As Black Enterprise prepares for this year’s Entrepreneurs Summit, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta May 13-15, entries are open for the Small Business Awards an honor dedicated to those entrepreneurs who’ve shown success and ingenuity in making their dreams comes true. Spanning demographics, one young person who marks the future of entrepreneurship walked away as last year’s Teenpreneur of the Year: Moziah Bridges.
The then 12 year old, who built a $150,000 bow-tie business at 9, established Mo’s Bows in 2011. Making distinctive neckwear hand-sewn using vintage patterns with an African flair, Bridges attributes his success to his grandmother who taught him to sew and create his own style. “I’m very thankful that she is not only in my life,” says the young business owner, “but that she pushes me to be the best.”
On his Website, you’ll find blogs, a spring collection, youth bow ties and where to purchase his products. With a five-member staff, ongoing press and even an appearance on Shark Tank and in Vogue, Bridges still reaches back by donating to organizations, giving youth the opportunity to attend summer camp and even providing bow-tying tutorials online.
With his eyes on college and beginning a major fashion line by 20, the next design mogul is well on his way to long-term success. “Designing a colorful bow tie is just part of my vision,” says the young genius, “to make the world a fun and happier place.”
The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit hosted by Nationwide is set for May 13-16, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Expect innovative sessions, high-powered speakers, and an early peek at the products, trends, and services you’ll need to stay ahead of the curve.Â To register and find out more, visit dev.blackenterprise.com/es/. Join us at the Entrepreneurs Summit, Where Innovation and Capital Meet.