The Bradley University Turner Center of Entrepreneurship has announced the 10 teams that will be entering the very first Brave Launch business accelerator program. Brave Launch is a business accelerator modeled off of the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps accelerator program and Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad.

The 7-week intensive program begins on September 27th with a kickoff event. The program will culminate in a pitch-day on November 10th, where the participants will have the opportunity to pitch to investors and those interested from the community. Congratulations to the participants and good luck on this exciting entrepreneurial journey!

Meet The Brave Launch Teams

ALM Productions (PopXFit) | Peoria, IL
Fitness focused company transforming the lives of individuals by redefining exercise as fun, affordable, convenient, and accessible.

Eat & Evolve | East Peoria, IL
A nutrition-focused company that is the first and only healthy meal delivery service in the Peoria area delivering freshness, quality and convenience to achieve continuous customer satisfaction.

Golf Score Changer | Clinton, IL
An innovative company working to help improve the game of golf with simple solutions for any level golfer.

Natural Fiber Welding | Peoria, IL
Technology company focused on the production and manufacture of sustainable materials that outperform petroleum-based analogues for applications ranging from building materials to wearable electronics.

Notionovus | Morton, IL
Technology company building a software platform for democratizing middleware. It is expected to drastically reduce information technology costs.

OSF Healthcare | Peoria, IL
Multi-disciplinary team from OSF Healthcare developing a user-friendly medical device capable of providing a near real-time quantitative measure of strength in patients suffering from ALS, while also being suitable for providing telehealth consults to rural physicians.

SAE | Peoria, IL
A magazine publishing company that is shaping and equipping the minds of the future generation, by strategically promoting biblical principles and influencing readers to pursue, discover and fulfill their purpose.

The Oakford Group | Peoria, IL
Founded by licensed physical therapists, The Oakford Group, LLC, has created a home exercise product designed to provide quality manual therapy treatment techniques that were once only available in the therapy clinic.

The Pizza Peel | Lacon, IL
A family-owned pizza restaurant with great customer focus and regional recognition, offering dine-in, carry-out and delivery of hand crafted, fresh pizzas.

Weightmaster | Peoria, IL
Fitness focused team developing an innovative device that allows gym users to quickly break through plateaus and increase strength using a wide variety of gym equipment. The system will enable gyms to increase their member retention and draw in new members.

This article was created in collaboration with Bradley University Turner Center for Entrepreneurship.