The Official Glue
est. 2018
Stage: Bootstrapped
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Everyone is familiar with the concept of glue, when you have something that is broken your first reaction is to glue it back together to make it useful again. What if we applied this concept to our everyday lives, and used our “Glue” to bond our Networking skills with our Income potiential? Here at “The Official Glue” we are doing just that, we are teaching individuals on how to make the connection between what they know and how they grow by applying networking strategies to their business. Using The official Glue will help gain leverage in your business, personal relationships and your everyday life.

Aha-Moment

When I realized that every business is a marketing company

Forward Science
est. 2012
Stage: Revenue
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Forward Science was founded with the vision to innovate current proven technologies into cost effective solutions to save more lives. My partner and I founded Forward Science the complete a bit different. After spending a few years at a strtup with deep funding pockets and watching them fail, we decided to do the complete opposits as others did - we started in the garage, took no salary, and hit the pavement on our own, yes selling a medical device that was developed in part at the top cancer center in the nation. Since we have taken that startup appraoch and it has paid off.

Aha-Moment

Have had quite a few of these thankfully: vision wise, it was when the first doctor called and said we found early stage cancer with your device and saved this patients life; financially, it was when we landed a large group / corporate deal to roll out 400 of our devices nationwide

Mythic Markets
est. 2018
Stage: Other
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Mythic Markets allows anybody to invest in shares of the rare, high-value vintage comics, collectible cards, fantasy art, and e-sports teams they love.

Aha-Moment

I grew up collecting and trading Magic cards with other fans and players of the game. As an adult investing in the stock market, I noticed the parallels between trading cards and trading securities, and realized that I (and millions of others) had been investing in the same way since I was a kid. Now that we were adults, those same Magic cards, comic books, and other collectibles have skyrocketed in value, putting them out of the reach of the people who love them. We're making it possible for anybody to invest in their favorite fandom assets, for as little as $20.

BookaDesigner - Online Tailoring and Designer Boutique at Doorsteps
est. 2018
Stage: Revenue
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BookaDesigner is an online tailoring platform that helps you to get your wedding, occasion and regular wear designed and stitched at your doorsteps. We send highly skilled fashion designers at doorsteps to discuss, suggest and take the customization and tailoring order. Once the order is taken our designer gets the order executed in our production unit in hsr-sector 2, Bangalore. Post the dress is ready and verified, it is delivered at customer's doorsteps by designer herself. She will check the fittings as well and take care of alterations if need be. We don't charge anything extra for pick-up and delivery. Our services include bridal blouse tailoring, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, salwar suit stitching, western dress customization, lehenga stitching, plazo pant stitching, jacket stitching, saree kucchus, falls and pico, conversion of sarees to dresses etc. All one has to do is simply book an appointment on our site https://bookadesigner.com, and our designer will visit at scheduled time to discuss. Our fashion designer herself will take the necessary measurements. We are also among-st the highest rated on google so if you are reading this feel free to try our services. Moreover there is no one single brand for customization just yet. We are trying to be that one brand.

Aha-Moment

The aha moment was when my wife, who was running her own designer label at that time told me that customers constantly request for doorsteps services. That is the time we knew that there is a problem that exists in the market and we have to come up with a solution. That's when the idea of BookaDesigner was born.

Digital Mathur
est. 2017
Stage: Friends & Family
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Digital Marketing Consultant & Trainer👨‍💻 Life Coach & Public Speaker 👥 On a mission of creating 1,00,000 Digital Entrepreneurs👥🍻

Aha-Moment

when I start helping people in becoming self-employed.

StopTheSpread Solutions
est. 2020
Stage: Series A
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StopTheSpread Solutions was established in response to the current pandemic to make high-quality PPE products easily accessible to members of the public through entirely contactless vending and to help stop the transmission of the deadly virus. By wearing a mask you can save a life. Now with masks mandatory in most parts of the UK, you can no longer enter shops, gyms and other public places without one. StopTheSpread's solution means you can now pick up PPE easily when out and about. The startup are solving a problem for many people while helping them stay safe.

Aha-Moment

The business idea was sparked during COVID-19 UK lockdown when Henry, who normally works in property, and Edward, a professional polo player, were trying to come up with ways to make it easier for people to stay safe through PPE, particularly when on the move. With the deadly virus with us for the foreseeable and masks now mandatory in the UK, they wanted to make sure members of the public can access masks and hand sanitiser when out and about.

