Meet Our EDDIE Awards Finalists & Recipients

Cloie Stevens - Sugar and Spice Bakers/Gather Cookbook
The Community Champion Award: Finalist
2024

Cloie Stevens - Sugar and Spice Bakers/Gather Cookbook

Sugar and Spice Bakers is a cottage food licensed bakery that is transitioning into a brand as Cloie focus on selling her cookbook.
Brett Swanson - Three Basketeers
The Community Champion Award: Recipient
2024

Brett Swanson - Three Basketeers

Three Basketeers is a nonprofit gift basket business that showcases the gifts and talents of adults with developmental disabilities.
Allison Fogarty - Doggy Delights by Allison
The Community Champion Award: Finalist
2024

Allison Fogarty - Doggy Delights by Allison

Doggy Delights by Allison creates nutritious and delicious freeze dried dog treats.
Briana Mills - http://brianamills.com/
The Newcomer Award: Finalist
2024

Briana Mills - http://brianamills.com/

Briana Mills is a licensed marriage and family therapist providing mental health therapy for all marginalized communities.
Brent Anderson - Pets Pizzazz
The Newcomer Award: Finalist
2024

Brent Anderson - Pets Pizzazz

Pets Pizzazz hand makes Snuffle Mats, Snuffle Balls, and Catnip toys that pets love!
Jacqueline Child - Dateability App
The Newcomer Award: Recipient
2024

Jacqueline Child - Dateability App

Dateability is making love accessible as the only dating app for the entire disabled and chronically ill communities.
Derek Heard Jr. - Derek's Doodles
The Creativity Award: Recipient
2024

Derek Heard Jr. - Derek's Doodles

Derek’s Doodles is a graphic art company that promotes disability advocacy, justice, and voting rights for people with disabilities.
Libby Schwers - With Love Libby Creative
The Creativity Award: Finalist
2024

Libby Schwers - With Love Libby Creative

With Love, Libby is a creative studio that creates stunning designs with love.
Precious Perez - Precious Perez Musica
The Creativity Award: Finalist
2024

Precious Perez - Precious Perez Musica

Precious Perez is a blind Puerto Rican music artist, actress, author, educator, and disability advocate striving to break down barriers and amplify disability culture as the first blind Latina at…
Gabi Angelini - Powered by Gabis
The Social Impact Award: Finalist
2024

Gabi Angelini - Powered by Gabis

Powered by Gabis is a Non Profit employing people with disabilities.
Ruby "SunShine" Taylor - Financial Joy School
The Social Impact Award: Recipient
2024

Ruby "SunShine" Taylor - Financial Joy School

Financial Joy School, is a diverse financial education platform and gaming company.
Jasmin Sethi - Sethi Clarity Advisers
The Social Impact Award: Finalist
2024

Jasmin Sethi - Sethi Clarity Advisers

Sethi Clarity Advisers is a boutique consulting firm that turns regulatory challenges into business opportunities.
Keely Cat-Wells - Making Space
The Techpreneur Award: Finalist
2024

Keely Cat-Wells - Making Space

Making Space is a talent acquisition & learning experience platform for companies to train and access prequalified Disabled talent pools.
Alvaro Silberstein - Wheel the World
Entrepreneur of the Year & The Techpreneur Award Recipient
2024

Alvaro Silberstein - Wheel the World

Wheel the World is a one stop shop for people with disabilities to find and book accessible travel hotels and experiences with all the accessibility they need.
Heather Neff - Equivalent
The Techpreneur Award: Finalist
2024

Heather Neff - Equivalent

Equivalent is the global leader in Smart Graphics, utilizing our patent-pending IP and innovative design software to revolutionize the production of responsive and accessible digital images.
Austin Underwood, Founder of Austin's Underdawgs
Heart of the Community: Recipient
2023

Austin Underwood, Founder of Austin's Underdawgs

Austin Underwood is the founder of Austin’s Underdawgs, a hot dog food truck and franchise in the Dallas Fort-Worth area. After earning a certificate as a prep chef and working…
Ashton Gilbert, Founder of UnBoxed Recycling
Heart of the Community: Finalist
2023

