The Women’s Business Center at CEED nominates local businesswoman, CJ Scarlet of Tiger Eye Security Sensor, for the national Small Business Administration (SBA) InnovateHER Challenge for National Small Business Week in May.

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The Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville at CEED nominates local businesswoman, CJ Scarlet of Tiger Eye Security Sensor, for the national Small Business Administration (SBA) InnovateHER Challenge for National Small Business Week in May.

The WBC hosted a Pitch Party Tuesday March 31, 2015 at CEED, 230 Hay Street.

Six businesswomen sent in business plans prior to the event and pitched in person or via Skype. Angie Allison, from Charlotte, pitched “Milk-Shake”, a breast-feeding supplement beverage. Christianah Adesida, from Fayetteville, pitched Xtiroyal Desgin’s reversible suit. Nicole Rivers, from Hope Mills, pitched D.E.M.S.’s feminine hygiene disposable bags. Charlene Ellis, from Atlanta Georgia, pitched Ellis Mobile App, an app that would connect parents with surrounding licensed day cares. Jamie Rohrbauck, from Apex, pitched Expedite Group’s errand service business that companies can offer as a benefit for their employees. CJ Scarlet, from Clayton, pitched Tiger Eye Security Sensor, a wearable personal security device that uses Bluetooth technology to activate.

Ashton Fox, Toni King, and Jonn Thomas judged the Pitch Party.

CJ Scarlet will move on to the national competition. Her business plan has been submitted to the Small Business Administration for consideration for National Small Business Week’s next round of competition and a chance to win a total of 30,000 from Microsoft.

“All the presenters had strong business ideas and concepts. It wasn’t easy for the judges to choose just one nominee. We cannot wait to hear back regarding how CJ does in the next level of competition ” says Lexi Hasapis, WBC Director.

Ashton Fox said, “Unfortunately there is a tremendous need for the role Tiger Eye could play in apprehending assailants of women.  I also think it would encourage women who have been raped to report the offense, if they were wearing the device.”

The SBA InnovateHER challenge focuses on products or services that have a measurable impact on the lives of women and families, have the potential for commercialization, and fills a need in the marketplace.

Lexi Hasapis       WBC of Fayetteville           910.323.3377 ext.30     230 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC 28301

LHASAPIS@ncceed.org                                      www.wbcfay.org

 

CJ Scarlet       Tiger Eye Security Sensor          919.606.9376 9    Seven Oaks Drive Clayton, NC 27520                cj@tigereyesensor.com               www.tigereyesensor.com

 

Angie Allison                                          angieallison1@gmail.com

Christianah Adesida                             ade_nik@yahoo.com

Nicole Rivers                                           rivers.nicole@yahoo.com

Charlene Ellis                                         cander115@gmail.com

Jamie Rohrbauck                                  jamie@dustandmop.com

Published on April 1, 2015 by Lexi Hasapis