Babson College’s WIN Lab® Miami introduced the startups joining its third ever cohort this fall during ceremonies on September 12, 2018, at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Miami.
Eighteen founders - representing a diverse set of industries from FinTech to food and beverage - have been chosen to participate in the five month long accelerator, supported by Babson College, the #1 ranked college for the study of entrepreneurship. The WIN Lab has two current programs, one in Miami and one in Boston, and is excited to welcome both cohorts to this year’s program.
Meet the Miami cohort members below. To see who is joining the Boston WIN Lab cohort, head here.
3–2 –1 FRAMBOISE
Celine Hakoun | Founder
We help modern parents find original baby products by introducing them to foreign brands not available anywhere else. We do this by re-creating a hands-on boutique experience for online customers; foreign brands receive direct exposure to the US customer in a completely new way.
ATLAS MEAT-FREE DELICATESSEN
Amanda Cutler | CEO & Co-Founder
Atlas Meat-Free Delicatessen is an all vegan delicatessen that offers a large and interesting selection of fresh, deli-style “meats”, “cheeses” and prepared foods that it crafts by hand in small batches. ARVISL Future is a technology company that develops AR applications and technologies to envision fun and discoverable cities.
Lizia Santos | CEO & Co-Founder
Lis Rejane O Sommerville | Co-Founder
City Catt is a platform where locals can work flexible hours by helping travelers to find the best places to go in their cities, and also by guiding them in outings. By connecting insiders with travelers, we increase their chances of having stress-free, well planned, vacations with their loved ones.
Federika Longinotti-Buitoni | Founder
Collecto is an online luxury retailer that offers an unparalleled gifting experience through distinctive product curation, exceptional gift presentation, and bespoke customer service. Our mission is to create a high-touch experience by combining technology with product curation expertise to bring people closer together. With deep care for sustainability, we offer our brands guidance on sustainable practices to build our next generation of forward-thinking environmental leaders.
Barbara Jones | CEO & Co-Founder
Freeing Returns is a Merchandise Returns platform which empowers Retailers to recoup returns fraud dollars while growing customer and brand loyalty. Freeing Returns was created by a team with deep POS experience and deep industry relationships in Retail and Retail Technology.
Donna Comrie | CEO & Founder
MathTech 360 is an online math solution customized to meet the needs of middle and high school students. Based on State-Specific Standards, students and their teachers are offered a full menu of individualized learning options.
Yasiara Ortiz | CEO & Founder
At Misstudy we have a deep understanding of the college admissions process. We unlock educational possibilities by creating strategic plans with future undergraduate and graduate students, as well as connecting them to worldwide educational opportunities.
MODERN MONEY ADVISOR
Angela Mahagoni Moore
Financial Planner | Money Coach | Speaker
Financial Education for the Workplace. Financial Planning to help you navigate your best life. Financial Coaching to get you on the right track.
Chase Simmering | CEO & Founder
Nestnotes is an app for families that helps surface and capture the moments that matter and translates them into lasting digital + print keepsakes. Our vision for Nestnotes is to become the primary place where families capture their lives and share their stories. Nestnotes asks the relevant questions to surface the important memories and translates them all instantly into a variety of fully personalized print keepsakes, rich with custom illustration, text, infographics, and photos.
NEW DISCOVERY MEDIA
Lizeth Pasillas Trevizo | Co-Founder & COO
New Discovery Media is a multimedia content production house that helps artists and brands connect with their audiences by blending storytelling, technology, and creativity. NDM offers tailored full production services and interactive and immersive content solutions
PLAYA LIQUEURS, LLC
Jodi Darren | CEO & Co-Founder
Apple Playa is a specialty liqueur designed to be enjoyed with friends. Made with real fruit and infused cinnamon, our brand stands for authentic connection and mindful celebration while drinking.
Sheila Donaldson | Founder & CEO
STUNR is a fashion and beauty accessory brand breaking conventional standards by creating products that prioritize the specific needs and challenges of African American women. Our signature product, the shower turban, modernizes a beauty staple and keeps women looking chic whether they’re stepping out of the shower or onto the streets.