Meet Our Grant Winners

Congratulations to our 2018 Grant Winners

AND THE WINNERS ARE…..
$ 1,000.00 People’s Choice Award
Kaltum Mohamed, Mother of All, Sudanese Food Truck, Salt Lake City, UT

$ 1,000.00 Grants
Lori Hanna, Perks! Espresso & Smoothies, Pop-Up Coffee, St. George, UT
Ruth Braga, Bear-O Care Services, Care for People with Multiple Disabilities – Riverton, UT

$ 1,500.00 Grant
Teri Toro, Letterman Supply Company, Letterman Items for Educational Institutions, Salt Lake City, UT

$ 2,250.00 Grant
Kaltum Mohamed, Mother of All, Sudanese Food Truck – Salt Lake City, UT

$ 5,000 Grant
Juliette Eames, FourBears, Customized Family Stories/Books – Provo, UT

Congratulations ladies!!! Thank you for your hard work and passion for your business. You inspired everyone in the room!!!

#womenrockbiz #wec2018 #utwng #utahsown #wbcutah

Mother of All

Kaltum Mohamed

Finalist – Kaltum Mohamed, owner of Mother of Ali, Spice Kitchen Incubator.

perks! Espresso & Smoothies

Lori Hanna

Finalist – Lori Hanna, owner of Perks! Espresso & Smoothies St. George, UT.

Fourbears

Juliette Eames

Finalist – Juliette Eames, owner of FourBears.

bear-o-care services

Ruth Braga

Finalist – Ruth Braga, owner of Bear-O Care Services for People with Multiple Disabilities.

Letterman supply company

Teri Toro

Finalist – Teri Toro, owner of Letterman Supply Company.

kindness & co.

Susan Johnston

Semi-finalist: Susan Johnston, owner of Kindness & Co.

love your pet bakery

Valarie Kamdar

Semi-finalist: Valarie Kamdar, owner of Love Your Pet Bakery.

thinhairthick

Tiffany Young

Semi-finalist: Tiffany Young, owner of Thinhairthick.

mother earth fragrance co.

Susanne Burbank

Semi-finalist: Susanne Burbank, owner of Mother Earth Fragrance Company.

ink oil

Kathleen Petersen

Semi-finalist: Kathleen Petersen, owner of Ink Oil.

Cottonwood archaeology

Hannah Russell

Semi-finalist: Hannah Russell, owner of Cottonwood Archaeology, LLC.

Forefront Dental Hygiene

Heidi Gardiner

Semi-finalist: Heidi Gardiner, owner of Forefront Dental Hygiene.

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Competitors and Semi-Finalists

From over ninety applications from amazing women business owners in Utah, we selected 12 standout applicants as semi-finalists for the WEC Grant Competition! Thank you to so many amazing women business owners who applied. We were very impressed with women’s entrepreneurship in Utah!  #womenrockbiz #wbcutah #utahsown #utwng

All twelve WEC Grant Semifinalists brought their game at our initial pitch screening. We are so impressed with how sharp and polished their pitches were. Thank you to each one of them for showing us how talented, smart and driven Utah women business owners are! The judges had a difficult time, but selected 5 finalists who pitched live at the Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference on April 18th!

Kaltum Mohamed, owner of Mother of All, Spice Kitchen Incubator
Lori Hanna, owner of Perks! Espresso & Smoothies St. George, UT
Ruth Braga, Founder of Bear-O Care Services for People with Multiple Disabilities
Juliette Eames, owner of FourBears
Teri Toro, owner of Letterman Supply Company

The other seven semifinalists have all won $500 grants to help grow their businesses!

Kaltum Mohamed, owner of Mother of Ali, Spice Kitchen Incubator
Kathleen Petersen, owner of Ink Oil
Heidi Gardiner, owner of Forefront Dental Hygiene
Susanne Burbank, owner of Mother Earth Fragrance Company
Lori Hanna, owner of Perks! Espresso & Smoothies St. George, UT
Tiffany Young, owner of Thinhairthick
Ruth Braga, owner of Bear-O Care Services for People with Multiple Disabilities
Juliette Eames, owner of FourBears
Susan Johnston, owner of Kindness & Co.
Teri Toro, owner of Letterman Supply Company
Hannah Russell, owner of Cottonwood Archaeology, LLC
Valarie Kamdar, owner of Love Your Pet Bakery

Five women have received an “Honorable Mention”:

Georganne Simeoli, Aerobic Living, LLC
Jodi Mills, owner of Talk For Me Tees
Alex Yrungaray, owner of Victory Mediation
Amber Murraym owner of See Your Strength
Christine Powell, owner of Thieps Eats

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