The GBN Business Incubator class held their Pitch Night on May 23. Boxable was the business that received $5,000 in funding from a board of advisors. Emma Hornberger (sophomore), Nate Rogers (sophomore), Josh Slovin (senior) and Jack Weinberger (sophomore) will continue running their business into next year.
Boxable is mentored by Northbrook resident Jamie Silva – a product owner at Paylocity and entrepreneur himself. The team developed this unique care package service for parents of college students that offers personalized gifts and necessities, bringing a connection and feeling of home. In the future, Boxable is eager to expand into other markets like summer camps and military care packages.
In addition, Elyse Malamud, a seventh grader from Wood Oaks Junior High, received a $100 award for her entry in the Video Pitch Contest. The audience voted for her idea of a ring that has voice notification capabilities to help people who cannot see.