Fashion products, grocery app on deck for Oct Early Risers

October 16, 2018

We’re so excited at the list of entrepreneurs & startups slated to pitch at our Oct. 26 Early Risers!

Josiah McArther, Tyler Willis & Matt Fisher are cofounders of Just Modern Tees, an urban Midwestern fashion retail brand. The Wright State University seniors came in second in a Shark Tank-style competition at the university during their freshman year. The engineering, business and public health students hail from Ohio, Indiana & Illinois. They want to create an environmentally sustainable brand that represents urban culture in the Midwest that Midwesterners will be proud to claim. At Early Risers, they’re seeking connections to customers.

Patty Vanderburgh is the founder of Rare Active, LLC, and the creator of pants designed to keep you warm while you get to the gym. Featuring a patented waistband, the pants completely unzip, making it possible to put them on and take them off without removing shoes. Patty describes them as a jacket for the lower body. She believes there are also potential military applications for the design. At Early Risers, she’s seeking feedback and business advice. 

David Curtain & Franz Falize are cofounders of Food Forest, a grocery app designed to alleviate food deserts. More than 700 grocery stores closed in low-income communities in 2018 alone. The Food Forest app will enable individuals to order groceries online and pick them up at a designated location in their neighborhood. Curtain & Falize, both former Kroger leaders, intend to offer one national and one value brand for each product category. They also intend to accept SNAP benefits. At Early Risers, they’re seeking investment.

The Sept. 28 Early Risers edition is sponsored by Natcha Nussbaum, financial advisor with Ohio Valley Financial Group. Natcha will be bringing the coffee and donuts to kick off the 7:30-9am session.

Early Risers kicks off a whole day of open co-working and events @444 with Dayton Tech Guide, Nucleus, Wright Brothers Institute & The Entrepreneurs Center.

Register for Early Risers here:

Hope to see you @444 on Oct. 26!