“Give me the green, cause I’m ready to go” – LunchMoney Lewis
VentureLab at Grove City College was a phenomenal experience. The result of skilled mentorship yields a different level of in-depth learning that is tailored for an individual’s specific learning objectives. It was this mentorship by Professor Yvonne English that developed within my mind a vision and capable approach towards incremental goals of ours. One of which recently paid off. Literally. $2,000 is a lot of money, especially for a thrifty college student. We plan on cashing our giant check to be used towards higher quality packaging and a higher quality vendor booth. This will certainly yield a higher multiple of our current funds in order to scale the business this summer. For both Ryan (shown on left) and I, Té Amo is our full-time summer internship. What better way to learn entrepreneurship than to be an entrepreneur?
Our end goal in the Té Amo journey is to learn a TON about business, build character within our lives, and impact those in need. “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed,” Proverbs 19:17 #BuyATeaPlantATree
I have no clue how far Té Amo will go – it may turn out to be insolvent within our first years, quite like many judges at recent competitions we entered were convinced of. They may be right. But we don’t care. We’re young, dumb, and broke. The best position to be in!
So far, we have planted 2,600 saplings. In 15 years time, this will be $3,900,000 in lumber revenue produced by impoverished Haitians due to our strategic business model and partnership with Haiti Friends.
This impact is enough for me to maintain motivated and encouraged towards our goal of impacting the economics of millions of Haitians by quenching the thirst of millions of American consumers.
“We only got one life, and we gonna live it up. So give me the green light, cause I’m READY TO GO!”
In college, everyone has a safety net of sorts. For this reason, it is the best time to establish a startup and see where it takes you. The shirts being worn everywhere around campus say it all for your brand.