In Irvine at the Eureka Hub 1 Million Cups – Irvine ( #1MCIrvine ) was back this week providing an open forum for two more companies to present to an enthusiastic group. event co-host Ryan Foland brought the largest carafe of coffee to date thanks to the ongoing success of his “Ryan Says (it is) Very Polite” campaign, which urges everyone register at the group’s Meetup page. Of course we always have several teas from Teamotions.
The Cold Shoulder
First out of the gate this morning was Wayne Hayes, Founder and CEO of The Cold Shoulder. Moonlighting away from his day job as a UCI Professor and Nasa Researcher Wayne created a new way to lose weight, and recently closed a very successful Kickstarter campaign. We discovered another way beyond simple diet and exercise to get in shape for the summer.
iBesties: Middles School Moguls
Next we went back to middle school to join the iBesties girls with Co-founders and sisters Jenae and Gina Heitkamp. iBesties: Middle School Moguls aims to inspire girls ages 6-10 through their emerging brand of books, dolls and online entertainment in the areas of technology learning, entrepreneurship, diversity and friendship. And we were introduced to a new term for education, STEAM which includes Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS and Math.
We will have more on both The Cold Shoulder and iBesties in future Entrepreneur Spotlight posts.