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Congrats to the 2016 Finalists!

The SSC has come a long way in its five years of existence. With the highest number of participants, cities and video views, The Start Something Challenge continues to grow its influence throughout the state. Scroll down to see 2016’s winners and finalists!

Number of cities

36

Number of contestants

109

Impressions

80 M

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 CHAMPIONS!

Denise Woodard

First Place & $10,000

“I feel so proud & excited. I feel proud that my hard work & preparation paid off, and that my idea for Vivi’s Life is validated. I also feel so excited for the future of Vivi’s Life.”

Vivi's Life  

Tina Tang

Second Place & $7,500

“It was an amazing experience because it required self-challenge in terms of rallying support, and relying purely on myself. I am happy to have done something where at every step, I went all in.”

Iron Strong Jewelry  

Racquel Clarke

Third Place & $5,000

“I felt like I was running a marathon – it was challenging the whole way. As an entrepreneur, you wear many hats, so you can get used to doing a lot yourself. This challenge encouraged me to reach our to my network and ask for help. It also helped me to spread the word about my business, now I know everyone in my network knows what I am doing!”

FitFund  

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SSC FINALISTS!

All finalists will receive an iPad at the 5th Annual Start Something Champions Gala to help move their business ideas forward.

FOOD

Charnelle Bain

Simply Elegant Events
FASHION & BEAUTY

Nia Reid-Allen

Myrtle&Flossie
ARTS, CRAFTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Vernesa Everett

Velvet Rope Boudoir Photography

Natasha Dzurny

TechnoChic: Technology Infused DIY Craft Kits
PUBLIC, SOCIAL & HEALTH

Pamela Roundtree

NewBody.NewMind.NewLiving
OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Djenaba Johnson-Jones

Hudson Kitchen

Ingri Lucia Torello

Ingri's Home Services

START SOMETHING CHALLENGE SEMI-FINALISTS

FOOD

Yolanda Spearman

Delishious Dishes by Yolanda

Paula Mayers Styles

Ma Maison Gourmet Quiches

Abraham Dickerson

Abe Foods

Anna Lopez

Good.Sweet.Life
FASHION & BEAUTY

Tiffany Perry

BODYCAFE

Stacey Hyatt-Dixon

StaceyRenee Designs

Crystal Warner

Lor' Dour Designs LLC

Uffessa Mosley

Heart & Sew By UCouture Customs Designs
ARTS, CRAFTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Dawn Paula McLaughlin

Positively Publishing Kids

Alessia Aron

Jersey Girls Food Tours

Jhabril Harris

Supersonic Gaming

Jessica Gebauer

Marketskape
PUBLIC, SOCIAL & HEALTH

Ron Livingston

Help Chip In

Robert J. Lewis

UMC Karate Kids 2016

Gloria Walton

Most Excellent Way Life Center Inc.

Jamie Busch

Yogarden: Early Childhood Learning Center
OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Chris Johnson

Assure Tutoring

Benjamin Lioue

The Ideas Maker

Desiree Harris

W.O.M.B. Publications

Patricia Price

Patricia Price Consulting