Our friends at Newark Venture Partners (NVP), the venture fund catalyzing innovation in Newark, hosted demo day for its latest cohort of startups participating in its NVP Labs program. We had a chance to catch up with founders in the cohort and learn more about their businesses as they hit the stage. Here is a brief snapshot:
Founded in 2015 by Marleen Vogelaar (Cofounder of Shapeways), Ziel is a retail service platform that’s targeted towards health and wellness providers, communities and facilities, enabling them to sell their own branded high performance activewear on demand. Ziel allows you to design and produce an entire line quickly and seamlessly without the headaches associated with traditional sourcing and the high initial investment.
The company then manages inventory and fulfillment while providing tools to help you sell and promote both offline and online. Organized as a public benefit corporation, everything produced by Ziel is ecofriendly and made in the USA with a portion of revenue being generated to support various organizations like Herproject, The Ocean Clean Up, and the Coalition for Queens.
The company is a past graduate of the XRC Labs, retail-focused accelerator.