Real Food Vending
est. 2017
Stage: Bootstrapped
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Australia's Number 1 healthy alternatives vending machine providing fresh, healthy & tasty options to workplaces and the public in the most convenient way. Our franchise model allows for all levels of knowledge and experience a way into the business world where they can leverage a proven system and model. Providing a low entry cost path to ultimately achieving their life goals with a community of like minded people.

Aha-Moment

It came for me as the founder in the first few months of launching. Getting companies and workplaces calling us for our machines. At the time I was cold calling every single location, one in particular over 100 times though to have a company call us for a machine was a moment I realised what we had was special and people wanted it.

DigitalXC
est. 2016
Stage: Angel
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DigitalXC Service Cloud is THE FIRST OF ITS KIND SERVICE EXCHANGE for IT industry that provides pre-built services on cloud . Whatever Amazon for IT-Infra, Uber for mobility, Alibaba for sourcing, DigitalXC is for IT services. This disruptive solution is already changing the way Enterprises can consume IT services , speed up their delivery and improve their customer experience. Nearly 30% of the IT services industry with a size of 1 Trillion usd ( source: Gartner Jan 2020) is focusing on improving the ‘ Run-operations’ through people and process based delivery. Today’s IT services sector, is what consumer industry was 2 decades back. The ‘Run-operations’ is laden with a lot of inefficiencies like long wait times, high costs, people dependencies and poor user experience. Best automation solutions isn’t guarantee the best user experience. DigitalXC democratizes IT services delivery by publishing fully automated outcomes on cloud. We created open architecture and standard for IT service exchange. We setup a marketplace for more service providers to publish their services (true app-store model, where multiple parties contribute). Services are available to consume on pay-as-you-go basis for enterprise customer. DigitalXC address $300 Billion IT services annually that could go through this platform driven approach. With about 100 prebuilt catalogs already, DigitlaXC reduces the IT budgets by 20% for their customers and moves around 60-80 services for every enterprise through their platform in 30 days or less. Services are ordered at a click by users through omni channel and enterprises pay for usage. Multiple service providers has signed up to build and publish services as catalogue. Within 5 to 7 years of span, we do visualize majority to pass through DigitalXC platform. DigitalXC set the foundation of fast pace changes for new era in IT Services which usually miss disruptive innovation.

Aha-Moment

When we talked to some of our old colleagues and friends in Industry, every one was hooked to the solution, though initial feeling was its disruptive and need some time to digest. It took more then 18 months to hire 1st customer, a big enterprise at Europe. We thought USA will be good geography to focus, but actual start came from Europe.

BrandLand Advertising Pvt Ltd
est. 2016
Stage: Revenue
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6 year of sales & marketing taught me enough hide & seek game of marketing pitch , when i used to work as marketing head i didnt find even one agency who can work less than $100 budget , agency used to quote more than $5k dollar for very simple work & still work never completed on time . Leaving my job was tough decision but i was sure that i will make it worth with " Brandland Advertising ' - probably only one agency in india which works at grassroot level starting a budget even $100 , we work for every client , every shape & size of clients.We have served more than 120 clients in 4 year , we are also pioneer in a concept called "BRAND EXPO " - basically a strategy of co promotion at one targeted location to one particular group of target customer at 40 % budget of single brand promotion.

Aha-Moment

My father was a daily labor , getting 2 course of meal everyday was a tough task for my family , Dreaming for education & having your own startup is absolutely a day dreaming but i never stopped dreaming. I did every odd job to support my education , worked in factory part time to pay my exam fees , worked for 5 yr to learn basic sales & marketing before i start pursue my dream. It was an awesome moment when i bagged my 1st project worth $10000 & i made it so worth the client became ours forever.We also got awarded as " best innovative activation company " by THE CEO magazine.

Better Solutions LLP
est. 2014
Stage: Bootstrapped
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MillionsCenters - Never stop learning MillionCenters is a unique social platform, bridges the gap between tutors/trainers and students/learners by connecting thousands of users who wish to learn an art or to pursue their passion with learning centers near to them. MillionCenters provides 30 plus categories namely Academics, sports, adventures, music, martial arts, dance, yoga and spiritual, playschool, cookery, photography, arts, fitness, playschool, etc. It's a one-stop solution for teachers to enlist themselves and promote on social media handles.

