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Glo Pals Is Introducing Sesame Street Characters Light-up Toys


What began as a college senior project has led to an innovative startup company working with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, to light up lives through creativity and technology.

Glo, based in Starkville, Miss., recently signed a licensing agreement with Sesame Workshop for Glo Pals, an imaginative toy that brightens play and bath time for children, particularly those with autism. Glo Pals were recognized among best-in-class products as a Gold Award winner in the 2020 Mom's Choice Awards.

Hagan Walker and Anna Barker were budding entrepreneurs in Mississippi State University's Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach when they hit on an innovative technology that generated light when mixed with liquid. They leveraged the discovery to create colorful cubes that, when dropped in liquid, light up in bright festive colors.

The pair received customer feedback from an appreciative mom, who used the cubes to create a soothing and happy environment for bath time for her autistic child. Since then, the innovators have repurposed the cube technology into Glo Pals that inspire imaginative learning and sensory play.

This April, in celebration of National Autism Acceptance Month, Glo Pals is introducing two new characters to its assortment – Julia, a Sesame Street Muppet with autism, and Elmo, everyone's favorite furry red monster. Sesame Workshop's "See Amazing in All Children" autism initiative offers families free tools and tips to manage common challenges, simplify activities and build a community of support. Click here to learn more.

"The idea that we could base our business on helping brighten the lives of young families, including those affected by autism, is inspirational to us," said Barker, Glo's vice president of business development. "We want to do more than just build a successful company — we want to help make our community and our world a better place."

Glo Pals already account for 90% of Glo's rocketing sales. As part of the company's business imperative to improve their communities, Glo contributes a portion of profits to the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, a part of Children's of Mississippi in Jackson, Miss.

"Sesame Workshop is committed to supporting autistic children and their families," said Gabriela Arenas, Sesame Workshop's vice president of licensing, North America. "Each year, we add more research-based content and resources to the See Amazing initiative. This year, we're proud to work with Glo, an inspiring young company whose mission to make a difference aligns with our long history of helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder through engaging activities and so much more."

Based in Starkville, Miss., Glo designs and manufactures products that spark imagination by intersecting light, liquid and learning. Since inception in 2015, the company has sold more than 3 million products to customers in nearly 40 countries. Learn more about Glo Pals here; reach out to Glo here and follow the fun on social media @glopals.

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Team

HAGAN WALKER  CEO

HAGAN WALKER
CEO

HANNA MATHIS BRIDGE  National Sales Manager

HANNA MATHIS BRIDGE
National Sales Manager

BRITTNEY DOWELL  Digital Content Manager

BRITTNEY DOWELL
Digital Content Manager

BRE ROCHELLE  Graphic Design & Photography

BRE ROCHELLE
Graphic Design & Photography

TEYIANA ROBINSON  Packaging & Fulfillment

TEYIANA ROBINSON
Packaging & Fulfillment

IDA DOWELL  Creative Baby Genius

IDA DOWELL
Creative Baby Genius

ANNA BARKER  VP, Business Development

ANNA BARKER
VP, Business Development

VICTORIA HEARN  Administrative Coordinator

VICTORIA HEARN
Administrative Coordinator

LEXI BENNETT  Graphic Design

LEXI BENNETT
Graphic Design

ANDREW ELBERSON  Supply Chain

ANDREW ELBERSON
Supply Chain

HANNAH BEHAN  Packaging & Fulfillment

HANNAH BEHAN
Packaging & Fulfillment

REESE  Director of Hooman Resources, Expert Treat Catcher

REESE
Director of Hooman Resources, Expert Treat Catcher

LARRY CAINION  Director of Sales

LARRY CAINION
Director of Sales


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