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Congratulations to the 2013
Start Something Challenge Champions!

First Place & $10,000
Coretta Owusu - aSuiteStay

aSuiteStay is an accommodation booking site that gives travelers access to different property types and services to match. aSuiteStay guests can stay in a private apartment and get the services of a hotel. aSuiteStay makes travel to Africa simple by connecting travelers to everything they need through our online platform.

Second Place & $7,500
Nicole Silva - DollyMoo

We are a skincare company owned by two sisters based out of West Orange, New Jersey. All of our products are hand blended in small batches with lots of love and good energy. Amy’s driven sensibilities and Nicci's creative juices have mixed into a balanced relationship that is as beautifully blended as the beauty products we want so much to share with you. Our love for family, nature and all things beautiful lit our path to DollyMoo. From our home to yours may you enjoy our jars of healing joy as much as we, and those we love, do.

Third Place & $5,000
Elizabeth Migliore - Jersey City Veggie Burgers

Jersey City Veggie Burgers creates wholesome, hand-crafted, freakin' delicious veggie burgers! Try our Sweet Potato Collard Green Burger, White Bean Broccoli Rabe Burger and the new, spicy Three Sisters Burger. Feel good about the food you eat!

Congratulations to the SSC Finalists!

All finalists will receive an iPad at the 2nd Annual Start Something Champions Gala to help move their business ideas forward.

Kendra Beelen
- KGB Fitness, Inc.
(Other Professional Services)

Sandra Charlap - The Craft Loft
(Arts, Crafts & Entertainment)

Evan Feil - Mountables
(Arts, Crafts & Entertainment)

Alisa Geller - Great Helms Technologies, LLC
(Public, Social & Health)

Vance Lavington - Not Just Cookies

Tiffany Perry - BODYCAFE
(Fashion & Beauty)

Amy Williamson - Food for the Soul Train
(Public, Social & Health)




Start Something Challenge Semi-finalists

Fashion & Beauty
Gerardo Giannetti - Gerardo P. Giannetti
Argery Giavasis - F.A. Jewelry Company
Belinda McGuire - The LenGuire Institute of Fashion
Nia Reid-Allen - Myrtle & Flossie

Arts, Crafts & Entertainment
Cherese Bracey - Reading Reaps Rewards
Angela Huggins- Angel Hugs 4 All
Ivy Jaquez - Gypsy Shoppe
Isabel Veguilla - Little Frog Studios

Charnelle Bain - Simply Elegant Events
Latasha Brown - Chameleon Skies Room
Lauren Hudak - Cake A Bake
Caren Trice - Sea's Food Cafe

Other Professional Services
Christopher Akparanta - CampusBord LLC
Michael Amegashie - Gashie
Jorge Rojas - BoutMaster System
Geeta Trikha - Geeta Davis LLC

Public, Social & Health
Margaret Abrams - Remember Me
Chris Bickel - Healthy Help
BJ Dowlen - Bodyworks Enterprises, LLC
Rahim Stennett - From Newark With Love

The 2013 People's Choice Award

The People's Choice Award of $1,000 will be awarded at Rising Tide Capital's 2nd Annual Start Something Champions Gala on December 10, to the finalist that received the largest amount of audience votes during the Start Something Challenge Grand Finale on November 18.


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