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2015 InnovateHER Winners!

1st place – Bethany Edwards and her team at LIA Diagnostics in Philadelphia, BA designed a pregnancy test to provide a better experience for women at a stressful moment in their lives. The LIA test is discreet, easy to use and is environmentally friendly. Unlike current tests, LIA is flushable, ergonomically designed for women to hold and use, and displays a result that is easy to understand.


2nd place – Lisa Crites, owner of The SHOWER SHIRT™ in Cocoa Beach, FL designed a post-surgical, patented, water-resistant garment designed to prevent post-surgical mastectomy drain sites from coming into contact with water while showering. With the creation of The SHOWER SHIRT, women now have the option to shower safely, while also reducing their risk of post-surgical infections.

Read more about Lisa's successes HERE


3rd place Sophia Berman, designer at Trusst Lingerie in Pittsburgh, PA developed effective and attractive products aimed at eliminating the pain and discomforts experienced by the underserved U.S. market of larger busted woman with cup size DDD+. Current bra technology supports larger breasts from the shoulder straps. Trusst’s cantilevered system places the majority of the support from underneath the bust, encompassing up to 80 percent of breast weight.



Play Works Studio submitted by the Washington Center for Women in Business

Bitzy Bumper submitted by Southern Maine WBC at CEI

Heal In Comfort submitted by the Microsoft Austin Retail Store and BIGAUSTIN Women Business Center

Backseat Baby Alarm submitted by UpTech and The Brandery

Hilin Life Products submitted by Rutgers Food Innovation Center

Gest vision Inc. submitted by The Refinery

S.P.A.R.K. LLC submitted by Magnolia Business Alliance

The Sparkle Bar submitted by the Arizona Women's Education and Entrepreneur Center in Phoenix

Baby Booster submitted by Startup Junkie Consulting

Tiger Eye Security, Inc. submitted by the Center for Economic Empowerment and Development (CEED)

LoEApps Drive Control submitted by Emerging Tech Ventures and Alamogordo SBDC

GaBBY submitted by South Carolina Women's Business Center


View video of the 2015 InnovateHER Finale competition HERE

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