Origin: MO | Grant Awarded: 2021 | Status: Active

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What is zPods?

zPods is developing a sensory-friendly bed for autistic children and other people for whom sleep is challenging. zPods is currently hiring more awesome people to achieve their mission.

Company Leadership

George Bailey


George was an award-winning university foreign language instructor before attending law school, where he focused on intellectual property protection. He spent five years in financial services. He sits on the board of directors for the St. Louis chapter of Autism Speaks. He has five children, two of which are diagnosed with autism and sleep soundly in zPods.

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gary kellmann


Gary is an expert in supply chain management, product development, and financing. He’s a 25-year veteran of manufacturing and wholesale distribution of consumer products. He began his career by developing his first consumer product ideas while in college. His first successful exit was in 2004 right before he moved to Asia for five years.

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jeff wade


Jeff excels in relationship building and team management. He has over a decade of experience producing results for high-echelon clients in software, nonprofit work, medical services, and the mortgage industry.

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