Meet the rise up, Get Started entrepreneurship competition startups

Rise Up, Get Started Entrepreneurship Competition Startups

These 15 folks will pitch their business to a panel of judges for the chance to win a $1000 grant. Because of the incredible turn out, we increased the number of awards from 3 to 4! Here’s a little more about each applicant, pictured left to right, top to bottom: 

  • Samuel Lane, Lane Contracting LLC
  • Tanesha Shanta Whitelaw, Natural hair 4:13
  • Sean L Frye, Stopnchop Lawn Care 
  • Antonio Britton, Artistic Tones 
  • Stephanie Manlimos, Breathtaking Wallplay 
  • Sean Gasaway, JEFE LLC
  • Teresa Conard, Scrapbook Nostalgia
  • Daniel  M.Cody, Dan Your Professional Man 
  • Elsie Coleman-Hamilton, LSI BEAUTY BAR
  • Brandon Webb, Freshly Made Scents
  • Na’im Al-Amin, Personal Legends LLC 
  • Michael Mosley, @Mikemo816 
  • Yvette Johnsom, My Brothers Keeper
  • Shannon Weiss-Osborn, Wize Choice Oil & Brakes (Not pictured) 
  • Brent Letts, Letts Code (Not Pictured)

Get your free ticket now for the Rise Up, Get Started Entrepreneurship Showcase on Tuesday, June 16, 7-8 PM on Facebook Live to see who wins the $1000 grants and to hear from successful second chance entrepreneurs

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