She Angels Pitch Fest Applications

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6 selected entrepreneurs will compete for over $100,000 in combined cash and in kind services to help them build their sales, brand, marketing and overall successful business strategy. Every contestant will win either cash or services to take their product/service to the next level. You may vote once for as many contestants as you like. Votes will be considered as a part of the selection criteria.
April 24, 2019

Classiqu Era, Inc. – Anne Devlin

She Angels welcomes you to vote for Classiqu Era's application. Classiqu Era has been my dream since I was a child! It is currently beyond the concept stage, with a solid platform beneath the business. I am currently selling beautiful dresses by individual order, and am receiving both positive reviews and wonderful testimonials from my clients! All of my licenses are complete, Classiqu Era is incorporated, and has a trademark filed and published with the USPTO. I've done copious market research, and a physical survey has been completed, highlighting the need and desire for my product. My business plan is complete, and updated. I have obtained sourcing for materials, and secured a contractor to create the dresses. I am producing both samples and finished products! Classiqu Era has been showcased in two trunk shows where product was sold, and has participated in two charity fashion shows, where the dresses walked the runway. Laura Sharpe, CEO of Artists for Trauma, received an award wearing a Classiqu Era dress!
June 28, 2019

Every Body – Alicia Lagano & Jessa Hollowell

She Angels welcomes you to vote for Every Bodys application. Every Body is a start-up retail establishment that will provide a safe, comfortable place for our transgender and gender non-conforming youth to shop freely. We specialize in designing for transgender and gender non-conforming youth while benefiting but not limited to the LGBTQ community.
April 10, 2019

GoFirefly – Amanda Bodak

She Angels welcomes you to vote for GoFireflys application. GoFirefly (www.gofireflygo.com) will become a viable alternative to platforms like Airbnb and hotels for female travelers. Travel industry leaders have created a viable transactional marketplace for short-term stays, however they can't do enough to ensure a woman's safety and comfort when hosting or traveling. The cornerstone of GoFirefly’s business model is connection, differentiating it from others in the short-term rental industry. Our model combines features such as personal profiles, matching, and communications (similar to social media platforms) with a marketplace of property listings and optional personalized amenities to create alternative travel and economic opportunities specifically for women. Key features include: 1. A private membership club, GoFirefly charges an annual membership fee for guests and hosts. Membership dues cover the expense of background checks, personal interviews, and on-site quality checks, all required for a host to become certified and before she can list her property. 2. Once certified, GoFirefly hosts retain 100 percent of their rental income. 3. GoFirefly allows members to search on property or host criteria; they can plan a trip based on their schedule or by connecting through common interests. 4. GoFirefly hosts are encouraged to offer personalized amenities such as home-cooked meals, cocktails & wine, yoga, crafting, transportation or connections to local entertainment. Hosts set the fees for these add-on services, earning 100% of their additional income from amenities. 5. Reservations and payments are all transacted securely within the GoFirefly online platform. As GoFirefly founders, myself (Amanda Bodak) and Brenda Novak, our mission is build a network of women who empower each other; economically and through the experience of connection while traveling - particularly for the millions of women of all ages and ethnicities remaining decidedly single. When we decided to go for it, we scratched together $50,000 - found an ace development team overnight, past colleagues and advisors came out of the woodwork to assist with financial modeling and scalability. In just 60 days, we moved from ideation to launch as well as a round of investor presentations in New York. With great gifts of time and energy pouring in from all around us, we continue to be self-funded. Our current goal is to raise enough debt free capital to develop the platform and test lead generation and conversion models we have prepared. We have 106 members - truly remarkable women are offering yoga, mediation, cooking and art classes, history tours and other experiences on GoFirefly today.
September 4, 2019

Cleanbox Technology – Amy Hedrick

She Angels welcomes you to vote for Cleanbox Technologys application. Cleanbox is a premium hygienic and eco-friendly brand providing solutions for the decontamination and drying of virtual & augmented reality headsets, headphones and other mass-use hardware. Designed with commercial high-volume traffic in mind, Cleanbox products are streamlined for effectiveness, ease and speed. Cleanbox eliminates the need for heat, liquid or toxins in the decontamination process, protecting electronics and providing an co-friendly, safe experience for the customer. Cleanbox eradicates 99% of bacteria, virus and fungi in 1 minute and its modular designs can treat any number of hardware from 1 to 1,000 or more. Cleanbox is patented in the US and has multiple utility and design patents, globally. Cleanbox is a globally trademarked brand.
June 11, 2019

