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6 Fearless And Young Black Entrepreneurs You Should Keep an Eye On

Jun 25 '16 | By La Afrique Media | Views: 651 | Comments: 0

Everyone knows that being an entrepreneur is one tough job. However, that didn’t stop these 6 young people from setting their eyes on reaching their goals as business owners. It is amazing how these individuals have created successful companies and made a name for themselves. These young business people are inspirational to all young people and even adults who are working toward reaching their goals.


1.  Moziah Bridges

Mo’s Bows, was started by Moziah Bridges when he was just 9-years old. He took his bow tie business to Shark Tank and teamed up with Daymond John as his business mentor and partner. Bridges now has a staff of 5 and he has appeared in Vogue and O Magazine. Moziah now runs a $150,000 business.


2.  Maya Penn

Maya Penn is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, designer, artist, and animator. Penn started her business when she was just 8-years old. Penn is CEO of Maya’s Ideas. She has received many awards. She has produced short films, created a line of eco-friendly accessories and clothing, and has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, TIME, Essence, Ebony, and more.


3. Jaylen Bledsoe

Jaylen Bledsoe started his company, Bledsoe Technologies, LLC, an information technology consulting company, at the age of 12 with only $100. Now, his company is a $3.5 million IT enterprise. His advice to young entrepreneurs is “Don’t let your setback, cause you to sit back, prepare for your comeback.”


4. Essynce Moore

Essynce Moore began her career at just 6 years old. Moore is the owner of Essynce Couture, LLC. She is a motivational speaker, stylist, fashion designer, and author. Moore is the author of the 6th grade Middle School Chronicles.


5.  Chental-Song Bembry

Chental-Song Bembry is a young writer and illustrator that has created a children’s book series entitled the Honey Bunch Kids. The story is about African-American middle school children who missed their bus and became friends after walking to school together in the rain. Bembry participated in the 100 Urban Entrepreneurs non-profit funding-and-mentoring program that awards startup grants of $10,000 to talented young business people around the nation.


6. Christopher Gray

Christopher Gray founded a mobile app that gives students a fast and simple way to find college scholarships. His company, called Scholly, has been featured in USA Today, Tech Crunch, Fox29 News, and chosen as one of Philadelphia’s Top 20 Coolest Start Ups.

  Source:  risingafrica.org
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