[M]SPIRE Testimonials

Check out what previous winners had to say about [M]SPIRE...

"It was an honor to be selected as an [M]SPIRE winner. The funds I won really assisted me in my product development, and the office space is amazing. Secondly, having MAGNET's name attached to StudioStick helped us win additional pitch competitions and secure new investments. ... As we launch our Kickstarter campaign, we appreciate MAGNET's help in our product development process."

Brandyn Armstrong, StudioStick


“We were excited to apply for [M]SPIRE 2016, and we were even more excited to win it. The engineering design review that MAGNET offered was critical in helping us complete our first pilot project at the Akron Global Business Accelerator. We’re looking forward to working with MAGNET to bring our product to market in the months to come!”

 Courtney Graas, DesignFlux Technologies


"Winning [M]SPIRE 2016 was transformative for our FoodBuggy product. Our website redesign project went great, and we're seeing a significant uptick in interest in our food buggies from potential customers around the country. We've also benefited from the expertise on MAGNET's staff...it's just been a great experience for me as an entrepreneur and FoodBuggy as a business."

 Ron Nelson, Next Step Family of Products


“When I applied to [M]SPIRE 2016, Fire Spice Company was just getting off the ground. The support of MAGNET has been extremely helpful as we try to grow and scale our company. I highly recommend other companies apply – you never know what might happen!”

 Doug Katz, Fire Spice Co.


"We have big plans for PolyLux, and winning [M]SPIRE 2016 is helping us reach those goals. Already, the MAGNET award allowed PolyLux to get to a stage of scaleup where we could attract and secure other funding sources. We’ve had great support from MAGNET since our win, and we’re excited to keep working with them as we bring our product to market.”

 Kausik Mishra, PolyLux