Baskets and Beads Kenya – Eldonna Fernandez

She Angels welcomes you to vote for Baskets and Beads Kenyas application. Baskets and Beads Kenya is a for profit business with a non profit arm. Our for profit purchases hand crafted baskets, beads and handbags from artisans who live in the Kipsongo Slum in Kitale Kenya. The primary purpose is to offer a hand up not a hand out. We are creating self sustaining families through entrepreneurship, one woman at a time. We are eradicating poverty and eliminating human trafficking and saving children from a life of extreme poverty. I personally visit Kenya and purchase the items at a market day that we organize while I’m there. They know in advance the amount I will order. We started in the beginning giving microloans to enable them to purchase the supplies to manufacture the items. Some beads are made from paper and magazines, which creates sustainability through use of recycled materials. Other beaded necklaces and baskets are made using glass “seed beads” and we recently invested in a sewing machine and training for some of the women to learn to make purses with the African Wax Print Fabric embellishment. This all started when I went to Kenya in Feb 2018 on a trip to serve suffering and displaced people in Kitale Kenya and the surrounding area. While there I met the women of the Kipsongo Slum which is a slum built on top of a landfill. They live in small mud huts and have no running water, kitchen or bathroom facilities in them. The water comes from the river miles away or the one working pump in the slum. The women of Kipsongo struggle to provide for their families. Most of them have left abusive or alcoholic men and most of the men don’t work, they sit around and drink all day. Some of the women used to prostitute themselves or sell illegal alcohol to earn money (similar to moonshine). Many would get arrested and thrown in prison. Many go to the landfill or dumpster to pick through thrown away food to feed their families. When I saw the beautiful hand crafted items they made, I got an idea to buy some beads and sell them with my Think Like A Negotiator book when I speak. “Book and a Bead “was born. We had a market day with the women and I purchased something from each woman that was there; about $200 in beads and sold out immediately upon my return. I doubled the order and sold out again, I tripled the order and sold out again. In July of 2018 I brought back 7 suitcases full of beads and sold most of those out including wholesaling into some boutique stores. In March 2019, I brought back 10 suitcases of beads and some of those have sold out in the short time I’ve been back. I’ve also reached out to some shops that have purchased wholesale lots and almost all have reordered because they are selling out. To move this forward I need more funding to hire a bigger team, have a marketing plan and introductions to more wholesale outlets to purchase the beads. I intend to hire women veterans and give my female veteran sisters an opportunity to work. As a veteran myself I know the struggles of transitioning out of the military. We are at the beginning of the growth stage now where we need a good marketing plan and strategy, an expert in marketing and social media and a publicity team, a full marketing budget and warehouse planning and inventory control system to ensure our infrastructure is solid and we have enough team members to handle the expansion and growth. We have been growing steadily and expect an explosion of growth once marketing and publicity are in place and more people know about the women and our story. Our non-profit was established to raise funds for the bigger vision to purchase land to build housing to get them out of the slum, a farm for food both for their families and as an extra stream of income and a place for the ladies to manufacture the beads. Currently they are doing the work in their individual huts. We are modeling after another organization “Esther’s Home” in Kitale that has the farmer who started their farm and will give us training and consulting to get our farm set up. The farm will grow fruits and vegetables and also have cows for milk, chickens for eggs and a fishpond. The non-profit will also provide funding for educating the women further, purchase of equipment and furnishings for the housing and provide school fees for children including children on the street. There is another program in the works to have each one of the families who receive a home to take the kids off the street and provide them a home. There are no foster care programs in Kenya. There are many children as young as 7 and 8 years of age who live on the street and beg for food.
April 30, 2019

The Funny Bunny – Michelle Boback-Toufexis

She Angels welcomes you to vote for The Funny Bunny s application. A sustainable, community based cafe with vegan and paleo options from organic produce. The Funny Bunny has a special space for the kids, and a comfortable couch for the parents. Don't have time to sit, or have a little one asleep in the car? The Funny Bunny will bring your food to your car when you order from the convenience of your phone. Picky eaters aren't a problem with our Bunny Boxes! Kids sized bento boxes with a choice of a smoothie, salad or waffle taco, a mini muffin or Funny Bunny signature chocolate chip cookie, and a fruit or veggie side!
February 1, 2019

Borbón Skincare, Inc. – Carmen Milagro Gonzalez

She Angels welcomes you to vote for Borbón Skincare, Inc.s application. BORBÓN SKINCARE® Nurture Your Skin ~ Honor Your Body™ www.borbonskin.com As the Latina-owner and founder of Borbón Skincare, I've created the World's Finest Premium Clean, Green & CBD Skincare Product Line that we package in our innovative Violet Glass Technology. We believe in the ART of clean green & CBD skincare and we've reinvented the heritage formulations passed down to us by our “abuelas” (grandmothers) with our Cancer Warriors health and well being in mind. We're handcrafting small batches of safe & healthy skincare products that use absolutely ZERO chemicals or toxins like parabens, sulfates and bleach, man-made dyes or other ingredients, or microbeads and certainly no synthetic preservatives! Our core formulations are housed in VGT glass that blocks out the bad light rays but allows (3) types of UV & Red Light Rays that help to naturally & safely preserve all the food-grade ingredients in our bottle & jars.
April 10, 2019

