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Founder Ivy Lee
Luminae Wellness is a boutique Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture practice based in Oakland, California. Ivy Lee draws upon an expertise in Chinese Medicine from her ancestral roots and infuses other therapeutic modalities to create a multi-sensory healing experience. She specializes in women's health, fertility, stress, emotions, and pain relief.
Founder Soleil Carlos
Mamasun Ceramics founder, Soleil Carlos, spent her childhood and early adult life growing up in the Philippines, Los Angeles and New York City. These global and cultural influences played a monumental role in the development of her creative process.
Her love of pottery and its connection to building a personal sense of home, led her to launch Mamasun Ceramics, a collection of functional-yet-eclectic pottery handmade in Brooklyn.
Founder Hillary Liang
Marble Hill Org provides professional business coaching and executive management consulting services to small and medium sized companies. They are results and data driven, providing effective and efficient solutions to common business problems. Moreover, they personalize their solutions so they are simple and convenient for their clients.
Myla is a doula who uses her business to provide birthing services to women in New York. In addition, she offers educational workshops, postpartum services and support through navigating the field of healthcare, and also enjoys being creative in the process.
Prior to starting her own business Hang was a stay at home mom. Her inspirational story stems from the loss of her husband, and her desire to share the food she fed him during his hospice with her community.
As an Indonesian immigrant, Jennifer noticed the lack of Indonesian restaurants in the Bay Area and decided to make a change. With a background in hospitality work, she has been able to cook from home, care for her child, and serve the local community.
Founder Machiko Ozawa
Violinist Machiko Ozawa, a former concertmaster of Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de las artes, gave her debut recital at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall as a winner of the Artists International Competition. Subsequently she has performed as a soloist with the C.W. Post Chamber Orchestra, Henry Mancini Festival Orchestra, and North Shore Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Azra’s business is one of the fastest growing manufacturers and distributors of awards in New York City. They believe awards and premium incentives are key to expressing your appreciation to employees, donors, scholars and customers.
Madhu spent 10 years as an engineer at Intel, but after having her own children, she rediscovered her passion for the design process, technology, and functional design to make a functional diaper bag. Madhu wanted to be able to easily carry around all her things.
Founder Madhu Challa
After a mentorship opportunity opened the door for Madhu Challa to solve her own pain point as a mom, Madhu went from a hardware engineer to a diaper bag designer.
Mom-owned, mom-run, and mom-created, Pretty Pockets, combines common sense and fashion through elegant bags, handbags, backpacks, wallets, makeup bags, and more.
Jesebel specializes in making handcrafted cakes and pastries, each one made from scratch using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her specialty is custom wedding cakes, and during the pandemic she has had success selling smaller versions of her cakes online.
Founder Jesebel Gumogda
Pure Confections specializes in handcrafted cakes and pastries. Each creation is made from scratch using fresh and seasonal ingredients. With a goal to make each special occasion memorable, Jesebel strives to provide a well balanced flavors and texture, outstanding designs with a contemporary twist tailored to her client’s event, making each cake and treats unique.
Nancy's nourishing soups compliment her client's healing journey. She creates delicious, rich, and gentle flavors for effortless nutrition. Nancy is committed to bring the feeling of home to her clients.
Founder Grace Kim
Grace's niche is working with extraordinary people and companies approaching major transitions and milestones. Grace utilizes evidence based researched tools and her narrative storytelling background to apply new programs to set clear goals and visions. Grace specializes in program development in personal and professional growth.
Sacha is a self-taught artist specializing in handmade linocut prints that she designs or custom pieces that are commissioned. All her work centers around the story that it tells.
Jeanette has created an online marketplace connecting mentors with mentees to help navigate life events such as wedding planning, mother-in-law issues, the birth of a child, or passing of a loved one.
Shay has created her own line of vegan skincare products for POC. She hopes to enable healthy skin for all individuals, and to do so in a way that is empowering and represents today’s current and future society.
Founder Benji Pow
Benji Pow has 10 years of experience in different hair coloring and care techniques . To work in one of San Francisco’s top salons was his goal. By good fortune and hard-work he is the new owner of one of the best high end hair salon as of August 2019
Ruby created a business because she was trying to convince her mother to try kombucha to help with her digestive concerns. Her mother is a lover of popsicles, but has sensitive teeth, so Ruby designed a new shape and style to provide the positive probiotics to clients.
Founder Ruby Schechter
The Better Pop is made with fruit and kombucha. That's it. They use the whole fruit, not fruit juice, which adds more fiber to every bite. Fiber slows down the rate at which sugar hits the blood stream. The Better Pop wants to change the way people look at food by proving that "better" food can also taste amazing. They also make an amazing product that changes the experience of eating a popsicle.
Tiffany has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and never wanted to have a corporate job long term. She started this business to sell snacks that are healthy and tasty. She learned about logistics and supply chain as well as startup operations from her sister.
Wen provides Chinese interpretation and translation services, as well as offering classes to teach Chinese to young students. When Wen moved to the US, she had a good grasp of English and saw how it opened up so many opportunities for her.