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Building a business rooted in community

Where did the idea of your small business come from?


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Connecting you with the tools you need to monitor ear, nose, and throat infections


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Ann Sun is a toy designer turned product designer who runs a shop full of treat-themed pins, stickers, and cards reminding you to get this bread.


Rita Manalastas is the artist behind Mahalin Studio, which offers wearable art in the form of clay earrings

Clay earrings inspired by queer love, phases of life, and Filipino culture

Tell me a little about yourself!


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Telling a story about your experiences and transferable skills


Cultivating joy and celebrating the creative process with nature-inspired art

“I had attended art festivals in the past, but I never thought I’d be one of the vendors.” Jessica says. “A year later, there I was. Putting my art in front of people felt so vulnerable, but I knew that I wanted to pursue my small business wholeheartedly.”


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Writer at Microsoft | Human Centered Design and Engineering Alumna | Lifting as I climb | www.aleenahansari.com

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