Aha-Moment

Inception of Idea : "When I was looking for a dance class for my granddaughter I found it so difficult to search for the best in the vicinity. That is when I realized that there is a huge gap between the seekers and professionals. To bridge this gap and with a vision to bring all the above listed categories on one platform we launched MillionCenters. We aim to tap Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 cities by 2020"

lotus823
est. 2010
Stage: Revenue
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With over 20 years of leadership experience in both retail and marketing, I am the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of lotus823, an award-winning integrated communications and marketing agency, specializing in home and housewares, smart home, consumer tech and lifestyle. We help companies in various industries produce a consistent brand presence that drives traffic and sales, while meeting their goals in real time.

Aha-Moment

Like many entrepreneurial companies, lotus823 had humble beginnings… namely, the dining room table. It was here where my wife Allison and I developed the idea of an integrated approach to marketing communications. The new concept was born, out of a realization that, in order for brands to gain a competitive advantage and increase market share, they needed to address a major shift in consumer behavior. Brands were no longer discovered in traditional media only; instead, increasingly, consumers were discovering and embracing brands through cross-channel experiences in traditional media and searching online. PR is still a key element, but equally important is online visibility driving relevant traffic and social media engagement. By building powerful connections across multiple channels, we are able to deliver engaging business solutions with measurable results.

1upHealth
est. 2017
Stage: Series A
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As a leader in healthcare data interoperability, 1upHealth focuses on bridging the gap between patient centered data and provider needs, thus creating a platform for patients to aggregate and share medical data from external health systems and wearable devices with providers enabling improved healthcare outcomes and lower costs. 1upHealth is building a new healthcare API platform using the FHIR standard for healthcare health systems, health insurance payers, pharma, and digital health startups, with connectivity to over 10,000 health systems across the US accessing over 280 million patients.

Aha-Moment

Historically, health data has been inaccessible, with consequences like costs increasing due to repeat procedures and patients dying from incomplete information. Thus, we recognized the importance of making health data more accessible with new standard APIs like FHIR®. FHIR® provides a structured way for developers to access and connect health data without needing to know the nuances of the healthcare industry. Packaging connectivity and platform into a single product allows companies to achieve scalability, and ultimately has the power to help improve patient outcomes. Through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the US government has recently prioritized putting patients first by giving them easy access to their health information with Meaningful Use 3 and the CMS Patient Access and Interoperability Final Rule. The two are focused on interoperability and timely exchange of health information, affecting data access for millions of patients across the country. As the healthcare industry adapts to these changes with more open data, we are committed to being industry leaders by bridging the gap between patient data and provider needs. We imagine a future with FHIR®, where inaccessible health data becomes available so we can innovate and focus on what matters most: patients.

MoabMall, llc dba Side Hustle Market
est. 2019
Stage: Bootstrapped
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"According to a 2018 Harvard Business Review article, “Nearly 40% of Americans now have a “side hustle”. But many professionals who are interested in developing a side income stream find themselves procrastinating”. That's where the Side Hustle Market comes in. Built for go-getters of all ages, Side Hustle Market is an online platform that would enable people to search for a side hustle, then simply purchase it. There is no need to procrastinate because you receive step by step instructions on how to succeed in your side hustle. A person with a successful side hustle could make it available for others to buy and use anywhere. My name is Murice Damion Miller and I am a husband, a father, an author and an entrepreneur, described as having a real talent for creativity, innovation and accomplishment. I live in Moab, Utah, and I am a photographer with the local newspaper and I am a Physical Education/Health teacher for the local charter School. I am passionate about entrepreneurship and I enjoy creating solutions to help small communities across America and the world. I believe that creating a side hustle market will enable anyone to start a side hustle in their community faster by preventing procrastination.

Aha-Moment

I believe that I am blessed with the ability to come up with ideas. However, I have learned that it is not just about coming up with the ideas, it is mostly about executing them. So, as soon as I have an idea, I document it and work on them little by little. I was so excited when one of my side hustles sold on an online marketplace, then it kept on selling. I created the Side Hustle Market for me to sell all of my side hustle ideas that I have been developing as well as allow other vendors to sell their side hustles as well.

Innovation Solution Lab
est. 2019
Stage: Bootstrapped
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The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. I love real solving problem and I also love to educate people. I know I can’t work as an employee and I don’t want to lose my passion for entrepreneurship in the co-operating world. For this vision Innovation Solution Lab Started . Innovation solution Lab working for Future Business, Impact Ideas, Research development, Public Policy, Project Management & other areas on cloud space in Advisory, Consulting, Mentoring capacities. It creating a global ecosystem for innovation, Solution, idea & Impact to make and create an exponential growth of global society. We are into creating an ecosystem for both startups, Individuals, SME, Industries & other players who can be benefited with solutions for effectively less prices with continuum supporting.

