The College of Dayton Flyer Pitch levels of competition named its winners — “life-changing” enterprise and new undertaking suggestions that goal to carry thoroughly clean ingesting drinking water to people close to the world, increase the experience of breastfeeding moms, and support children’s understanding and psychological wellness.
On the startup monitor, Lunnie, a redesigned nursing bra created by Sarah Kallile, took the greatest prize funds with $50,000 from Flyer Pitch and Ohio’s Entrepreneurial Products and services Service provider program. Lunnie is up to six situations a lot more absorbent than other bras on the marketplace, and was produced to give ladies more comfort and design.
AIMM, a enterprise creating a drinking water filter powered by gravity that kills microbes and viruses to create thoroughly clean h2o, also won and was funded with $35,000. AIMM, started by former UDRI researcher Luis Estevez, states the perform is essential for the reason that the Planet Wellness Business stories that consuming h2o for far more than 2 billion folks all over the world is contaminated with feces.
On the Higher West Dayton Incubator social undertaking track, Fall short Me Not Tutoring, a corporation established by Michel’le Curington that delivers interactive sessions to assist college students in kindergarten by eighth grade in looking at and math, won the neighborhood choice award and $10,000. A lot more than 1,400 people today voted in the contest.
Unemotional, a culturally responsive social emotional understanding provider for learners grades seven through 12 at urban educational institutions, also won a top rated prize of $10,000. The method, established by Jordyn Calhoun based on her knowledge with college students amid COVID-19, offers curriculum and products and services which includes soon after college programming, specialist improvement for educators and a lot more.
The organizations also gained in-sort help. Through the competition they worked with market-certain mentors to build their concepts with obtain to a coworking membership at The Hub Powered by PNC at the Dayton Arcade and the Larger West Dayton Incubator.
“We experienced an remarkable group of companies this year with lifestyle-switching thoughts to convey forward,” reported Vince Lewis, UD’s associate vice president of entrepreneurial initiatives. “We want this levels of competition not only to enable organizations start and expand, but to be a catalyst for social change with funds and mentorship for nonprofits, social enterprises and local community initiatives in Greater West Dayton. We know these business people will increase to Flyer Pitch’s long monitor history of results with 74 enterprises launched and additional than $24 million of funds elevated.
Flyer Pitch is 1 of the major new-venture contests at the collegiate level, with extra than $150,000 in money prizes and $50,000 in in-variety prizes. It is operated by the College of Dayton’s L. William Crotty Middle for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Bigger West Dayton Incubator in partnership with PNC Lender, the Entrepreneurs’ Heart and Bandila Studios.