We had the good fortune of connecting with Dante Thomas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dante, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Creating Athena was actually a long thought process I wanted this to be perfect but I had to realize nothing is actually perfect but I had to put my best effort into it so it took months to put this business together I kept thinking ok I have a great name now I need a great product but I need to do something I always wanted to do and not just any business because this this isn’t my first business but it’s my first real successful business
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I’m most proud of how far I came with my business it’s amazing how much your life can change in just 60 mins I got here by nothing but hard work and that’s what makes it even more better known I got up everyday and didn’t give up known some days I wanted to so bad but I couldn’t give up on my dreams a lot of times I’ll doubt myself and my business and fill like I wasn’t good enough watching bigger brands but I thought positive everyday and work hard one thing I definitely learn is there’s going to good days great days and bad days but stick through it athena is a brand built on the intersection of purse and high fashion as a visual language and channel of communication
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Definitely the escape room I love lost and found and when I’m dieting salatos
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate my success to God and myself I push myself to go so hard and I’m nothing without God