Aha-Moment

I always believe success isn't just about what you accomplish in your life; it's about what you inspire others to do. There are many success in my path, here below I am sharing some of the golden memories: • World Top 50 Future Thought Leader by Thinkers360 • Listed in World Book of Researcher • National Innovator by MUGU International Foundation • Best Researcher by GreenZthinkers • Best Young Scientist Award Received from GECL Foundation

AECS Consulting, Inc.
est. 2010
Stage: Friends & Family
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Our technology platform is securely bridging the gap between smart homes and smart cities. Using our single intuitive app, monitor and control smart devices and surveillance cameras installed in your home, apartment or business, from anywhere in the world without giving up your privacy. Our cloud-less solutions keep you and your data safe and bring you peace of mind knowing that you can stay connected to your spaces from anywhere in the world.

Aha-Moment

My wife Anna is a hair stylist and color specialist and has always dreamed of opening her own salon & spa. Back in 2015, that dream became a reality. She asked me to help her find a technology solution that would allow her to monitor the salon while she wasn't there. She was leasing suites in the salon to other stylists who had access to lighting, climate and entry/exit controls. She would not rest easy worrying about someone leaving the doors unlocked & more. I couldn't find a solution to solve her problem, so I decided to develop it myself. It didn't take long for me to realize I could monetize what I was working on for Anna, so I decided to go all in. That was the Aha! moment and realized it was what I was passionate about and wanted to do. Fast forward four years later, and we have a production prototype of our first MVP soon to be ready to go to market. And by we, I mean a team of cofounders, contract manufacturer, digital marketing partner and other strategic partnerships poised for growth once we launch.

GROworkspace
est. 2017
Stage: Bootstrapped
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I was a nurse who didn't go to business school and yet I have built a million-dollar online business from scratch with a 80% profit margin in only 20 months! It all came from solving my own problem and trying to figure out how I could work smarter and not harder. I was getting the same questions over and over so I started creating a library of business trainings and automations to keep things simple for me and save time. I've been able to step back from GROworkspace to only 5 or 10 hours a week, so I can focus on helping and coaching business owners to build thriving businesses of their own.

Aha-Moment

Early on I learned the power of leveraging other people’s communities, I had invited a famous chiropractic doctor to speak in my FB group and he shared that event in his group. Thousands were joining, I was able to capitalize on his name to get other people to join in. Suddenly I had a lot 40k in the group - a mix of product users and business builders. From there I tapped into the FB group with an enticing lead magnet and 10k joined right away. Those contacts gave me momentum and my membership site was born.

Beekeeper's Naturals
est. 2017
Stage: Series A
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I grew up not being able to take OTC medicines due to an autoimmune condition. While studying abroad in Italy in 2012, I came down with tonsillitis and went to the local pharmacy in search of a remedy. There I discovered bee propolis, a natural substance bees make that contains 300 compounds that support immunity. When I got back home to Canada, I realized there wasn't a brand that offered that type of product that also delivered impeccable quality and real benefits I was looking for. Fascinated to learn more, I became a beekeeper during my senior year of college and learned about the incredible benefits of hive-derived ingredients. My passion stuck, and a few years later I left my post-grad trading job at Goldman Sachs to launch Beekeeper's Naturals in 2017. Beekeeper's Naturals has continued to expand its product assortment and its Propolis Throat Spray remains in the top 10 Cold & Flu products on Amazon.

Aha-Moment

After I found bee propolis, I realized that we could reshape the traditional health remedy offerings with natural, clean ingredients. Now at Beekeeper's Naturals, we utilize ingredients derived from the beehive and without the additives, artificial coloring and pesticide residue that is found in most OTC medicines. We discovered that we could use these ingredients to reimagine healing and challenge the traditional medicine industry.

D'vash Organics
est. 2016
Stage: Angel
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D'vash makes vegan superfood sweeteners with 25% less sugar than honey from sustainable ugly produce such as dates and sweet potatoes.

Aha-Moment

Brian and I became best friends while traveling abroad in the Middle East. Brian happened to try date syrup (known as silan in the Middle East) and told me how amazing it was. After trying it I was so impressed with the product and with the mediterranean diet being so popular we thought, "Hey, why isn't this stuff available in the US? Let's bring it home to share with the world!"

Photobooth Supply Co.
est. 2012
Stage: Revenue
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We wanted to find a way to scale our photography business & found that a photobooth was the most efficient way to do this. Now, we provide meaningful opportunities for entrepreneurs everywhere to own their own business and live a life they love.

