We had over 30 applications, interviewed 24 Semi-finalists and selected 15 companies for the Accelerator. From handmade cocktail syrups, to crepes, to alternative learning, and music education, there is a diverse range of ideas and businesses! Learn more about the 15 Finalist businesses by clicking the icons.
People’s Pressed Juicery believes raw foods have the ability to help people live happy, healthy lives. Every bottle of cold-pressed juice contains over two pounds of thoughtfully-sourced fruits and vegetables and is filled with essential vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients. They carefully press every batch of juice to ensure consistency, quality and taste. Learn more here
Casey Gunschel aims to grow a pre-existing, custom based, artist owned leatherworking studio into an artisanal business creating well crafted, manufactured leather goods for the interior design and accessories markets, while at the same time continuing to offer custom design and fabrication services. Learn more here
Chip Rascal is an award winning balloon artist and magician. During his travels throughout Europe, America and Asia Chip shared his Magic, Balloon Art, amazement and overall silliness with audiences from all around the world. Chip is on a mission to share his unique and wacky performance style with people through his balloon sculptures and photo booth service. Learn more here
The Alternative Roadmap is a curriculum written by millennials for millennials/generation Z’s that are in inner city middle schools and high schools, gang intervention groups, drug rehabilitation centers, and homeless youth centers. The curriculum covers personal development, life and career skills, self and social awareness, and alternatives to college. It is their mission to empower opportunity youth to choose their own path in life. Learn more here
Project Wheel House is dedicated to fostering personal and cultural embodied change by alleviating human suffering through mind-body programs for vulnerable populations.Project Wheel House aims to empower disenfranchised and/or under-represented communities. Integral to their mission is the goal of elevating individuals through a variety of mind-body programs regardless of their current economic status, religion, or skin color. Learn more here
Your Feng Shui Guru is a business that organizes homes and offices through the use of Feng Shui methodology. Your Feng Shui Guru aims to help people live harmonious lives by creating a flow in their homes and offices with a feng shui analysis of people’s space. By fengshuiing spaces, people can lead more peaceful, flourishing lives (unlocking creative blocks, obstacles to love, career, and wellness), through the aforementioned techniques, keeping in mind the symbolism and meaning of each corner of one’s space. Learn more here
The Peyton Co. is a small batch organic beauty and body care company that strives to be socially and ecologically responsible. Their products are made with organic, fair trade certified, and locally sourced ingredients which creates and end product that is highly desirable. Their goal is to make good choices in personal care accessible and affordable to the average person. Learn more here
OctoVie is a unique 3-in-1 beauty tool assist cleansing and exfoliating the skin on face and body. The hypo-allergenic skin brush helps cleanse – exfoliate – massage skin for an easy way to remove dead skin cell build-up, dirt, oil, and make-up. Specially-designed nubs help to stimulate circulation and detox skin for a cleansing solution vs. fingertips alone, face cloths, loofahs, expensive cleansing brushes or fingertips alone. Proudly made in USA, contains no latex, BPA or phthalates. Learn more here
Holy Crepe wants to open a creperie in the downtown area in New Bedford, serving both sweet and savory crepes, paired with local roasted coffee, cappuccinos, espresso and more. Fruit smoothies to refresh the palate and an eclectic atmosphere to stimulate the mind.
Rob Coyne’s School of Music Education provides a place where people can go and experience music education on a grand level. Revitalizing the music and arts in the Southeastern MA/ East Bay RI. Hiring the best teachers around, to cover all the vast and various musical instruments, providing private one on one lessons, group lessons, also contracting teachers out to go into near by schools. Learn more here
I Do Wedding is an online booking platform that seeks to bring joy back into the wedding planning process.The main differentiator of I Do Wedding is the transparency and convenience targeting both the engaged couple and the already trusted and vetted wedding service provider. I Do Wedding site’s search engine matches a couple and vendor based upon items like budget, location and style. It allows them to communicate with each other and book right online. Learn more here.
Forget – Me – Not is an online service used to preserve the memories and life of an individual through an intense series of life prompts/questions. Eventually they hope to incorporate two other facets including a time capsule portion where they collect, store and disperse memorabilia at a later date in time, and a virtual graveyard portion where the individual’s life can be instantly retrieved on an app through a barcode/QR code engraved on the tombstone/urn.
Eworkstyle Institute is a non-profit communications instruction, production, distribution & webcast learning company established in 1995. The focus is to make reading and producing print, radio and TV media as fun as video games and sports for students. Their mission is to grow and improve literacy, racialethnic tolerance and empathy by teaching working class families, small businesses and seniors how to showcase cultural, social and global similarities, successes and legacies. Learn more here
Eworkstyle Institute is a non-profit communications instruction, production, distribution & webcast learning company.
Creperie, Downtown New Bedford
Leather design for high end commercial and residential clients
OctoVie Skin & Beauty Brush- will replace loofahs, facecloths and fingertips alone for a simple, easy way to clean your skin and get your energy moving….afterall your skin is your best accessory!
Project Wheel House is a non-profit that creates, develops, and implements mind-body programs for disenfranchised and/or under-represented communities.
We are a fully comprehensive organic beauty, body, and wellness product line that is socially and eco responsible, as well as accessible and affordable to the average person. Every person deserves to have this type of product as an option when making choices.
The Alternative Roadmap is a curriculum written by millennials for millennials/generation Z’s that are in inner city middle schools and high schools, gang intervention groups, drug rehabilitation centers, and homeless youth centers.
Complex Cocktail & Soda Syrup
online booking platform that seeks to bring joy back into the wedding planning process.
Forget Me Not is an online platform used to preserve the memories and life of an individual for families and others to reminisce indefinitely.
Cold Pressed Juice
“Your Feng Shui Guru is here to help people live harmonious lives by creating a flow in their homes and offices with my classical feng shui analysis of their space
Balloon PhotoBooth. All the props, costumes and structures are made from balloons.