Ashton Gilbert, Founder of UnBoxed Recycling

Ashton Gilbert is the founder of UnBoxed Recycling, a Tennessee-based company that offers a convenient solution for recycling cardboard for small businesses and residential homes. The company was started as…
Allison Fogarty, Founder of Doggy Delights by Allison
Heart of the Community: Finalist
2023

Allison Fogarty, Founder of Doggy Delights by Allison

Allison Fogarty is the founder of Doggy Delights by Allison, a gourmet, handmade dog-treat company that prides itself in using only the highest quality human-grade ingredients. Allison’s love for food…
Mohammed Faisal, Founder of Fingem.io
The Newcomer Award: Finalist
2023

Mohammed Faisal, Founder of Fingem.io

Mohammed Faisal is the founder of Fingem.io, a data-driven edtech platform that provides financial literacy education to teens in a fun and engaging way. His personal experience growing up as…
Trevor Dealy, Founder of Trev's Trades
The Newcomer Award: Recipient
2023

Trevor Dealy, Founder of Trev's Trades

Trevor Dealy is the founder of Trev’s Trades, an artisanal soap-making company that provides meaningful employment to people with disabilities. Trevor, who himself has autism and multiple disabilities, started the…
Keisha Greaves, Founder of Girls Chronically Rock
The Newcomer Award: Finalist
2023

Keisha Greaves, Founder of Girls Chronically Rock

Keisha Greaves is the founder of Girls Chronically Rock, an apparel company that inspires individuals with chronic illnesses to embrace their self-confidence and not let their disability define who they…
Leroy F. Moore, Founder of Krip-Hop Nation
The Creativity Award: Finalist
2023

Leroy F. Moore, Founder of Krip-Hop Nation

Leroy F. Moore Jr. founded Krip-Hop Nation in Berkeley, California, in 2007 as a global organization of Hip-Hop artists with disabilities. Krip-Hop Nation aims to campaign for equality for people…
Lachi, Founder of RAMPD
The Creativity Award: Recipient
2023

Lachi, Founder of RAMPD

Lachi, an award-winning recording artist and advocate, founded RAMPD in May 2021 to connect the music, entertainment, and event industries to a fast-growing global network of established music professionals with…
Jennifer Parr, Founder of DIYvinci
The Creativity Award: Finalist
2023

Jennifer Parr, Founder of DIYvinci

Jennifer Parr is the founder of DIYvinci, an online crafts store that provides a wide range of supplies, kits, decor, and more to customers. Jennifer’s passion for art inspired her…
Thadeus Brown, Founder of VASLA
The Social Impact Award: Finalist
2023

Thadeus Brown, Founder of VASLA

Thadeus Brown is the founder of Virtual ASL Academy (VASLA), an educational platform that provides every service in American Sign Language. After experiencing firsthand the inequities and lack of resources…
John Samuel, Founder of ABLR
The Social Impact Award: Finalist
2023

John Samuel, Founder of ABLR

John Samuel is the founder of ABLR, a disability inclusion and digital accessibility company. With a mission to remove barriers for all people with disabilities, ABLR aims to eliminate the…
Dom Kelly, Founder of New Disabled South
The Social Impact Award: Recipient
2023

Dom Kelly, Founder of New Disabled South

Dom Kelly founded New Disabled South (NDS) to address the challenges faced by the disabled community. We know that 8 out of the 11 states that have yet to expand…
Vanessa Castañeda Gill, Founder of Social Cipher
Entrepreneur of the Year & The Techpreneur Award: Recipient
2023

Vanessa Castañeda Gill, Founder of Social Cipher

Vanessa Castañeda Gill is the founder of Social Cipher, an innovative game-based social-emotional learning platform. With its web-based video game series, Ava, an online curriculum, and a web-based companion application,…
Ruby Taylor, Founder of Financial Joy School
The Techpreneur Award: Finalist
2023

Ruby Taylor, Founder of Financial Joy School

Ruby Taylor is the founder of Financial Joy School, a virtual educational platform and gaming company that provides financial education and investment tools to Black and Brown youth and families.…
John Samuel, Founder of ABLR
The Techpreneur Award: Finalist
2023

John Samuel, Founder of ABLR

John Samuel is the founder of ABLR, a disability inclusion and digital accessibility company. With a mission to remove barriers for all people with disabilities, ABLR aims to eliminate the…