Young, Serial, Social Entrepreneur

                Hello!

My name is Kyle McCollom. I create responsible companies.


As a senior in college, I launched a screen-printing social enterprise called Triple Thread to help former offenders transition back into society through employment and job training.


Soon after graduating, I began work as co-founder and CEO of a new kind of beverage company called Everly.


I speak about social enterprise and student entrepreneurship.

                I create responsible companies

          Triple Thead

Custom apparel with a purpose

Founded: Fall 2010


  • Over 30 job-training and job opportunities created for ex-offenders
  • Over 20,000 shirts printed



Featured on:

  • Good Morning America
  • ESPN
  • Fast Company
  • Bloomberg Businessweek

                Everly

Better hydration - for you, for others, for Earth

Founded: Summer 2012


  • Natural ingredients in an artificial market
  • Dedication to social & environmental good
  • Brand for the active, aware, adventurous consumer


Featured on:

  • Nashville Business Journal
  • Tennessean



                              Everly: Unbound

This Fall, my co-founder and I are launching Everly out of my car on a cross country journey we are calling Unbound: sharing samples, creating adventurous content, and connecting with the tastemakers of our generation. Along the way, I will be speaking at conferences and universities about social enterprise and youth entrepreneurship.

        Past Talks

      Unbound Talks




       Example: A panel with Chelsea Clinton

Skip to 25:45. Pathways to Opportunity Plenary Session at the Clinton Global Initiative America 2012 Annual Meeting.

                   Topics I Love Speaking About

  • Social enterprise as a career: a popular post-college career path and an untapped resource for nonprofits.
  • Student entrepreneurship: building a team, rallying a community, earning legitimacy, and learning on the go.
  • Finding mentors: where to go, how to create value for mentors, and how to structure the relationship.
  • Working with marginalized communities: earning the trust of marginalized individuals and including them as part of the solution to increase effectiveness.
  • Aligning profit and purpose: selecting a market that matches the assets of your nonprofit and your target demographic.
  • The purpose trap: creating a value proposition for customers that doesn’t rely on purpose as a crutch.
  • Crowdfunding: telling your story, creating a movement, and not annoying your audience.

                                         Route

                If I should visit your organization, university, or conference along the way, let me know!

               Email me at kyle@goeverly.com to see the Unbound schedule and start the conversation.

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