Blended Designs Featured in Forbes

PS27 Company, Blended Designs, was featured in Forbes after attending a celebrity gifting lounge in honor of 2018 Emmys. With less than 2% of the more than 670 character backpacks out there including children of color, Blended Designs creates a line that fills that void. In 2017, their first year, they sold 6,300 bags, which totaled $250,000 in sales. Actress nominee Regina King bought 100 backpacks for her charity at yesterday’s event.  To read the full article click here.

Carla Harris at PS27 Ventures

Our Peer to Peer event this month was expanded to include a visit by a very special and outstanding business leader and entrepreneur. PS27 was joined by Ms. Carla Harris, Vice Chairman at Morgan Stanley, who is known world wide as an entrepreneurial leader and investor in early stage disruptive solutions. Ms Harris runs the Morgan Stanley early stage investment fund and is always looking for deals across many industries.

Ms. Harris has agreed to spend an afternoon in Jacksonville and share insights from her global experience that inspired her first book, "Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace". She also met with PS27 Founders and reviewed key solutions in a Shark Tank later in the afternoon and was interviewed by the Jacksonville Business Journal

Carla Harris is Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She was Chair of the Morgan Stanley Foundation from 2005 to 2014, and sits on the boards of several community organizations. In August 2013, Carla was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council.

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She is a gospel recording artist and a popular public speaker who gives impactful career guidance to corporate audiences based on her book, “Expect to Win.” Carla joined Morgan Stanley in 1987 after completing an AB in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Resility Health Launches Android App to Combat Stress

Resility Health is on a mission to reduce the negative effects of stress, and they are now adding an Android app to their existing lineup of innovative, data-driven stress management tools. This and their iOS mobile app can be used with Resility’s wearable muscle tension sensor to help people recognize when they begin to get tense before it escalates.

Stress is an epidemic in today’s world, with 75% of Americans experiencing physical symptoms from it. Resility was founded in 2016 after Sarah Davidson, the CEO, suffered from chronic pain for years, not realizing it was because of stress.

“People have these health problems, and they try a lot of things that don’t help because they haven’t addressed the root cause,” said Davidson. “People try mindfulness and just give up because it’s so difficult and they can’t tell if it’s working. We wanted to make it easy for people to figure out what works for them.”

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