Olive Loom Wins NWA StartUp Cup

Posted: November 16, 2012 at 4:31 a.m.

A mother-daughter team won the top spot in the inaugural NWA StartUp Cup.

At A Glance

StartUp Cup

First Place

w Olive Loom Boutique, Leah Garrett and Lou Sharp — local studio offering textile products individually designed and customized

Second Place

• Jack Bragg Shoes, Andrew Denton — socially conscious, eco-friendly company that recycles highway billboard vinyl into footwear with a portion of sales is then donated to Action Against Hunger

Third Place

• More Than A Review, Donna Feyen — book review website that uses a simple rating system allowing users to grade a book on violence, rough language, sex, and drugs and alcohol

Other Finalists

• Dummy Drummy, Johnathan Mwaba — GPS enabled multi-application self-launching, self-sustaining non-inflatable sea rescue pod requiring no maintenance or in-depth training

• Le’Chez Hair, Carla Thompson — customized wigs and hair extensions

• Tackle Tronics, John Lockwood — door-to-door campaign platform that offers a map-based mobile app to help political candidates target voters

• Geek Mapper, Stephen Ritterbush — free social media tool for finding entertainment conventions, learning about attendance of celebrities and vendors and coordinating with friends

Source: NWA StartUp Cup

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