Silky the cap (Silky International) – Donna Moten

She Angels welcomes you to vote for Silky the cap ( silky internationals application. Silky International is a retail, sales, manufacturing company based in Los Angeles, Ca. We invent and create innovative products that solve the needs of the everyday consumer.
April 4, 2019

Grunder-Oakley Productions – Melanie Grunder

She Angels welcomes you to vote for Grunder-Oakley Productionss application. I have a reality show production company
February 1, 2019

The Hut – Gladys Nyoth

She Angels welcomes you to vote for The Huts application. In the summer of 2019: we will open Los Angeles's very first indigenous hub that will bring people together through our cuisines, our traditions and our practices. THE HUT will be layered with 3 different segments: an immersive restaurant showcasing Mbombo's signature dinners , as well as resident chefs with aligned visions a second-floor for collective and private gatherings for events, meetings, and lectures that reflect on the enhancement of our world, with a special focus on transformational work and herbal medicines an outdoor garden that will be available for ALL communities, including wellness practitioners, and spiritual healers.
April 24, 2019

Classiqu Era, Inc. – Anne Devlin

She Angels welcomes you to vote for Classiqu Era's application. Classiqu Era has been my dream since I was a child! It is currently beyond the concept stage, with a solid platform beneath the business. I am currently selling beautiful dresses by individual order, and am receiving both positive reviews and wonderful testimonials from my clients! All of my licenses are complete, Classiqu Era is incorporated, and has a trademark filed and published with the USPTO. I've done copious market research, and a physical survey has been completed, highlighting the need and desire for my product. My business plan is complete, and updated. I have obtained sourcing for materials, and secured a contractor to create the dresses. I am producing both samples and finished products! Classiqu Era has been showcased in two trunk shows where product was sold, and has participated in two charity fashion shows, where the dresses walked the runway. Laura Sharpe, CEO of Artists for Trauma, received an award wearing a Classiqu Era dress!
June 28, 2019

Every Body – Alicia Lagano & Jessa Hollowell

She Angels welcomes you to vote for Every Bodys application. Every Body is a start-up retail establishment that will provide a safe, comfortable place for our transgender and gender non-conforming youth to shop freely. We specialize in designing for transgender and gender non-conforming youth while benefiting but not limited to the LGBTQ community.
April 10, 2019

GoFirefly – Amanda Bodak

She Angels welcomes you to vote for GoFireflys application. GoFirefly (www.gofireflygo.com) will become a viable alternative to platforms like Airbnb and hotels for female travelers. Travel industry leaders have created a viable transactional marketplace for short-term stays, however they can't do enough to ensure a woman's safety and comfort when hosting or traveling. The cornerstone of GoFirefly’s business model is connection, differentiating it from others in the short-term rental industry. Our model combines features such as personal profiles, matching, and communications (similar to social media platforms) with a marketplace of property listings and optional personalized amenities to create alternative travel and economic opportunities specifically for women. Key features include: 1. A private membership club, GoFirefly charges an annual membership fee for guests and hosts. Membership dues cover the expense of background checks, personal interviews, and on-site quality checks, all required for a host to become certified and before she can list her property. 2. Once certified, GoFirefly hosts retain 100 percent of their rental income. 3. GoFirefly allows members to search on property or host criteria; they can plan a trip based on their schedule or by connecting through common interests. 4. GoFirefly hosts are encouraged to offer personalized amenities such as home-cooked meals, cocktails & wine, yoga, crafting, transportation or connections to local entertainment. Hosts set the fees for these add-on services, earning 100% of their additional income from amenities. 5. Reservations and payments are all transacted securely within the GoFirefly online platform. As GoFirefly founders, myself (Amanda Bodak) and Brenda Novak, our mission is build a network of women who empower each other; economically and through the experience of connection while traveling - particularly for the millions of women of all ages and ethnicities remaining decidedly single. When we decided to go for it, we scratched together $50,000 - found an ace development team overnight, past colleagues and advisors came out of the woodwork to assist with financial modeling and scalability. In just 60 days, we moved from ideation to launch as well as a round of investor presentations in New York. With great gifts of time and energy pouring in from all around us, we continue to be self-funded. Our current goal is to raise enough debt free capital to develop the platform and test lead generation and conversion models we have prepared. We have 106 members - truly remarkable women are offering yoga, mediation, cooking and art classes, history tours and other experiences on GoFirefly today.
September 4, 2019

