Women Entrepreneurs Register

Women Entrepreneurs

The Women Entrepreneurs Register is a curated listing spotlighting stories about women entrepreneurs and their startups.

The register includes interviews of women leading startups from around the globe. It is an evergreen catalogue we are maintaining for those interested in startups led by women entrepreneurs. This schedule, which includes each startup’s product / service offering, also includes links to the FundingSage interviews with the entrepreneur. Listings are in alphabetical order, with new additions on a continuing basis.

 

AssetRover
AssetRover

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Co-founder Interviewed: Jeri Frank – CEO

Overview: It’s all about efficiency, automation, and simplicity. We share the same experiences that you do with limited time, wanting to get the best returns on our real estate investments, and wanting to learn more every day.

 

Aviatra

Aviatria Accelerators

Location: HQ – Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Market in Northeast Ohio

CEO/President Interviewed: Nancy Aichholz

Overview: Aviatra Accelerators exists to empower female entrepreneurs; we enable women to start and sustain businesses by giving them the resources they need to be successful. Through our expertise in business basics, guidance from mentors and coaches, and access to capital, we continuously encourage our members to move forward, and we embrace them when they return, helping to refuel and reignite their passions.

 

Avrio

Avrio Analytics

Location: Knoxville, TN

Co-founder Interviewed: Alicia Caputo, CEO

Overview: Whether reaching the right customers more effectively through predictive marketing (e.g. predictive content placement), or increasing sales (e.g. predictive sales development), we increase ROI by boosting efficiency through sales-on-demand. We provide fully automated solutions with an over 95% confidence rating.

 

AyniAYNI

Location: Lima, Peru

Co-founder Interviewed: Adriana Cachay, CEO & Co-founder and Laerke Skyum, Co-founder

Overview: We want to convey a personal message using total transparency in our production chain. AYNI wants to prove to the fashion industry that we can make a difference doing an attractive, contemporary collection while still contributing to a responsible lifestyle by lowering environmental contamination.

 

BattleMeBattleMe

Location: Bryan, Texas

Co-founder Interviewed: Alena Patapava (CEO)

Overview: In the past to record a track, people needed time in a studio, a producer and of course a beat. All of this costs money, until now… We offer in-app recording, distribution and streaming all on your phone. You can record a solo track, challenge someone to a rap battle, or join one of our many in-app Rap Tournaments.

 

Escape RoomEscape Room Virginia Beach

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Co-founder Interviewed: Kristen Sill

Overview: There’s a growing number of escape room enthusiasts that seek escape rooms to challenge their minds, often when traveling. We’re a great option for friends and family to enjoy an activity together. Our biggest impact seems to be with company team building events. Businesses use the escape room experience to build leaders, create synergy, observe employee interactions, improve communications, and to motivate their team prior to taking on large projects. A lot can happen when you put people to the test to escape a room within 60 minutes.

 

Etica LabEtica Lab

Location: Santiago, Chile (Latin America)

Co-founder Interviewed: Elena Lazareva, Co-Founder

Overview: Most people find legal documents boring and incomprehensible. Therefore, they rarely finish reading even the most important documents. I want to change that. We aim to help regular folks easily understand important nuances of such texts (compliance policies, manuals, codes etc).

 

Evaluados

Evaluados

Location: Argentina

Co-founder Interviewed: María Agustina Ibañez

Overview: We know that education is changing and teachers have to adapt and design new learning experiences. Another reality is that not all students assimilate concepts in the same way.  Evaluados is a tool that contributes to this change. It creates new stages of learning and transforms the cell phone into an ally for education.

 

gateway2enterprise

Gateway2enterprise

Location: London/Manchester/Liverpool

Co-founder Interviewed: Karen Melonie Gould

Overview: Offering members financing options from their financial partners. They provide memberships, both complimentary and paid, based on whether the customer wishes to access their fundmybusiness tool to raise capital, run a PR Campaign or attend events such as their weekly Fintech Law V Finance Events in London at the Rock Star Hub, as well as other major events across the UK.

