progress. If adults have Fitbits and beeping pop-up reminders on their iPhones, why can’t children have something similar to help them...

ToyBox 3D Printer For Kids

After Ben Baltes earned a BS in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013, he worked as an animator for Indie-Pop and a Software Engineering Intern at Sotera Defense Solutions. While working for Microsoft as a Software Engineer he became well versed in the...

Jolly Roger Phone Bots Frustrate Telemarketers

Roger Anderson was an experienced telephone-systems engineer living in Southern California, and had been blogging about telecommunications for several years as Roger The Phone Guy. But just like the rest of us, he suffered from daily annoying and persistent telemarketing calls. Some of these calls may have...

Shower Toga Portable Public Shower

Kressa Peterson of Woodstock, Georgia, was a busy, professional equestrian, running her business selling top quality show jumpers and taking care of her family. Even so, she always seemed to find time to participate in one of her favorite activities—outdoor competitions such as the Indian Mud Run or...

Obvious Wines

Choosing a bottle of wine for that special occasion or even just to have at home to enjoy with friends at a weekend get together shouldn’t be a stressful experience. But frequently it seems as if you need to be a sommelier, well versed in the specialized language...

Monti Kids Montessori Toys

“How can I help my child develop mentally in the best possible way?” This is a question that faces all parents, and Zahra Kassam was no exception. She had achieved an impressive list of accomplishments—BA in Psychology and Master of Education from Harvard University, and international certification...

Sonnet James Play Dresses For Moms

After the birth of her second child, Whitney Lundeen faced a dilemma common to many mothers of young children. “What can I wear that is practical and comfortable, but helps me feel fashionable and put together?” Let’s face it – even if a mom is fortunate enough...

Angel Shave Club For Women

Any women who has stood in the health and beauty aisle having a difficult time remembering for sure which razor blade refill she needs, or pondering whether she might want to try one of the numerous new varieties of handles, colors, blades, and shaving creams will certainly appreciate the...

Adventure Hunt: Team Treasure Hunt

If you enjoyed playing pirate and searching for lost treasure when you were a child, you will love “Adventure Hunt!” A grownup version of that childhood game, this time there is real treasure at the end of the rainbow. Sean Bingham and his brothers, Justin and Jared, had launched...

Uniform + 1 Clothing Subscription Service

A platinum single, fashion design and socially conscious marketing might seem an unlikely combination. But Darold D. Brown Ferguson, Jr., better known as ASAP Ferg, has managed to make the combination a reality. Growing up in Harlem, he showed artistic talent and helped design the t-shirts and...

TushBaby Baby Carrier

Any parent who has had to wrestle a squirming toddler into a complicated, multi-strapped baby pack or who suffers from backaches after carrying their child should take a look at TushBaby. This innovative baby carrier was designed by a mother of two young daughters who had experienced those...

BollyX Bollywood Dance Workout

Physical fitness is critical to good health, but even the most dedicated exercise buff probably gets bored with their routine after a while. Shahil Patel and his partners have created a program that is so much fun that boredom should never be a problem. Although Shahil started college planning...

Prank-O Fake Product Gift Boxes

A good sense of humor undoubtedly comes in handy in the life of an entrepreneur, something to lighten the mood during times of stress or adversity. But Ryan Walther, Arik Nordby, and Ryan Dolan, took the concept of humor to a whole new level. They managed to...

Ski-Z Rolling Ski Carrier

Ski-Z is an innovative way to get your skis from your car to the lodge or from the lodge to the ski lift. No longer is it necessary to balance heavy skis on your shoulder, risking injury to an innocent passerby or a scratch on your car if...

Lockstraps Locking Tie Downs

The ability to turn a bad situation into a profitable business is one of the hallmarks of a true entrepreneur. In 2009, Jeff Cranny left his truck to do a quick errand and returned to find his motorcycle and gear GONE! Ironically, perhaps, Jeff was in college majoring in criminal...

Vade Nutrition Protein Shakes

Exercise enthusiasts or athletes generally follow their workouts with a “recovery meal.” According to Olympic Weightlifting Coach, Michael Rutherford, “… the optimal window for taking in post-workout calories is 30 to 60 minutes following that last rep.” (Breakingmuscle.com, Nov. 2017) For the average person, this might mean packing...

BottleKeeper Insulated Beer Bottle Holder

Although warm beer may be popular in England, most beer lovers in the States would probably rather drink water from the kitchen tap and use the warm beer as a hair rinse! Cousins Adam Callinan and Matt Campbell were no exception. They loved to hang out on...

The Handbag Raincoat

Your first reaction on hearing about a raincoat for handbags might be “Are you kidding?” But it should be “What a great idea. Why didn’t I think of that?” Maintaining a classy, put together look is hard enough to do when the weather is sunny and dry. During...

Butter Cloth Shirts

Do I want to look really sharp, or do I want to be comfortable? This is the dilemma that the average man likely faces numerous times when dressing for a variety of important occasions. Let’s face it—nothing is as comfortable as a soft t-shirt, but a classy...

Boom Boom Energy Nasal Inhalers

The sense of smell is a powerful one and influences your mood much more than you may think. In a 2014 article in Ambius.com, Sean Heffernan wrote: “Smell is the most sensitive of the senses. As infants, smell is the first sense to develop. Our noses have as many...