Thursday Jan 31
Happy Hour 6-7pm
675 Alpha Drive, Suite G
Highland Heights, OH 44143
We're celebrating the launch of Toasti's Heated Yoga Mat with free yoga and a happy hour!
Everyone will get to use a ToastiMat during the free yoga hour. Then, enjoy free drinks and appetizers.
LaunchHouse member Jeff Bargiel founded Toasti after he couldn't find a heated yoga mat for hot yoga at home. He built one for himself and loved it for yoga, but also camping and fixing his car in the winter. But, could it be a business?
"The LaunchHouse community was instrumental in helping me launch Toasti," says Jeff. "We eat lunch together and help each other. We brainstorm names, tweaking the design, develop strategy, handle vendor problems, and more. Many LaunchHouse members even acted in our Kickstarter video that was 100% funded in 24 hours. Now, we are fully launching!"
Jeff Bargiel is the founder of Toasti and EntoBio. Toasti is selling heated mats for yoga, mechanics, camping, and more. EntoBio is developing natural methods to control invasive trees and shrubs for utilities and conservation (if you see honeysuckle, buckthorn, or tree of heaven, kill it!) with support from the National Science Foundation, LaunchHouse, the Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE), JumpStart's Burton D. Morgan Mentorship Program, the Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund, and the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Jeff has over 10 years of experience in business development in industrial biotechnology and a Master of Science in Physics Entrepreneurship from Case Western Reserve University.
Our Yoga Instructor for the evening:
Sabah has been doing yoga since 2011 and completed her 200 hour CYT training at Abide Yoga. She is a lawyer by day, and by night has several hobbies such as martial arts, obstacle course races, swing dance, and improv. When not out and about town, she is at home with her dog Leeloo, and cat Emrys.