Young, Serial, Social Entrepreneur
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.
Custom apparel with a purpose
Founded: Fall 2010
- Over 30 job-training and job opportunities created for ex-offenders
- Over 20,000 shirts printed
- Good Morning America
- Fast Company
- Bloomberg Businessweek
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
- Nashville Business Journal
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.