Aha-Moment

As wedding photographers, our clients already requested photobooths from us all the time, so we knew the demand was there. After investing in a huge, clunky, less than impressive booth, it was just a matter of getting the hardware right. Once we made our own, better version of the photobooth, our friends got interested in getting one for their businesses - and then it clicked. We weren't the only wedding photographers looking for a way to scale our business without lots of time/effort/money/people management. We emptied our savings to secure a space at a tradeshow and had huge success - thus Photobooth Supply Co. was born.

6AM City LLC
est. 2016
Stage: Revenue
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6AM is the fastest growing local media company in the United States. 6AM has built a disruptive local publishing platform; curating, packaging and distributing hyper-local content designed to maximize audience engagement. 6AM starts the day by delivering the need-to-know local news and events via a daily email, and continues the conversation online and across social media. 6AM is educating and activating communities, redefining how they engage, communicate, connect, and experience the cities we serve.

Aha-Moment

As local media has been in a decline, designing a product intended to be a conversation with our audience, is what both readers and advertisers were looking for. When we saw organic growth take off, and advertisers paying to reach our readers, we knew we were onto something.

MINNA
est. 2013
Stage: Bootstrapped
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MINNA is an ethically made home goods brand rooted in traditional craft techniques. Employing a cottage industry approach, MINNA partners with master weavers and artisan collectives in Bolivia, Mexico, Guatemala, and Uruguay, which helps ensure craft preservation and job creation. MINNA’s line includes bedding, pillows, throws, kitchen and tabletop accessories and rugs.

Aha-Moment

It's hard for me to say I had a true 'a-ha' moment. MINNA really grew out of my art practice but I knew I wanted to transition it to a design-focused brand, rather than being my own woven works. The aha-moment could have really been my first trip to Mexico - in the workshop - when I was pushed to design the first MINNA rug. But, I think, starting a business is one small aha-moment and then to actually grow a business, it's a million a-ha moments over and over and over again.

The Feel Good Lab
est. 2016
Stage: Other
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We make all-natural pain relief products. Our Natural Pain Cream and our Sport Recovery Lotion formulas are packed with 30+ all-natural ingredients to help people those suffering from arthritis, lower back pain, joint pain and muscle soreness. We are backed by science, rooted in functional medicine.

Aha-Moment

We created The Feel Good Lab because there weren’t any over-the-counter pain relievers that we personally wanted to use or would ever recommend. We wanted products that work without all the chemical junk, nasty smells, or intense burning sensations. So that's what we started making. Call it a modern brand for a modern consumer. Call it smarter science. We call it relief without compromise.

Vestorly
est. 2013
Stage: Series A
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Vestorly is a AI-driven content curation platform to boost engagement and business intelligence.

Aha-Moment

When we realized that content is the glue and engagement the currency of the internet. With the right content you can boost engagement by 2-3x.

Symbl.ai
est. 2018
Stage: Revenue
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We empower developers to rapidly deploy conversational intelligence in any channel and build differentiated product experiences out of natural human conversations.

Aha-Moment

Seeing developers think and build so many different conversation-driven experiences - across meetings, sales, call centers, legal, education, etc that we can enable.

Kahil Investment Group
est. 2014
Stage: Angel
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diamond are girls' best friend. we buy an sell rough diamonds, we are licensed, we have a in house gemmologist. we know and understand the business very well. and we love what we do.

Aha-Moment

when we deliver a product to client and you see a beautiful smile rising from within

Ayurnutrition
est. 2016
Stage: Other
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Elevator Pitch

We empower, educate and guide people to make their wellness as their priority by choosing foods and lifestyle that nourish the mind and body, increase energy levels and decrease stress levels combining the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with Nutrition and wellness.

Aha-Moment

Our aha moment was when our client told us that coming to us was a total game changer for them and that they have gained a lot of energy, healthy, wellness and life back after seeing us and following us recommendations.

Bullhorn
est. 2008
Stage: Revenue
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I run a branding agency. We were hired to name other companies, but didn't have a good process to do so. I wrote The Naming Book realizing that many entrepreneurs who couldn't afford to hire an agency could benefit from the process. https://www.thenamingbook.com/

Aha-Moment

Thinking about putting together a how-to video I read the other naming books and realized there was a gap in the market. There wasn't a repeatable process informed by academic research and tested in the real world.

