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Self-Proclaimed 14-Year-Old 'CEO Of Confidence' Receives $50K Investment From Gayle King

Look out — teen entrepreneur Gabby Goodwin in building an empire. Gabrielle “Gabby” Goodwin is the 14-year-old entrepreneur and “CEO of Confidence” behind GaBBY Bows and Confidence by Gabby Goodwin. She is also responsible for saving little Black girls across the world when it comes to losing hair bows as the mastermind behind the first patented and non-slip double-face double-snap barrette (her products can even be found in retail giants like Target). Courtesy of GaBBY Bows When she isn’t teaming up with her mother to run her business, Goodwin is just the normal teenager living life to the fullest while being all about her paper at the same time. In a recent interview with AfroTech, as the South Carolina native headed home from her first day of high school, she discussed her journey into entrepreneurship, a recent surprise from Gayle King, and what’s next for her company.

Sep 9, 2021

Eight-Year-Old CEO Lil Dee Launches Plush Doll Line To Spread 'Brown Boy Joy'

The kids are alright! Lil Dee is the eight-year-old behind “Our Brown Boy Joy,”  the company created to both empower and inspire brown boys across the country by showing them just how special they are. Recently, he’s announced the launch of “My Friend,” a plush doll line designed to be both a tool and a toy that promotes positivity. “Brown boys should know they are wonderful, just the way they are!,” shared Lil Dee. My Friend plush dolls were created with Lil Dee’s mantra in mind and each doll speaks positive affirmations like “Brown boy, you are joy.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Brown Boy Joy (@ourbrownboyjoy) “Our latest product resonates with young black and brown boys because we have intentionally designed them to be representative of our boys,” said Lil Dee’s mother, Luciana Gilmore in an exclusive interview with AfroTech. “From the clothing to the message, My Friend Plush looks like our brown boys, dresses like our brown boys, and speaks like our brown...

Jun 17, 2021

12-Year-Old Kidpreneur Lands Partnership With Digital Home Cooking Platform to Teach Other Kids How to Cook

This kid’s platform soars to new heights, one cooking demonstration at a time. According to Black Business, 12-year-old Julian Frederick is not only a chef, but this kidpreneur is the creator of The Step Stool Chef — a platform committed to encouraging kid’s leadership skills through the culinary arts. Using their “kids teaching kids approach,” Julian holds cooking classes through his initiative to help other young folks create dishes that are not only yummy but fun to make! A true budding young entrepreneur, Julian has his sights set upon many things, also providing an online cooking school, a cooking kit for kids, and even a cookbook for children. Now, he’s on to bigger and broader avenues for enhancing his business now that he’s just landed a partnership with SideChef, a digital home cooking platform that partners with the largest publishers, retailers, and brands all over the world to provide more than “18,000 interactive smart recipes…featuring hands-free voice commands,...

Jan 15, 2021