Companies

FALL 2017 COHORT

Aphrodite Wristbands

Aphrodite Wristbands seeks to make face-to-face communication easier by reducing anxiety associated with talking to people that you are attracted to. In a time when face-to-face interactions are scarce, we want to reduce the anxiety of “Breaking the Ice."  We want people to stop hiding behind a screen and have the confidence to build connections and live in the moment. Aphrodite Wristbands are created to inform others of your relationship status. 

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Bag 131

Bag 131 is a reusable cloth shopping bag company with a mission to create a culture of sustainability through reuse and recycling. In order for one cloth shopping bag made of cotton fabrics to displace one plastic shopping bag in global warming potential, it needs to be reused 131 times. Bag 131 will be primarily an e-commerce driven business with a strong social media presence, rewarding continued use of each bag and promoting a way to share how many times the customer has reused their bag.

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Book Ex

Book Ex is an app that allows peer-to-peer textbook selling to provide a convenience to students. This app allows students to upload textbooks they are no longer using to a shared marketplace to be sold to students at that same institution. The app is organized by institution, semester, course and professor to ensure that there is accuracy in posting. The overall goal is to provide a more cost and time efficient way of obtaining textbooks.

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Cluventure Travel

Cluventure Travel is not your typical travel agency.  We book 100-percent-customized trips, designing unique and personalized travel experiences just for you. The only catch?  We don't tell you where you're going! Instead, travelers use real time clues to guide them both to and through their vacation destination, combining adventure, mystery and exploration into an interactive travel game.

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Glitter Glam Collections

Glitter Glam Collections is a collection of handmade lip gloss, highlighters and body sprays of different pigments and scents. This business was created to enhance a woman's confidence with eye catching products like highlighters and lip glosses that are noticeable from a mile away. Glitter Glam consists of a variety of cruelty free, handmade lip glosses. All ingredients used to create these products are natural. You can find Glitter Glam online, at pop up shops or at launch parties.

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King Pariah

King Pariah is an online organic clothing line with a focus on sustainable practices and inclusive representation and design for all body types and sizes. Materials will be sourced from textile companies that offer recycled and biodegradable fabrics and elastics. We will also ensure that our manufacturers are using ethical practices and try to keep as much of the production as possible within the U.S.

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Sada Collective

Sada Collective is a creative company with a purpose to bridge the gap in the art world by offering a digital space where emerging artists can showcase their work and collectors can discover new talent.  Sada operates under the mission to uplift the community, celebrate inclusion and support artistic excellence. We offer a space for collectors to invest in pieces both online and in a physical space.

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Theradeck

Theradeck generates and delivers value by creating the opportunity to exercise safely at home. This value would be delivered to the customer by providing them with a low cost solution to an overlooked problem in the healthcare industry and resulting in increased individual health and less frequent trips to the doctor.  The multiple product line will help individuals with mobility impairments by providing in-home care and offering therapeutic devices for traveling physical therapists, at-home nurses and traveling massage therapists.

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Timothy and Joyce Banks Recreation Center

The Timothy and Joyce Banks Recreation Center is a place of inspiration. Located in Detroit, Michigan, this nonprofit business specializes in making individuals of the community reach their fullest potential. By providing academic and athletic resources, this recreational center will put emphasis on taking care of their community, and each other. This will be a place for the community—RUN BY LOVE!

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Young Leaders Camp

Introducing a new kind of camp fine-tuned for boys and girls in elementary and middle school. Our fun, non-competitive week will not only teach kids the fundamentals of the sport they are playing, but will also teach them the skills and traits of becoming a young leader. Along with the variety of games that we would play throughout the week, a large focus of the camp would be instilling leadership skills. Various team building and individual activities are strategically set up so that campers make new friends and become more confident.

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Wizleaf

 Wizleaf is an interactive learning and renting platform for eBooks, where we bridge the gap between readers and publishers. Our rental program is cost-effective and focused on the intensive learning demands of college graduate students.

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