Young Stories

Minority young "Makers" and "Creatives" make up only 25% of total new enterprises. But we're helping  nurture new ones.

Matthew Adetimirin, 20, East New York.

 
 

Interest:

Technology - Applications, Games, Software, etc.

Innovation:

Klucose Application

Link: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THtTJ432O1g&feature=youtu.be

Story: 

As the youngest of three boys I am looked upon as the baby. I constantly struggle to be perceived as a young adult, but still receive little to no opportunities to prove myself. Many fail to realize, my maturity is not dependent on my age. As an 18 year old sophomore in college I don't blame them. However, my young age is not a crutch or life-line. It is a reminder that it's never too early to fall in love. My love for business stemmed from my days selling my homemade sandwiches in middle school.

5 dollars a sandwich, 5 days a week, made a lot of money for a 10 year old, but the profit was the least of my interest. What made me fall in love was the demand. With my peers' requests days ahead, and even outbidding one another, revealed to me the hunger that all consumers dwell on. So, when you have a product, an idea that you nourish and cultivate, your customers no longer become "consumers", they become apart of your dream. Starting a business isn’t very unique in today’s time and economy.

This is why I hope to not just build a business, but a family. My goal is for my company to be known just as well for it’s high end customer family-service, as the product that I present to them.

So, when you have a product, an idea that you nourish and cultivate, your customers no longer become "consumers", they become apart of your dream. Starting a business isn’t very unique in today’s time and economy. This is why I hope to not just build a business, but a family. My goal is for my company to be known just as well for it’s high end customer family-service, as the product that I present to them.

“Young Movement gave me the platform to not only build a business, but a family. My goal is for my company to be known for its high end customer family service, as the product I present them.”

— Matt, 20

 

Kareem Bethea, 21 & Quashaun Jones, 23, Weeksville-Crown Heights.

 
 

Interest:

Technology - Applications, Games, Software, etc.

Security

Innovation:

360 Artist, Producer - EliteLife

Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfGUNrl0Ag4&feature=youtu.be

I want to start my own business , so I can become a resources to my Family and Friends. With My Owm Business I can put my people on."

— Kareem, 20

  Class in Session , 2016 Weeksville Entrepreneurship Project.

Class in Session, 2016 Weeksville Entrepreneurship Project.

 

Kaliah Price, 21, Bedford-Stuyvesant.

 
 

Interest:

E-Commerce, Beauty and Fashion

Innovation:

Kay Amor  Products

Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy57V1n7uuQ

Story:

As cliché as it may sound I, Kaliah Price was born to be the boss. Growing up as the only child in a family full of strong minded women has internally created the erratic, undulating, and idealistic monster that I am today. Although theses traits may sound a bit unappealing, I believe they are characteristics of creative genius/ rebel who was never conceived to live in a robotic society. I was built to create my own society, share my world with people who see my vision, while impacting the minds of aliens in order for them to become residents and view the world through my eyes.

This may all sound crazy but it’s the mind state I’ve always had. I learn this aspect of myself after dancing ballet for 14 years, piano lessons, cinema photography lessons, acting classes, and after 16 different jobs in the matter of 5 years.

As inconsistent as it looks, I had a passion for each of my various ventures through out my 20 years of life. However it all seem to fade when I realized I’m not in control of my own future, destiny and overall the concept of what I was doing. I’m a hard worker naturally but I want to work hard in my own way, for my own self, and execute that to the world.

This may all sound crazy but it’s the mind state I’ve always had. I learn this aspect of myself after dancing ballet for 14 years, piano lessons, cinema photography lessons, acting classes, and after 16 different jobs in the matter of 5 years. As inconsistent as it looks, I had a passion for each of my various ventures through out my 20 years of life. However it all seem to fade when I realized I’m not in control of my own future, destiny and overall the concept of what I was doing. I’m a hard worker naturally but I want to work hard in my own way, for my own self, and execute that to the world.

I am my own brand; my passion for beauty, fashion and lifestyle is one that always stayed consistent. I found my niche and now I’m ready to expand my vision and dreams beyond the confinement of my mirror, Instagram page, and YouTube channel. I’m ready to learn more and do more.

I was raised in household where we turn everything into a business opportunity. I’m also majoring in business currently.

— Kaliah, 21