 

Girls with IdeasGirls with Ideas

Location: Iowa City, IA

Co-founder Interviewed: Allison Poss

Overview: Our curriculum fills a need to provide research-based lessons that are fun to help girls build creativity, confidence, and leadership skills by coming up with an idea and making it happen. Unlike other programs that just say “Girl you rock!” We actually teach girls ‘how to rock’! Because we believe that confidence truly comes from trying, doing, failing, and trying again. 

GirlCrew

Location:Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, but GirlCrew is also located in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and Belgium.

Founder Interviewed:Aine Mulloy

Overview: GirlCrew, unlike other social networking sites, immediately connects women with others in their city for nights out, hikes, brunches, holidays, and more. It also has in-built careers, entrepreneurship, and personal interest groups, where women can share knowledge and advice on everything from getting a pay rise to restaurant recommendations and make-up tips. We also verify every single member who joins the app.

 

Go Two BagGo Two Bag

Location:Albuquerque, New Mexico

Founder Interviewed:Dana Pomroy

Overview: Go Two Bag has indirect competition with the plastic bags designed for cleaning up after a dog. They are a very good idea, but as a dog owner, after I used one of those bags, I always thought, “Now what?” The Go Two Bag answers that question.

 

GutsiiGutsii Pty Ltd.

Location: Brisbane, Australia and Los Angeles, California USA

Founder Interviewed: Janine Zappini

Overview: People are too busy to prepare a proper diet, and food intolerances are one of the top challenges people have to face. Gutsii is the solution that is simple, convenient and affordable.

iReportSource

iReportSource

Location: Loveland, Ohio

Co-founders Interviewed: Christi Brown

Overview: With our app and safety collaboration platform, we are helping our clients achieve operational employee health and safety excellence so that employers can protect their number one asset – their employees.

Jamie & IJamie & I

Location: Australia & Switzerland

Co-founders Interviewed: Antonia Bolla – Co-founder & CEO, Lidia Bolla (Antonia’s sister) – Co-founder & CTO

Overview: Jamie & I combines technology with fashion and is home to Jamie – the virtual fashion assistant. Jamie uses artificial intelligence to learn about your personal style and regularly sends you a curated selection of outfit recommendations tailored to your taste. Imagine a Spotify or Netflix recommendation engine for fashion.

 

Jawbreaker EntertainmentJawbreaker Entertainment, LLC

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Founder Interviewed: Heather Hammons, Managing Partner

Overview: Jawbreaker Entertainment is a music management and development company making a difference. By standing for empowerment, women in music, and continual support of the local music scene, they bring artists to the next level of excellence.

KITROKITRO

Location: Zurich

Co-Founder Interviewed: Naomi MacKenzie

Overview: KITRO provides customers with hardware and software that enables them to effortlessly reduce their food waste across the entire outlet. By providing customers with an overview of their food waste and suggestions on how to mitigate avoidable food waste, restaurants are empowered to adapt more efficient work practices and decrease their food waste.

 

LuckaboxLuckaBox Logistics AG

Location: Winterthur, Switzerland

Co-founder Interviewed: Aike Festini

Overview: Within only six months, LuckaBox built the largest platform of truly affordable on-demand delivery services in Switzerland.

medibookr-logoMediBookr.com

Location: Dallas, TX

Co-founder Interviewed: Sunny Nadolsky

Other Key Management Team Members: Rick Jackson, Peter Sispoidis

Overview: We help imaging centers to attract qualified patients, and help patients find the kind of imaging centers that suit their needs.

Micronic TechnologiesMicronic Technologies

Location: Wise, VA

Co-founder Interviewed: Karen Sorber

Overview: Water treatment costs for our customers is increasing and MicroDesalTM is cheaper than existing systems. At 1/10th the cost of distillation, it becomes viable to implement where not possible before. We recover 95% of the source water as clean water, producing a low volume highly concentrated waste stream that results in reduced disposal costs and valuable resource recovery potential.

