Meet the 2016 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest Winners

Ginjan Bros.

Ginjan Bros: The Path from Immigrants to Entrepreneurs

Our 2016 grand prize winners transformed an organically produced West African ginger drink from a sweet idea into a growing small business.

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LuminAID®: A Bright Idea with Global Social Impact

Shortly after a massive earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010, two graduate students had a “light bulb moment” when tasked with creating a product to assist disaster relief efforts.

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Ariel Brands

Ariel Brands: Transforming Talent into Art that Sells

A young artist, transformed into an entrepreneur, uses inspiration from her childhood to create works of art with positive representations of people of color.

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Gina Cucina

Gina Cucina: A Recipe for Success with Soups Made with Love

Gina D’Orazio Stryker shares her inherent love of food, nutrition and cooking by delivering organic, non-GMO soups and more to both retail and customers’ doorsteps.

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MMclay

MMclay: Spinning Success with Handcrafted Plates

Mary Mar Keenan’s passion for ceramics led her to a booming business creating handmade tableware for restaurants, personal chefs and individuals.

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ArtLifting

ArtLifting: Changing Lives Through Selling Art

How ArtLifting features paintings, prints and products from artists experiencing homelessness and disabilities to bring communities together.

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The Groomsman Suit

The Groomsman Suit: Building a Home within the Wedding Market

When Jeanne Foley got married, she never could have guessed that walking down the aisle would lead her to an entrepreneurial venture.

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The Wok Shop

The Wok Shop: A Culinary Leader for Over 40 Years

Tane Chan’s desire to fill a void over four decades ago launched a popular San Francisco tourist destination and a favorite haunt of chefs and restaurateurs.

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CatastrophiCreations

CatastrophiCreations: From Pet Project to Online Sensation

A small-business success story that started with a boyfriend trying to impress his cat-loving girlfriend.

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HED Cycling

Hed Cycling: 30 Years in the Winner's Circle

Hed Cycling is continually innovating and developing new products that help elite athletes triumph, and amateurs everywhere feel podium-ready after their rides.

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Your chance to win a share of $120,000 in grants and prizes is here. The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is now accepting entries and the process to enter is easy! Check out our entry site today to learn just how easy it is and enter for your chance to give your business a big boost.

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