Abigail Barnes, Co-founder and CEO of Allergy Amulet, always had trouble at birthday parties thanks to over a dozen food allergies. Today, she recites four words each time she sits down at a restaurant: peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, because for people with serious allergies, a trip to eat out may also mean a trip to the emergency room.
Enter Allergy Amulet, a rapid, portable, food allergen detection device. Users insert the disposable test strip into their food and within seconds the reader alerts users to the presence or absence of target allergens. Teaming up with Dr. Joseph BelBruno, a chemistry professor at Dartmouth College and leading expert in sensor technologies, the two decided to create a paradigm shift in food allergen detection in order to help millions of individuals with food allergies feel safer about the foods they eat. Oh, and the device looks pretty cool when you wear it too. Twitter Instagram
The frustration that comes with wanting one glass of wine but not being willing to open the entire bottle, is very real. Imagine if you could have that glass and continue drinking the rest of that wine for up to six weeks, while saving 60%. Archer Roose is here to solve your wine-drinking woes. With great ambition and an adventurous spirit, this company brings you artisan-quality wine in sensible packaging.
Their first selection of wines are dangerously drinkable elixirs from Chile, custom crafted by local producers, using the best soil for each varietal in the Central Valley. From there, they skip the middle man, and the associated costs, which means you take home your 3-Liter box and have a lot of extra pennies for that next glass. For the eco-conscious in the group, worry not, these boxes are more-eco-friendly than glass bottles while keeping your win delicious up to six weeks after opening. Now you can have your wine and drink it too. Facebook Twitter
Two rebels with a serious cause. When Kirsten and Joan sent their children off to college, they quickly learned that college kids rarely take the time to wash their dirty sheets. As a result, they become the victims of an accumulation of sweat, body oils, bacteria, germs and dead skin cells which host millions of dust mites - microscopic creatures that lower the immune system and can cause allergies.
They were determined to find a way to eliminate the need for laundering sheets. That’s when Beantown Bedding was born. Kirsten and Joan became two laundry rebels as they launched the first and only luxury disposable sheets. Their innovative solution offers a convenient, comfortable and environmentally responsible alternative to laundering, which allows you, or someone you love (seeing clean), go to bed without worry.
Brunswick Park is a line of performance apparel for the weekday warrior. For those who blur the barrier between work and play, who get up early and stay out late, who refuse to settle. Through the creation of classic silhouettes, utilizing the most innovative materials available today, Brunswick Park creates garments that are built to last, forcing you out of the tired routine of purchasing extremely cheap, and then throwing it away weeks after you’ve worn it for the first time.
The Brunswick Park collection (soon to be revealed) takes a classic yarn - merino wool - and reinvents it, crafting a contemporary clothing collection. A breathable fibers that reacts naturally to changes in your body temperature, means you stay warm when it’s cold out, and cool when you’re warm. And because it’s machine washable, anti-microbial (you can’t stink it up!), and stain resistant, these garments have some serious staying power.
Drones. No longer a futuristic idea implanted into our thoughts by the likes of George Lucas. With the announcement of Amazon’s Prime Air initiative and the first drone delivery flight in 2015, drones are now a thing of the present. But with innovation comes great responsibility, which is where DARTdrones comes in.
Founded by Abby Speicher, a Babson College MBA graduate and WIN Lab alumnae, DARTdrones is the national leader in drone training, consultation, and expert support for new drone pilots. As a larger percentage of the population is looking to fly, they aim to provide the highest quality training on Unmanned Aerial Systems to ensure the safe integration of drones into the national airspace. As drones change the world, they’re here to help the FAA by promoting safety, comprehensive understanding of the equipment, and knowledge of the current regulations.
Tired of your phone running out of power, with no charging station in sight? Well imagine, for a moment, the irritation of not being able to check Insta turning into your GPS shutting off while you’re lost on a hike, with no trail in sight. What if you could harness the energy of walking to power your electronics? Imagine no more. Sherry Handel is turning that idea into reality with the launch of Energy Harvesters.
Energy Harvesters LLC is commercializing a personal electronics mobile power source called the Walking Charger, technology that allows users to charge the batteries in their mobile electronics devices anytime, anywhere, just by walking. Nowadays, people depend on their portable electronic devices for information, entertainment, guidance and sometimes for survival. In those circumstances, running out of battery power is not an acceptable option.