 

Mojo YogaMojo Yoga

Location: Maui, HI

Co-founder Interviewed: Jean Marie Johnson, CEO and Co-founder

Overview: any quality teacher can create classes on their schedule for MOJO to share their teachings globally and earn recurring commissions on the memberships they sell to students every month. It’s like getting to teach a class once and earn recurring income on it indefinitely.

 

MomSourceMomSource Network

Location: Founded in Knoxville, TN

Co-founder Interviewed: Courtney Jones

Overview: MomSource Network is not a job board but rather a network.  We provide tools, training and resources to women that can help them stay engaged during a career break, return to work when they are ready or find flexible employment.  The other special thing about our Network is that we encourage members to interact with their peer group.

 

My Job StudioMy Job Studio

Location: Mexico/Colombia/Chile

Co-founder Interviewed: Laura Angel

Overview:My Job Studio looks to optimize the recruiting and selection processes in companies from a month (standard time) to one day without putting the quality of the talents at risk.

 

OneSeventeen Media

One Seventeen Media

Location: Austin, TX

Co-Founders Interviewed: Beth Carls, CEO and Amy Looper, COO

Overview: We solve complex issues for children’s social emotional well-being with on-demand messaging that’s evidence-based, personalized & predictive. Preserving teachers discipline management time and saving schools money.

 

Optologix, Inc.

Optologix, Inc.

Location: Dallas, TX

Co-founder Interviewed: Dr. Laura Motta-Mena, PhD

Overview: We’ve developed a research tool that uses light as the signal to control genes inside of a cell. In contrast to drugs, light is a non-invasive and highly specific stimulus that can be easily applied to and removed from a cell. It’s as easy as turning on a light switch.

 

RagfairRAGFAiR

Location: Zürich, Switzerland

Co-founder Interviewed: Natalia Pinskaya and Olena Romanovska

Overview: RAGFAiR has found the golden area between exclusive, high-quality fashion products and affordability – all without overcrowding your wardrobe.

 

Spiritually SoundScriptually Sound

Location: Nashville, TN

Co-founder Interviewed: Kimberly Lannear

Overview: Scripturally Sound is a web app that matches Bible verses to song lyrics in one simple search, making it easy for music ministers to find scripturally-based songs to support pastors’ sermons. The platform is a digital solution to an ever-increasing tech-savvy demographic that includes believers.

 

ShopperationsShopperations

Location:Cincinnati, Ohio

Founder Interviewed:Olga Yurovski

Overview: Shopperations “fits like a glove”, because it was designed for our niche. We actively listen and collaborate with our clients to improve our platform, and our domain expertise allows us to quickly understand the essence of our clients’ work and their business challenges.

 

 

SkynanoSkyNano

Location: Knoxville, TN

Co-founder Interviewed: Anna Douglas

Overview: SkyNano provides a low-cost, high-quality industrial scale source of carbon nanotubes, known as a world-changing supermaterial, which helps address the problems arising from our growing population and increasing energy demands.

 

SmartBridgeSmartBridge

Location: Santiago, Chile

Co-Founder Interviewed: Hua Wang

Overview: Our main product is an expert medical opinion – a review of diagnosis and treatment from a handpicked oncologist who is likely a chief or chair of a major academic medical department.

 

State of PlaceState of Place

Location:Boston,NYCShanghai

Co-founder Interviewed: Mariela Alfonzo

Overview: State of Place helps cities and developers address the supply-demand for walkable places with the biggest bang for the buck. We make a data-driven investment case for these projects and calculate the ROI of creating walkable, livable, sustainable places.

 

Sustainability Partners

Sustainability Partners

Location:Honeybird, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Founder Interviewed:Louise Williamson

Overview: Sustainability Partners acknowledge that thousands of schools are reliant on wood to mass prepare food for hungry students. We are offering a fast, clean, and fuel-saving solution that still uses wood but now half the fuel would be used with nominal smoke. We also show beneficiaries how to repurpose waste cardboard to make a supplementary fuel for the Mashesha stove.

