SEEDspot Announces the Inaugural Class of Entrepreneurial Ventures
The 2012 SEED SPOT ventures are:
eMoneyPool (Founders: Francisco Cervera & Luis Cervera) - an online platform for peer-lending groups.
HearBudz (Founder: Scott MacDonald) - a new consumer product that aims to make listening to music via earbuds much safer.
Invictus Nourishment (Founder: D. Glenn Simmons) - a nutritional bite-size snack that is naturally fortified with nourishing food, individually packaged, and specifically designed for children and nursing mothers in the developing world.
My Bookalicious (Founder: Pamela Chambers) - a virtual tutoring state-of-the-art website that facilitates online reading, online interaction between students-teachers, and students' progress evaluation.
Brett Approved (Founder: Brett Heising) - a travel website dedicated to helping physically challenged/disabled travelers make informed travel-related decisions.
Stuttering King Bakery (Founder: Matthew Cottle) - a bakery with a vision to impact the autistic world and serve as an inspiration for other autistic people to be productive, active members of the community.
SaucyPants (Founders: Kristi Murphy &Coreen Murphy) - a website that lends a hand in the fight against childhood obesity one recipe at a time.
Paper Clouds Apparel (Founder: Robert Thornton) - a t-shirt company with a conscience. Paper Clouds Apparel takes artwork created by special needs individuals and put it on Earth friendly, super soft, bamboo shirts.
PoppyPocket (Founder Julie Hyzdu) - an pouch to hold infusion pump systems and other medical devises comfortably and securely against the body to avoid equipment being tangled, pulled and damaged.
BooGud Bicycles (Founder: Derrick Loud) - an attachable hand-cycle that turns any wheelchair into a hand driven tricycle, allowing individuals in the developing world the opportunity to travel through rough terrain with ease.
Loyal to the Soil (Founders: Chris Nieto, Jim Malloy & Rachel Malloy) - a logistics, marketing, and product development company that sells and markets locally sourced, designed, and manufactured products.
Gardenfly (Founders: Corey Abramowitz & Rochelle Welnack) - a web and mobile-based application that enables backyard gardeners to buy, sell, or trade their homegrown produce.
11th Monk3y (Founder: Ruben Gonzales) - will help people convert their creative vision into an actual product or art form; bringing a doodle on paper to the computer to physical form.
Elevated Athletics (Founder: Ty Olatoye) - a company that will build a new model for how young athletes are trained and prepared to lead healthy, active lifestyles.
SitGREEN Eco-Friendly Furniture (Founder: Jon Irons) - provides an answer to the 9 million tons of furniture waste added to our landfills each year.
The Peace Frame (Founder: Caleb Barclay) - a nonprofit dedicated to creating video and photographs that shed human light on misunderstood peoples around the globe.