Meet Our 2017 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest Winners

Sword & Plough: Excelling with Social Entrepreneurship

This year's grand prize winners are thriving by combining their experience with the military, a mission to help veterans, and a passion to leave no surplus military materials behind.

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Grand prize winners

Flexfrost: Savvy Financial Planning Offers Just Desserts

When a campus competition called for new ideas, Yang Bai created a healthier ice cream snack that got schools talking.

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flexfrost Silver Prize Winner
Brian Boggs

Brian Boggs Chairmakers: The Art of Sustainable Craftsmanship

Brian Boggs Chairmakers pairs chair-making techniques from the past with environmental consciousness of the present.

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Nurdle in the rough

Nurdle in the Rough: Turning Trash into Beautiful Treasure

This sustainable jewelry company founder is all about building a brand that speaks from the heart and resonates with people.

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Terra Klay

Terra Klay: Connecting the World to the Arts of Manipur, India

Terra Klay is a labor of love that’s making a significant impact on the lives of the Indian craftspeople at the heart of the company.

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Funky Fresh Spring Rolls

Funky Fresh Spring Rolls: Mastering Grass Roots Success

Founded by a foodie with resilient passion and a need for a career reinvention, this gourmet spring rolls company is fully fueled and focused on the future.

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The Konery

The Konery: Staying Ahead of One Trend by Starting Another

Reinventing a staple of the ice cream market, the ice cream cone, led to sweet success for Konery Founder Kristine Tonkonow.

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Yellow Scope

Yellow Scope: Proof that Success is a Science
Unto Itself

An innovative, crowdfunded company founded by two women who are every bit as engaging as the science kits they create.

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Jamis Bikes

Jamis Bikes: Going Strong After 80 Years of Business

This bicycle company is keeping the passion and quality it was founded on 80 years ago in motion through a growth strategy focused on the road ahead.

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Scratch and Peck

Scratch & Peck: From Banker to Organic Chicken Feed Entrepreneur

Meet the company staying connected to their community with a strong personal mission ingrained into their booming non-GMO, organic feed business.

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Learn how other passionate entrepreneurs are growing and constantly improving their businesses – from packaging and shipping to automation, marketing and more.

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FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

Learn More About The Contest

FedEx has awarded more than $375,000 in grants since 2013 to passionate entrepreneurs around the nation. Check out our FedEx Small Business Grant Contest page for more information.

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