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Meet Mikaila Ulmer: The Boss Of 11 Years Who Could Be The Future Barack Obama

“How much time do you need for the interview Twenty-five minutes I give you fifteen?”. Mikaila Ulmer is like all entrepreneurs: it has no time to lose. The only difference it has eleven. . Meeting exceptional in a hotel in Cape Town (South Africa) which was organized Dwen, an event bringing together entrepreneurs from around the world set within a large club chair, Mikaila leaves no doubt about his age: his feet are not touching the ground. Despite his young age, the girl is lapped interviews. It must be said that his lemonade “Me and the Bees”, created in 2009, are now selling in six states of the United States, and are distributed by one of the leading distributors of organic products. “I had four and a half years (note: it insists on” and a half “) when it all really started,” says the young entrepreneur. Good idea, she found it after being bitten twice by bees scared at first, Mikaila looked seriously on the subject and then discovered that they were disappearing from the surface of the earth. Eureka! She develops a honey-based drink, inspired by recipes from his grandmother. And decides that a portion of the sales will be donated to foundations protecting pollinators.OF JOKES WITH BARACK OBAMA


More than an entrepreneur, the young Texan today embodies the American dream. It often spreads elsewhere this message: by working hard, we can go very far. She also became an emblem in a country where entrepreneurship is highly valued, and even declined in reality shows. Last year Mikaila has also participated in one of them, “Shark Tank” and raised $ 60 000 from an investor.


His fame allowed him to meet with President Obama … three times! On June 14, she has also just been appointed to introduce his speech at the US Women’s Summit, an event in favor of gender equality organized by the White House. “This is the time I preferred! There were no cameras around, and he asked me how I was, instead of just shake hands, pose for the photo, and go someone else. It was fun! “You have to see this video where Mikaila, very comfortable, speaks at … five thousand guests. Obama climbs on stage, takes her in his arms, and launched, joking as usual: “I’ll be on the floor in seven months, I hope she is hiring!”


Me and the Bees “is a family business Mikaila is the boss, it is she who decides, but his family – his father, his mother, his little brother or aunt – are extremely present with him D ‘.. after their LinkedIn profiles, both parents have also each in turn decided to drop their initial professional activity in it for the full time. for now, the girl still goes to school. “My favorite subjects? English, digital art, computer. She did not really have time to get bored and recognizes that it is sometimes “a bit difficult”. “At school I was a child like any other, but also happen to be surrounded by security guards to go to an event or meet me in Cape Town like today … The life ‘entrepreneur and everyday life are two very different things, “she says.

Source: Entrepreuneuriat



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