WESTWORD - July 12 - Amy Baglan is a co-founder of the online dating platform MeetMindful. Baglan wants her dating site to be a tech fix to tech stress, enabling people to connect in meaningful ways with others who are also interested in "mindful living." The origins of MeetMindful date back to 2006, when Baglan was the VP of a New York City startup, Ez Texting. She started to practice yoga and meditation, and found that they "filled a void" in her personal life. In 2010, she quit her job and embarked on a journey to India and Southeast Asia. In 2012, Baglan returned to the US, and founded a company called Yoga Dates, which hosted events like "Yoga Speed Dating" and "Vinyasa and Vino." The events were instantly popular. In 2014, Baglan met Adam Taylor, and together they created a successful prototype of the site she'd envisioned. The next year, Baglan and Taylor launched a beta version and were accepted into Techstars Boulder Accelerator. MeetMindful has been growing ever since, nearly doubling the size of its team over the past six months, and recently raising $5.5M.