Online small business lender OnDeck and Barbara Corcoran have announced the three winners of the 2016 OnDeck Seal of Approval contest. Each receives $10,000 and a personal coaching session from Ms. Corcoran.
Founded by Jennifer and Andrew Buerger, B’more Organic makes smoothies from products generated by local, family-owned sustainable farmers. It uses skyr, an Icelandic yogurt. One percent of sales benefits Jodi’s Climb for Hope, a non-profit looking to fund a viable breast cancer treatment. They will use their winnings to improve marketing.
Beau & Belle Littles makes reusable swim diapers. Based in Loveland, CO and founded by Rachelle and Paul Baron, the original Nageuret Swim Diaper grossed $250,000 in the first year and became a top-selling Amazon product. They donate 5 percent of profits to Compassion International. They wish to develop new products and expand their reach.
Hardball Cider combines founder Geoffrey Dean’s dual loves of baseball and hard cider. Three brands are available in Pennsylvania restaurants and professional baseball stadia. Mr. Dean looks forward to help with a controlled expansion and scaled production.