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Case Studies

Over the years we’ve had so many amazing business ideas created by our SBU students during their program. Here are just a few:

Avianna Corbett

SBU HQ / #Bosscamp (2020 – present)

2020 Stiletto Challenge pitch competition winner (3rd place). Avianna’s business she developed during the SBU program was called Da Lucky Spot Nail Spa.

Masyn McIntrye

SBU HQ/ #Bosscamp (2020)

2020 Stiletto Challenge Pitch competition winner (1st place), Masyn’s business she developed during the SBU program was called Let’s Go Outside / Kidz Fit Zone. Masyn wanted to create easy outdoor exercise activities for kids her age to do daily, with healthy snacks in cool clothes.

Jayla Soares

West Charlotte Chapter (2017 – present)

2020 & 2019 Stiletto Challenge pitch competition winner (Grand prize winner – 2020 and 2nd place - 2019). Jayla’s business she developed during the SBU program was called Jayla's Design Company. Jayla’s company was an Interior and architectural design company.

Almasi Cooper

West Charlotte Chapter (2017 - present)

Stiletto Challenger pitch competition winner (2nd place -2020 and 3rd place - 2019). Almasi’s business she developed during the SBU program was called Kingdom Central Books. Almasi wants to create a publishing company along with a chain of bookstores. Her goal is with the bookstores she will be able to change people's negative mindset on reading into a positive experience. To maximize her exposure, she would also sell books online and through online retailers like Amazon. Her bookstore locations will provide social gathering events like meet the authors, book swap parties, book premieres, sip and says, along with other events.

Meinah Harris

West Charlotte Chapter (2017 - present)

Meinahs Helping Hands is a community based philanthropic business that specializes in supporting the homeless population with the basic necessities to function in everyday life. These services include community feedings, coat drives, essential needs giveaways, and homeless teen support groups.

Aniaya Walton

#Bosscamp (2020)

Aniaya’s business she developed during the SBU program was called No Hands Foundation. Her non-profit business would be focused on gun violence prevention.

Chloe Price

#Bosscamp (2020)

Chloe is SBU’s youngest participant in the program. Chloe joins us during 2020’s virtual summer camp, #Bosscamp, where she learned great business skills to help her become a future entrepreneur.