POWER KIOSK
est. 2013
Stage: Series A
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Power Kiosk is the largest energy marketplace and rate management platform in North America. We connect buyers and suppliers of energy to secure the best plans that fit their needs.

Aha-Moment

I became a broker of energy right after graduated from my Ph.D. program in Northwestern University. What was happening in the industry was insane. The industry was old-school and fragmented. Brokers were calling the suppliers over and over all day every day. There was no synergy. Everything ran slow and inefficient. It became obvious that the energy brokerage industry needed a massive shakeup. Power Kiosk is the product of that imagination in 2012.

Xena Workwear
est. 2019
Stage: Revenue
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My name is Ana Kraft and I am the founder of Xena Workwear. We design and manufacture fashionable steel-toe boots for women in STEM. I worked in the manufacturing industry for many years and while I LOVED my job, I always HATED my clunky safety boots that made it impossible to dress professionally. The safety shoe industry has not changed in decades and so many companies still apply the "shrink it and pink it" concept where they take a men's boot, make it smaller and make it pink. This is NOT what professional women in STEM want and that is exactly why I decided to design a safety shoe that allows us to feel confident and be safe. We launched in May of 2019 and the positive feedback from women across industries was overwhelming! We sell not just a pair of boots but the feeling of confidence. Our goal is to become the go-to company for women in STEM.

Aha-Moment

After complaining for many years, discussing this topic with my engineering friends and doing a lot of research, I decided that I need to shake up this industry. I was confident that my broad engineering background and my project management skills could help me develop a product and launch this business.

Givn Goods, Co
est. 2015
Stage: Series A
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At GIVN, we make seriously good products for seriously good people - with a focus on making social impact, sustainably. Our customers have provided over 3 million days of clean water to people in need. GIVN uses recycled materials to produce its products including rPET and aluminum. GIVN is believed in by amazing investors including SOSV and Wolfpack. Product lines include GIVN Water and GIVN Apparel.

Aha-Moment

When we realized that our growth strategy is actually B2B vs B2C. The biggest value proposition, at least the one that gets givn the highest return, is the brand boost for our retailer partners.

House of Intuition
est. 2010
Stage: Bootstrapped
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House of Intuition is a metaphysical brand dedicated to to helping people along their journey of personal growth through healing, transformation and empowerment. Our mission from the start has been to help others feel hope when they feel hopeless; to feel powerful when they feel defeated; and to bring intention within when people are seeking outside of themselves.

Aha-Moment

We built House of Intuition as a spiritual detox center and people kept asking us for more tools. We listened and this has given us the opportunity to grow while staying open and non-conforming.

Savitude
est. 2016
Stage: Debt-Financed
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For the fashion designers and merchandisers, whose framework has been the hourglass body the Savitude AI Explorer is part of a Design Management Platform that personalizes clothing designs for all body types. Unlike the status quo, our technology will ensure that customers with all nine body shapes and the four proportions will find clothes that fit and look good on the them.

Aha-Moment

I was the original founder of 2 predictive modeling companies (with IPO and $95M buy out exits), by working with domain experts in pharma. I earned an MFA in fashion design, ran my own fashion e-Commerce label and discovered fitting people was very hard, but knew I could solve it with modeling (1st Aha). We built an AI recommendation engine that deliverd +11% growth. Then we realized our AI can also "ideate design details" to create new designs, just like a fashion designer would in real life (Aha #2). Now we have AI Explorer, and can scale creativity using only images.

IntellaSense
est. 2019
Stage: Revenue
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Stories have the ability to move people in a myriad of directions. They can move them towards a buying decision, they can move them towards activism, and they can even move them towards evangelism (product or religion). IntellaSense wants to create a portfolio of brands centered around stories that engage our intellect and our sense of belonging.

Aha-Moment

I launched The Startup Story podcast in January of 2019 to meet a desire that I had to sit with highly successful entrepreneurs to understand how their steps might be different than those who have not succeeded. I had no thought around "how big can this get." Well, in June of 2019 a listener from the UK emailed me to let me know that the show was #11 in the UK. After a bit of research I realized we were also Top 100 in the US and Australia. In that moment I started thinking about all that this brand could become.

The Digital Collective
est. 2018
Stage: Revenue
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Elevator Pitch

I'm a co-founder of a digital marketing company. We specialize in web design and creating super engaging online ad campaigns.

Aha-Moment

My aha-moment is every time I look back to where I used to be before and remind myself just how much persistence, focus, and dedication has paid off. Long-term investor mindset over all.