Builder Buzz: In the News
January 1, 2022

Builder Buzz: In the News

In January, 50 Builders from across the Heartland joined our Idea Accelerator program, powered by our work with Heartland Forward.

The Idea Accelerator—a rapid-pace, 90-day, virtual program to get your idea off the sidelines and into action. All fueled by up to $5,000 in non-dilutive Pebble Funds. We help our Builders put your idea into action in a no-cost, no-risk way. They learn and then apply world-class entrepreneurial ways to run short, high-impact tests of their ideas.

This group of Builders as been on fire from the beginning! And we’ve been excited to see them getting the attention of press all around the country. We’ve gathered their coverage here to spread the word about their ideas and ventures. We know there will be more press to come as they continue to apply their learnings and take bigger and bigger next steps.


Erica Ayala, Tulsa

Jenae Goodin, Oklahoma City

Jelena Beidman, Iowa City

Hunter Solano, Tulsa

Ty McMahan & Brandon Kobs, Oklahoma City

Amber Norrid, Tulsa

Britt Parrish, Tulsa

Tanisha Bankston, Oxford