Cleanbox Technology – Amy Hedrick

She Angels welcomes you to vote for Cleanbox Technologys application. Cleanbox is a premium hygienic and eco-friendly brand providing solutions for the decontamination and drying of virtual & augmented reality headsets, headphones and other mass-use hardware. Designed with commercial high-volume traffic in mind, Cleanbox products are streamlined for effectiveness, ease and speed. Cleanbox eliminates the need for heat, liquid or toxins in the decontamination process, protecting electronics and providing an co-friendly, safe experience for the customer. Cleanbox eradicates 99% of bacteria, virus and fungi in 1 minute and its modular designs can treat any number of hardware from 1 to 1,000 or more. Cleanbox is patented in the US and has multiple utility and design patents, globally. Cleanbox is a globally trademarked brand.
June 11, 2019

Baskets and Beads Kenya – Eldonna Fernandez

She Angels welcomes you to vote for Baskets and Beads Kenyas application. Baskets and Beads Kenya is a for profit business with a non profit arm. Our for profit purchases hand crafted baskets, beads and handbags from artisans who live in the Kipsongo Slum in Kitale Kenya. The primary purpose is to offer a hand up not a hand out. We are creating self sustaining families through entrepreneurship, one woman at a time. We are eradicating poverty and eliminating human trafficking and saving children from a life of extreme poverty. I personally visit Kenya and purchase the items at a market day that we organize while I’m there. They know in advance the amount I will order. We started in the beginning giving microloans to enable them to purchase the supplies to manufacture the items. Some beads are made from paper and magazines, which creates sustainability through use of recycled materials. Other beaded necklaces and baskets are made using glass “seed beads” and we recently invested in a sewing machine and training for some of the women to learn to make purses with the African Wax Print Fabric embellishment. This all started when I went to Kenya in Feb 2018 on a trip to serve suffering and displaced people in Kitale Kenya and the surrounding area. While there I met the women of the Kipsongo Slum which is a slum built on top of a landfill. They live in small mud huts and have no running water, kitchen or bathroom facilities in them. The water comes from the river miles away or the one working pump in the slum. The women of Kipsongo struggle to provide for their families. Most of them have left abusive or alcoholic men and most of the men don’t work, they sit around and drink all day. Some of the women used to prostitute themselves or sell illegal alcohol to earn money (similar to moonshine). Many would get arrested and thrown in prison. Many go to the landfill or dumpster to pick through thrown away food to feed their families. When I saw the beautiful hand crafted items they made, I got an idea to buy some beads and sell them with my Think Like A Negotiator book when I speak. “Book and a Bead “was born. We had a market day with the women and I purchased something from each woman that was there; about $200 in beads and sold out immediately upon my return. I doubled the order and sold out again, I tripled the order and sold out again. In July of 2018 I brought back 7 suitcases full of beads and sold most of those out including wholesaling into some boutique stores. In March 2019, I brought back 10 suitcases of beads and some of those have sold out in the short time I’ve been back. I’ve also reached out to some shops that have purchased wholesale lots and almost all have reordered because they are selling out. To move this forward I need more funding to hire a bigger team, have a marketing plan and introductions to more wholesale outlets to purchase the beads. I intend to hire women veterans and give my female veteran sisters an opportunity to work. As a veteran myself I know the struggles of transitioning out of the military. We are at the beginning of the growth stage now where we need a good marketing plan and strategy, an expert in marketing and social media and a publicity team, a full marketing budget and warehouse planning and inventory control system to ensure our infrastructure is solid and we have enough team members to handle the expansion and growth. We have been growing steadily and expect an explosion of growth once marketing and publicity are in place and more people know about the women and our story. Our non-profit was established to raise funds for the bigger vision to purchase land to build housing to get them out of the slum, a farm for food both for their families and as an extra stream of income and a place for the ladies to manufacture the beads. Currently they are doing the work in their individual huts. We are modeling after another organization “Esther’s Home” in Kitale that has the farmer who started their farm and will give us training and consulting to get our farm set up. The farm will grow fruits and vegetables and also have cows for milk, chickens for eggs and a fishpond. The non-profit will also provide funding for educating the women further, purchase of equipment and furnishings for the housing and provide school fees for children including children on the street. There is another program in the works to have each one of the families who receive a home to take the kids off the street and provide them a home. There are no foster care programs in Kenya. There are many children as young as 7 and 8 years of age who live on the street and beg for food.
April 30, 2019

The Funny Bunny – Michelle Boback-Toufexis

She Angels welcomes you to vote for The Funny Bunny s application. A sustainable, community based cafe with vegan and paleo options from organic produce. The Funny Bunny has a special space for the kids, and a comfortable couch for the parents. Don't have time to sit, or have a little one asleep in the car? The Funny Bunny will bring your food to your car when you order from the convenience of your phone. Picky eaters aren't a problem with our Bunny Boxes! Kids sized bento boxes with a choice of a smoothie, salad or waffle taco, a mini muffin or Funny Bunny signature chocolate chip cookie, and a fruit or veggie side!