Denise Bahr, Something Wolfy

Company: Something Wolfy Inc.

Location: WESTPORT/Bridgeport

Entrepreneur

Company/organization description

A Non Profit that focuses on building small businesses that each individually help different elements of the community. everywhere we operate we fund enough to put into the community we are serving!

Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished?

We have worked with many philanthropies in the passed which is what lead us to building this one, our biggest milestone has been this year. Even with trying times we managed to help build a women helping women wellness business, and helped launch a wellness beverage company. Our goal is to help build a sustainable Connecticut, we have many partnerships with farms across the state to help build them into different communities prevent as much waste and to keep the flow of needs met!

What type of entrepreneur are you?

Social Good - social enterprise or nonprofit focus

What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources have helped you succeed?

a little of all

Nominator Justification

Built 3 businesses and employed dozens of people, helped out different communities across Connecticut, helped raise money for animal shelters, homeless, food banks, all self funded through the other businesses

Venture

Company/organization description

Luna Queen Alpha is a all purpose wellness company that has a focus in helping women from building businesses to helping those in need from streets and shelters, with a strong goal of empowering women in every way possible!

Tell us about the milestones your venture accomplished in 2020

My wifes company started mid year and she has employed 8 people and plans to double that in the next few months. She has some big events planned in the spring and summer!

Does your venture generate revenue or are you pre-revenue?

We HAVE generated revenue

What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources have helped you succeed?

a little of all

Nominator Justification

Built 3 businesses and employed dozens of people, helped out different communities across Connecticut, helped raise money for animal shelters, homeless, food banks, all self funded through the other businesses

Community Builder

Tell us about your community building activities in 2020?

Helping build different inner cities communities to be stronger and withstanding our situation that happened this year by helping build education outlets and ways to build on everyone's own but together

What community building goals did you accomplish or milestones did you hit in 2020?

A few locations to help build outlets from artists expressions to ways of venting stress, helping build a handful of businesses that focus on unity in the community!

Nominator Justification

Built 3 businesses and employed dozens of people, helped out different communities across Connecticut, helped raise money for animal shelters, homeless, food banks, all self funded through the other businesses

Space

Describe your space

workshops and outlets for people to craft products whether it be for inexpensive use for businesses or just outlets for creativity we have helped build many across the state

What are the coolest, most popular features of your space?

hard question, I enjoy the Lab but 3D printers are pretty cool as well

What impact did your space make in 2020?

more time to study, build and more people looking for ways to be free of the 9-5 life and do something for the community.

Nominator Justification

Built 3 businesses and employed dozens of people, helped out different communities across Connecticut, helped raise money for animal shelters, homeless, food banks, all self funded through the other businesses

Program

Describe your program

from learning how to farm, build sustainable businesses, learn about global thinking and local actions.

What are the coolest, most popular features of your program?

forever expanding no limitation, we welcome masters in all fields and then the students end up roaming to the programs

What impact did your program make in 2020?

built networks to help sustain as much in Connecticut as possible

Nominator Justification

Built 3 businesses and employed dozens of people, helped out different communities across Connecticut, helped raise money for animal shelters, homeless, food banks, all self funded through the other businesses

Funding

Investor/funding source description

Self funded through building different businesses in different industries.

How are you engaged/involved in funding CT ventures?

Helping bring ideas to the table that are sustainable in building a more thriving economy and community in CT

What key milestones did you reach as an investor/funder or impact did you have in 2020?

a few big shot investors have come knocking but we have not been interested so far, most of the time investors want too much and want to demand lesser quality and more bulk. We are more a natural and organic type of group. money is money but the quality product and brand is whats important.

Nominator Justification

Built 3 businesses and employed dozens of people, helped out different communities across Connecticut, helped raise money for animal shelters, homeless, food banks, all self funded through the other businesses

Economic Development

Company/organization description

building different farms up across the state to meet the needs of the markets to put finance back into our state. building a massive tech organization, helping stimulate the minds of those who have ideas but are stagnant

How are you engaged/involved in supporting/advocating for the CT entrepreneur ecosystem?

Every way possible

What improved in the CT entrepreneur ecosystem due to your involvement/advocacy in 2020?

fine tuning different organizations across the state

Nominator Justification

Built 3 businesses and employed dozens of people, helped out different communities across Connecticut, helped raise money for animal shelters, homeless, food banks, all self funded through the other businesses

Event

Describe your event

we have helped from parades across the state, fairs festivals, biggest event we helped pull off was the 200k person fair in durham

What are the coolest, most popular features of your event?

we have credentials to do just about anything! want to take a ride in a hot air balloon or a flying car?

What impact did your event make is 2020?

unfortunate 2020 downsized our in person events but we were able to help pull off some online ones we are planning for some fun ones this summer

Nominator Justification

Built 3 businesses and employed dozens of people, helped out different communities across Connecticut, helped raise money for animal shelters, homeless, food banks, all self funded through the other businesses

Education

Company/organization description

people that are masters in different fields that cover the spectrum find our group and we help find them students and in turn we all learn a bit

How do you train, educate or prepare entrepreneurs

to never fear failure

What impact did your program have in 2020?

have helped over 200+ people take leaps of faith in what they believe in

Nominator Justification

Built 3 businesses and employed dozens of people, helped out different communities across Connecticut, helped raise money for animal shelters, homeless, food banks, all self funded through the other businesses

Corporate/Institutional

Company/organization description

wherever we can find space to work we plug into the community and start to build

How are you engaged/involved in the CT entrepreneur ecosystem?

Building a new empire of good for CT

What impact did your CT entrepreneur ecosystem involvement yield in 2020?

more then a couple years put together

Nominator Justification

Built 3 businesses and employed dozens of people, helped out different communities across Connecticut, helped raise money for animal shelters, homeless, food banks, all self funded through the other businesses

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