Demetrius: Seeing the crushing effects of student loan debt on not only individuals, but the economy as a whole, started the idea. Continuing to see how disparate the effects were on underserved communities especially spurred me to create the unique platform and solution that we have.
Atom: Our revolutionary bio-based materials offer a sustainable, accessible, and practical alternative to currently available commercial material options. The production of textile materials, such as vegan leather and traditionally produced animal leather, is a major cause of environmental destruction and greenhouse gas emissions due to its usage of toxic materials like polyurethane. Food waste (wasted coffee grounds and seashell waste), when properly processed and repurposed, can be a viable source of raw material with great characteristics for the circular economy.
Bridget: There’s power in following your passions and building something from the ground up. We’re an online project manager that exists to help make running a business easier. People that leave traditional jobs to start businesses are up against tons of challenges—from staying on top of goals to building a team to funding their companies. FinRoth, our web-based application, is for dreamers. It helps to prepare startups for funding by giving them the tools to run their projects more efficiently.
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