Spark! Spotlight | Michele R. Wright

Posted on November 2, 2020
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Nine local entrepreneurs have been selected to participate in the second annual Spark! — a local small-business pre-accelerator program developed by the Venture Center and the Little Rock Regional Chamber to provide opportunities, exposure and company growth for local entrepreneurs.

Through mentorship, group sessions, expert-led workshops, feedback on pitches and the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in a pitch contest, Spark! helps entrepreneurs refine the tools they have and acquire the ones they need.

 In this Spark! Spotlight series, we’re introducing you to the entrepreneurs in the second cohort and to their small businesses. Meet Michele R. Wright, founder of My Water Buddy and Family Inc.

Promoting the benefits of drinking water and other healthy behaviors for children is the goal of My Water Buddy and Family Inc. This North Little Rock-based “edutainment” company seeks to entertain and educate children on the importance of water and its impact on their lives, the environment and beyond.

Michele R. Wright founded the company in 2018, looking to improve children’s health and well-being outcomes. The Spark! program, she said, is a critical part of this mission, providing critical lessons in creating a scalable and profitable business.

“This company was started with a purpose to bring global awareness of the importance of water to the extended family of all living species, the Earth and the environment to promote the health benefits of drinking the recommended daily intake of water. It has now involved into an ‘edutainment’ platform that focuses on health and education,” Wright said.

Read the full article introducing this year’s Spark! class from Arkansas Money & Politics: SPARKING INNOVATION: 2020 SPARK! CLASS FROM VENTURE CENTER GOES VIRTUAL.

We hope you enjoy getting to know each of our entrepreneurs and encourage you to register for the GEW Pitch Competition, which takes place Nov. 17, to see their pitches!

Interested in pitching your own business at the GEW Pitch? Apply here.