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Alumni

Our alumni are the reason we do what we do. They are our “Why.” Since 2012, we have been proud to support these brilliant, strong, visionary founders as they take responsibility for solving problems that they have identified in the world.

Aditi Madane

Phoenix Cohort 6 – Civic Engagement

Commun.ity

Connecting neighborhoods | Building friendly & safe communities | Building a strong support system.


Adriana Grado

Phoenix Cohort 6 – Job Accessibility & Equality

Maingo

Maingo is a mobile application that allows food and products to be delivered to students at the ASU campus.


Alex Brusalis

Phoenix Cohort 2 – Civic Engagement

Tru Vote Inc

Tru Vote’s mission is to provide every individual with a voice in the political community and to accurately establish the true political opinions of the public associated with each district.


Alika Middleton

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Education, Job Accessibility & Equality

Better People Company

To inspire peaceful leadership and personal transformation by making and sharing art through collaboration, communication, and compassion.


Bradley Taris

Phoenix Cohort 6 – Environment & Sustainability

BEhelper

BEhelper is a revolutionary way to understand building energy costs Unparalleled in its ease of use, and with nearly live results, you can iterate through options faster than ever before possible. BEhelper demonstrates how building green can save a lot of green from day one of pre-design.


Brandon Woolf

Phoenix Cohort 4 – Job Accessibility & Equality

Acqhired

Changing the way people find jobs and companies hire.


Brett Heising

Phoenix Cohort 1 – Economic Development, Job Accessibility & Equality

BrettApproved

Help anyone with a physical disability or mobility challenge and their families secure accessible hotel accommodations. Because travel is for everyone!


Caleb Barclay

Phoenix Cohort 1 – Education

Splicity

Capturing the best moments of life through video creation, sharing, & discovery


Chelsea Harden

Phoenix Cohort 5 – Education

The HEART Center

The Harden Education and Recreation Therapy (H.E.A.R.T.) Center provides educational opportunities to the special needs community that will lead to success, purpose, and an increased quality of life.


Clark Richardson

Phoenix Cohort 3 – Environment & Sustainability

Agriscaping

Our mission is to inspire, create, and maintain living masterpieces that nourish the mind, body, and soul. We are in the business of Elegant, Edible Landscaping. Through each of our services we strive to educate, inspire, and befriend our communities with elegant and productive ways that ignite the growing participation of all concerned.


Danna Evans

Phoenix Cohort 5 – Children’s Welfare, Education, Health & Wellness

AVA School Solutions

AVA is a mobile-friendly health screening management system for schools that is easy to implement, eliminates paperwork and increases accuracy.


Dave Leedy

Phoenix Cohort 5 – Environment & Sustainability

ZombieBox International

Our commitment is to always provide the best noise control products for a quieter and more peaceful world. We truly believe that by reducing the world's excess noise we can promote a more peaceful and pleasant environment where everyone can more fully enjoy daily activities and social interactions. (And...avoid attracting zombies in the event of an apocalypse).


David Sodemann

Phoenix Cohort 2 – Job Accessibility & Equality

Crash Pad

Creating the best vacation experience in Arizona by bringing concierge services to guests who aren't staying in hotels.


Deanna Montrose

Phoenix Cohort 5 – Health & Wellness

gLoveTreat

We empower you with our one-size-fits-all, hygienic & safe paraffin wax and coconut oil treatment. Let us help restore, replenish, and soothe your dry, tired, and sore hands and feet.


Derrick Loud

Phoenix Cohort 1 – Environment & Sustainability

BooGood Bicycles

For each bamboo bike sold, an attachable hand-cycle will be manufactured by locals in Kenya, Africa and donated to a disabled individual.


Eddie Stamps

Phoenix Cohort 6 – Economic Development

Yardhop Events

Yardhop is taking a unique approach on curation and reviews to provide a simpler search process when dinning out or event planning.


Eric Luster

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Health & Wellness

Movement Interactive

To provide peace of mind to parents of young athletes in sports who need real-time concussion monitoring and reporting.


Erin Witmer

Phoenix Cohort 6 – Education

Primary Book Club

Our mission is to deliver evidence-based, early literacy and childhood development advice from our network of experts to parents and caregivers of children age 0-5.


Faye Tait

Phoenix Cohort 6 – Health & Wellness

Spray 'Em Away

The mission of Spray 'Em Away is to offer powerful, tangible tools for children and adults dealing with stressful, scary, hurtful, and controversial matters that foster open communication so that self-esteem and pride are strengthened.


