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>Bizzy co-founders Alex and Andrew awards Meghan Sharkus $5000 The Bizzy Project prize


The Bizzy Coffee office had a special visitor Monday last week.


Meghan Sharkus of ExpressionMed, this year’s first-ever The Bizzy Project winner, came to our Minneapolis office and was welcomed by Bizzy Coffee co-founders Alex and Andrew and the rest of The Bizzy Team. Meghan, of course, also came to pick up something very important - her $5000 check, the top prize for having won in The Bizzy Project contest.


Bizzy co-founder Alex says of Meghan: "Meeting Meghan has been a great experience. We feel at ease and elated giving her the $5000 prize as we know it will go a long way in realizing her vision for ExpressionMed."


Getting to Know Meghan


"We had a fun afternoon getting to know Meghan," chimes Andrew, Bizzy co-founder. "She is smart, talented and hardworking. It showed during the contest, and meeting her confirmed all of it and more. ExpressionMed is in great hands!"


Meghan’s ExpressionMed project that won her The Bizzy Project has always come across as something that was both simple and yet quite powerful in its impact. Meghan is grateful to the Bizzy team for The Bizzy Project and for the $5000 now at her disposal to bring ExpressionMed to greater heights.


Big check and Big dreams


"I plan to use the grant money to cover the majority of the manufacturing costs for my initial order,” says Meghan on her plans. "This is super beneficial to ExpressionMed because we will be able to get product in the hands of our consumers in less than 6 weeks, and get the ball rolling on sales and feedback!"


The Bizzy Team gets goofy with our The Bizzy Project winner


We at Bizzy Coffee really have high hopes for Meghan. We look forward to watching her in her journey. 

MINNEAPOLIS -- Meghan Sharkus may only be 18 years old, but she has already founded ExpressionMed, a company that aims to help children with diabetes have a more positive experience in dealing with the disease. The startup allows children to express themselves through their medical devices.

Recently, the Wisconsin native entered her company in a contest called The Bizzy Project  - nationwide search for big ideas on businesses with a conscience. The Bizzy Project contest is by coffee startup Bizzy Coffee - a Minneapolis-based coffee company, which offer a $5000 grant and mentorship to the winning team.

The contest attracted entries from around the country, which were then narrowed down to 4 semifinalists. Aside from ExpressionMed, the 3 other equally impressive semifinalists were:

  •  “Civilian Santas” by Dan Batcha and Frannie Fradette, aimed to bring Christmas to struggling veteran families.
  •  “Ground Up PDX” by Julie Sullivan and Carolyn Cesario, is a Portland-based social enterprise that helps local women transition out of homelessness through employment in nut butter production and sales.
  •  “Rethread” by Arnav Joshi and Sibi Murugesan - transforms out–of-style, unworn attire into personalized high-end fashion, while also addressing textile waste.

Launched in April, the contest ended last July 5 with ExpressionMed by Meghan Sharkus emerging as the winner, as decided from thousands of voters from all over the country.

According to Bizzy Coffee co-founders Alex French and Andrew Healy, The Bizzy Project is their way of giving back while championing causes that have a big impact to society.

Bizzy Coffee recipes are now available on the recipe site called Yummly. Check out our recipe page on Yummly here.

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Thanks to everyone who came to the Bizzy Grand Launch Party held last April 16, 2016 at Cambria Gallery on 7th, Minneapolis. 

Sharing this moment, just like sharing a bottle of Bizzy Coffee with all of you, is truly a joy and memorable.

We've really only just begun. And we count on everyone to continue to be with us on this Bizzy journey.


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