On the evening of Wednesday May 18, 2016, Impact Makers hosted Startup Journeys – an event series organized by Lighthouse Labs to feature local startups and their entrepreneurial journeys. Around 90 people mixed and mingled at Impact Makers when Todd Nuckols – Founding Director of Lighthouse Labs – kicked off the event. Impact Makers’ CFO Will Thompson welcomed everyone to the !m office, gave a brief overview of what !m does and how, as a B Corp, we help the community.
During their Fireside Chat, Marilyn Collins and Michelle Logan talked about how they came to develop their first product TaTaTopper – a mattress topper for women with breast-related issues that allows them to sleep through the night when nursing or recovering from surgery. What followed where three five-minute Lightning Talks by Seasonal Roots (mobile farmers market), Handsocks (scratch protection for babies) and Sabreez (clean energy provider for households). As mission-driven startup entrepreneurs, all five speakers discussed what role creating social impact means for them personally, and their companies’ success.