We are the Fomeno team from the University of South Dakota competing in the 2020 Hult Prize Global Finals with hopes of winning 1 million dollars for our start-up! We are on a mission to revolutionize the destructive fashion industry into a force for good! The Hult Prize is the number one student business accelerator in the world, dedicated to creating a community of young entrepreneurs passionate about making a profit while creating an IMPACT! Our team of three--Payton Ryz, Ashlynn Atwood, and Brigit Blote--pitched on March 13th, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts and placed FIRST in the United States' Regional Competition! We are now in the Global Finals, competing against 30 teams across the globe for the grand prize. Our group is incredibly humbled to of been selected among 300,000 start-up's to compete in this final round.  In December we will be traveling to London, UK to compete in the Global Accelerator with the regional winners from countries across the world. Between now and this winter, we are doing everything we can to get Fomeno up and running. In order to compete to the best of our abilities and represent USD, South Dakota, and the United States well, we are in need of funds to create a minimum viable product (MVP).  All funds will go directly to the startup costs of developing our app.

We greatly appreciate your consideration in donating to our cause; if you have any questions or would like to get in contact with us, feel free to email Brigit directly!

More on our startup: 

Fomeno is a mobile app that curates data from hundreds of online thrift shops, making searching for a specific, thrifted item easy and enjoyable! Our team is dedicated to promoting thrifting, the most sustainable way to purchase clothing, and play a role in transforming the destructive fashion industry into a force for good.

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    • 13 mos
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Brigit Blote 
Vermillion, SD