Forest Melton

Phoenix Cohort 3 – Civic Engagement

Project Do Good


Francisco Cervera

Phoenix Cohort 1 – Financial Services

eMoney Pool

Money pools are a proven way to quickly save up for short-term goals. We're the world's largest money pool marketplace with over $3M in transactions.


Glenn Simmons

Phoenix Cohort 1 – Health & Wellness

Invictus Nourishment

Everyone should have enough nutrition.


Hart Shafer

Phoenix Cohort 1 – Health & Wellness

TheraSpecs

TheraSpecs are precision tinted, thoughtfully designed eyewear that filter out the harmful light that triggers migraines, headaches, eyestrain, and other conditions.


Imelda Hartley

Phoenix Cohort 6 – Environment & Sustainability, Gender Equality

Imelda's Happy Tamales

Our mission is to empower victims of domestic violence to break the cycle of domestic violence.


Israel Medellin

Phoenix Cohort 6 – Civic Engagement, Job Accessibility & Equality

LucysGarage.com

Connect mechanics from the community with customers from the community.


Jacob Hamman

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Health & Wellness

zenjoi

To improve the quality of life for persons with dementia and their caregivers.


Jacob Powell

Phoenix Cohort 2 – Job Accessibility & Equality

Crash Pad

Creating the best vacation experience in Arizona by bringing concierge services to guests who aren't staying in hotels.


Jaime Glasser

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Economic Development

Mesa Heart Studio

An Inclusive, co Creative, Collaborative Coworking Community for artists focusing on the Art in the HeART of Mesa!


Jaime Martinez

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Education

Schola

To improve K-12 education by streamlining the recruitment and enrollment process for parents and schools.


James Dodson

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Education, Health & Wellness

Arizona Squash

To engage underserved Phoenix area youth through academic support, squash and wellness, mentoring, enrichment, and community service to develop high school-ready middle schoolers, college-ready high schoolers, and career-ready adults.


Janette Harwell

Phoenix Cohort 2 – Environment & Sustainability

Box Play for Kids

Our mission is to promote creative play that stimulates curiosity, enthusiasm and learning in kids.


Jasmine Anglen

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Gender Equality, Health & Wellness

All Walks Project

To empower students to educate their communities on issues of domestic sex trafficking and provide specialized programs for survivors


Jeff Michaelree

Phoenix Cohort 3 – Civic Engagement

Gave in America

An online platform supporting nonprofits through the sale of donated goods.


Jennifer Cole

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Education

Young Artist Society

To empower future generations to pursue education, serve their communities, and achieve success creatively.


Jenny Anderson

Phoenix Cohort 2 – Education, Job Accessibility & Equality

Celebrate EDU

We are a nonprofit on a mission to encourage and empower young adults with developmental disabilities by providing innovative entrepreneurial education that builds on their interests and passions so that they can create happier and more productive lives.


Joanna Horton McPherson

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Education, Job Accessibility & Equality

Better People Company

To inspire peaceful leadership and personal transformation by making and sharing art through collaboration, communication, and compassion.


John Johnson

Phoenix Cohort 4 – Health & Wellness

Feel Free

Increasing face to face connections by utilizing existing collaborative venues as a platform to enhance communities.


Jon Cooke

Phoenix Cohort 2 – Education

All College LLC

All College, LLC is an exciting social network and marketing platform that will connect students and businesses in college communities.


Jon Irons

Phoenix Cohort 1 – Environment & Sustainability

Sitgreen

Traditional furniture has glue and non-recyclable elements; SITGREEN furniture eliminates glue, adds cardboard, and the piece becomes 100% recyclable.


Julia Garcia

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Education

The Rewrite Project

To help teens rewrite the stories that limit their potential by infusing story telling with technology.


Julie Hyzdu

Phoenix Cohort 1 – Health & Wellness

PoppyPocket

I created the PoppyPocket for my dad to wear his ambulatory infusion pump and tubes more discreetly, comfortably and safely. It is an elastic band with two separate pockets stitched on to securely contain the pump and tubing.


Justin Hamman

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Health & Wellness

zenjoi

To improve the quality of life for persons with dementia and their caregivers.


Justin Rohner

Phoenix Cohort 3 – Environment & Sustainability

Agriscaping

Our mission is to inspire, create, and maintain living masterpieces that nourish the mind, body, and soul. We are in the business of Elegant, Edible Landscaping. Through each of our services we strive to educate, inspire, and befriend our communities with elegant and productive ways that ignite the growing participation of all concerned.


Kate Milliken

Phoenix Cohort 2 – Health & Wellness

MyCounterpane

MyCounterpane provides a platform for those who've experienced a life event (directly or indirectly), to tell that story based on how they feel.


