Our community is comprised of some absolutely brilliant entrepreneurs and so we asked a few of them to tell us the story of how they came up with the ideas for their business.

Adriana Mangum | Salon Owner and Hairstylist

I grew up in a house hold full of “Leaders”. At least in my eyes, that’s what they were to me. My mother came to the United States at the age of 15 from Montevideo, Uruguay and my father grew up with his single mother and sisters in Austin, Tx. My parents always taught my brother and I as we were growing up, that our family was always a “Team”. That you always gave a helping hand, that you always gave love and compassion, that you praised one another for all the small and big accomplishments, and that one was never better then the other. Read more>>

Erica Odoemene | Social Entrepreneur and Business Educator

When I started college I entered as a business student pursuing a Marketing degree. During my freshman year in college, I read a book called “Rich Dad Poor Dad’ which immediately sparked my interest in Finance. That book inspired me to learn more about finances, so I talked to my college advisor because I was eager to double major in Finance along with my initial Marketing major. When I started taking my finance courses, I realized that it’s not the type of finance I felt was necessary to my personal life, it was more of just corporate finance and skills needed in the workplace. Read more>>

Sarah Dugas-Richard | Owner & Interior Designer

I’ve always been into interior design, architecture, and decorating since I was young. My mother was always studying trends, creating her own custom pieces like drapery and upholstery in our home, so naturally, I took on this trait. My main career is communications and marketing, so it was easy to take my career and translate it into something creative…it’s basically marketing a home to interested buyers! Read more>>

Berenice&Edson Torres | La Heloteria Owners

While my wife was pregnant she would really crave a Mexican Elote, theres plenty in the houston area but there wasnt any like the street corn in Monterrey. So we decided to start our small business of Elotes with our own “Regio” twist. Read more>>