FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) celebrates Winter 2016 Accelerator Graduates, Awards $15k, Mayor Rivera delivers remarks
(Lowell-Lawrence MA) — Last night, over a 130 people celebrated the accomplishments of 13 entrepreneurs that have graduated from the 12-week intensive EforAll accelerator program. Throughout the accelerator, these entrepreneurs exhibited tenacity, dedication, and passion for their ventures. At the event, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera and Executive Director of the Deshpande Foundation Raj Melville delivered remarks.
EforAll awarded $15,500 to the entrepreneurs, through the following distribution:
(1) Mitsy Kit Inc. – $5,000
A venture that provides kits and training to enable people of all abilities to participate in activities most meaningful to them. Their flagship product, the Mitsy Kit sewing and quilting kit, provides adapted materials and training to enable the blind to sew and quilt using their sense of touch in place of eyesight.
History UnErased – $3,000
(2) History UnErased – $3,000
History UnErased’s Mission: Unerase the stories and history of LGBTQ people throughout ethnicities, belief systems and nations in K-12 schools and community organizations by providing cutting edge educational resources and educator trainings that will positively impact youth – especially at-risk youth.
(3) Purple Carrot Bread Co. – $2,500
Purple Carrot Bread Co. is committed to producing quality food to highlight and feature their breads to support a full service lunch establishment. Their goal is to never compromise quality ingredients and to deliver from scratch recipes in a “village feel” storefront.
(4) Cognate – $2,000
Cognate is the home of the CM Registry, a trademark registry for the 98% of U.S. product and business names not registered with the USPTO (the federal trademark registration system). The CM Registry is the only common law trademark registry in the United States.
(5) Jerez Electronics – $1,500
A company dedicated to computer repairs and providing low income communities with affordable computers and technology. Jerez Electronics also focuses on hiring inner city youth.
(6) The Fuschia Files – $750
The Fuschia Files is a personal styling and creative marketing agency. Through branding and creative-customized marketing, the company enhances, elevates and revives brand’s to their core concept.
(7) Lynx Investigations – $500
A legal investigations support service company for attorneys, private investigators, corporations, and civilians, to research and retrieve documents and information needed from Government offices, Court Houses, and databases in the fastest and most accurate way saving you time and money.
(8) *Fan Favorite – Tie between Jerez Electronics and Franklin Robotics – $250
Franklin Robotics develops robots for agriculture. The first product is a weeding robot for home gardens: addressing the dirty, repetitive, unpleasant task of maintaining a healthy, weed-free garden. It’s a solar powered, autonomous, self-sufficient robot that wanders through the garden, avoiding plants and obstacles, and uses a small weed whacker to keep weeds from taking over.
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