The Bizzy Project
Congratulations to Meghan Sharkus of ExpressionMed for being the first-ever winner of The Bizzy Project! Let us support Meghan and her brainchild, ExpressionMed, which allows children to creatively express themselves through their medical devices, especially those with diabetes.
We thank everyone who joined The Bizzy Project, everyone who entered the contest, to those who voted their respective favorites, and especially our other semi-finalists Dan Batcha and Frannie Fradette of Civilian Santas, Julie Sullivan and Carolyn Cesario of Ground Up PDX, and Arnav Joshi and Sibi Murugesan of Rethread.
Truly, they are all winners in your own right for coming up with projects that add value to society. We are honored to have been part of their journey, and we will continue to cheer on their progress. Let us continue to show support for the excellent teams that are part of The Bizzy Project.
“Civilian Santas” aims to Bring Christmas to struggling veteran families.
Ground Up PDX is a Portland-based social enterprise helping local women transition out of homelessness through employment in nut butter production and sales.
Rethread transforms out–of-style, unworn attire into personalized high-end fashion, while also addressing textile waste.
The Bizzy Project was a call for the best ideas from the best minds. It was about answering the question: “What do you stand for and what are you doing about it?”
We asked for passion projects, advocacies, entrepreneurial endeavors, business or outreach. And the community of Bizzy People nationwide responded with great enthusiasm.
We received entries from across the country, narrowed it down to our semifinalists and - after having pitched to our audience through a video they made - thousands of supporters voted for their choice teams.
The winner, as you now know, is Meghan Sharkus and her project, ExpressionMed. Meghan will be receiving a $5000 grant from Bizzy Coffee so that she can continue on her advocacy and bring her product to market. At the end of the day, this $5000 prize from Bizzy Coffee we know will go a long way in creating a positive impact on children with illness, particularly those with diabetes.
The Bizzy Team came up with this project in the belief that the solutions to the world’s problems are in each one of us, and The Bizzy Project was the platform through which the big thinkers can find an audience, and a network of support, plus a little nudge through our $5000 grant.
This is only the beginning.
We are excited for ExpressionMed as well as the other semifinalists - Civilian Santas, Ground Up PDX and Rethread - who we hope will carry on with their projects no matter what.
We cannot wait for next year, where we hope to continue with The Bizzy Project, make it bigger and bolder, and hope that we will attract more participation so that we can enlarge our impact on the world.
Once again, thank you for supporting The Bizzy Project!
The Bizzy Team