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In 2015, Bryanne Leeming was daydreaming in a college class. "Two words came into my mind: electronic playground," says @leemingb. That daydream evolved into floor tiles dubbed Unruly Splats, because their embedded blotch-shaped lights resemble spilled milk. Splats light up and make sounds as kids race around and jump on them. Using an app, children can program the Splats to change their responses, modify preloaded games, or simulate musical instruments. Leeming’s company, @unruly_studios, has already had a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising $600,000 from investors. Link in bio. (📸: @anniemariemusselman)⠀
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College roommates and best buds Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian launched @reddit in 2005. Their site, a collection of communities of everyone from cupcake lovers to perverts, made them wealthy and famous--Huffman the code-writing maestro and Ohanian, creator of Reddit's alien logo, its public face. But pressures over content and growth would split them from the company and each other. They reclaimed the helm when a series of escalating crises threatened Reddit's existence. But could they ever repair their relationship? Click the link in our bio to read an excerpt from We Are the Nerds by @youfoundchristine. (📸: @thatandymartin)⠀
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Aimee Kestenberg made her name in 2012 by launching a handbag line in major department stores. Next came luggage. Then jewelry. To house some of her projects, she created a parent company in 2014: The Affordable Luxury Group. “What sets us apart is that everything I design has ergonomics in mind,” Kestenberg says. While her e-commerce store remains her biggest store-front, after appearing on QVC last year she sold 30,000 of her namesake brand’s handbags—like this Medina Chain Crossbody bag—in 24 hours. (📸: @aringstad)⠀
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As of last year, at the top 100 venture firms, only 8 percent of investing partners were women. Two percent of venture capitalists were Hispanic. Not even 1 percent were black. And almost a quarter of VCs with MBAs got those degrees from Harvard. But some of that is finally changing. “Three or four years ago, 75 percent of the venture funds in Silicon Valley did not have a woman partner," says Trish Costello, the founder of investing platform Portfolia. "Every one is now looking for one." Link in bio. (📸: @adam_simpson)⠀
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"When I first started, I didn't say no to anything, because I wanted to prove I could do it," says Brené Brown, a licensed social worker and academic researcher turned TED Talk viral celebrity, turned best-selling author and leadership guru, and now turned founder and CEO. She’s also an Oprah-endorsed leadership consultant to the likes of Pixar, IBM, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Now, five years into turning her expertise into a real business, Brown says this will be the year of "saying no to a lot of things, and getting really clear on who I want to be.” Click the link in our bio to read the full story. (Cover photo by @ramona_rosales)⠀
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Earlier this year, Martellus Bennett retired from the NFL to build a company he'd been thinking about for a long time: @theimaginationagency, which creates multimedia stories for children. We spent a day with him, from big presentations to the Kids' Choice Awards. Click the link in our bio to watch the full video. ⠀
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We asked 279 #FemaleFounders in dozens of industries to tell us about politics, raising money, hiring, sexism, and more. Despite the bias they face as women entrepreneurs, one thing is clear: Nothing is going to get in the way of their ambition.⠀
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Click the link in our bio to see the full results of the first-ever State of Women and Entrepreneurship survey, produced in conjunction with @fastcompany.
Today we’re spotlighting California-based @clever_made, a company using Instagram to showcase their products and the many ways their customers use them. They’ve nailed the @instagram aesthetic: CleverMade’s colorful feed is the perfect combination of relatable quotes and vibrant photos, many of which come from their customers and influencers. To connect with potential customers through the app, the CleverMade team uses Instagram’s shopping feature to promote everything from their iconic Snapbaskets to newer product lines. Their best Instagram tip for other small businesses? Consistency is key. “Of course it's always best to work towards growing your business, but staying true to your roots as well as your brand creates a stronger product presence than just posting pretty pictures.”⠀
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Head over to @clever_made’s feed to see Instagram’s shopping tags in action! And as always, if you know another small business with serious @instagram style, let us know in the comments below using #IncSocialSpotlight.
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Simple Booth co-founders Jeremy Cox, an ex-DJ, and Mark Hennings, a former wedding videographer, know what partygoers want: fun pictures, delivered immediately. Their startup makes the halo hardware, app software, and an online platform that allows people to take a series of photos and instantly review them before sending a copy to themselves--or sharing copies on social media. "Jeremy is more of an idealist and I'm a pragmatist, which creates fun tension," Hennings says. "We don't let things spiral--when times are hard for both of us, we don't blame each other. We are both in the same boat." Link in bio. (📸: @dina_litovsky)⠀
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"Food has always been a big piece of my life," says Patrick Vihtelic, the founder of Home Chef, the No. 3 company on this year's #Inc5000. "Being around fresh food is something we've always enjoyed as a family." Home Chef sends its customers pre-portioned ingredients and recipes every week, allowing them to select their menu ahead of time. "We have a big opportunity to change the way America eats. The meal-solution space is certainly evolving as the customer needs evolve." Link in bio. (📸: @davidkasnic)⠀
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