In 2017 founding sponsor, the Libra Group, originally pledged $125,000 of business start-up funding in each of the award regions. However, the quality of entrants was so high the Libra Group raised its prize funding to a total of $250,000, with multiple award Winners being declared in each region. The 2017 winners include a marine drone systems, sensors and components manufacturer, sustainable skin, body and hair products line and on demand healthcare staffing platform.

The Bronx

DURO UAS | WINNER

Winning the Envolve Award gives us the means to strengthen our most valuable asset – our team

Gabriel Foreman

My business is continuing to grow–the sky is the limit!

Noel Gaskin

NOLOGO BACKPACKS | WINNER

SPADÉT | WINNER

Winning has inspired me to get better at sharing my vision with the world.

Annabelle Santos

Winning the Envolve Award is critical to proving our ability to scale and grow our company.

Tinia Pina

RE-NUBLE | WINNER

SUSTAINABLE SNACKS | WINNER

We have a grand vision and winning the Envolve Award validates our plan

Rebecca Scott

Miami

MAJOR MARKETPLACE | WINNER

The award means that someone believes in us and our mission.

Leyanis Diaz

To me, this award validates that a very real problem exists and that we are a viable solution.

Kelly Pierce

PIERCE PLAN | WINNER

SOP TECHNOLOGIES | WINNER

The award shows that our company’s mission is recognized as a priority by the community.

Emilio Lopez

This makes ethos of the “American Dream” truly a reality. I now feel unstoppable!

D Marie Thompson

MYRA | WINNER

UX GOFER | WINNER

This award represents the continuation of two generations of entrepreneurs in my family.

Jacqueline Stetson

2017: The Finalists

The panel of judges selected winners from hundreds of entrants on the basis of business plans that exhibited sustainability, financial prudence and innovation. The businesses will also create revenue and jobs, predominantly in the Bronx, New York, and Miami-Dade County, Florida. Please find below brief descriptions of the Envolve Award USA 2017 finalists.

BRONX

MIAMI