The Mill Funds The First of 52 Entrepreneurs With $5,000

February 13, 2014

3:53 pm

In early January, the Work in Progress co-working space announced that they would be starting The Mill Accelerator. The idea powering this accelerator was to choose a new entrepreneur each week for a year and fund their ideas, tech or otherwise, with $5,000 via the VegasTechFund. The first idea was funded this week.

For week 1, the Mill chose to fund Stephen Conn, an AngelPad alum, and his company, Bohoclo. Part of what drew The Mill to Conn was the fact that he is driven by a belief that as entrepreneurs it is our responsibility to use technology both to build successful businesses and build more mindful, connected communities.

Bohoclo employs this philosophy with their application of lean techniques as it pertains to men’s fashion. The company has innovated on the supply chain side of the online clothing business in an effort to fundamentally change how men think about their clothing.

And his product isn’t bad either; Bohoclo sells das Man Underwear that is said to be the perfect combination of comfort and sexiness. A big part of that sexiness comes from the fact that is 95 percent organic cotton and colored with all-organic dyes. The site claims that it’s the most eco-friendly underwear you’ll find.

Bohoclo is the first of 52 ideas to be funded each week over the next year. Alongside the $5,000 they will get to enjoy two months of free membership at The Work in Progress, free mentorship, and an in-person orientation in Downtown Las Vegas.

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Will is a Senior Writer with Tech.Co, based out of America’s Finest City: San Diego. He covers all territory West of the Mississippi river, digging deep for awesome local entrepreneurs, companies, and ideas. He’s the resident Android junkie and will be happy to tell you why you should switch to the OS. When he’s off the clock, Will focuses his literary talent on the art of creative writing…or you might find him surfing in Ocean Beach.

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