September 28, 2018

Marguerite Pressley Davis, CEO of Tulle La-La, Makes Atlanta's 40 Under 40 List

The Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2018 40 Under 40 Honorees includes Launchpad2X alumna Marguerite Pressley Davis, CEO of Tulle La-La, a subscription box service for brides. Pressley Davis is also a business and financial strategist and creator of Your Profit Playbook. 

September 28, 2018

Slumberpod Kickstarter Fully Funded

Katy Mallory, CEO of Slumberpod and a Launchpad2X alumna, recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising $45,608. Slumberpod is a portable, quickly assembled privacy pod that creates a space for infants and toddlers to sleep away from home. With positive social media response to the product and encouragement from friends, family and perfect strangers (including lots of sleep consultants), the company is ready to take off. 

September 28, 2018

Mina & Vine Nursing Scarf Kickstarter Funded

Launchpad2X alumnae and CEOs Brittany Garman, founder of BashBLOK, and Anita Rajendra, founder of La Belle Bump, saw a gap in the maternity and nursing wear garments, and they decided to develop the Mina & Vine Nursing Scarf. Their Kickstarter campaign for the product was fully funded in September, and the scarf is in production with the first products scheduled for delivery in December 2018. 

September 24, 2018

SmithBrown Marketing Reaches $1 Million in Revenues

SmithBrown Marketing founder and Launchpad2X alumna Kara Brown led her all-female marketing team to hit $1 million ARR in two years. Brown started her marketing firm in 2016, and the firm specializes in B2B lead conversion. 

September 21, 2018

brrr° CEO Mary-Cathryn Kolb Wins Small Business Person of the Year Award

brrr° Founder and CEO Mary-Cathryn Kolb, a Launchpad2X alumna, was named Small Business Person of the Year by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in recognition of her leadership in guiding the company’s strategy and growth since founding it four years ago. Kolb was chosen as the winner in the Emerging Entrepreneur category, which recognizes the leaders of fast-growing businesses that are three to seven years old. 

Launchpad2X alumna and Futurus CEO Annie Eaton was named a finalist for the award. 

September 20, 2018

BOOP, brrr° to be featured at Venture Atlanta 2018

brrr°, a cooling textiles company founded by Mary-Cathryn Kolb, will be one of 33 companies to present onstage at Venture Atlanta 2018, held October 16 & 17 at Southern Exchange @ 200 Peachtree. BOOP (Built out of Paper), founded by Dara Schaier, will be one of the 34 companies featured in the Venture Atlanta Showcase, an opportunity for early-stage companies to interact with investors and other attendees. Both women finished the Launchpad2X Core Program. 

September 12, 2018

Farah Allen, Founder & CEO of The Labz, Selected for A3C Spotlight Showcase

Farah Allen, founder and CEO of The Labz, a blockchain-based platform for music collaboration, will present her business in the Startup Spotlight Showcase at the 2018 A3C Festival, a hip-hop conference that brings together innovators in music, technology, entrepreneurship, and social action. Allen is a member of the Launchpad2X Core Program 2016 Cohort. 

July 31, 2018

LP2X 2018 Call for Core Program Applicants

Atlanta-based Launchpad2X is accepting applications for its highly successful entrepreneurship program designed to support women business owners. Women founders and CEOs will learn how to accelerate growth through intensive entrepreneurial workshops, mentor matching, and experiential exercises. The program also addresses a confidence gap that often exists with women entrepreneurs by presenting the facts of how women perceive their competence and how they actually perform.

June 01, 2018

Futurus CEO Annie Eaton Wins Award at Women In IT

Annie Eaton, CEO of Futurus and a Launchpad2X alumna, won Rising Star of the Year, sponsored by FireEye. Here she shares her career journey so far, along with tips and advice.

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