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12. 24. 08:13h
Mikaila Ulmer is a seven-year-old entrepreneur in Austin, Texas. She is a second-grader at Trinity Episcopal School. Her entrepreneurial endeavors began at age four when she created her first product, BeeSweet Lemonade. Mikaila is the winner of the 2011 Austin Lemonade Contest. A portion of Mikala's profits earned this year will be donated to Heifer International, an organization committed to caring for the Earth by developing sustainable, long-term investments in the future of people and the planet. Mikaila's donation will provide at least one family in a developing country with a package of bees, equipment and training in beekeeping. Disadvantaged families can earn income through the sale of honey, beeswax and pollen. In her spare time, she plays with her brother, practices Aikido, a form of traditional martial arts, and takes care of her gerbils. Her parents are D'Andra and Theo Ulmer.
12. 29. 09:12h
15-year-old entrepreneur, Warren Cassell Jr. Author (2 Books), Founder/owner (ZapSocial and & Executive Chairman of The Abella Group, LLC.
01. 08. 11:09h
Paul Orajiaka, a 37 year-old Nigerian entrepreneur, is the founder of Auldon Limited, a manufacturer of African-themed toys. Auldon manufactures dolls and other toys which depict, promote and teach Africa’s cultural heritage to children. Orajiaka founded the company 17 years ago with less than $100; it now has annual revenues of more than $10 million. Apart from Nigeria, Auldon’s toys are now sought after in countries like South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, and some parts of Europe. Last year, Auldon launched the Unity Girl Dolls, a set of multi-cultural dolls clad in the traditional attires of Nigeria’s major ethnic groups. It has been a runaway success and a tremendous hit among Nigerian parents and their daughters. Orajiaka is currently studying for a Doctorate in Business Administration [DBA] at Henley Business School of the University of Readin, majoring in Entrepreneurship. I recently had a chat with him where he recounted his journey and spoke about his future plans. Read More:
01. 24. 19:17h
While Black parents in the U.S. remain frustrated with the lack of Black dolls for their children, a Nigerian businessman has tapped into the growing toy industry and created a line of African dolls that fill an important void in the market. For years, Black parents and children have wondered why there are so few Black dolls available on American shelves. As it turns out, that problem was just as prevalent in Nigeria, but Taofick Okoya has tackled it with a vengeance. Read More:
02. 03. 05:41h
A US based Kenyan woman has started a new Preparatory school in Kennesaw, Georgia, about 25 Kilometers West of the city of Atlanta. Princeton Preparatory school, which is a Montessori-style institution, welcomes its first batch of pupils on Monday. The proprietor, Ms Faith Wangunyu, told the Nation that she had to work multiple jobs to raise the start-up capital required to start the school. “I had to raise at least US $50,000 as start-up capital. I didn’t receive a penny in outside aid from anyone,” she said adding; “I’ve worked as an emissions inspector, a night auditor at a hotel, a nursing aide, you name it,” said the 31 year old entrepreneur. A third year student of International Affairs at Kennesaw State University, Wangunyu says her efforts have finally borne some fruits. “I am very grateful to my family for encouraging me even when I felt like giving up,” she said. She spoke during the ribbon cutting ceremony at the school last Saturday, which was attended by the Mayor of Kennesaw city, Mr Mark Mathews, a number of other city officials, parents and well wishers. The mayor paid tribute to Ms Wangunyu and thanked her for choosing the city of Kennesaw as the school’s location.