Business Spotlight - September 2020
Welcome to our special Dolphin Pool edition of the monthly Business Spotlight email! The Dolphin Pool is an annual event that typically takes place during Riverworks Week. It is a pitch contest (like the show Shark Tank, only gentler) where six contestants give their pitches in front of a panel of expert judges and a live audience. This year, we are doing things a little different. Due to safety concerns around COVID-19, we are taking this event virtual! The 6 finalists will have their pitches filmed by our friends at TankThink, and they will all be launched on Monday, September 21st. The judges are back, however, the community will also get a chance to choose who they think made the biggest splash; the winner will get a special prize package to help their business thrive. Then, on Friday, September 25th, we will be hosting a virtual celebration with music, a refresher of all of the pitches as well as the Teens Grow Greens youth finalists, a look back at the Dolphin Pool alumni from past years, and a peak into the judges circle as they share feedback about each of the pitches. We will announce the first, second, and third place winners, the first and second place youth winners, and the Community Choice winner during this can't-miss show! Be sure to tune in and cast your vote!
Little Food Co
Little Food Co purees are mom-made from scratch, feature locally sourced produce, and are frozen to seal in freshness & flavor. Little Food Co has a whopping 30 innovative recipes to guide your baby on a journey of flavor! Research shows that exposing baby's palate to new tastes from an early age helps prevent picky eaters as children grow.
Outwoken tea's mission is to create awareness about the environment by challenging your mentality, so as to improve the future of our planet. By directly sourcing tea from small farms you receive better quality product. These teas are grown in the mountains, fed with natural spring water, coexist in ecological reserves and are pesticide free.
The Wholesome Diaper
The Wholesome Diaper is a local Milwaukee company providing cloth diapering services for modern families. Through a weekly service, The Wholesome Diaper will drop off freshly laundered cloth diapers at your front door, and pick up the used ones. They make it convenient and affordable to diaper your baby with the very best.
DyWy Design sells a design and build service; they engage clients in the design, and develop out-of-the-ordinary interior and exterior environments for home, business, and community. Made up of creators Dylan and Wyethe, this duo builds art to express love, compassion, whimsy, and fun. They have an eye for perfection, abstract ideas, and sustainable practices.
The Classic Shoppe
The Classic Shoppe is a clothing design company and retail store within the Sherman Phoenix in Milwaukee. Their designs are original and creatively showcase how culture is not a trend. The Classic Shoppe aims to increase respect and pride among the community that wears their clothing, and to share knowledge about hip hop culture.
MuSample's mission is to automate the process of sample clearance for musicians through innovative education, monetization, and rights management so as to ensure that all music creatives obtain a financial return on their musical investments. The MuSample team is made up of musicians, singer-songwriters, and both business and tech saavy individuals.
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