The PS27 Amazon Quick Start Team presented a workshop at the University of North Florida Small Business Development Center. Students were given information on how to get on Amazon and an opportunity to network with other founders. To learn more about the program click here.
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.
OnPay Solutions is chosen as one of CFO Tech Outlook Magazine’s Top 10 Accounts Payable Solutions Providers for 2018.
An annual listing of 10 companies that are at the forefront of tackling customers’ challenges. This follows up CIOReview Magazines’ Top 20 Most Promising FinTech Companies in 2017. To read the article click here.
Jim Stallings was featured on "First Coast Connect" with Melissa Ross NPR station 89.9FM, this morning. Stallings announced on the air that Anthony Jabbour, CEO Black Knight will be the keynote speaker at PS27 Leadership Week. October 29th - November 1st 2018 startup teams will gather to learn leadership skills from the PS27 team of mentors.
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.
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 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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