EforAll Lowell-Lawrence selected eight companies and three nonprofits to participate in the semi-annual business accelerator competition. The 11 Finalists include:
- Angel Bella Bakery, founded by Vicky Theng an Asian inspired bakery/on-the-go breakfast place that focuses on health conscious ingredients.
- Greater NOW, founded by Lindsay Little is a career coaching firm for professional and entrepreneurial women.
- invisaWear, co-founded by Rajia Abdelaziz and Ray Hamilton a small component that can be easily interchanged within a variety of custom designed jewelry, watches, and accessories. With the push of a button, users can send emergency contacts their location and a message saying they need help.
- Kids in Tech, Inc. founded by Olu Ibrahim dedicated to creating the next generation of tech leaders through after school programming for kids and youth in mid-sized cities.
- Made In Lowell run by Gabby Davis is an innovative approach to economic growth and creating community with and effective mix of events, marketing, sales, and service programs.
- Make Me Over founded by Barbara Rodriguez is a hands on make up class that empowers different types of women to learn how to do makeup the proper way give them confidence to do it on their own.
- Maryelle Artistry, founded by Maryelle O’Rourke is an agency that provides professional makeup, hair and grooming services for advertising, commercial and editorial shoots, as well as red carpet events, corporate events, press junkets and weddings.
- Phoenix Rising Pizza co-founded by Al and Andrea Machado offers classic Neapolitan style pizza with a mobile wood fired oven.
- The Welcome Immigrant Network founded by Elsabel Rincon creates social change and empowers immigrant communities by validating impact of immigrant experience while providing orientation, advocacy, and support.
- Vibra Tours USA founded by Daniela Valdivia-Terres offers tours throughout New England in Spanish to famous destinations such as Salem, MA and the White Mountains in NH.
- Viera Admin Solutions (VAS) founded Andreina Viera is a full-service administrative support company to help entrepreneurs and small companies run their business.
A community of Judges and Mentors reviewed nearly 40 applications, interviewed 25 and then selected 13 to participate in this free competition that include intensive mentorship, technical assistance, free co-working space, and a chance to win a piece of $30,000. Learn more about the companies and the accelerator here.