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Empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small

How I got my start.
littleBits was my experiment to make engineering more fun, more playful, and more inviting to people who aren’t engineers. I took it to Maker Faire in 2009, and suddenly people started lining up to play with the Bits. I realized there was a real opportunity to inspire kids to invent with technology.

What makes my products unique.
littleBits invented the electronic building block! Our magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions, transforming the way kids learn so they can grow up to be tomorrow’s changemakers no matter their age, gender, race, nationality, or ability.

Why I love what I do.
I'm inspired by all our makers. We have a young girl in our community who is teaching herself to code and prototype an echo-locator device with littleBits. Others have made pet activity monitors or autonomous driving robots. The creativity and inventive spirit of kids using our Bits blows me away.

Ayah
New York, USA

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Combat Flip Flops

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Bad for Running. Worse for Fighting

How we got our start.
Combat Flip Flops started with three friends, a garage, and an idea–make products in war zones, create leaders, educate women. Using technology and social media, we now manufacture in five countries and educate hundreds of women annually.

What makes our products unique.
Combat Flip Flops products are made in conflict and post-conflict areas such as Afghanistan and Colombia. These products help those in need, fund education, and give consumers the ability to make the world a better place.

Why we love what we do.
We love our community, The Unarmed Forces. Mindful consumers that choose to work with our team to promote empathy, connection, and peaceful action. How could you not love making the world better every day?

Griff, Donald, and Andy
Washington, USA

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Created with Pet Parents in Mind

How we got our start.
Alex was looking for a solution to his dog’s severe anxiety. From there, the first prototype Petcube was born. Petcube was one of the most successful crowdfunding pet projects on Kickstarter in 2013.

What makes my products unique.
Petcube’s products are specifically created with pet parents in mind, with functions like real-time interaction, video history and more. Our cameras have an award-winning design and come in different colors to seamlessly fit into any home.

Why I love what I do.
We are first and foremost pet people. We love our pets and we love that we can help others improve their relationships with their own pets through technology. We want to create a world where people and their pets can have meaningful connections 24/7.

Alex
California, USA

Petcube
Growlerwerks

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Craft, Innovation, Ease

How we got our start.
Inspiration for the uKeg came from a tragic beer experience: Founder Shawn Huff drank a once-delicious IPA that went flat and stale in a growler. He teamed up with friends Brian Sonnichsen and Evan Rege, and the three engineers designed a better solution.

What makes our products unique.
Craft, Innovation, Ease. After testing all the available options, we realized nobody cracked the code on a pressurized growler that works. So we designed the uKeg: It’s easy to use with an automatic regulator cap that maintains perfect carbonation, and vacuum insulated stainless steel to keep beer cold.

Why we love what we do.
A love of good beer, and a desire the make the experience better. We’re beer lovers living in a beer-rich region, Portland Oregon. Who knows which came first, the love or the beer, but one sure thing is our passion for creating new beer technology.

Shawn, Brian & Evan
Oregon, USA


Thrive

Thrive from the Soil Up

How we got our start.
We’re a passionate team of American and Costa Rican entrepreneurs, chemists, ecologists, and rural farmers. Two obsessions brought us together to build Thrive from (literally) the soil up: making high-performance natural skincare that’s awesome, so our customers look better and live healthier.

What makes our products unique.
Unique ingredients. Healthier skin. Inspiring mission. Our Gardens in Costa Rica produce two super-plant oils: juanilama & fierillo. Unique to Thrive, these oils are more effective than synthetic chemicals found in most skincare. Our Gardens restore degraded lands and boost rural farmer incomes.

Why we love what we do.
Our crazy team in the USA and Costa Rica wakes up every day focused on two things: making our products more effective and healthy and building a business that inspires other companies to aim higher by leaving things better. We’re proud to be on the leading edge of a healthy and positive impact.

Alex
California, USA

Thrive

Seaweed Bath Co

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The Power of Seaweed from Maine

How we got our start.
While looking for a natural solution for sensitive skin, we discovered seaweed spas in Ireland. After personally experiencing the amazing benefits of seaweed, we realized that it could help consumers of all skin and hair types.

What makes our products unique.
Our seaweed contains over 65 vitamins and minerals. We sustainably-hand harvest our seaweed off the coast of Maine to allow for maximum regrowth. In addition to seaweed, we formulate our products with powerful plant-based ingredients to hydrate and detoxify your skin.

Why we love what we do.
Being able to innovate and create products that can improve lives and provide better-for-you personal care options is a dream come true.

Allison and Adam
Colorado, USA