Alyson Probst, Founder: Her first grant just under her belt, Alyson Starr Probst hopes to find time to bring her next idea to market. Juggling being a full time mom and starting up a company keeps this mother of two, quite busy. Had it not been for a suggestion from Natalie Tysdale, of WB2News, two days before the contest deadline, she wouldn’t have entered.
It took her about 15 months to bring the idea from a thought and design to an actual prototype. In another 12 months, after refinements the product was launched. With five investors, the LLC is 95% women owned.
The Snack & Play® Travel Tray is now sold by retailers and e-tailers in the USA, Canada, the UK and Australia.
Her strongest advocate—her father—passed away in January 2005, but she knows that he is helping her celebrate this award. Her mother taught art classes when she was young and her father authored books on the side. It’s easy to see that numbers wouldn’t keep her happy forever. Ask her how many other ideas she has, and she’ll modestly say three. Expect more.
Alyson graduated from Rutgers College, Rutgers University with a BA in Economics and Accounting, and passed her CPA in New York. A job offer from Vail Associates brought her to Colorado in September of 1994. After a move to Denver, she continued to work in financial positions until the birth of her children. She now resides in Stapleton with her two sons and two dogs.
Now, he has somewhere to sit his drink or snack when he is done (instead of throwing it on the seat or floor. He also has a table to sit his tablet on, or to play with his figures he grabbed on the way out the door!
The pockets on the side are great! You can put books or toys, whatever you need on a car trip. There is even a pocket to put their drink in, which is very convenient.
This is a must have for all parents.
The wonderful folks at Star Kids are even going to give one of the Snack & Play's to one of my wonderful readers!
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