Five exceptional teams led by students and recent alumni have been chosen for the 2021 accelerator.

Teams in the accelerator rely on guidance and advice from alumni, parents, community members, and friends who have subject matter expertise in relevant areas. Please consider donating an hour of your time to share your knowledge with this year’s teams. Learn more about the teams on their individual pages and click the outreach button to contact the founders.

Designs by Madison Taylor

Designs by Madison Taylor is a fashion startup creating vintage-inspired interchangeable chain sunglasses which we call SUNLOOPS™.

Founder: Madison Bailey ’18

First Impressions Nails

First Impressions Nails is a press on nail business and lifestyle/pop culture blog/podcast.

Founder: Kadian Dixon ’18

Hawaa Organics

A vegan beauty and wellness brand inspired by Ancient African beauty rituals.

Founder: Sally Ngoje ’19


Quantifying the quality of shots to optimize decision-making for coaches and teams.

Founder: Simon Gerzberg ’22

Virtual Babysitters Club

Virtual Babysitters Club provides purpose-driven work for talented, out-of-work performing artists, and helps working-from-home parents facilitate engaging interactions for their kids while creating a little space to breathe. 

Founder: Kyle Reilly ’16