On the evening of June 8th, we hosted an extraordinary “SHOPPE BLACK Pitch Night” featuring a group of exceptional startups.
From pet products to eco-friendly breweries, here are some of the most impressive new businesses to take the stage:
Lick You Silly Pet Products is a company that makes 100% all-natural dog treats. They were founded in 2016 by Barbara Clarke-Ruiz, who wanted to create healthy and delicious treats for her own dog.
Femly is a Baltimore, Maryland-based company that manufactures and sells plant-based and environmentally friendly period care products. The company was founded in 2016 by Arion Long, who wanted to create a more sustainable and body-friendly alternative to traditional feminine hygiene products.
Smyle Nation is a clear aligner company founded by Dr. Herman Butler in 2016. They offer affordable clear aligner treatment for mild to moderate crowding and spacing. Smyle Nation offers a straighter, whiter smile in as little as four months.
Workbnb is a B2B travel platform focused on the needs of traveling workers. The company was founded in 2017 by Yeves Perez and Daj’Anique Staples. They offer an efficient and user-friendly platform that ensures traveling workers have access to safe and decent housing, eliminating the need for extended stays in hotels and motels.
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