Our community is comprised of some absolutely brilliant entrepreneurs and so we asked a few of them to tell us the story of how they came up with the ideas for their business.

Anna Galluzzi | Founder and Co-Owner of Nagatha Crispie

Both JC and I (Anna) were in grad school and during the pandemic we lost the sense of community that we had before COVID hit. JC and I were often in the basement clay studio together and I began working in clay more so that I could hang out with JC. I came up with the name “Nagatha Crispie” based on a cross between a joke in Bob’s Burgers and a cereal that is eaten in House of 1,000 Corpses. I knew I wanted to create some sort of artistic “alter ego” but felt like it would also be a cute shop name, so I talked to JC about it and we went from there. Read more>>

Francisco Munoz | Clothing Brand Owner

Over a discussion of how Whataburger is a Southern Delicacy. Read more>>

Tyler Hayes | Owner of AccuFit

The idea of AccuFit came about the day I became curious about why in the world do people need personal training? I conducted a 2 month study with my own clients, some new some old, luckily I was able to narrow down the “Why”. Most people get personal training for two major reasons; accountability & motivation. With this newfound knowledge I had to construct a brand that not only fulfilled each member on a surface level, but also on a personal level. Read more>>

Jasmine Valdez | Entrepreneur and Boss Mom

The thought process behind the idea for my business was to celebrate the many special occasions the entire world celebrates year to year, birthdays anniversaries, mothers day for a few examples and do this with items people can personalize. Most people want to give meaningful gifts and with my business they can showcase this in many different ways. Read more>>

Marlon Minnifee | Owner/Designer

I initially started promoting another clothing brand. I put my all into this brand finically, mentally and emotionally. I wasn’t getting anywhere with the brand, and one day I woke up and realized all the effort, energy, time that I was putting in wasn’t being reciprocated. At that point I decided to do my own research on starting my on clothing brand The Elite Ones which has away more deeper meaning in general. Read more>>