Our Success Stories

Delve into inspiring stories of entrepreneurs who overcame challenges to build impactful businesses. Discover the power of inclusivity, diversity, and innovation driving meaningful change. Join us on their transformative journey!

Sit. Stay. Forever.

Steve Whitney is the owner Sit. Stay. Forever, a Maine-based company that makes and sells safe and sustainable pet products. He also participated in the Lab’s 2023 Inclusive Entrepreneur Fellowship program.

Tatum Robotics

Samantha Johnson is the Founder and CEO of Tatum Robotics, a Boston-based company that develops assistive technology for people with deafblindness. The company’s groundbreaking innovation is an anthropomorphic robotic arm that enables DeafBlind individuals, who can neither hear nor see, to achieve independent communication through tactile signing. A beta launch of the product is scheduled for later this summer.


Melissa Coriaty is the owner of Verbena, a casual counter service café serving weekday lunch and Saturday brunch and catering. Her team creates food from scratch using local and sustainable ingredients in a warm and relaxed environment. 


Siddharth Pannir, is the founder and chief engineer at GenH, a next-generation clean energy technology company. GenH pushes the potential of advanced energy systems with technologies are highly productive and achieve economic parity with existing fossil fuel systems without subsidies.