2022 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest Winners
Almost 18,000 entries were submitted, and the competition was ﬁerce. Huge congrats to this year’s winners for everything they’ve achieved!
Entreprenista is shining a light on some of the incredible businesswomen who won a prize.
Grand Prize Winners
Kulture Khazana LLC
East Amherst, New York
Kulture Khazana LLC was founded in 2018 with the goal of sharing Indian cultural stories with children through educational and play activities. Today, their collection of affordable and accessible books, toys, and games can be found in homes, schools, and libraries around the world. And their in-person cultural workshops bring the experience of Indian heritage directly to children and adults alike.
Terra Beauty Products
Deerfield Beach, Florida
With a belief in using only clean, natural, plant-based ingredients, Terra Beauty Products was established to provide customers with an innovative line of skin, nail, and body care products that are handcrafted and sustainably produced. And in addition to being one of this year’s grand prize winners, Terra Beauty Products is also the winner of the FedEx Distinction Award for veteran-owned companies.
First Place Winners
Copper River Fish Market
Founded by a second-generation fisherwoman, Copper River Fish Market is a source of premium, wild-caught Alaskan seafood. They’re also deeply committed to helping protect and maintain the ocean for future generations. That’s why the company supports only sustainable fisheries and employs best ﬁshing practices during their salmon, halibut, lingcod, rockfish, and sablefish harvests.
Every Tiny Thing LLC
San Luis Obispo, California
Every Tiny Thing LLC sells unique items intended specifically for parents and families with newborns in the care of hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The company offers care packages, journals, milestone cards, hospital room decorations, and more. Founded in 2014 by a NICU nurse, Every Tiny Thing LLC knows what NICU families are going through and understands the needs of their babies.
Hikers Brew Coffee
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Hikers Brew Coffee is on a mission to promote sustainability in a variety of ways, such as sourcing organic coffee beans, utilizing compostable packaging, and offering customers the option of carbon-neutral shipping. They also make a charitable donation to plant one tree for every sale they make through their website. Hikers Brew Coffee is this year’s FedEx Distinction Award winner for young entrepreneurs.
Chasin’ Dreams Farm
San Diego, California
Chasin’ Dreams Farm produces a line of air-popped snacks made from a base ingredient of sorghum, an ancient grain that’s naturally gluten free, nourishing, and ﬂavorful. Though the snacks look like miniature versions of popcorn, they’re completely corn-free and made from environmentally sustainable ingredients. Plus, they come in three varieties of nostalgic ﬂavors that are both healthy and tasty. Chasin’ Dreams Farm is FedEx’s Entrepreneur Advisory Board’s Entrepreneur Choice Award winner for this year.
To see all the 2022 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest winners, click here.