Economically Girly provides unique handcrafted press-on nails that are ready for customer application. Each nail-set is created to be a beautiful accent to any occasion while having the ability to be removed with little hassle.
Martina Villanueva, Magpies Collect
10:30am - 10:45 am
Magpies Collect offers carefully crafted handmade accessories so you can express your unique style. Magpie is best known for its beautiful earrings, cloth face mask, and fashionable shoulder and tote bags! Magpies' items make lovely gifts, are priced affordably, and can be customizable to fit your needs.
Maseeng Masitha & Maria Masood, Solace Handicrafts
10:45am - 11:00am
Solace Handicrafts celebrates cultural diversity and women empowerment.
The creators of the art are primarily women from economically-challenged backgrounds.
The products are harnessed from locally available raw materials, cruelty-free processes and are responsibly made.
Julia Dantzler, No Worries Skincare
11:00am - 11:15am
No Worries Skincare creates simple, affordable, all-natural skincare products. No Worries Skincare products are made with all-natural ingredients, which are better for your skin, and better for the environment than the popular skincare brands that use dozens of chemicals.
Lucy Barrett, Worcester Free Fridge
11:15am - 11:30am
Worcester Free Fridge develops outdoor community fridges and fills them with rescued local produce which are kept at the street level for 24/7 access, no questions asked. Our first fridge is outdoors on Southbridge Street in collaboration with El Salon and Save the Bridge. This project operates on the belief that food waste must be reduced, and that all people—especially folks from low-income and marginalized communities—deserve to access healthy, local produce in a dignified manner.
Gari De Ramos, Radical in Progress
11:30am - 11:45am
Radical in Progress is an educational website providing free study guides on must-read social justice literature. Our study guides not only provide summaries of texts like ‘How to Be an Antiracist’ by Ibram X. Kendi or ‘Abolition Democracy’ by Angela Davis, but also provide praxis questions to help readers apply the book’s themes and lessons in their own life and organizing. Radical in Progress’ goal is to equip aspiring activists with the vocabulary, knowledge, and strategies they need to radically reimagine the future.
Jens Peterson, What We Leave
11:45am - 12:00pm
What We Leave: A Caretaker's Guide to an Ill Planet is a book about environmental issues, what causes them, and what people can do to be part of the solution. Nineteen-year-old Jens Peterson self-published What We Leave in October of 2020 after a three-year journey through piles of research. At the end of this journey, Jens was convinced that there is hope for the natural environment, and he hopes to lead his readers through the same educational journey.
Victoria Pastor, Self-Care with Vi
12:00pm - 12:15pm
Self-Care with Vi provides self-care products that can be used to treat yourself after a long day. Self-Care with Vi’s main product is the ViLashes Serum, which is a natural oil that works to grow and moisturize eyelashes. We also provide self-care boxes, that include bath bombs and face masks, all at a very affordable price.
12:15pm - 1:00pm
Madeline Steigman, Dough is Me
1:00pm - 1:15pm
Dough Is Me is a small baking business that was founded in October of 2020. We bring a taste of home and joy to college students living on an isolated campus through our affordable homemade baked goods. We donate a portion of our profit to the Worcester County food bank.
Charisma Nguyen-Lai, Charied Away
1:15pm - 1:30pm
Charied Away is a business where I sell my artwork and design. I sell my work in the form of stickers and greeting cards. I have always loved art and use this business as a way to spread joy and bring happiness to my customers.
Melanie Adams, Empower Yoga Project
1:30pm - 1:45pm
With this venture, Melanie has created an online yoga community to uplift and empower students through inclusive & trauma-informed movement education. Since arriving at Clark over two years ago, Melanie has collaborated with student-run organizations to share yoga on and off campus. Due to the pandemic, she has adapted her platform by launching the Empower Yoga Project to continue offering yoga events on Zoom in an era of collective trauma where her guidance is most needed.
Justin Zay, Go Ramen
1:45pm - 2:00pm
GoRamen is a food delivery service that delivers hot, ready to eat meals for students living on campus at Clark University. GoRamen prides itself in its late hours and fast delivery time. This essential service helps students who don’t have time to make it to the dining hall before it closes.
Ethan Lutz, Penny Wise PPD Protection
2:00pm - 2:15pm
Penny Wise PPE Protection is a company founded in response to the dangers posed by storing and reusing PPE in paper bags. Penny Wise PPE addresses this with the Copper Clean bag, a PPE storage bag lined with a germicidal copper lining that prevents cross-contamination buildup to make the storage and reuse of PPE safer. Penny Wise PPE Protection has sold over 100 bags and was recently designated a HUBZone entity, which will help to advance the efforts made to sell PPE storage bags to Federal, State, and Local Governments.
Tsanta Rakotoarisoa & Wuzhenjun Xue, Tsara & Soa
2:15pm - 2:30pm
Tsara&Soa, meaning in English best and beneficial, is a platform via which funds from selling products made of resources from Madagascar, such as the world best vanilla beans, are collected to finance the design and implementation of sustainable development and climate resilience projects for the benefit of the indigenous suppliers who are confronting the hurdles from climate change, insecurity, and economic downturn. Projects are designed and financed once at a time; our ambitions are as far as supporting reforestation, technological integration, and education in partnership with local nonprofit institutions. Tsara&Soa will record and highlight each customer's impact!
Jacqueline Ricketts-Hagan, Generation ZE
2:30pm - 2:45pm
Generation Z Evolution provides a platform where topics related to Generation Z will be discussed generating a broad overview of our mindset and behaviour. It acts as an expert source for understand this generation Z and provide relatability among the generations. As it overviews the general characteristics of life.
2:45pm - 3:00pm
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Committee deliberation and award announcement prep
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Committee deliberation and award announcement prep