A former pet food company salesman creates a wine for cats; a soccer dad shares his gut-wrenching story about how he designed a portable shelter that ensures you're covered wherever you go; an architect and environmentalist uses his skills to design a way to make anyone a gardening guru; and an entrepreneurism teacher pursues her own business idea of a reinvented chopstick.
PITCH: Apollo Peak
In early 2015, Brandon Zavala decided that he wanted to enjoy a glass of wine with his cat Apollo and created the first all natural cat wine to hit the U.S. Originally Located in Denver, Colorado, Apollo Peak set the foundation for a new niche market - designer beverages for cats and dogs. Starting with The Pinot Meow in October 2015 - the company slowly expanded its presence across pet stores in Colorado and launched several new "wine" beverages for cats (alongside several variations of Dog Wines). The company has since expanded from its small production site in downtown Denver to a larger brewery/production facility in Golden, CO.
Learn More: www.apollopeak.com
PITCH: Under the Weather
I'm Rick Pescovitz. My wife Kelly and I are typical mid-western sports parents. We love watching our kids compete! Unfortunately though, our kids chose to play Outdoor Sports. After years of being smacked in the face by bone chilling temperatures, blustery, frigid winds and torrential rains, we'd had enough. That's when we designed the Under The Weather Sports Pod.
Each Pod weighs less than 7 lbs and pops up and fold down in seconds. The water proof & wind blocking properties inherent in our fabrics, combined with the science of Thermodynamics, are able to help increase the ambient temperature inside the Pod by as much as 35 degrees warmer than outside.
Learn More: www.undertheweatherpods.com
Seedsheet is an Agtech startup helping people take control of their food, by merging innovative new materials with software to revolutionize agriculture and make growing good food easy.
The Seedsheet features a weed-blocking fabric embedded with dissolvable pouches which contain nonGMO seeds. Simply place the Seedsheet on top of soil, add water, and watch as the pouches dissolve, the seeds sprout, and your windowsill, stoop, yard, or roof is converted into your own personal farmers market.
Seedsheet kits include everything you need to take control of your food, and grow it yourself. It's not meal delivery, it's farm delivery.
Learn More: www.seedsheets.com
Cropsticks is an innovation on a 4000 year old utensil. It's chopsticks that come with a built-in rest made from sustainable bamboo. Bamboo's a fast growing crop, hence the name CROPsticks!
Learn More: www.cropsticks.co