Miller Lite’s Tap the Future awards Tip Flops with $20,000 prize in Los Angeles


Miller Lite’s Tap  The Future pitch completion completed its 2016 tour with a final stop in Los Angeles. The event featured entrepreneurs that desire to solve the clean water crisis; solve the problem of high heels and comfort; and a company that desires to make it easier when receiving a pedicure.

Tip Flops walked away with the grand prize and will compete in Chicago for a chance to win the $200,000 grand prize.

Here is a breakdown of each business.

Akilah Wearable Technology develops and sells luxury items for the tech-savvy, Fashionista by bringing fashion to the future by solving problems with high heels shoe comfort without sacrificing style. The Ariel Stiletto is the only high heel shoe that can adjust to fit the needs of the millennial fashionista while maintaining luxury style and a sense of status. The heel is a 2-in-1 – (heel and flat) with a heel that can adjust to variable heights by way of a phone app and/or a controller that is embedded in jewelry.

The Crafty Cube is a DIY (do-it-yourself) Body Care Box for customers that want to make their own beauty products. Each month subscribers receive how-to instructions and color-coded ingredients to make one new product. The Crafty Cube combines people’s love for DIY and toxin-free products to offer customers a one-of-a-kind beauty experience.

Blondine is an authentic line of Latin dance shoes that reflect the power in the freedom of self-expression. The leading-edge team collaborates to provide high-quality dance shoes that truly compliment the wearer with a unique leather and antimicrobial lining that fights bacteria caused by sweat.

Tip Flops [WINNER] is a two-in-one shoe. It combines toe separators with a flip flop to minimize wait times and smudges when receiving a pedicure.
Aqus is a global social enterprise with the goal of changing the way people interact with water. Its innovative, portable filters treat 150 gal/day to create quality fresh water for up to five years with minimal maintenance at an affordable price.

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A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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