H. Fitzgerald R, CEO of Y.A.T.A.E.E.

Over the next few weeks leading up to NFTE NY Metro’s Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Semi-Finals happening June 4th, we will be profiling every student participating in YEC. Stay Tuned. Today, we are profiling H. Fitzgerald Robertson, CEO of Y.A.T.A.E.E.

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There is no such thing as too young to start a business! Youth Aspiring To Achieve Entrepreneurial Excellence, also known as Y.A.T.A.E.E., is a teen business consulting company that aims to increase the number of teen owned and run businesses worldwide, by helping youth start, grow or save their existing business or business idea. Mr. Fitzgerald R, the Founder and C.E.O. of Fitzgerald Venture Enterprises, Inc., and its subsidiaries including Y.A.T.A.E.E. has started and operated four successful businesses of his own, from the ripe age of 13 years old. Fitzgerald feels that it is his obligation to pass on the knowledge and contacts that he has made through creating his own businesses and establishing himself in the modern business word. Additionally, Fitzgerald says, “It is my personal goal to help today’s youth excel in creating or growing business entities, it’s what I did, and now it is their turn.” Mr. Robertson has helped in the inception and growth of over 10 teen businesses based in New York, and says he hopes to grow this number with each coming year. For more information on Fitzgerald Robertson and Y.A.T.A.E.E. please visit www.yataee.com. To contact Fitzgerald, please email ceo@fitzgeraldcollection.com.

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Melissa R, CEO of Vera Natural

Over the next few weeks leading up to NFTE NY Metro’s Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Semi-Finals happening June 4th, we will be profiling every student participating in YEC. Stay Tuned. Today, we are profiling Melissa R, CEO of Vera Natural.

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Melissa is a junior at the Academy of Finance and Enterprise. She is the CEO of Vera Natural, a company that creates all-natural, homemade body creams for both men and women. Vera Natural offers these nourishing and moisturizing creams at an affordable price using a unique formula of ingredients. Melissa has perfected this formula to give her customers the optimal outcome they desire. Melissa has taken numerous business courses that will allow her to successfully manage Vera Natural. Melissa hopes to one day expand her business by building a reputable brand and expansive product line that will attract more customers. Once Melissa graduates high school, she would like to study finance and international business at a prestigious university.

Arlien L, CEO of Urban Turban

Over the next few weeks leading up to NFTE NY Metro’s Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Semi-Finals happening June 4th, we will be profiling every student participating in YEC. Stay Tuned. Today, we are profiling Arlien L, CEO of Urban Turban.

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My name is Arlien, and I’m the CEO and founder of Urban Turban.  I am a junior from a competitive school, the Business of Sports School (BOSS). As a fashionable designer ad model, I’ve always loved fashion – I want to become a trendsetter. In creating Urban Turban, I was inspired by the 1920’s trends of unique headwear called a turban. My goal is to bring back this headwear with a more fashionable and creative look. Since early 2013, I’ve been creating and designing my own unique turbans. I have been selling my product to different fashionistas throughout New York City using social media. 

Danitza C, CEO of Twisted Creations

Over the next few weeks leading up to NFTE NY Metro’s Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Semi-Finals happening June 4th, we will be profiling every student participating in YEC. Stay Tuned. Today, we are profiling Danitza C, CEO of Twisted Creations.

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Twisted Creations custom designs unique crocheted accessories that express the individual. The mission of Twisted Creations is to give people the chance to order their own personalized item that nobody else has and to allow individuals to expresses their own personal style. Danitza has been crocheting for five years and utilizes her skills of crochet to give individuals unique handmade creations. Danitza is currently a senior at Queens Academy High School with plans to further grow her business, Twisted Creations, by majoring in business in college.

Elvira R, CEO of Twirlies

Over the next few weeks leading up to NFTE NY Metro’s Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Semi-Finals happening June 4th, we will be profiling every student participating in YEC. Stay Tuned. Today, we are profiling Elvira R, CEO of Twirlies.

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Elvira is a junior at the Academy of Finance and Enterprise. Her company, Twirlies, aims to provide locally made, fully customizable, and competitively priced cupcakes. Elvira plans to deliver exceptional customer service by consulting with customers and helping them figure out what will best suit their needs. As a passionate baker and creative thinker, Elvira plans to sell her cupcakes to community members for parties, school functions, and other events. Elvira plans to study Business, Criminal Justice, and Math while still pursuing her culinary aspirations.

