Yayra Tamakloe, born and raised in Ghana, Africa, immigrated to the United States in 2010. A Kent State University graduate, Yayra knew she had always wanted to be an entrepreneur and create things for herself, but didn’t know how exactly she was going to get to that point.
In 2019, Yayra formed the Pan African Library Project—a consolidated place for black people to locate black and cultural content without doing extensive research to find it. The P.A.L Project works as a movement to get these communities the resources they need to learn about and experience different and familiar cultures.
Bethesda Wellness and Founder Carly Caraballo
Bethesda Wellness is the ultimate destination for science-driven facials and massage therapies that promote relaxation and overall well-being. Carly Caraballo, the proud owner, and advanced licensed esthetician, embarked on her entrepreneurial journey in 2013, right after her time at Lorain County Community College. With a passion for creativity and a strong belief in holistic wellness, Carly has created a haven where individuals can find solace and rejuvenation.
Derek Rymers, a graduate of John Carroll University, discusses his journey as a student entrepreneur and how he applied his education to start his business, Nightlyfe.
While balancing school, work, and networking, Derek found himself averaging only four hours of sleep per night as he continued to work hard to achieve his goals. He understood the risks of entrepreneurship prior to starting his business, and described the lifestyle as “not for the faint of heart.” Although Derek had to sacrifice sleep, he found success as an entrepreneur.
EEC’s Tech Internship Program is seeking to fill three more positions this fall.
Interns and startups alike express their excitement about the value of the experience.
On Friday, October 13 at noon Dr. Peter Rea, Vice President of Integrity and Ethics at Parker Hannifin Corporation, will join us for a one-hour Fireside Chat on a critically important topic—Ethics & Entrepreneurship. This not-to-be-missed session will explore how entrepreneurs can build virtue and integrity into their everyday practices and decision-making, improving their chances of success. Please join us for this important conversation!
If you want to innovate, then the idea is everything.
Deshpande Symposium Explores Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Arizona State University SkySong Campus
The dramatic SkySong campus in Scottsdale, AZ was the perfect background for the 12th Annual Deshpande Symposium, June 5-7, 2023. The event attracted 200 attendees from across the US, Canada, and India for keynotes, panels, the awards dinner, and pre-conference special activities. EEC Ohio was well represented at the conference, with many members serving on panels.
UPDATE: The search for a new Program & Operations Manager is now closed. Stay tuned for related announcements and opportunities from EEC.
Tech Side Hustle provides coaching, funding, speakers, and space for you to be creative and grow through our part-time accelerator. We will help the team level up their skills through our Tech Credentials Program and if they stick with it, they can graduate with a minimum viable product or prototype to socialize and bring to market.
EEC is excited to welcome entrepreneur, mentor, and faculty member, Mike Belsito to our team. Mike will serve as Entrepreneur-in-Residence, joining EIR John Knific, as they partner in team-teaching the Tech Side Hustle Program this fall.
June 16 will mark EbaNee Bond’s last day as Program Manager for EEC, as she moves on to become a co-founder of her own start-up.
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