After months of competition, the top entrepreneurs are going head-to-head in the Sandbox Final Showdown! Many local businesses and non-profits have applied to the competition in hopes of making their ideas renown and earn funding. After holding four contests, nine finalists are in the running to make their final pitch for a chance to win $10,000!
Special guest judges
Dapper Diaper Delivery
Disposable diapers tax natural resources, fill landfills, and expose babies to harsh toxins. Dapper Diaper Delivery provides families with rental, pick-up, delivery, and cleaning of re-usable cloth diapers in the greater Merrimack Valley.
Emergency Medical Info Kits
Emergency Medical Info Kits provides individual’s emergency contact information and medical history data readily available in a magnetic vinyl envelope in case of a medical emergency.
With people highly reliant on their electronic devices, running out of battery power is not an option. Energy Harvesters’ Walking Charger™ addresses the problem and provides the ability to “charge your mobile electronics batteries anytime anywhere™”.
Fire Drops, LLC
Organic cough drops made from Cayenne pepper. It not only relieves your sore throat, but attacks the virus that is causing it.
Green Bikes of Lowell
Green Bikes is promoting a bicycle sharing program in the Lowell. Green Bikes are GPS-enabled bikes that you can find and unlock using your mobile phone. This is a fun and affordable way to encourage green transportation in the city.
Many service veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. Although service animals can help alleviate symptoms like depression, panic attacks, and nightmares, veterans usually have to wait up to five years before being matched with a dog. Operation Canine would provide local veterans with the opportunity to be matched with a service dog in a timely manner.
Women launching lifestyle and home-based businesses cite that care-giving responsibilities and/or current career demands makes it challenging to tap into existing networking opportunities, business support, and mentoring. RebelWomen.com is a platform for women entrepreneurs to connect with one another in a supportive environment, share their knowledge with a larger community, learn how to enhance their business endeavors, and promote their ventures.
Stories in the Streets
Stories in the Streets© brings stories, storytelling and books to families and children wherever they gather. This project reaches families in Lawrence whether it be at a farmer’s market, a park playground, a community festival, a food bank line, or a more traditional literacy venue, such as school auditorium or public library. Stories in the Streets© gives a free book to every child that listens to a story.
Tell My Circle
Tell My Circle is an affordable mobile/web customer referral system. They call it “Faster Referrals(TM)”. The solution is unique in that customers of their business clients get an immediate discount at point of sale for posting referrals on Facebook and/or Twitter.
Videographer Startup Boost
Videographer Startup Boost offers video and social media entrepreneurs training in videography, editing, social media services, customer service, and business development. This project is a partnership between the Lowell Telecommunications Corporation and the Merrimack Valley Small Business Center
Keep a look out for Special Guest Judges on the panel! Join us Thursday, October 18th from 6:00-8:30 to find who will be declared the winner.
Location: UMass Lowell – Cumnock Hall
31 University Ave
Lowell, MA 01854
To learn more about the program, or if you would like to submit your idea to the next Sandbox Pitch Contest, click here.