Calvin - Young Business Entrepreneur
I am a 24 year old New Orleans native who resides in Jackson.
During this time I earned my "15 minutes of fame" when I was mentioned in a few online publications for two startup businesses. I also earned the nickname "Beignet Black" for my locally famous beignets. Dedicating time to the entrepreneur route did cost me quality time to pursue other internship opportunities, including a two-month program in Shenzhen, China, but the experiences and connections made were priceless. My most proud and distinct honor was my inclusion in Boom Magazine's Jackson's Young Influentials: Summer 2017 edition. My beignet startup business, "Better Beignets", was featured in JacksonFree Press article online and received some startup investment.
Taking an idea from my head, bringing it to reality, and having the opportunity to build on it with friends who became my family has been a joy.