There are special moments that make the effort behind hosting a grant program worth it. One of them happened today.
We called the $5,000 grant winner and she said:
"I think I'm going to cry. You just made my week. No, my year!"
And without further ado, we are so pleased to introduce you the newest $5,000 High Five Grant for Moms grant winner, Rebecca Kay Davison, cofounder of UnbuckleMe.
UnbuckleMe was created by a mom and daughter pair, who recognized a real need for grandparents to be able to more easily get children out of car seats. Using their backgrounds as occupational therapist and certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, they came up with a simple product that uses leverage to reduce the force to unbuckle child car seats by more than 50% (scientifically tested).
Today UnbuckleMe is sold across the United States at buybuyBABY, Nordstrom and Amazon, along with 100+ independent retailers across the US & Canada. UnbuckleMe has a solid five-star rating on Amazon with 580+ customer reviews. They have been featured on countless mama/parenting blogs including Pregnant Chicken, Lucie’s List, WeeSpring, theBabyGuyNYC, CanDoKiddo and Fatherly.
We also celebrate full-of-energy First Runner Up, Alana Lynn Kayfetz.
Alana founded MomsTO to redefine maternity leave and motherhood. Her company hosts events across Ontario with a growing membership of nearly 20,000 mommies. They sold out over 35 events a year and have sold out 350 tickets to their signature MomFest (the signature "Mommy SuperBowl Event") in less than an hour.
Alana won a ticket to #MamaSpringBreak 2020 and we are thrilled to have her fiery personality at our signature retreat.
Second Runner Up goes to Lisa Nichole Hansen, founder of Rose River Bakery.
As the owner and pastry chef of Rose River Bakery Lisa creates beautiful and delicious custom treats for the San Antonio community and shares food facts and kitchen tips through Instagram at @roseriverbakery.
Lisa will be receiving up to $600 worth of business services through the Mama Power™ program at The Mama Ladder®.
HIGH FIVES TO OUR SPONSORS
THANK YOU again to our incredible sponsors who support mothers in business: INFINITI HR and MuteSix. These companies believe in you and we invite you to check out how they can help your business.
We applaud all of the applicants from this round and invite you to try again.
The next High Five Grant for Moms program will be in January 2020. We invite mompreneurs everywhere to apply then at www.highfivegrant.com.