June was a very special month for VVM. Three of our teams shared their final presentations as they graduated from the program!
The first of these was PlayGiveWin, which helps non-profits efforts effectively fundraise using online board and video game competitions. They made significant strides, carefully scrutinizing their model and creating a minimum viable product. They have run several revenue-raising text campaigns.
All College Inc. simplifies the moving out experience by providing moving and storage services to prep school and college students around New England. All College Storage experienced growth, bought a competitor, and sold their co-startup, All College Laundry.
The final graduate was Joya Bride, which seeks to provide today’s growing population of “green brides” with bridal gowns that are sustainable without sacrifice. They have grown rapidly, from incorporating to branding, building a supply chain, and developing a product. Joya Bride also reported good sales growth. We look forward to updates on their further successes!
As for VVM’s current teams, Seek Your Course, an online database of creative experiences, is taking a road trip this summer! Follow Jess Greene across America with her Jumpstart Creativity Tour here.
We heard from Mission Control, providing accounting software specific to non-profits. They are in product development. Bakepedia, the online baking encyclopedia, announced they now have official offices in Amherst.
The next VVM meeting will be held on July 11, at Bulkley Richardson in Springfield. RSVP here.
We look forward to seeing you there!