Brooklyn innovators awarded $50,000 for start-up businesses
Two Brooklyn start-ups came out as big winners at a state tech conference earlier in October. Soulo and Opal were both were awarded $50,000 for their respective business ideas at the New York State Innovation Dummit.
The co-founders of Soulo have been working on an electric toe-nail trimmer designed for the aging and people with disabilities for three years. They also developed a smart ring that can silently call 911 or emergency contacts. They say the funding will allow them to get further in bringing their products to the public.
Soulo and Opal founders say their products are focused around helping people.