Katie Hess

Phoenix Cohort 2 – Health & Wellness

LOTUSWEI

At Lotus Wei, we believe that one of the simplest ways to ignite “transformative action for the benefit of all” is by using flower essences — pure, natural elixirs with the power to shift your mood + physiology.


Kay Diggs

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Job Accessibility & Equality

Tappetite

To give small local food businesses and home bakers a virtual storefront to showcase their products making them both visible to the local consumer and competitive with larger businesses.


Kayt Pearl

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Education, Job Accessibility & Equality

Better People Company

To inspire peaceful leadership and personal transformation by making and sharing art through collaboration, communication, and compassion.


Kevin Keleher

Phoenix Cohort 5 – Education, Environment & Sustainability

GreenLight Solutions Foundation

Creating sustainable business solutions through student-led projects.


Kirk Johnson

Phoenix Cohort 2 – Education

SOUNDS Academy

We teach, mentor, and provide musical experiences and opportunities for underserved youth.


Kyle Underseth

Phoenix Cohort 3 – Civic Engagement

TableTop

To provide affordable, accessible and impactful philanthropic dining options for everyone who wants to help. Sometimes, giving to charity gets expensive. We’re changing that by creating the first ever charitable dining platform where you – the individual – have the power to support organizations on your schedule at no additional cost.


Liesl Kielp

Phoenix Cohort 2 – Job Accessibility & Equality

AguaSAC

Improving Quality of Life for Adults with Developmental Disabilities.


Lindsey Michaelree

Phoenix Cohort 3 – Civic Engagement

Gave in America

An online platform supporting nonprofits through the sale of donated goods.


Lisa Morrow

Phoenix Cohort 6 – Civic Engagement

Birdytell

Thoughtful gifting. Simplified.


Lori Osiecki

Phoenix Cohort 3 – Education, Health & Wellness

My Max Pack

Max On Snax® believes that children learn best through good role models, engaging stories and fun activities.​ Max On Snax® focuses on healthy habits for our young children.


Luis Cervera

Phoenix Cohort 1 – Financial Services

eMoneyPool

Money pools are a proven way to quickly save up for short-term goals. We're the world's largest money pool marketplace with over $3M in transactions.


Makenzie Marzluff

Phoenix Cohort 2 – Health & Wellness

Delighted By

Delighted By is home of The Original Dessert Hummus™, a dip made from chickpeas in SWEET flavors! Vegan, GF, Nut & Soy Free.


Marc Sweet

Phoenix Cohort 2 – Health & Wellness

Sly Fox Nutrition

Making adventure happen through real food.


Mare Van Dyke

Phoenix Cohort 3 – Health & Wellness

Aqwastream

Personal water bottle refill and digital media stations dispense free chilled filtered water in key traffic areas + targeted, engaging brand content.


Matthew Cottle

Phoenix Cohort 1 – Health & Wellness, Job Accessibility & Equality

Stuttering King Bakery

Baking with a Mission. We want to impact the autistic world and serve as an inspiration for other autistic people to be productive, active members of the community.


Meagan Katzakian

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Animal Welfare

Galloper

To connect horse owners and horse haulers in an easy-to-use mobile app that provides an on-demand market place for horse transportation involving easy booking, secure payment processing, open communication, ratings, reviews, and more.


Megan Epley

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Education

stARTem

To put the art in STEM by providing art education to low-income schools, connecting the art of learning and creation through paint, film and photography.


Meghan Martinez

Phoenix Cohort 4 – Job Accessibility & Equality

Keasy

Safely and simply manage access to your properties. No codes. No keys.


Meghdad Abbaszadegan

Phoenix Cohort 4 – Health & Wellness

Feel Free

Increasing face to face connections by utilizing existing collaborative venues as a platform to enhance communities.


Melissa Higdon

Phoenix Cohort 6 – Health & Wellness

Fit Focus

Our goal is to help people feel better using the foundations of fitness (hydration, rest, activity, and healthy eating choices).


Michal Tyra

Phoenix Cohort 2 – Civic Engagement, Economic Development

The Manifesto Project

Empowering the next generation of civic, business, and nonprofit leaders by connecting Arizona’s top talent with real-world experience on the Boards of our state’s most impactful organizations.


Mo Joe Ghani

Phoenix Cohort 5 – Education

The Genius Factory

If you love it, you can learn it.


Monique Hoffman

Phoenix Cohort 2 – Education, Health & Wellness

Qapproved LLC

Educating the masses about a variety of edible‐related topics.


