The panel of judges selected winners from hundreds of entrants based on the business plans that exhibited sustainability, financial prudence and innovation, while accruing revenue and creating jobs predominantly in the Bronx, New York, or Miami-Dade County, Florida. Entries were accepted from individuals or groups with no previous business experience, or from existing unlisted companies with an all-new business idea that was not related to their core activities.

The Bronx

GINJAN BROS | WINNER

“A multinational company has now shown belief in our business.”

Ibrahima Diallo

“The AEA means opportunity, to fuel and create change.”

Stacie Alexiou

WATT & FLUX | WINNER

SOUTH BRONX FOOD MARKET | WINNER

“I really feel like the AEA team invested in our growth.”

Lily Kesselman

Miami

VALUEDOC | WINNER

“It helps you reaffirm your goals and refine your processes.”

Alain Fernandez

“This was the opportunity for me to start my own business.”

Cheveral Deacon

STATLAB MOBILE | WINNER

COURTBUDDY | WINNER

“Thanks to the AEA I saw my growth opportunity.”

James Jones

1st Envolve Award USA: The Finalists

BRONX

MIAMI