Today’s generation is breeding an influx of young, exceptional entrepreneurs. Among that talent is Trey Brown.
Jan 26, 2023
Young minds inspire us to keep our dreams in reach because it’s never too late or too early for them to become a reality. Better yet, we are seeing more teens take root in the entrepreneurship sector and set a standard on how to run a successful business. From a beauty supply store to a cookie business, the youth are racking in the big bucks through their moves. These teens did not have a road map, a degree, or years of experience in their fields but what they did have was ambition, a willingness to make the world a better place, and a support system to take them to the finish line. Here’s a list of six teens who turned into bosses at an early age.
Sep 2, 2022
It’s never too early to begin looking ahead to the future, especially not for Trey Brown, who is a young entrepreneur with a very promising one. As previously reported by AfroTech, Brown continues to level up whether it be through his second retail store for his brand SPERGO or wooing the sharks on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” He is the future and from the looks of it, the kids are indeed alright. Brown, a true wealth generator, first began his entrepreneurial path at the age of 12. Now, at 15-years-old, he has managed to bring in millions of dollars in sales — even landing an investment deal that could set him on the right path to fulfilling his dream of becoming a millionaire by the time he is age 21. The teen originally launched SPERGO, a boutique fashion collection for men, women, and children, after receiving a birthday gift. Today, the business has two storefronts, one located in his hometown of Philadelphia, PA, and the second in Washington, D.C. at Pentagon City Mall. Brown...
Feb 21, 2022
The road of entrepreneurship started for Trey Brown at age 12. Now, the 15-year-old’s clothing brand — reportedly projected to bring in $2.2 million in 2021 sales — landed an investment deal set to propel his dream of becoming a billionaire by age 21. Trey Brown is the founder and CEO of Spergo, a Philadelphia-based streetwear apparel brand. During an episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank” — which aired on Nov. 5 — the young entrepreneur pitched to the judging panel and landed a $300,000 investment deal from Daymond John in exchange for a 20 percent stake in Spergo, CNBC reports. https://www.instagram.com/p/CV6j1xqLWrM/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link According to Brown’s mother and Spergo’s COO, Sherell Peterson, John’s investment will go toward hiring a fashion designer, upgrading the startup’s e-commerce technology and getting further ahead on upcoming production. The deal is perfectly aligned as John himself became a young CEO in the 90s with the launch of his iconic brand, FUBU. The two...
Nov 9, 2021
At the age of 12 years old, Philadelphia native Trey Brown launched his very own clothing line, SPERGO . The initial collection was simple and consisted of red, black, and blue logo printed t-shirts. Now, at the age of 14, Trey has expanded the SPERGO line to include sweatsuits, hoodies, boxer briefs, bags, and other apparel and accessories for men, women, and children. @spergobillionaire Instagram SPERGO has been seen on celebrities from Meek Mill to DaBaby but one celebrity Trey has always admired was music mogul and business tycoon, Sean “Diddy” Combs. On a recent episode of Ellen, Trey spoke highly of Diddy, calling him his “biggest inspiration.” “When I started, I looked at Mr. Sean for inspiration,” he said. “He’s from New York. He’s a hustler, just like me.” It was then that the young CEO was surprised by the man himself. It turns out, the admiration was mutual. “This kid would call me every single day. I don’t know how he got my number. And he didn’t regular-call me neither....
Jun 30, 2020