Just saw a fudgemaker won 15k in a Brooklyn Bplan competition put on by the local library. This is the fourth year of the PowerUp! competition sponsored by the Brooklyn Business Library and supported by the Citi Foundation (don’t know if that will continue). From the article by Joyce Shelby;
The basic recipe for Brooklyn Fudge has been in the family for generations, said Jones, who majored in acting at New York University. Her business is an outgrowth of her decision to alter the recipe, making it suitable for kosher and vegan diets. Check out the Web site (www.brooklynfudge.com).
The PowerUp! competition is sponsored by the Citi Foundation.
There were two second-place winners in this year’s contest: Nzinga Knight of Nzinga Knight International, who designs modest evening wear suitable for Muslim women, and Elissa Olin of Green Home Green Living. She plans to open a one-stop shop for environmentally friendly goods in Fort Greene. Each winner received $5,000.