S6 E20 Week 19: LuminAID, Taaluma Totes, Keen Home, Scholly

02/20/15 | TV-PG | CC

Four businesses started in college and an update on Bottle Breacher.


About the Company: LuminAID's solar inflatable lighting technology was developed by two architecture students after the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. Inspired to design a simple, rechargeable light that could be cost be cost-effectively distributed after a disaster, Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork developed LuminAID’s first inflatable solar light. LuminAID’s solar lights are now distributed by relief organizations all around the world after emergencies. 

LEARN MORE: Visit www.luminaid.com

PITCH: Taaluma Totes

About the Company: Taaluma Totes are travel backpacks paired with countries.  Each backpack is made of fabric from that country, and funds a microloan for a person in that country.  When you carry Taaluma, you carry more than a backpack: You Carry a Country.

LEARN MORE: Visit www.carryacountry.com6

PITCH: Keen Home

About the Company: Keen Home makes smart devices to improve the core functions of your home. Our first product focuses on a home’s central heating/cooling system. The Keen Home Smart Vent was designed to increase comfort and reduce energy costs by regulating your home’s temperature room-by-room. The Smart Vent is wirelessly connected and senses temperature and duct pressure to make intelligent airflow decisions. With your smartphone or tablet, comfort is at your fingertips.

LEARN MORE: Visit www.keenhome.io

PITCH: Scholly

About the Company: 

Scholly is a mobile and web app that gives high school students, current college students, and graduate students a fast and simple way to find scholarships to pay for college. You simply open the app and provide some information about yourself: the state you live in, your GPA, intended major… Press MATCH and there you have it: A list of scholarships that you are eligible for. Select the ones you want and save them so you can apply later.

LEARN MORE: Visit www.myscholly.com 



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