Our community is comprised of some absolutely brilliant entrepreneurs and so we asked a few of them to tell us the story of how they came up with the ideas for their business.

Casey Piscura | Founder, Director of Research, and Farm Manager

Seed Peace was founded to aid in catalyzing a shift to local food production. After years of farming first hand we saw that not a lot of local food was available for lower income people and we decided to pair our farming research and education programs with hunger relief. Our goal is to develop resilient seeds and systems that can help scale the food supply while educating up and coming farmers on soil health and regenerative practices. We want to make it easier to achieve a career in farming and for local food to be available to as many people as possible. Read more>>

Todd Mullins | Owner / Top Dog

When my grandfather passed away, and all his remaining possession were divided up among my family, a box of old road maps that he had collected from trips they had taken by car since the 1940’s were delivered to me. As a kid, we took road trips with my grandparents. WIth my career background in sales and product development in the gift industry, I had long thought about how these maps could inspire me to create products. It was on a 5 state college bound road trip with my daughter when the ideas started. We took maps some of the old road maps, in part as tribute, and in part because I wanted her to have an understanding of land we were covering, that she would not be able to fully appreciate on the small screen on her iphone. So off we went with grandpa’s old maps. There was a generational connection of spiritual order, like we were traveling these same roads than Grandpa Dean had made decades before. Read more>>

Angela Wilson | Founder & CEO

I am the parent of a child with intellectual and physical disabilities. Whenever we travel (locally, domestically, or internationally), there are always additional details that our family requires that are not available on standard travel websites. Pretty frustrated by this lack of access, I built Exploryst. Read more>>