Press Releases | August 27, 2012

Catching up with Startup Opens 2011 GEW 50

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Since the application process for Startup Open is almost here we decided to catch up with GEW 50 winners from last year’s Startup Open competition, to see how their businesses have progressed over the last year.

Angela Newman; Founder & CEO Knock out! Smart Panties

Startup Company: Award winning Knock out! Smart Panties bring high tech fabrics to the world of lingerie. Made with soft, breathable, doctor recommended cotton, the patented NoTrace wicking and odor absorbing technology makes moisture and odor disappear.

Updates since Startup Open 2011:

  • NoTrace for Men: T-shirts and boxers with all over wicking and odor absorption
  • Knock out! - Winner of Harvard Global New Venture Award - 2012 (First woman owned business to win!)
  • The official panty of the Race to End Women's Cancers- Cancers below the belt
  • Significant growth- over 300 retail locations in North America

Learn more about Knock out! Smart panties here.

Bill Cunningham; OneMorePallet

Startup Company: OneMorePallet provides great deals for small shippers by securing excess capacity in LTL carriers and letting the shippers set their own price.

Updates since Startup Open 2011:

  • We have launched, shipped and are expanding regionally in the Midwest
  • Made our first shipments this summer 2012
  • Raised $150K in seed capital
  • Accepted into UpTech, the Northern Kentucky Accelerator

Learn more about OneMorePallet here.

Be sure to check our blog as we will be featuring more 2011 GEW Top 50 success stories in the coming weeks!

The winner of the Startup Open will win the opportunity to go the 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. However, winners of the GEW Top 50 have found that Startup Open can give your business the jump-start it needs for success; register your Startup