Winner of the 1010 Wins Small Business Grant Challenge!

We are excited to announce that we won $10,000 from the 1010 Wins Small Business Grant Challenge! Competitors submitted a brief essay, and the top 10 entries—including Emma’s Torch!—advanced to the final round. Kerry pitched Emma’s Torch in 90 seconds and answered three questions from the judges, all of whom were business owners in NYC.

“Emma’s Torch does wonderful work helping refugees to cook and come up in the restaurant industry. What a concept!” exclaimed 1010 Wins Reporter and Emcee Juliet Papa as she called Kerry to the stage.

See Kerry’s pitch at 27:29 of this video here.

This year, business owners pitched everything from upcycled barley flour, a subway line fashion brand, and space suits for exploration beyond this earth. Winners from past years include the Harlem Brewing Company and Bittylab Baby Bottles.

We are deeply grateful for this opportunity and encouraged by those who gather behind our mission.