Fedwell Pet Foods
Like many entrepreneurs, Emily Lagasse’s business idea began with a problem. Little did she know that problem would start with the livelihood of her dog Fenway, whom she adopted when she was serving as a Peace Corps member in Africa. While there, Fenway ate what Emily ate. When returning to the States however, Fenway quickly became ill from eating a traditional American dog food diet. As his health worsened, Emily took matters into her own hands, learning how to cook for Fenway and ultimately nursing him back to health. That’s whenFedwell Pet Foods began.
Fedwell creates healthy food to make happy pets. They use simple baking techniques and pure ingredients to build a product that gives your dog nutrients and flavor, leaving out the fillers that you find in many pet foods. They’ll even set you up with a starter kit so that your pup can fall in love with the food before committing to a whole bag. Don’t worry cat-lovers, food for your feline will be coming soon.
Outfitting your new home might not immediately hit you as a sustainable employment opportunity but today, more than ever, your homegoods dollars have the ability to change the world. It was through that realization that Sheeva Sairafi started Local + Lejos, a home decor company bridging communities near and far.
Traveling the globe and befriending local artisans such as alpaca weavers in Peru, Sairafi became acutely aware of the struggle they challenged to support their families. Those stories, combined with the beauty of the products that she was discovering abroad, made her uncover a missed opportunity. Local + Lejos connects consumers to producers through beautiful, hand-made, products. They create modern pieces traditional retail stores cannot offer at attainable prices, while empowering artisans to grow a business, preserve cultural traditions, and create sustainable futures for their families.
As cycle studios become omnipresent those of us who don’t always opt-in to getting our rears in gear might be left wondering: what about me? Well, for the runners out there looking for the community and motivation that comes from studio classes, look no further. MyStryde is here to help you run.
MyStryde is Boston's first running studio that offers running and treadmill classes and coaching in a motivating, community-driven, fitness filled environment. With intervals, endurance, and hills, their classes are built to shed pounds and build speed, together. MyStryde allows all runners to run together without having to worry if they will keep up with the group, or if the group will keep up with them. Whether you’re looking to jump into your first 5k or you’ve already run your tenth marathon, this workout is about you, and your goals.
Avid runner and entrepreneur, Meridith Unger, is tired of taking guesses at her hydration levels when she runs. While wearable technologies seem to do just about everything these days, the one painpoint that Unger feels when her sneakers hit the sidewalk, is lack of information around her hydration levels.
Enter Nix. Nix Inc. is taking the guessing out of hydration. Nix's single-use wearable sensor provides real-time, personal hydration status for the 60+ million athletes who are currently guessing at their fluid needs during training and competition. Studies show that athletes guess incorrectly up to 80% of the time, compromising their safety and performance up to 29% as a result of involuntary dehydration. This is 100% preventable with the proper tool.
Red Apple Lunch
Red Apple Lunch was started by moms who’ve been in the trenches. Between work and family, there isn’t always time to put healthy lunches together, which means kids don’t get the balanced meals they need to support them throughout the day. But what if you could easily get healthy food, sourced with local ingredients, each and every day? Red Apple Lunch is now on the menu.
Red Apple Lunch came up with an easy way to get healthy, homemade school lunches to your kids. They work with partners to source the best regional ingredients year-round and prep and pack them in a way that’s fun and attractive. And, just to ensure their health efforts are felt community-wide, they’ve partnered with the Greater Boston Food Bank agencies to establish a program where, for every lunch that they sell, they provide a healthy snack pack for a child in need.
Every parent wants to give their kids the best opportunities to develop, explore their interests and find what they love to do. Andrea Jackson felt that as a mom whose kids, Alexander and Eva, wanted to take classes and develop their love of sports and curiosity in the arts. But when looking into the best options available to them, there didn’t seem to be an easy approach to searching dozens of websites and consolidating that information. Not to mention coordinating those activities for them to share with their friends.
That’s when Xandeva was born. Xandeva is a simple solution for families to find and coordinate the amazing world of enrichment activities available to kids. It provides a platform to support parents by taking the hassle out of searching, locating and coordinating schedules, while giving them the confidence that they’re choosing the right options for their kids.