Group Hug Personal Solar Panels

Krystal Persaud started Group Hug, her company that makes “personal solar panels,” out of curiosity more than anything else. She was searching for a business to start, and the only criteria she had was it was a sustainable product. Persaud is a design engineer by profession and she used the processes she learned in that […]

Boho Camper Vans

David Sodemann and Brett Ellenson unknowingly started Boho Camper Vans when David returned from a trip to Maui with company co-founder Sarina Gomez. The couple rented a custom camper van to explore the island and they wanted one of their own, so they built one. To help pay for it, they offered it for rent […]

Bertello Pizza Oven

Brothers Andy and Eric Bert unveil their Bertello Pizza Oven with the hope a Shark will help them bring it to the masses. The Berts began designing portable, outdoor pizza ovens a couple of years ago. A pizza oven is supposed to get to a 900 degree temperature to give the crust that crispy exterior […]

Kids Luv – Vitamin Enriched Sugar Free Drinks for Kids

Like all great ideas, Ashi Jelinek came up with the idea for Kids Luv at a youth soccer game. She noticed parents watering down sugary juices to refresh their kids between quarters. That caused her to take a close look at the kinds of drinks she was giving her own kids. She didn’t like what […]

The Space Traveler – Personal Space for Kids

Krissy Pruske and Rachel Lincoln invented The Space Traveler to make traveling with kids easier. Picture a road trip with 2 (or 3 or 4…) kids in the back. Invariably, there will be bickering. This can be an aggravating time for parents who have to not only keep their eyes on the road, but also […]

Swimply – Swimming Pool Rental App

When Bunim Laskin saw his neighbor’s new swimming pool at age 14, little did he know it would become a business. He asked the neighbor if he could use her pool. She agreed if he’d help with 25% of the maintenance costs. He agreed, and he was impressed that the neighbor made the same deal […]

Pair Eye Wear – Customizable Kid’s Glasses

The inspiration for Pair Eye Wear came from co-founder Nathan Kondamuri’s experiences wearing eye glasses as a child. He was a little scared by the prospect and bored by the styles offered at the time. Nathan and Pair co-founder Sophia Edelstein met while attending Stanford. Nathan was a mechanical engineering student and Sophia studied biology. […]

The Coconut Girl – Paleo Ice Cream Sandwiches

Francheska “Frankie” Yamsuan is The Coconut Girl. It’s hard to separate her from her brand because she is so immersed in the making and marketing of her product which goes by the same name. Coconut Girl is the name of her Paleo Ice Cream sandwiches. She started making them as a snack for herself, then […]

Bite Toothpaste Bits

Lindsay McCormick first started making Bite Toothpaste Bits in her apartment for her own personal use. Lindsay is an environmentally conscious person who hated seeing the waste in her world travels as a TV producer. The thing that bothered her the most was toothpaste tubes. They’re plastic and not recyclable, plus most toothpastes contain some […]

Baby Quip – Baby Gear Rental Service

Baby Quip is kind of an Uber or AirBnB for baby gear. Think of the last time you traveled with a baby and try to envision all the stuff you needed to tote along. A travel crib, car seat, stroller and more can make it seem like you’re going on a safari rather than a […]

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