September 27, 2023

Inexperienced Bay entrepreneurs impress Undertaking Pitch It moguls with their all-natural hair and skincare line

Josh and Amy Woods. Picture courtesy of Undertaking Pitch It.

An all-natural line of hair and skincare merchandise took house the highest money prize on the newest episode of Undertaking Pitch It.

Startup FAVORYT Model gained final week’s Peg Ann and David Gruber Undertaking Pitch It Award, price $10,000. Founders Amy and Josh Woods manufacture all of their merchandise in a Inexperienced Bay manufacturing facility.

In his early 20s, Josh Woods went fully bald, a life occasion he says took a serious hit on his confidence. He started rising his beard out to regain a few of that confidence however quickly encountered one other concern: his beard was extremely itchy. He began attempting some beard merchandise that have been already in the marketplace and located the cruel chemical formulation additional irritated his pores and skin.

“I made a decision to make my very own product utilizing all-natural substances, made for delicate pores and skin that smells good and truly works,” stated Josh Woods.

FAVORYT Model’s line of merchandise embody a soothe stick, cocoa stick, hair development oil and extra. The Woods household is working to spice up the variety of distributors carrying their merchandise.

Milwaukee-based Meals FiXR gained the Jerry Jendusa/UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Award. Founder Dr. Grace Hameister took house a $5,000 money prize, in addition to help providers together with funding steerage and mentoring from UW-Milwaukee’s Lubar Entrepreneurship Heart and “BreakthruU.”

Meals FiXR is a well being tech firm creating an app that helps customers discover non-toxic, physique optimizing meals on the grocery retailer. Hameister is leaning on years of health-based data as a previous Olympic-level rhythmic gymnast and a world champion water skier to develop the app. Following her athletic profession, she turned a concierge physician to purchasers in Beverly Hills and San Francisco.

“In my 20 years of observe, I discovered that the highest 4 killers in fashionable drugs have one factor in widespread: they’re all preventable and probably reversible simply by consuming the fitting meals,” stated Hameister.

Meals FiXR offers customers a grocery retailer checklist based mostly on no matter circumstances or restrictions they enter into the app. The corporate will quickly transfer into beta testing with a duo of medical insurance corporations, together with Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana.

Oshkosh entrepreneur Rachel Dean gained the We Energies/DNA Award, which features a $1,500 money prize and at the very least one session of mentoring in advertising from an organization chief. She’s the founding father of Flip Outfit, a clothes model that enables its clients to generate a number of various kinds of outfits utilizing one garment.

All of Flip Outfit’s clothes are absolutely reversible, so packing 4 items of garments can generate 16 totally different outfit mixtures. Key to Flip Outfit’s clothes is the flexibility to be packed effectively right into a small area like a suitcase for journey. The corporate primarily focuses on athleisure put on.

“My mother Sandy Martin and I’ve mixed 45 years of expertise working within the attire business,” stated Dean. “We’ve traveled the world and seen firsthand the frustrations of packing.”

The corporate is beginning with ladies’s clothes however will quickly develop into youngsters’s and males’s clothes.

The following episode of Undertaking Pitch It airs Saturday at 10:30 p.m. on WISN-TV Channel 12 in Milwaukee. BizTimes Media is a media companion for Undertaking Pitch It.