ROXX Vodka – Refresh from Poland to Phoenix

by RaeAnne Marsh

“The recipe for the vodka was unique and just amazing!” says Angela Nielsen, explaining what attracted her to founding ROXX Vodka. “I had built two other successful businesses, so my entrepreneurial spirit was definitely the motivating factor. ROXX Vodka is an award-winning premium craft vodka imported from Poland, distilled six times using premium high-quality grains. ROXX … [More]

Dovly Aims to Give Credit Repair a Good Name

by RaeAnne Marsh

Dovly is an automated credit repair engine that tracks, manages, and fixes consumer credit. “Our proprietary algorithm identifies the issues and automates the credit report dispute process, utilizing an approach that is proprietary customized at the individual level for optimal impact,” says Nirit Rubenstein, CEO and co-founder, explaining, “My co-founder and I both immigrated … [More]

Spatial’s Virtual Soundscapes Redefine the Human Experience

by RaeAnne Marsh

Intending to break down traditional audio barriers, Scottsdale- headquartered Spatial Inc. is redefining the human experience by creating virtual soundscapes in all spaces where people spend time. “Michael Plitkins and I co-founded Spatial with the goal of bringing a modern approach to real-time, interactive, deeply immersive experiences to the world,” says CEO Calin Pacurariu. … [More]

Vetster: On-Demand Virtual Veterinary Appointments

by RaeAnne Marsh

Vetster connects pet owners to thousands of licensed veterinary professionals ready to provide online pet care through video, chat and voice-enabled appointments 24/7. Founded in September last year and officially launched in November, Vetster is the largest veterinary telemedical marketplace in North America. “With veterinarians in all states and provinces across North … [More]

Once-and-Done Listing for e-Commerce Sellers

by Mike Hunter

Seeking a solution to the frustrating and laborious process of listing merchandise on multiple channels, Amanda Morse and Clara Albornoz founded List Perfectly in 2019. Created by sellers for sellers, the versatile e-commerce solution enables sellers to efficiently list and cross-post products on multiple major marketplaces and channels – at no additional charge, and cutting … [More]

YellowBird Bridges the Gap in the Health & Safety Community

by Brandon Clarke

A chance encounter at an accelerator event brought the co-founders of YellowBird together and it was only a matter of months before their idea for a two-way marketplace between environmental health and safety (EHS) professionals and the companies that need their services started to take off.  “YellowBird was inspired by a culmination of my experience and a very opportunistic … [More]

MadeMay: Matchmaking Artist and Client

by RaeAnne Marsh

MadeMay is a startup bringing back the human touch to art, giving thoughtful people around the world an opportunity to get custom, hand-made art. Customers can upload a photo, describe what they want painted and choose from more than 400 professional artists to turn their photo or idea into a real, amazing painting. “Whether you want a portrait of someone, a pet portrait, … [More]

Cyber Dive: Free Social Media Monitoring Tool for Parents 

by Mike Hunter

Cyber Dive offers a free web-based app that helps strengthen relationships by allowing parents to easily view their children’s social accounts, understand their online activity and interests and achieve peace of mind — an increasingly relevant service at a time when children are more connected than ever. This local tech startup aims to eliminate the relevance of parenting … [More]

Relax, Escape on Neighbor’s Furniture

by RaeAnne Marsh

“We’re on a mission to help our customers include their outdoor spaces in livable square footage,” says Nick Arambula, co-founder and CEO of Neighbor. The company, founded this past October, designs and distributes outdoor furniture and goods bult for a long life outside.  Launching with the Haven Collection, a modular seating collection constructed from sustainably … [More]

Alanté’s Coordinated Healthcare Solution

by RaeAnne Marsh

Virtual healthcare continues to evolve, and Alanté has entered that space as an integrated healthcare solution that aims to create both better quality of life for the patient and peace of mind for the family. Providing coordinated and integrated care services for a patient and the patient’s family under the direction of the patient’s physician, the Scottsdale-based company is … [More]

