As one of the largest entrepreneurship events in Florida quickly approaches, we're happy to announce that two WIN Lab startups will be participating in this year's SUP-X Startup Expo in Fort Lauderdale on March 6 and 7. The two teams, who will have the opportunity to showcase their companies in front of over 1,500 investors, entrepreneurs, and ecosystem experts, were chosen based on their impressive traction during the WIN Lab accelerator, determined during the final presentation of Phase I. Those teams include Miami team Apollonix and and Boston WIN Lab startup Busy Beauty.
Apollonix plays an increasingly important role of seamlessly connecting dentists with the laboratories that create, and fulfill, dental prescriptions. Co-Founders Terri-Ann Brown and Jessica Shin are a part of the inaugural WIN Lab Miami cohort and have been working fast and furiously to create an online marketplace where dentists post a new dental prescription case (think a crown or implant), the labs can bid on the case, and then fulfill the order if they win. In the end you, the patient, are the big benefactor because Apollonix ensures dentists can rate and work with the highest quality labs in the market. That's something worth smiling about.
Coming from the Boston ranks, Jamie Steenbakkers, CEO of Busy Beauty, will also be attending SUP-X in the sunshine state. If you're a busy woman on the go, Busy Beauty may be just what you're looking for. The company's first product, a Showerless Shave Gel, allows women to shave anywhere in under 5 minutes. No water? No problem. There's no need to use water before shaving and you don't even need it to wash off after. Simply apply, shave, wipe off, and head out the door. And while efficiency might be one of the best parts of this product, the moisturizing components won't leave you feeling left out to dry either. Think Eucalyptus, Ginger, Clove and Oat oils, which boost circulation while reducing inflammation.
The Sup-X Startup Expo takes place March 6-7, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and features, "A two-day conference that includes a Diversity Forum, intensive workshops for entrepreneurs, presentations by successful entrepreneurs and investors and panels on important topics for entrepreneurs." There will be over 100 exhibitors and a large-scale competition that has $50,000 in cash and prizes sitting at the end of this entrepreneurial rainbow. Interested in attending? Simply head here. Just make sure you say hey to Busy Beauty and Apollonix while you're there.
Still not sure who we are? The WIN Lab is an eight-month program designed for high growth entrepreneurs. Now supporting entrepreneurs in Miami and Boston, we empower women to disrupt, experiment, and build successful businesses on their own terms. Want to learn more about WIN Lab? Head here.