Rebecca L, CEO of To Dare is To Do

Over the next few weeks leading up to NFTE NY Metro’s Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Semi-Finals happening June 4th, we will be profiling every student participating in YEC. Stay Tuned. Today, we are profiling Rebecca L, CEO of To Dare is To Do.

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Rebecca is a junior at the Business of Sports School (BOSS) and is the founder of To Dare Is To Do. The purpose of To Dare Is To Do is to provide sports for disable but independently mobile kids and teenagers ages 11-18. Her business is unique because, unlike other sports organizations for the disabled, To Dare it To Do is focused on kids and teens who are more independent and have a desire for playing sports. Rebecca’s goal is to bring awareness of the capabilities of these kids and teens to the public. Because of her experience participating in the Special Olympics, Rebecca will be well-suited to run this business. She is in a unique position to relate to the challenges of these kids and teens, which will help her and the athletes be successful. Rebecca’s future aspirations involve obtaining her own sports facility, which will include a public gym. She also looks forward to creating a mentorship program with scholarship opportunities for athletes. 

Muhand J, CEO of Substitute Teacher

Over the next few weeks leading up to NFTE NY Metro’s Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Semi-Finals happening June 4th, we will be profiling every student participating in YEC. Stay Tuned. Today, we are profiling Muhand J, CEO of Substitute Teacher.

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Education is a problem around the world – in the classrooms, there is not enough time being spent on learning. My name is Muhand, and I am a senior at Brooklyn International High School. In my experience, about 15 minutes of each class period is wasted with administrative tasks before academic lessons get started. Fifteen minutes a day adds up to 250+ hours a year of students not spending school time on learning. The good news is that technology is changing education. I have been a software developer for 7 years and a teacher with over 300,000 views on YouTube. My product, Substitute Teacher, gives students and teachers more time to focus on academic instruction. I have developed a facial recognition technology that enables teachers to get right down to teaching when the class period begins.

Sofia C, CEO of Sofia’s Pupuseria

Over the next few weeks leading up to NFTE NY Metro’s Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Semi-Finals happening June 4th, we will be profiling every student participating in YEC. Stay Tuned. Today, we are profiling Sofia C, CEO of Sofia’s Pupuseria.

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Sofia Contreras is a senior at Brooklyn International High School. She is passionate about food and cooking. Sofia came from El Salvador where cuisine is a big component of the culture. Early in life, her father taught her how to cook. She embraced cooking as a form of freedom and expression. Sofia aims to share a passion that is close to her heart with her classmates and teachers. The pupusas are homemade and handmade Salvadorian gorditas, made from corn flour, vegetables, and beans. Sofia looks forward to embarking on the discovery of pupusas and exquisite flavors from El Salvador around the table with you.

Shantel R, CEO of Simple Beauty

Over the next few weeks leading up to NFTE NY Metro’s Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Semi-Finals happening June 4th, we will be profiling every student participating in YEC. Stay Tuned. Today, we are profiling Shantel R, CEO of Simple Beauty. 

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Frustrated consumer, Shantel R, saw the damage of what hair dye could do to hair. Shantel is the CEO of Simple Beauty. Simple Beauty’s mission is to establish an all-organic, oil-based hair dye that will not only create a lasting, vibrant color, but also diminish any possible fear of damage and breakage. Shantel is currently a junior at the Business of Sports School (BOSS), and she wishes to continue to focus on building her business to be a big success.

Kevon B, CEO of Elete Sports Max

Over the next few weeks leading up to NFTE NY Metro’s Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Semi-Finals happening June 4th, we will be profiling every student participating in YEC. Stay Tuned. Today, we are profiling Kevon B, CEO of Elete Sports Max.

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Kevon is a sophomore at August Martin High School. His business, Elete Sports Max, customizes knee braces to protect and help with the healing process of soccer players. Elete Sports Max aims to protect soccer players from common accidents they face. The two advantages of Elete Sports Max are: 1) The knee braces will be lighter and adjustable 2) They will also contain a medicated inner fabric that can be removed and washed after players get sweaty and the brace becomes odorous. Kevon is qualified to manage and control this business because he is an avid soccer player.