 

Taste of KenyaTaste of Kenya

Location: London, UK

Co-founder Interviewed: Zipporah Gatiti

Overview: Taste of Kenya aims to make a real impact on the coffee farming community by simplifying the coffee supply chain, with social responsibility at the core of what we do.

 

TealetTealet

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Co-founder Interviewed: Elyse Petersen

Overview: Tealet is a sourcing platform that connects tea growers to wholesale tea buyers around the globe. We handle the marketing, logistics, and payments to make the efforts of direct trade more efficient and more transparent.

 

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The Story of SuperHealos

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Co-founder Interviewed: Yuanyuan Yin

Other Key Management Team Members: Dylan Murphy, Kathryn Jones

Overview:  “Products that make children facing medical challenges feel like superheroes,” including toys called Worry Eaters, coloring books, art supplies, and, of course, shiny superhero capes.

 

Tomboy Organic SkincareTomboy Organic Skincare Co.

Location: Deer Lodge, TN

Founder Interviewed:  Melissa Kreis-Stephens, Founder/CEO

Overview: Our products address sweat, dirt, and exposure to the elements, deliver results, and fill the adventure skin care niche.

 

Trekk

Location: Rockford, Illinois and Brooklyn, New York

Founder Interviewed: Laura Bennett, CEO

Overview: Trekk provides a full spectrum of marketing services that help clients acquire, retain, and grow their customer bases. From strategy through execution of fully-integrated marketing communications programs, we act as an arm of our clients’ marketing and sales departments to set and achieve business goals.

Trigger SystemsTrigger.Systems

Location: Portugal and Chile

Co-founder Interviewed: Sara Gonçalves (COO)

Overview: We provide water and energy savings by automatically recommending and updating irrigation plans based on weather forecasts and intelligence models. In the same platform it is possible to control every device of the system. Not only irrigation, but also fertilization, pumps, tanks and others devices. It is also possible to manage the tasks of the workers, manage equipment routes as well as stock management.

 

TripideeTripidee

Location: Kauai, Hawaii

Founder Interviewed: Michelle Rundbaken

Overview: This is a tool that not only quickly gathers ideas, but puts everything on a map, allows for collaboration and is image forward. Tripidee tools are easier to use than the competition, plus, we offer leads for travel professionals.

 

TryMos FoodsTryMos Foods

Location:Seshego, Polokwane, South Africa

Founder Interviewed:Tryphina Mosomane

Overview: TryMos Foods has values that ensure that we have the competitive edge in the market. We are strategic and growth focused. We aim to execute every purchase and relation with our clients with precision. Our product has six flavors, which distinctively sets us apart from the market and makes us unique.

 

Utilize Health

Utilize Health

Location: Nashville, TN

Co-founder Interviewed: Jessica Harthcock

Overview:  Utilize Health is a complex care coordination solution that focuses on creating a better healthcare experience for patients, increased revenue for providers, and cost savings for payers.

Well TraveledWell Traveled

Location: New York City

Founder Interviewed: Samantha Ruiz

Overview: Well Traveled uses natural language processing to go beyond click streams to provide a more authentic approach to travel.

 

WRITTEN ApparelWRITTEN Apparel

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Studio at The Dostal House

Founder Interviewed: Emily Carlson

Overview: WRITTEN Apparel is filling the need for professional attire that isn’t stuffy or boring. More and more women are striving for executive roles and higher paid positions in the workforce. I like to say that more Girl Bosses are surfacing in this day and age. They are taking charge of their dreams, they are paving their own paths, they are writing their own life story.

 

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Tony Lettich

Tony Lettich has previous Business Analysis, Business Valuation, M&A, and Venture Capital experience and currently serves as the Managing Director of The Angel Roundtable and a Partner in Sheehan, Lettich M&A Advisory. He is also a co-founder of FundingSage, which provides valuable information, tools and resources to entrepreneurs seeking to launch and build startups.