Nadaa Taiyab

Phoenix Cohort 3 – Health & Wellness

Tiny Steps to Health & Wellness

A healthy lifestyle starts with tiny steps. We combine professional nutritionists, a unique method, and modern tech to make healthy living achievable for busy people.


Neel Mehta

Phoenix Cohort 3 – Health & Wellness

EpiFinder

EpiFinder's mission is to reduce misdiagnosis and disrupt the health care.


Nick Aufiero

Phoenix Cohort 2 – Job Accessibility & Equality

Tourkidd

Our mission is to break down the barriers between musicians, promoters, and fans because that kind of thing is good to do.


Omron Blauo

Phoenix Cohort 3 – Health & Wellness

Telescrypts

Our mission is to help provide quality health care in rural areas.


Pedro Diaz

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Environment & Sustainability

EcoBlock

To build sustainably designed architecture that reduces the negative impact on the environment by: enhancing the health and comfort of occupants, improving building energy efficiency, reducing consumption of non-renewable materials, minimizing waste, and creating healthy and productive environments with all-natural Stabilized Compressed Earth Blocks.


Rebeca Rodriguez

Phoenix Cohort 2 – Education

Xplore BoX

The Xplore BoX mission is to inspire the younger generation to dream big and realize Xploring the STEM fields can be challenging and FUN! Let’s think out of the BoX and Xplore!


Renee Wierz

Phoenix Cohort 4 – Animal Welfare

Paws 2 Read

Paws 2 Read is a reading program where children read to pet therapy animals and benefit from a non-threatening, fun environment to practice their reading skills, increase their self-esteem, gain a love of reading, and learn about the human-animal connection.


Robert Thornton

Phoenix Cohort 1 – Civic Engagement

Paper Clouds Apparel

Paper Clouds Apparel was formed to showcase the creative minds and artistic abilities of individuals with special needs while raising funds to provide financial support for special needs schools and organizations.


Robert Yao

Phoenix Cohort 3 – Health & Wellness

EpiFinder

EpiFinder's mission is to reduce misdiagnosis and disrupt the health care.


Ruben Gonzales

– Environment & Sustainability

11th Monk3y Industries LLC

To offer apparel and designs at affordable prices


Ryan Lay

Phoenix Cohort 3 – Education, Health & Wellness

Skate After School

At Skate After School, we match talented and enthusiastic volunteers with Phoenix area schools to provide skateboard instruction to underserved youth. With donated skateboard equipment, we are able to engage students in a challenging and exciting extracurricular activity.


Ryan Mores

Phoenix Cohort 5 – Education, Environment & Sustainability

GreenLight Solutions Foundation

Creating sustainable business solutions through student-led projects.


Sam Shammah

– Education

Akwai

We strengthen non-cognitive skills. students’ non-cognitive skills – perseverance, willpower, introspection, transparency, accountability, consistency, utilization and tenacity.


Sara Henry

Phoenix Cohort 5 – Education, Health & Wellness

WellnessLifestyle

Our mission is to inspire wellness as a way of life. We believe that when we take better care of ourselves and each other, we are happier and healthier, our relationships are stronger, and we are able to have a more positive impact in our communities and the world.


Sheila Iyengar

Phoenix Cohort 5 – Animal Welfare

Nagi Foundation

To restore the sacredness of the Native American community by uniting people and animals. We do this by providing a variety of animal services, educational programs, behavioral health supports, and family resources that coincides with traditional values and core principles of First Nations communities.


Stephanie Schull

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Health & Wellness

Oojaah

To help women live fully by providing revolutionary products and services in support of their confidence and well-being.


Steve Zeidman

Phoenix Cohort 4 – Animal Welfare

Vestafy

We are committed to supporting organizations’ lifesaving capacity through improved efficiency of shelter operations and field services. We do this through the industry’s first workflow management software, together with personalized professional services.


Thiago Moraes

Phoenix Cohort 7 – Animal Welfare

Galloper

To connect horse owners and horse haulers in an easy-to-use mobile app that provides an on-demand market place for horse transportation involving easy booking, secure payment processing, open communication, ratings, reviews, and more.


Tim Ward

Phoenix Cohort 3 – Education, Health & Wellness

Skate After School

At Skate After School, we match talented and enthusiastic volunteers with Phoenix area schools to provide skateboard instruction to underserved youth. With donated skateboard equipment, we are able to engage students in a challenging and exciting extracurricular activity.


Tristan Gandolfi

Phoenix Cohort 6 – Education

Humor Writes

Our mission is to inspire learning through laughter.


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