BapronBaby Eases the Stress of Mealtime Mess

by RaeAnne Marsh

BapronBaby is an online toddler mealtime brand. Its flagship product, the “Bapron,” is a bib-apron hybrid designed for kids who hate traditional bibs and need full coverage for messes and spills. It started out as a product that solved a unique problem. “My tornado child created quite a mess at mealtime, but refused anything that tied around his neck (bowties, bibs, etc.), and … [More]

Lauro: Refreshingly Cactus

by RaeAnne Marsh

“It had to be natural, plant based, low in sugar, and my kids had to want to drink it.” This was Lauren Robson’s quest that resulted last year in her launch of Sparkling Cactus Water, the first in what she plans to be a line of plant-based beverages from her company, Lauro.  The drink contains prickly pear purée, lime juice and a touch of agave nectar. “Pricky pear is fast … [More]

Ecep Han: Answering the Call for PPE

by RaeAnne Marsh

Ecep Han manufactures medical textiles, more commonly referred to as Personal Protective Equipment, providing healthcare facilities and private businesses with masks, medical gowns, medical coveralls, shields and more. “Ecep Han immediately fills gaps in our strained national PPE supply chain. Because we have secured extensive access to raw materials sourced in Turkey, we can … [More]

SAVRpak: A Rocket Scientist’s Freshness Solution

by RaeAnne Marsh

SAVRpak is a food packaging technology that removes moisture from a container to keep food fresh and reduce waste. Using the laws of thermodynamics, the patented peel-and-stick patch can extend food’s shelf life by 50 percent. SAVRpak uses no chemicals; its secret ingredient is temperature. Using the laws of thermodynamics, SAVRpak exploits the dewpoint temperature to quickly … [More]

HealthyVerify Certification: Getting America Open Again

by RaeAnne Marsh

HealthyVerify Certification helps businesses reduce the risk of workplace disease transmission and show the public they are going above and beyond what is expected by providing an independent third-party review and inspection process. The Scottsdale-based company was founded by Jordan Rose and Court Rich in March 2020, as businesses began facing COVID-19 lockdowns. “The … [More]

My Little Mascara Club: Making Mascara the Big Event

by RaeAnne Marsh

Christie Kerner believes there is one item that most women won’t go a day without: mascara. She founded My Little Mascara Club in 2019 with a mission is to help women feel better about themselves and life. “We do that by creating awesome mascara and happy moments,” Kerner says. “As a blonde, I have had a lifelong love of mascara. I found it hard to believe that we should … [More]

Scorpion Repel: Barrier against Access into Homes

by RaeAnne Marsh

Scorpion Repel is a revolutionary way to prevent Bark Scorpions from entering any home. The product is applied as a clear coat to a home’s exterior that stops scorpions from being able to climb and then enter the home. Scorpions are known as skilled climbers, and stopping their ability to climb the surface of a home makes entry impossible. The product also deters other insects … [More]

Gather Round: Table Goods for Celebrating Everyday Life

by RaeAnne Marsh

“Move over, unused fine china,” says Gather Round co-founder Amy Lopez. She and now-fiancé Chris Lee designed their affordable ceramic table goods to be microwave- and dishwasher-safe so “you can focus on the important things.” They launched their company in March and sold through their first collection, The Rim Collection, sooner than they’d anticipated. Lopez suggests the … [More]

App Aids Optometry Offices

by RaeAnne Marsh

Founded last year, Opti-Xpres provides a turnkey application and platform solution to optometrists and patients that links patient medical records with already existing office EHRs. The application allows doctors to customize an app for their office where patients can virtually schedule appointments, fill out paperwork, receive appointment reminders, integrate payment processes … [More]

Better Air, with a Delivery Schedule

by RaeAnne Marsh

Tru Filtered Air is a breathing company that sells air filters. “We produce custom, high-quality air filters, in any size, at one great price, delivered right to your front door precisely when it’s time to replace the old ones,” says David Zimmerman, who co-founded the company with Chris McConnell. One of Tru’s biggest differentiators is its unique subscription-based model … [More]

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