Vote Mckenna Haz
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Company/organization description (<500 characters)
Our company was founded in 2019 with a vision to make a sustainable athletic line made from recycled material. With a dual-purpose mission of raising awareness and funding for our oceans.
We envision ending the flow of single-use plastics into our oceans. Our passion of the sea is what made us dive into this initiative. With every purchase partial proceeds will go towards research, development and clean up expeditions for ocean plastics. #makewavesnotwaste
Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished in 2019 (<500 characters) e.g., patents received, growth rate, and successful MVP, trial, or exit, etc…
-Set up our online store & social media.
-Opened up for pre-orders online.
-Prototyped our designs.
-Funded our first order of leggings, sports bra tops and flow tank tops made with recycled bottles spun into apparel.
-We will be a part of the Boston Marathon Expo in April.
What type of entrepreneur are you? Scaling Company: regional, national, or global business focus and greater than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Scalable Venture: regional, national, or global business focus and less than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Main Street: local business focus;Social Good: social enterprise or nonprofit focus
Student entrepreneur: Are you a student and younger than 25 as of December 31, 2019? YES or NO
What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources (spaces, programs, events, schools, etc.) have helped you succeed? (<500 characters)
My professors at Quinnipiac University, in particular Dale Jasinski, Whitney Sanders & David Tomczyk. I would also like to thank Mike Roer from the Connecticut Entrepreneurship Foundation Competition for his funding, network and competitions. I'd also like to thank Eric Knight for his mentorship. Lastly, I'd like to thank Baruch and his team at Gottex Studio for working pro bono with SEAAV Athletics.
What people are saying about Mckenna Haz ...
My sister is a Sophmore student at Quinnipiac that has started her business SEAAV Athletics. She is helping clean up the ocean and recycling plastic bottles into her athletic apparel. Cooper
McKenna is a student at Quinnipiac University. She launched her business in the last couple months SEAAV Athletics. It is a sustainable athletic apparel line made partially with recycled bottles and with every purchase 1 pound of trash is collected from ocean. I think she would be a great nominee for the student category. Jaxon Panico
This talented young Quinnipiac student is a modern day thinker who has started her own sustainable athletic apparel line. Recycled bottles are spun into clothing and with every purchase 1 pound of plastic is collected from the ocean. She is making waves with this new start up we need acknowledge those individuals driving initiatives towards helping our planet and Mckenna Haz is certainly worthy of this with all that she does and continues to do. Kristie Haz